5 Common Concerns Dealing With Screening Bi-Fold Doors

Australians love bi-fold doors

There’s no doubt Australian’s love not only the look of bi-fold doors, but the functionality of them as well.

They’re designed to open up any living space to the beautiful outdoors whilst being available in a wide range of materials, including aluminium, PVC and timber.

Although opening up your living space seems like a great idea at first, you may begin to notice a ward of uninvited guests like to share the space with you — guests such as mosquitoes and flies.

Now you’re probably thinking, ‘Why should I install bi-fold doors then?’.

Well, the simple solution to save your home from these intruders is to screen the doors.

Screening Bi-fold doors has been an issue in the past

In the past, screening bi-fold doors has evoked many concerns, which will be addressed in this blog post.

Since when could you?

It may come to some as a surprise but here at Avalon Screens, we’ve been providing and installing quality fly screens to many residences and businesses, and we still are amazed to hear that people don’t know of the screening options that are available for bi-fold doors.

The two options that are available are pleated screens, and retractable screens. These two fly screen options both work equally as well.

Wouldn’t it spoil the look of my bi-fold doors?

Many home owners see their bi-fold doors as more than a functional piece of furniture, but instead as a decorative piece too.

Therefore, it doesn’t come as a shock to see that many people who are interested in installing a fly screen to their bi-fold doors are concerned with the finished look.

With this in mind, install a fly screen that blends with the door frame of the bi fold door for a seamless look.

Wouldn’t it ruin the view?

It is easy to avoid this concern completely by installing a fly screen that has extremely fine mesh. A longer piece of fly screen will definitely create a seamless look for an uninterrupted view.

Wouldn’t it take up too much space?

These days, fly screens are designed to take up as little space as possible to be as discreet as possible.

That being said though, you must take into consideration the size of the area you wish to cover, as this could affect the size of the stack back pleated screen or the retractable cassette.

Wouldn’t it be difficult to use?

The answer to that would have to be no, they’re very easy to use.

All good quality screens are sturdy and retract perfectly every time they’re used thanks to a soft-closing mechanism, so there’s no need to worry about the screen retracting oddly.

If you’re taking into consideration any type of screening for any doors or windows, please do not hesitate to contact the experts here at Avalon Screens, just to see what we can do for you.

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