Sliding barn doors are easy to use for any weather conditions. Many people prefer them since the doors can be either left open or closed, depending upon your convenience. These doors can be used inside the house as partitions or traditional doors. An obvious choice is to design them to suit the theme of your interiors.When buying from the market, always look for the instruction kits that come along with these doors. The manual provides information on the material of which the door is made, its length, height, and the details to install it. The manual also provides information on how to maintain the door after installation.
Following are tips and method to install the barn doors:
First, you should cut the length of the board as per the measurement of the door. The lengths should be similar to the door and 4cm in width than the track.
Next, attach the mounting boards on the upper and lower side of the doorway. They should be parallel to the doorway.
For the third step, cut the lengths of the barn door tracks and using joint brackets attach the track sections. In case you have two sliding doors to be installed, then the tracks should be double times wider than the doors. The brackets should be located at a distance of 6 inches from each other and located right at the centre of the track. If the material is soft then more holes should be drilled in to maintain the tracks rigid. The tracks and mounting boards should then be drilled with holes.
Fourthly, they should be attached to each other using spacers and bolts.
All these details are mentioned in the manuals. It will help you in placing the barn door at the right place on the space provided.
On installing the doors, test them a number of times ensuring that they slide smoothly without friction. In case of friction, you can take the aid of the manual. Moreover, the door should not wobble. It should slide securely without much friction and wobbling. These doors have handles or hollow spaces that can be used as handles. You can also install locks if these doors are specifically used for bedrooms or similar rooms in the house that demand privacy. Outside barn doors should be stronger and weather resistant.
Barn doors are easy to install. Moreover, depending on the place where they need to be installed, their material and design can be customized.