Motorised blinds for bifold doors are becoming more and more popular.
There are a number of issues with blinds and bifold doors that you need to consider.
- Generally there is not enough room when the doors are folded back to fit motorised blinds to the doors.
- Bi fold doors tend to be fairly wide, so you may need several blinds side by side to cover the full width.
The maximum widths for a single motorised blinds for bifold doors can vary for for different blind type.
- Motorised Vertical Blinds our recommended maximum width 4800mm
- Motorised Roller blinds our recommended maximum width 2400mm
- Motorised Duette blinds our recommended maximum width 3000mm
Motorised blinds for bifold doors are the perfect option if you have to have multiple blinds to cover the width.
Manually operated blinds tend to be controlled by a chain or cords, not too bad if you need 2 blinds as you can have one chain on the left and one on the right. More of a problem if you need 3 blinds. Do you want a chain hanging in the middle of your doors.
Motorised blinds have no such issues.
There is also no need to run power cables into each window as most modern blinds can either be battery powered or rechargeable.
Battery powered is not as bad as it sounds, you won’t be placing batteries every few weeks. We have a motorised Duette blind on display that is 1800mm wide and 2100mm deep and get used several times a day and we change them every 8 months.
Rechargeable blinds charge in a similar way to your mobile phone. Just plug in a charging cable every few months, then remove the cable when the blind is charged. Simple.
Allusion Vertical Blinds on a bifold door.
Roller Blinds on a bifold door (note the gap between to 2 blinds)
Duette blinds on a bifold door. (One wide blind and one smaller blind for the opening door)
I really hope this information has helped, and I would recommend a visit to your local blind shop to discuss all of the options available to you.