The ‘DO and DON’T’ Guide to buying Bifold doors

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Are you looking to buy bifold doors in Perth? If you are, then you’ve certainly made a great choice. Bifold doors are an excellent alternative to traditional sliding doors and certainly look much classier.

However, I’m sure that you have a lot of questions in mind regarding bifold doors. You’re probably also wondering about the do’s and don’ts of buying bifold doors. Don’t worry – I’ll help you out. As Ross’s Discount Home Centre’s head of purchasing, I’ve helped several customers buy bifold doors. Today, I’ll do the same for you.

Continue reading this article as I list out the do’s and don’ts of buying bifold doors. After reading through, you’ll be better equipped to make a more informed purchase.

Do’s of buying bifold doors

When it comes to buying bifold doors in Perth, there are a few things that you should know before making a purchase. You must understand that bifold doors are capable of opening both inwards and outwards. As such, you can make the best use of your space with the correct bifold door. Whether you want a 90° moving corner post or a grand opening to the outdoors, bifold doors are suitable. Just decide on how you want to maximise your space and communicate it with the supplier.

Also, before you decide on a particular bifold door, I advise you to view the actual bifold door setup. Bifold doors vary significantly when it comes to quality and cost, so it’s always a good idea to “try before you buy”, so to speak. To do this, visit showrooms, such as ours in Guildford to take a look at doors setup and talk to experts before buying.

When shopping for bifold doors in Perth, you’ll also need to ask your supplier about a few specific details. These include whether the doors are covered by guarantees against weather and general damage. Also, check to see if the doors meet all Australian building regulations. Your supplier should also be able to connect you to past customers as references. This will give you an objective idea on the bifold door you are considering.

If you drop by our showroom in Guildford, our helpful sales assistants will certainly offer you all the information you need. This way, you can rest assured knowing that you’re purchasing a quality product.

Now that you know what to do when buying bifold doors in Perth, let’s look at some of the don’ts.

Don’ts of buying bifold doors

Over the years, I’ve seen customers make common mistakes when buying bifold doors in Perth. The biggest mistake that customers make is to purchase bifold doors simply on the basis of price. You must understand that bifold doors are available in a range of models and prices. While cheaper models may seem to be tempting, they are often sub-par products. To make the most of your investments, never judge a product simply by its price.

Also, keep in mind never to choose bifold doors that make use of an external track. Quality bifold doors always have tracks that are built into the frame. Doors that use an external track have generally been tweaked to work as bifold doors. External tracks pose a security risk, so steer clear from them.

Some suppliers will also try and sell bifold doors with floating mullions. These floating mullions are nothing but padded materials between the door leaves. Moreover, they can cause the doors to malfunction, so it is best to avoid them altogether.

You’ll also find that bifold doors are available in bottom rolling and top hung variants. Some suppliers will tell you that top hung bifold doors are better than their bottom rolling variants or vice versa. However, the truth is that both variants work equally well and none is better than the other. Don’t fall trap to these selling techniques that some dealers use.


When it comes to buying bifold doors in Perth, you need to follow some do’s and don’ts. Make sure to consider how you want to maximise your space, try the actual product before you buy and ask your dealer to offer you specific details. Never purchase bifold doors on the basis of price, avoid bifold doors that use external tracks and keep away from doors with floating mullions. By following these tips, you’ll certainly find a great bifold door for yourself.

For the best bifold doors in Perth, consider Ross’s Discount Home Centre. As bifold doors are made to order, you will not see them listed on our website. So, call us at (08) 9378 2233 or drop by our showroom to talk to us about getting a bifold door. Our helpful sales experts will make sure to help you out.

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