Choosing aluminium for door frames and panels is a good option, but a few things to consider. Keep in mind these.
Aluminium is easily formed into sliding, French, panel, and bi-fold doors. The best of these are aluminium bi-fold doors. They fold up like an accordion and take up less space. This is important from two perspectives: having less space and wanting a clear, unobstructed view of the outdoors.
Aluminized frames and glass panes on bi-fold doors are always a good choice aluminium profile come in various thicknesses and alloy compositions, affecting their physical properties. Cheaper doors use softer aluminium, causing pivot pins, bushes, and hinge fittings to loosen over time, increasing maintenance costs. Soft aluminium is also bendable. Quality alloy resists such attempts and is more durable. The fittings and accessories’ hardware must also be safe. A good door manufacturer uses high-quality fittings and design techniques to prevent intrusions. Another factor is the glazing glass. Choose tempered or toughened glass, and opt for double-glazed panels for better acoustic and energy efficiency. Energy savings will offset the extra cost of double glazing.
Even if door openings are standard sizes, there will always be variations. One cannot simply walk into a store, buy a door, and install it. It is best to choose a reputable aluminium bi-fold door manufacturer with a local representative who can measure the opening and manufacture the door to fit perfectly. The entry must be installed perfectly aligned in the vertical and horizontal planes.
It’s white. Choose a manufacturer who offers powder coat or wood grain finishes to ensure the doors match other furniture and fixtures.
The cost of aluminium doors, especially bi-fold doors with complex operating mechanisms and hardware, is an essential factor to consider. Quality always has a price, but it is well worth the extra cost if you want the ease of use and longevity. Remember that cheap bi-fold doors tend to jam and require a lot of force to open or close, whereas quality bi-fold doors always open or close with a fingertip.