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  • Differences Between Four-fold & Bi-fold Doors

  • Folding garage doors offer several advantages over conventional systems in addition to giving the exterior of your building a unique aesthetic. One of the main benefits of folding doors is that they can permit easy entry and exit and optimize your space fully. There are two different types of folding doors: four-fold and bi-fold

    Bi-Fold Garage Doors

    Bi-fold garage doors feature two horizontal slats that fold outward and slide along a track as they open. When opened, the doors are stacked at either side, resulting in a completely unobstructed view in order to make the most of a space. The flexibility of bi-fold doors can accommodate almost any requirement.

    Bi-fold doors are available in a variety of materials like wood, UPVC, and aluminum. Timber bi-fold doors are particularly aesthetically pleasing, and aluminum bi-fold doors are a popular choice for the modern homeowner. Also, you’ll find a multitude of color options available!

    Four-Fold Garage Doors

    Compared to bi-fold doors, four-fold garage doors feature two additional slats to cover a wider area. For this reason, they are common in fire stations and mass transit facilities where large trucks come and go on a regular basis. Because of their additional moving components, four-fold garage doors typically require service more frequently than bi-fold doors. Four-fold doors are designed for high speed, low maintenance, and long-term durability. These doors move horizontally instead of vertically, which makes the door visible throughout the opening motion and can allow drivers to know the precise second the doorway is clear to exit.

    Both four-fold and bi-fold doors are ideal for fire stations, emergency medical services, transit facilities, security gates, parking garage gates, and other commercial applications. Contact us today to discuss which style of four-fold or bi-fold doors will best fit your application!