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Your Options when it comes to Blinds for Bifold Doors


Bi-folding doors have become increasingly popular in recent years and naturally, users want to find what blinds are perfect for bi-folding doors. Despite there being a wide range of blind styles available on the market, very few are compatible with bi-folding doors due to them obstructing the opening and closing of the doors. This article shall talk you through your available options and which blinds you should avoid to achieve the best blinds for bifold doors.

Roller Blinds

While roller blinds cost relatively low, boast easy installation and are available in a wide range of colours, they are,however, not a viable option for bifolding doors. Roller blinds tend to appear bulky when placed above the window which can negatively affect the smooth operation of bifolding doors. Roller blinds will also negatively affect the aesthetic look of your room as they will not mount properly onto a bifold door.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds are another style of blind that are best avoided for bi folding doors. Vertical blinds open and close from side to side instead of up and down and are operated via a pulley system by pulling the chain or cord to move the blinds left or right. 

Vertical blinds are not the most practical choice of blinds for bi-folding doors as they will block access to the door as they would have to be fully drawn back everytime the door is opened.  The fabric of vertical blinds is also known to stack and bunch which would further ruin the aesthetic of the bi-folding doors.

Roman Blinds

While roman blinds can be a viable option for bifold doors it does involve some problems.

If you are keen to pursue roman blinds for your bi folding doors then you would need to have these blinds mounted on the wall above your door. The fabric of roman blinds may also gather when lifted into the open position which, again, would get in the way of the smooth operation of the doors.

Venetian Blinds

There is a huge variety of Venetian blinds available on the market and while they can be either mounted onto a window or above a window they are not suitable for bi-folding doors.

The style of venetian blinds do not complement bi fold doors as the slats have particular dimensions that would result in the headrail needing to be placed out from the window or door by more than one depth.

Integrated Blinds

Integrated blinds are the best option for bi fold doors as they are both practical and aesthetically pleasing.  Integrated blinds offer a permanent blind solution as they sit between the double glazed glass and therefore avoid getting in the way of the doors operation in the way that other blind options do. Integrated and integral blinds come with the option of five control systems to choose from based on your personal taste. The only thing you will see with an integrated blind is the device that is needed to operate it.

Andrew Mcaffrey