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Don’t Be Fooled By Cheap Bifold Doors

4 July, 2023

Let’s be honest, when it comes to installing new products in our homes, the price tag is often a deciding factor. We’re all human, and much as we’d like to claim otherwise, that initial cost always plays a big part in deciding whether or not to commit to something. But while it may be tempting to go for the cheaper option, it might wind up being more expensive in the long run.

Here at AluFold, we’ve worked on numerous projects over the years. We get asked about the cost of our bifold doors a lot and appreciate that everyone loves a bargain. That being said, we must strongly recommend against buying cheap bifold doors. Why? Here’s why.

The Long-Term Investment

It’s easy to assume that one set of bifold doors is much the same as the next. So long as they open and shut properly, what’s the difference? Simply put, cheaper bifold doors aren’t as good. The reason why they have lower prices is because they’ve not had as much care and attention put into their manufacture. This means they’re less thermally efficient, more vulnerable to damage and significantly less secure than better-quality bifold doors.

So, while your customers may be delighted to shave a few digits off their asking price, the costs of cheap bi-folding doors soon add up. The frames degrade and the weather seals break down, leading to draughts, water damage and higher energy bills. The joy of saving money will turn to anger as soon as the glazing cracks, the colour fades and you have to call a repairman for the third time in a year.

Superior Aluminium Doors

It goes without saying therefore that when buying new bifold doors, you should always think about quality rather than savings. We make ours from aluminium, an inherently strong and durable metal. It’s designed to withstand severe weather conditions and unwanted intruders with ease, keeping homes safe from heavy rain and burglars alike.

Additionally, while our aluminium doors are usually cold to the touch, don’t be fooled; they offer exceptional thermal efficiency. They minimise the heat transfer between the house and the outside world, making it far easier to manage the temperature. This means that staying cool in the summer and warm in the winter becomes more straightforward, and there’ll be less need to turn the central heating on. In the long run, this can result in big savings. Our aluminium bifold doors have lifespans that are measured in decades, and when you can potentially reduce a heating bill by over £100 each year, those savings will eventually make up for the initial cost.

aluminium bi-folding doors

In short, while you might reduce the pressure on your bank account in the short term, cheap bifold doors aren’t worth it. They’ll cause you more hassle over time and the mounting cost of repairs and higher energy bills will soon add up. If you want an installation you can rely on, it’s always best to go for top-of-the-range, aluminium doors.

That’s where we come in. With decades of combined experience under our belts, we’re proud to call ourselves aluminium door experts. If you’re working on a home improvement project and want only the best, get in touch! You can contact us or request a quote today to find out more.