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Yes, bifold doors are similar to any other home improvement product and are designed to be energy efficient. At Futureglaze, we offer uPVC and aluminium bifold doors with outstanding low U-values and exceptional energy ratings.

A home’s energy rating can make a significant difference in energy costs. With the energy crisis seeming to continue for what feels like forever, many homeowners want to know if installing bifold doors is a sensible home improvement choice.

Let’s see what makes bifold doors energy efficient and why they could be a good choice for your South Wales home.


Reduce your energy bills with bifold doors

You could reduce your home’s energy bills by installing our bifold doors. You can choose from double or triple glazing to boost the property in the colder months, and with the rising cost of living and the ongoing energy crisis, it’s essential to make smart investments.

Bifold doors could help reduce the heat loss experienced within the home and reduce how often you need to have the heating on. Our aluminium and bifold doors are also great in summer as you won’t have to worry about a home being too warm and offer outstanding ventilation. This could reduce how often you have to use aircon or electric fans. Bifold doors are an excellent choice for helping to reduce energy bills and keep your home at a comfortable temperature all year round.

New aluminium bifolding door fitted within living room

Bifold doors can reduce your energy usage and improve your carbon footprint

You can improve your carbon footprint by installing bifold doors, which reduce heat loss in a home. We can ensure that your home can maintain its natural heat with our aluminium and uPVC bifold doors, as they have an excellent glazing feature that traps the heat inside the house, preventing the need to have your heating on constantly.

Investing in doors that prevent the cold from freezing up your home can reduce how often you have the heating on. Meaning not only will you be saving money, but you’ll also be helping the environment.

External view of grey aluminium bi folding door with large glass area

What are the benefits of bifold doors?

  1. Bifold doors will flood your home with light

Bifold doors are fantastic at letting light into your home. When bifold doors are closed, they behave much like a wall of glass, allowing far more daylight into a room than a standard window or door.

When opening bifold doors, they completely fold away, removing all barriers from the day’s sunlight. This can make a huge difference in giving a truly excellent home space, and homeowners often feel that adding bifold doors has transformed their properties.


  1. Bifold doors are incredibly durable

Bifolding doors have a long-term guarantee as they perform much more effectively throughout the year’s seasonal changes. They won’t warp and bend in the heat and are much less likely to split or look dirty.


  1. Aesthetics of bifold doors give a wow factor

Bifolding doors have become a must-have in high-end interior design projects. Homeowners love them as they offer simplicity and a sleek style that can bring space to even the smallest rooms. Bifold doors can be transformative as they can act as an elegant glass wall or as a wide gateway to your lovely garden.


  1. Bifold doors are thermally Insulating

As you can tell throughout this blog post, bifold doors are designed to be thermally insulating. There’s also the option of installing solar control glass. This will specifically help your room to be cool in the summer and stay warm in the winter.


  1. Bifold doors are space saving

A great feature of bifolding doors is the way they can completely fold away. This is incredibly effective when wanting to save space in your home and give a minimalist finish. Compared to other doors, Bifold doors neatly fold away to the edge of the frame, giving a sense of freedom and space.

Double glazed folding doors the open up fully

Which is the best thermally efficient material for bifold doors?

Aluminium bifold doors

Traditionally, aluminium doors were considered a bad choice regarding thermal efficiency because metal is highly conductive and would help heat escape from your home. However, modern aluminium bifold doors now have thermal insulation breaks to make them a less conductive material. These thermal breaks have vastly improved the energy efficiency and caused aluminium home improvements to skyrocket.

Homeowners can also seek comfort because aluminium is often made from recycled metals – making aluminium a great environmentally friendly choice in manufacturing and energy efficiency.

UPVC bifold doors

UPVC doors are usually the cheaper option and require less maintenance. Whilst they are the most accessible material to clean, their multi-chambered frames traps warm air, making them very thermally efficient.

UPVC has been considered the least environmentally friendly overall, as the material is plastic-based, but many manufacturers have begun using recycled plastics making modern uPVC very sustainable.


Energy-efficient home improvements in South Wales

Futureglaze offers many energy-efficient home improvements across South Wales and covers areas in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Newport, Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, and Merthyr Tydfil.

Visit our showroom in Gelli, where you can see our selection of windows, doors, conservatories, shutters, and blinds.

Start your next home improvement project that could add value to your Wales property.

For more information, call us on 01443 423 423 or use our online form for more information.


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