Bi-folding door systems are nothing new. But their durability, security, maintenance, and aesthetics make them a great addition to any home. That said, there are many misconceptions about how and where to install these doors. We have investigated and busted the most common myths of screened bi-fold doors below.
Bi-Fold Doors Aren’t Secure and Safe
The myth that bi-folding doors are not secure is actually outdated. Today’s bi-fold doors have come a long way since the were first designed many decades ago.
To compensate for where they once were lacking in the past, current bi-folding doors are designed with security and safety in mind with multi-point locks and finger-safe gaskets.
Screens Will Restrict Access from the Door
Due to the design of bi-fold doors, many people believe that adding screening will just hinder the actual use of the doors. This is simply not true. Bi-fold doors are actually very flexible and are available in various configurations.
For instance, a three-panel door works by two panels opening to one side and having one lead door. By installing the screen in accordance with the direction the lead door opens, you won’t have any restrictions. Doors hinging outward have the screen installed on the inside and vice versa.
Bi-Fold Screens Don’t Look Good
This is another big myth. In the past, the basic design of bi-fold doors were once an eye-sore for interiors. These days, modern bi-fold doors can be colour matched to complement any room with screens that blend into the scenery. The goal is to make them an extension of your living space and improve the aesthetics of your patio with the assorted designs.
Unlike the older-style bi-fold doors that once took up a lot of space on the patio, today the screens are discreet and tasteful so they don’t interfere too much with your living space. The bi-fold doors can easily be opened and the screen is rolled across the opening from its protective casing.
Bi-Fold Doors Are Difficult to Maintain
Not using bi-folding doors due to the assumption that they are hard to maintain has many homeowners missing out on the versatility of bi-fold doors. These doors are designed to resist scratches, dents, and fading.
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