What is a Folding Glass Door?

In the doors and windows industry, there are all sorts of words and phrases the average homeowner may not know. Further, there are more products out there to consider than you could possibly dream up. Today, let’s discuss what San Marcos, CA bi-fold doors are.

The Many Names of Folding Glass Doors

Folding glass doors are known by a few different names:

  • Bifold doors
  • Bifold glass walls
  • Folding patio doors
  • Accordion doors
  • Folding slide doors

Because of these many names, homeowners don’t always realize they’re considering the same product. Now you know.

Folding Glass Door Functions

A folding glass door has many functions. Usually, homeowners choose this specific door system to replace most or all of an entire wall in their main living space. Doing so adds more natural light and views—and added value. When fully opened, Coronado, CA folding glass doors function as an open breezeway to your outdoor space. When partially opened, they function as a barrier of windows and a breezeway to your outdoor space. And, obviously, when fully closed, they function as a transparent wall for uninterrupted views.

Benefits of Folding Glass Doors

There are six major benefits homeowners here in Coronado will receive when they choose to add folding glass doors to their homes:

  1. A slim profile. A folding glass door system is less conspicuous than a conventional patio door. Their slim profiles (frames) allow you and your family maximum views of your surroundings. This is especially beneficial for those with spectacular views, beautiful backyards, a pool (for increased visibility and safety), or children who need supervision while they play outdoors.
  2. When the weather is pleasant (often, here in sunny California), completely opened folding glass doors allow a seamless marriage between garden/pool deck/patio and interior.
  3. Security and safety. These doors are extremely secure (as they are used in both residential and commercial construction) and entirely weatherproof.
  4. Because folding glass doors are built to fold and stack neatly, your family and friends are free to move from inside to outside—or from one room to another, if you choose to incorporate an interior folding glass door system. They can be opened to one or both sides, too. Further, folding glass doors are the perfect accommodation for wheelchair users who often require a bit wider berth to enter/exit the home. This means everyone you love can enjoy time together.
  5. Added value. Folding glass doors add an exceedingly refined look to any home, from modern and contemporary to traditional and vintage. Their look and their easy-to-use sliding/folding technology mean they are an added luxury feature for sellers and buyers.
  6. Added “large space” appearance. Rather than a traditional door, which can close in a living room space, folding glass door systems can make even a cramped room appear spacious.

At Priority Doors & Windows, the professionals can’t wait to meet with you and discuss our multi-slide door options. Feel free to visit our showroom, located at 8185 Camino Santa Fe, San Diego, CA 92121 or give us a call at (619) 281-2333.