Bifold Finishes, Hardware, Thresholds, and Glass
Bifold doors from Glass Depots come in a variety of finishes, with several hardware, threshold, and glass options available, allowing you to create a unique feature that fits perfectly with the aesthetic of your home or business.
Choosing the Right Finish
Our bifold door frames and hardware come in a variety of standard finishes that we carry in stock for quick turnaround times. In addition, we can custom order your bifold doors in any RAL finish, but special order items come with an extended waiting period.
RAL Color Options
You can view a complete list of available RAL color options here: https://www.ralcolorchart.com/ral-classic
Our bifold doors can be built using one of five different threshold styles to accommodate the needs of your installation.
Low Threshold – This threshold sits on your subfloor and raises up to the exact height of your interior finished floor, creating a seamless transition between your interior space and the threshold. This threshold can be used where there is a step down onto an outdoor deck or patio or where the doors stack to the interior.
Low Threshold with Exterior Ramp – This threshold uses the low threshold but with an added small aluminum ramp to meet the floor on the exterior – again creating a seamless transition between your interior and exterior spaces.
Low Threshold with Ramps – This threshold sits directly on top of your finished floor eg. a concrete floor, with aluminum ramps on both sides to meet the interior and exterior floors without a trip hazard. This application offers a simple solution that can be used without alterations to the existing floor.
Raised Rebated Threshold – This threshold normally sits below your subfloor on the exterior band of the house and rises up beyond your finished floor. It is the most weather proof because it has a double seal. A small transition strip matching you floor can be installed on the inside creating a smooth transition. This application is typically used with a step down to an outdoor deck or patio.
Flush Threshold – This threshold offers our most seamless transition between spaces. It can be used when your finished interior and exterior floors are exactly the same height. This threshold can be set down on the sub floor and have wood flooring or tiles be set in place under the wings on the threshold. It can also be used where a slot is cut into a concrete floor as long as the floor is level.
Work with your contractor
The threshold style you prefer may have implications on the build process. We recommend that you talk to your contractor about this before work begins so that all options remain available to you. If needed, we are happy to talk to your contractor to ensure that the proper planning is in place for the threshold of your choice.
Our bifold doors are built using 1 inch thick insulated units made of tempered safety glass for maximum strength and security. We can accommodate a variety of different glass types to meet your preferences. In most cases, we can assess the windows in your home or business and order glass to match what you already have installed.
For maximum energy efficiency, we highly recommend the use of Cardinal LoĒ³-366 glass. LoĒ³ glass regulates heat generated from sunlight to reduce temperatures in summer and provides an insulated barrier from the cold in winter.
When privacy is a concern, we offer a premium add on to have blinds installed inside of your sealed glass units. This special order option typically adds 4-5 weeks to our standard turnaround time.
Need help choosing a style?
Having trouble deciding on a finish for your doors? Check out our design tips to help you decide… Link coming soon!