Perfect Blinds for Folding Doors

Perfect Blinds for Folding Doors

Folding doors are a popular way to transform a room into a lighter space, providing wonderful views of the outside and allowing you to open up the room during summer. However, they do come with some drawbacks; as with any large area of glazing they can cause heat build-up during the summer, and allow heat to escape a room during the winter, which is why many people look for blinds for their bi-fold doors as a way of keeping the light atmosphere while increasing insulation and reducing glare.

Another key aspect to consider during this time of year is privacy; depending on the amount of folding doors you have, it can be like an entire wall of your house is one giant window. With the darker evenings, this means a dramatic reduction in privacy throughout the night.

Pleated Folding Door Blinds

Getting the right blinds for bi-fold doors can be tricky, as there are a lot of variations in the type of doors that are available: The number of doors, the material the frame is made out of, the depth of the beading and whether the doors fold internally or externally can affect what blinds would work best. In some cases, the only option may be free-hanging blinds fitted above the doors. While a valid option, fitting blinds this way does mean the blinds will have to sit further away from the doors, creating gaps on either side which will allow heat to escape and people to see in.

The ideal option is to have a blind recessed fitted into each panel of the door. This gives maximum flexibility as to how you shade your room, all while not getting in the way of the operation of the doors. Thanks to our experience in making and fitting conservatory blinds, we can recess fit blinds right next to the glass using either Solar Design™ or Duette® fabrics, so there are minimal gaps around the edges of the blinds.

Duette Folding Door Blinds

This means that as soon as it gets dark you can extend your blinds and enjoy the room in total privacy well into the night. Plus, the blinds have been designed to retract away neatly, so your view is not obstructed during the day.

Duette Folding Door Blinds

If you are looking for the ideal blinds for your folding doors, get in contact with a member of our sales team and see for yourself just how different our blinds really are.

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