High-Quality Barn Door Hardware To Suit Your Style
Barn doors instantly add character and personality to your space. They’re a great option when you have limited space for a swinging door, and they offer a sleek look for closing off closets, storage spaces, home offices, or other private spaces. Barn door hardware comes in a wide variety of styles and finishes to complement the look of any room.
Components Of Barn Door Hardware
Before selecting your barn door hardware, it’s important to understand the components needed to hang a barn door. Barn door hardware kits generally include most of these pieces, which work together to make your door functional and safe.
The track is the bar or rail that is mounted above the door, which the door will hang from and slide along when it is opened or closed. Tracks come in a variety of lengths ranging all the way from five feet to sixteen feet long. The length you select will depend on the size of the doorway and whether you have a single door or double door setup.
The wheel, which is also called a roller, sits on top of the track and rolls along the track when the door opens and closes. Each door will have a minimum of two rollers. Wheels may either be solid or spoked.
The hanger is the piece of hardware that attaches the door to the wheel. Hangers may come as either face mounts or top mounts. With a face mount, you will see the hanger attached to the front of the door, whereas with a top mount, the hanger is entirely above the door, giving the front of the door a cleaner, plain look.
The fasteners are the pieces that attach the hanger to the door itself and to the wheel. These may come in different styles, such as flat or classic.
The stops are the pieces placed on the track to prevent the door from sliding off the track. These ensure the safety of the door.
An anti-jump mechanism usually consists of a small disk or rectangular shaped piece that attaches to the track to prevent the door from coming off the track. This is another safety feature.
The floor guide attaches to the bottom of the door to keep the door stable and prevent swinging, protecting you and your walls.
Soft Open/Close Kit
A soft open/close kit is an optional add on to your barn door. It consists of two pieces that attach to either end of the track which work as slowing mechanisms. They prevent the door from being opened or closed too quickly and slamming into the end of the track. This protects the door and the hardware from wear.
Handles, Pulls, And Locks
While not necessarily needed for the functionality of your barn door, you may choose to add door pulls or locks for style and privacy. Many interior door pull handles work with barn doors, as do flush pulls. Due to the different construction of barn doors compared to standard doors, a specific type of locking mechanism is required if you wish to have a lock on your door.
How To Choose The Right Hardware For Your Barn Door
Selecting the right hardware for your barn door comes down mostly to personal style and budget. Barn door hardware is available in an array of styles and finishes to match the look of your home.
Barn door hardware kits come with all the necessary hardware components to make your door functional and safe. Kits will generally include the track, wheels, hangers, fasteners, stops, anti-jump mechanisms, and floor guide. A soft open/close kit may be an optional add on to your hardware kit. The barn door hardware kit is the most essential hardware for your barn door- like hinges on a regular swinging door, the door will not function without it. These come in a range of prices depending on your budget. Door pulls, handles, and locks are not included in hardware kits and must be purchased separately.
Handles, Pulls, And Locks
Depending on the look you are going for, you might choose to keep your door simple and not use a handle or pull. However, handles and pulls add style and personality to your door, and they give you something to grip onto while opening or closing your door. Many interior door pull handles will work with your barn door. Flush pulls are specifically designed for barn doors because they are flat to the door, minimizing the space that your door extends into the room.
If your barn door is being used for a bedroom or bathroom where you want to ensure privacy, you may want to add a lock to your door. There are several lock designs that are specifically made for the unique construction of barn doors.
Styles We Offer
Access Residential offers barn door hardware kits and door pulls in two styles:
- American Classic
Finishes We Offer
At Access Residential, we have barn door hardware in a wide variety of finishes to match all your other hardware. These include:
- Brushed Stainless Steel
- Flat Black
- French Antique
- Oil Rubbed Bronze
- Polished Brass
- Polished Chrome
- Polished Nickel
- Satin Brass
- Satin Nickel
- Unlacquered Brass
How To Install A Barn Door
Installing barn doors can be done by a professional, or if you’re a savvy DIYer, it’s not too difficult to do yourself. Before you start, there are a few steps you’ll want to take to ensure you’re set up for success.
Check Your Door Weight
Before selecting your barn door hardware, verify the weight of your door to ensure that the hardware kit you purchase can support the weight of the door. You’ll also have to ensure that the area where you hang your door can support the weight of the door and hardware. That means you’ll have to attach the hardware to the studs and not the drywall- or if the track doesn’t line up with the studs, install a header or mounting board.
Measuring For Track Length
It’s important to measure for and select the correct track length as tracks generally are not designed to be cut if they are too long. Generally, if you are hanging a single door, the track will need to be about twice the length of the door, plus at least two inches extra on each side. This will give the door plenty of room to open. Make sure you have plenty of space on the wall where the door will be sliding open on the side of the door opening- you don’t want to start installing your door only to find that it won’t open all the way.
Installing Your Door
Start by installing the track or rail. Attach hangers and wheels to the door, and put the door on the track before attaching stops and guides. This will make it easier to determine where stops and guides should be placed to ensure your door opens fully.
Why Choose Access Residential For Barn Door Hardware?
At Access Residential Hardware, we have over 30 years of experience providing high quality door hardware to homeowners, builders, and architects. We provide some of the highest quality brands in residential hardware at some of the best prices you’ll find on the internet, so you can be sure you’re getting the best products at a great value. Plus we offer free shipping on all orders.
When you choose to work with Access Residential Hardware, you’ll receive top of the line customer service. We build trust with our customers by working closely with you and helping you with all your hardware questions and needs.
Contact Our Hardware Specialists
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