Bifold doors are a fantastic solution for integrating your indoor living space with your garden. But one of the biggest bifold door problems is that you can’t get in from the outside when the doors are internally locked.
Luckily, there is a way you can solve this problem. Ask your bifold door specialist to design you a traffic door.
What is a traffic door?
A traffic door is just like a normal door, but it is built in as a part of your bifold doors. It opens and locks independently from your bifold door system. That means that you can keep your bifold doors shut when you just need to pop outside. Lots of homeowners who have bifold doors report this as one of the most irritating bifold door problems.
A traffic door gives you easy access to and from your garden without having to open your bifold doors up. It also means you won’t get locked outside if someone locks your doors from the inside!
Why might I want a traffic door?
Bifold doors give you a perfect view into your garden. They also let lots of light into your home. But what you won’t want to do is open your full wall-length doors to the elements in the winter.
With a traffic door, you can nip into your garden without letting the cold in by opening your bifold door. You can also get into your home from the outside even when your bifold door is locked. All bifold doors lock from the inside, otherwise you could open up your home as a target to burglars.
Do I need a traffic door?
You won’t always need a traffic door to complement your bifold doors. A traffic door will solve your bifold door problems if you don’t have any other way of getting in and out of your garden. But if you have another door that allows you to access the outside, you might not need one.
Even if you do have another external door, you might still want to include a traffic door in your bifold door design. It’s more convenient to have a door that you can open independently. And you might even find that it improves your experience of having bifold doors.
Whether you’ve decided you want a traffic door or not, a bifold door specialist can help you find the perfect design for your home. Simply click on the yellow ‘Start my Project’ button and we’ll put you in touch with up to 4 specialists who can give you a free quote.