What are Bi-Fold Shutters?
If you’re in the market for new window treatments, you undoubtedly want something functional, beautiful, and versatile. Bi-fold shutters offer all this and more! Choose from a wide range of colors, sizes, materials, and brands to fit your needs. Here’s more information about bi-fold shutters to help you decide if they’re the right fit for your Castle Rock or Denver home.
What are Bi-Fold Shutters?
You may be most familiar with single-panel window shutters. These consist of a flat panel with tilting louvers to control lighting and privacy. A single hinged side connects the shutter to the window frame so you can pivot the shutter inward and access the window behind it.
Bi-fold shutters consist of two narrow hinged panels rather than a single flat panel. The shutter folds on itself when you open it, staying in line with the window frame thanks to a track on the top and bottom. Bi-fold shutters come in full-height, tier-on-tier, solid, and cafe-style versions.
Why Choose Bi-Fold Shutters?
Bi-fold shutters are ideal if you plan to regularly leave your shutters open. Because they fold neatly to each side of the window, they don’t protrude as far into the room. This compact design allows you to look outside, enjoy a cool breeze, and let in more natural light without the shutters becoming an obstruction. You can also open the shutters partway for maximum control over how much natural light enters the room.
Where to Install Bi-Fold Shutters
There’s no such thing as a bad place to install bi-fold shutters. Still, their compact nature makes them particularly beneficial for small bedrooms, offices, and landings, as well as behind the sofa, bathtub, or kitchen sink.
Bi-fold shutters work well on wide or oversized windows where a single-panel shutter would be impractical. They are also a common choice for bay windows, shutting out the light and providing privacy when desired. Then, the shutters can open all the way to take full advantage of the view.
Before installing bi-fold shutters, work with a knowledgeable installer to help you choose a suitable material for the application. For instance, hardwood shutters may be beautiful, but it’s important to choose a product with more inherent water resistance for bathroom and kitchen windows.
Finding High-Quality Bi-Fold Shutters
Once you settle on this type of window covering, the final step is to choose a brand and installer. At Value Blinds & Shutters, we supply only the best window coverings from top brands like Hunter Douglas. All three shutter lines we carry—including Heritance Hardwood, NewStyle Hybrid, and Palm Beach Polysatin—come in bi-fold versions. Choose from countless colors, several high-quality materials, and custom shapes to suit your requirements.
Value Blinds & Shutters has over 18 years of experience supplying and installing high-quality bi-fold shutters and other window coverings. To request a free in-home consultation in the Denver area, please call 303-663-8120 or contact us online. You can also visit our showroom in Castle Rock on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm.