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Frequently Asked Questions About Barn Doors

Thursday March 4th, 2021
Have you ever started a DIY project and realized you have no idea what you're doing or how to continue? I think we’ve all done this at least once. Some tutorials just don’t offer all the answers. But don’t worry, when it comes to barn doors we want to make sure you are 100% confident you can take on the project! Today we are going to answer a few barn door frequently asked questions so you can feel confident installing, ordering, or even finishing your next barn door!

Where can you install a barn door?
Will barn doors go out of style?
Who makes barn doors?
What size do barn doors come in?
Are barn doors good for bathrooms?
Are barn doors safe?
Why are barn doors so popular?
Can barn doors overlap?
How do barn doors work?
Can barn doors be hung from the ceiling?
Can barn doors be used for closets?
 

Where can you install a barn door?

The easiest way to determine if you can install a barn door in your home is to first measure your space. We recommend ordering a barn door track that's double the width of the barn door to ensure full access to the door opening when the barn door is slid open. Second, you want to make sure you have enough clearance from the barn door hardware to the ceiling. The clearance will vary depending on which hardware you go with. Once you’ve gone over both of those elements you're ready to order!

Will barn doors go out of style?

Of course not! Barn doors come in so many different styles and designs, they will definitely continue to evolve with the home decor industry. Certain styles may fade as others arise, but barn doors as a whole will never go out of style.

Who makes barn doors?

A variety of different companies and contractors make barn doors. We offer a few here on our page from specialty barn door companies like Rustica and Artisan Hardware. These companies specialize in barn doors and have mastered the function and beauty of a barn door design!

What size do barn doors come in?

Barn doors are commonly found in preselected standard door sizes or custom sizes to fit your unique space. Barn doors can be made in just about any size you can dream of, but if you’re looking to buy a pre-assembled or custom made barn door you can usually find them anywhere between 1-3 feet wide and 5-6 feet tall.

Are barn doors good for bathrooms?

YES! Barn doors are great for bathrooms, despite what you may think about the noise cancellation properties. With today's technology you can add a privacy sweep to your barn door that eliminates any unwanted light or sounds and a barn door lock for extra privacy! There are so many features out there that you can add to your barn door to accommodate any space.

Are barn doors safe?

Yes! A variety of barn door companies actually offer features for their barn doors like a soft closure system, floor guides, and spacers to accommodate for houses full of children or pets. Soft closure systems will keep the doors from slamming shut, floor guides keep the door securely on the track and aid the doors glide when being slid open and close. Lastly, spacers can help adjust the distance between the door and the wall keeping your door and wall safe when encountering any collisions!

Why are barn doors so popular?

Barn doors offer a unique function that standard hinged doors do not. Sliding along a barn door track installed on the wall, barn doors are great space savers, they are offered in a variety of styles, and they can enhance the look and feel of your space in minutes! If you're looking for a super fun and easy DIY project, install a barn door!

Can barn doors overlap?

One word. Bypassing Barn Door Hardware. Rustica offers a few different bypassing barn door hardware styles that allow up to three barn doors to overlap and seamlessly glide in front and behind one another! Click here to check it out!

How do barn doors work?

Barn doors operate on a sliding barn door track that's installed just above the door opening. Installed on the top of the barn door are two barn door hangers either face or top mounted that include wheels to allow a seamless glide along the track!

Can barn doors be hung from the ceiling?

Yes! You can basically hang a barn door anywhere you want if you have the right hardware. Ceiling mounted hardware is a great barn door solution for unique spaces. Click here to check out Rustica’s ceiling mount barn door hardware!

Can barn doors be used for closets? 

Of course! Barn doors are great closet solutions, especially if you’re looking to conserve space.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @barndoor.hardware for more insider information on all things barn doors and barn door hardware!


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