Bi-Fold Doors: Options and Suggestions

Bi-fold doors are commonly used in toilets, bathrooms or kitchens in Singapore homes. Bi-fold doors have become very popular because of the fact that they don't take up a lot of space and can be maintained easily. If you are trying to decide if you want a bi-fold door installed in your home, here is some information about them so that you are aware of what is involved in the process.

Types of Bi-Fold Doors

Bi-fold doors come in three basic types. The types are the top and bottom guide bi-fold doors, the top roller and bottom guide bi-fold doors and the top roller, or top hung, bi-fold doors. These doors all look the same, however the mechanisms by which they operate are all very different. Bi-fold doors also can vary in terms of durability and the costs associated with purchasing one.

A top and bottom guide bi-fold door is the first type of bi-fold door that was created. This type is typically considered to be the cheapest option. People that are looking for a low-cost door that just serves the basic function of being a door should select this option.

The top roller bottom guide bi-fold door is considered to be the second type of bi-fold door that was created after the top and bottom guide bi-fold door. This type of bi-fold door costs slightly more than the cheapest style of bi-fold door. In response to the higher cost, you will get a door that is more durable and also operates more smoothly. If you want a door that is designed to last, this is a better option.

The top roller, or top hung bi-fold door often goes for the same price as the top roller bottom guide bi-fold door. However, this option is not as durable as the previous option because of the fact that it does not have support on the bottom track. However, this solution is a good option for people that don't like having to deal with the hassle of cleaning the bottom track which can become a magnet for hair and other dirt from the bathroom. In the kitchen, this type of door makes it simple to bring in heavy objects to the kitchen.

The type of bi-fold door that you select depends on your requirements and budget. Weight each option carefully to make sure that you choose the best option for your home. If you need additional assistance, a bi-fold door installation service can allow you to try the various types of doors so that you can see how each one works. 

You should also consider whether the design of the door works best for you. Some bi-fold door options offer designs so that you can match the door to the rest of your home's décor.

If you need a bi-fold door installed in your bathroom, toilet or kitchen, a qualified carpenter or general contractor can get the job done. Click here to get quotes for installation.

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