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Let’s say you’re hosting a pool party on a hot summer day. You have several people over, some are making a splash by jumping in and out of the pool, some are grilling away on the BBQ, and others are staying cool by catching up inside. As you, the homeowner, look around, you notice that the party is divided: Half of your guests prefer to be outside enjoying the sunshine and your beautiful backyard, and the other half prefer to stay inside out of the heat and away from the pesky insects.
Well, there’s one way to create a more cohesive backyard hosting experience. The solution is installing bifolding patio doors. They’re ideal for outdoor entertaining so that there’s no separation between indoor and outdoor spaces. With bifolding patio doors, you’ll always be the host with the most.
Keep reading for five more reasons to install bifolding patio doors in your home.
What are bifolding patio doors?
Bifolding patio doors, also known as folding patio doors, are a type of door that consists of several panels that fold against each other to open. They are often used in homes to provide a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. They are also often used in open-air pool rooms, backyard sheds, and cottages.
Bifolding patio doors can be opened in a number of ways, depending on the specific design of the doors. Some doors can be opened manually using a handle or lever, while others may have an automatic opening mechanism. Some doors may also have the option of being partially open, allowing you to control the amount of airflow and light entering the room.
Five Reasons To Install Bifolding Patio Doors In Your Home:
There are several reasons why you might consider installing bifolding patio doors in your home:
1. Increased natural light
Studies have shown that sunlight is highly desirable in the interiors of buildings by 93% of homeowners. Bifolding patio doors allow for an abundance of natural light to enter a room, thereby creating a warmer and more open and inviting living space. This way, homeowners can soak up more sun (and Vitamin D).
2. Improved outdoor access
Bifolding patio doors improve outdoor access by providing an easy and convenient way to open up a room to the outdoors. These doors are designed to fold back on themselves, allowing you to fully open up a wall of the room and create an open, seamless connection to an outdoor space. As you slide them open, you can close your eyes, take a deep breath, and inhale that fresh air.
This can be particularly useful for homes with limited indoor-outdoor flow or for those who want to create a more open and spacious feel to their living spaces.
3. Enhanced appearance
Bifolding patio doors are one of the biggest trends in modern architecture right now, as they add visual interest and appeal to a home, particularly if they are well-made and aesthetically pleasing. Since the windows are made of glass, a.k.a. “the symbol of modern façade,” bifolding patio doors are a stylish and functional addition to a home.
4. Increased energy efficiency
By reducing the need for heating and cooling, bifolding patio doors can help increase the energy efficiency of a home.
5. Increased value
All of the above benefits of bifolding patio doors increase the value of your home.
That being said, the extent to which bifolding patio doors add value to a home will depend on a number of factors, including the location of the home, the overall condition and quality of the doors, and the demand for these features in the local market. It is always a good idea to do some research and consult with a real estate professional to get a better understanding of how bifolding patio doors might impact the value of your specific home.
Window + Door Magazine’s “Most Innovative Patio, Multi-Slide or Multi-Panel Door” – The Magic Window Wall
The Magic™ Window Wall is our version of the bifolding patio door. Considered one of the most innovative and dynamic window and door systems in North America. The Window Wall is constructed of autonomous panels that operate independently from one another allowing the user to manipulate and customize how much you open the door. As a bifolding door, the Window Wall has the ability to completely transform any space by maximizing light and views to the outside.
The Window Wall also features a built-in retractable screen system that can stop along any point of the opening. They way you can apply the screen no matter how many panels are opened or closed.
Window + Door Magazine’s “Most Innovative Patio, Multi-Slide or Multi-Panel Door”Award-winning Parallex Hardware rids the Window Wall of any moving parts and hinges – making the entire product completely maintenance-free. Like all of our products, nearly every aspect of the Window Wall is customizable including panel size, grills, colour, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bifolding Patio Doors
How much are bifolding exterior doors?
|Type of Window||Poor Quality||Low Quality||High Quality|
|Patio Door 2-Panel||$900 - $1200||$1200 - $2500||$4,200 - $8,000
|Patio Door 3-Panel||$2000 - $3500||$3500 - $5000||$6000 - $11000|
|Patio Door 4-Panel||$2000 - $4500||$5000 - $8000||$9000 - $13,000|
|Window Wall||N/A||N/A||$6000 - $30,000+
Are bifold doors weatherproof?
Yes, good bifold doors are very weatherproof.
Magic’s Window Wall is the first product of its kind that is specifically designed for Canada’s extreme climate— free of any hinges or other mechanisms that could malfunction due to extreme temperature.
And when the Window Wall closes, its panels interlock into one another creating an air-tight compression seal, making it energy efficient in all four seasons. This allows your home to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Do bifold doors leak?
Bifold doors never leak. Our Window Wall features our patented Hi-Flo ® Drainage system, which consists of a polycarbonate weeper hole designed to prevent the buildup of ice, dust, and mold through an automatic trigger.
Are bifold doors energy efficient?
Magic’s bifolding door—Window Wall—is extremely energy efficient.
The Window Wall features our built-in retractable solar and thermal screen system that has the ability to improve a home’s energy efficiency by up to 40%. By utilizing the screens, you can control how much cold, heat, and light you let into your home.
See this diagram for all the ways Magic’s Window Walls are designed to improve the energy efficiency in your home.
Learn more about replacing or installing a bifolding patio door? Contact us today!
Magic Window Walls are the perfect solution for homeowners looking to add ventilation and natural light to their homes. It’s always a good idea to carefully consider the benefits and drawbacks of any home improvement project before making a decision, and to consult with a professional if you have any questions or concerns.
Book a free, no-hassle consultation today with one of our Magic representatives. We will walk you through the installation process, and answer any questions you may have.