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Bi-Folds vs Multi-Slides: Which Large Glass Patio Door is Right for You?
Thursday, March 28 2019

You may be planning a remodel soon and considering multiple large glass patio door options. If you are planning on creating an indoor-outdoor living space using Multi-Slide Patio Doors or Bi-Fold Patio Doors but are having trouble deciding between the two patio door styles, we have created a guide to help you determine which large glass patio door is perfect for you and your living space!

Bi-Fold Patio Doors

What are Bi-Fold Patio Doors? Bi-Fold or Folding Patio Doors are large patio door systems consisting of multiple door panels that fold neatly to one or both sides of the door frame. When folded open, Bi-Folds leave a wide-open space and create a smooth transition from your home to your outdoor space.

What are the benefits of Bi-Fold Patio Doors? Folding Patio Doors can replace entire walls with folding glass panels, creating expansive views and the ultimate indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Bi-Folds are easy to operate and effortlessly fold open or closed. The large opening created by Folding Doors allows plenty of fresh air and natural light into any space.

Why choose Bi-Fold Patio Doors? Including Folding Patio doors in your next home remodel will completely transform your space and add a unique, eye-catching design element. They create large openings and provide a refreshing new look different from the common sliding patio door. With Big Daylight Bi-Folds you can go BIG—with a maximum panel size of 4’ wide x 13’ tall! Bi-Fold Patio Doors are compatible with narrow jamb size limitations whereas Multi-Slide Patio Doors have wider jamb requirements with jamb width increasing with each additional door panel.

Are Bi-Fold Patio Doors fully customizable? All Folding Patio Doors are custom-made and have almost unlimited design options! Exterior color options are endless, with your choice of any standard or custom colors—the best part is we can match the exterior clad color of your new Folding Doors to the other patio doors and windows in your home to create a cohesive look throughout. To learn more about all the customizable features of Folding Door Systems, visit our Bi-Fold Patio Door Product Page.

Click here to download your FREE Bi-Fold Door Design Guide!

Multi-Slide Patio Doors

What are Multi-Slide Patio Doors? Multi-Slide Patio Doors are large patio door systems consisting of multiple door panels that slide smoothly and stack on one or both sides of the door frame (or completely disappear into a pocket in the wall)! Multi-Slides blur the line between your indoor and outdoor living spaces!

What are the benefits of Multi-Slide Patio Doors? Multi-Slide Doors can create luxurious, resort-style living in your home. These large glass doors slide open and closed seamlessly and create endless views. Multi-Slides provide an abundance of sunlight and fresh air that will make you feel more connected to nature. They also offer narrower sight lines than Bi-Folds, so if view and visibility is your main goal, Multi-Slides are the best option for you. Pictured below, the Multi-Slide has noticeably narrower sight lines because the stiles overlap, whereas Bi-Fold stiles are side-by-side.

Why choose Multi-Slide Patio Doors? Multi-Slide Patio Door's unique ability to hideaway within a wall pocket makes it an excellent option if maximum visibility and openness is desired. Our Custom Multi-Slides are anything but common—the custom design and quality of our Sliding Door Systems will take your space to a new level of luxury! Our huge Multi-Slides can be made as large as 5’ wide x 10’ tall (please fill out our AG Contact Form to inquire about even larger size options)!

Are Multi-Slide Patio Doors Fully Customizable? All Multi-Slide Doors are made to order! We offer 18 different interior wood species and will paint or stain your door system. Don’t worry about custom or odd sized doors—standard sizes are for standard companies, and standard we are not—we make custom-sized doors for no upcharge! To learn more about all the customizable features of Multi-Slide Systems, visit our Multi-Slide Patio Door Product Page.

Bi-Fold x Multi-Slide Pairing

What do you do if you still can’t decide between Bi-Fold and Multi-Slide Patio Doors? You might consider pairing the two patio door systems by including them both in your home improvement project! A Bi-Fold x Multi-Slide Pairing will give you the best of both worlds! Whichever patio doors you choose, you will fall in love with their beauty, functionality, and the new indoor-outdoor space they create!

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