Barn Door / May 21, 2018 / Genevieve Roux
Its sometimes referred to as "flat track hardware" because the track itself is made of solid steel flat bar. This gave the track strength and rigidity. Now instead of a vertical hinge system large doors had a horizontal track system that supported them. The horizontal design allowed for the weight of the door to be spread out more evenly across the entire system giving it more strength. It also allowed for the large doors to slide back and forth into position instead of having to swing out. More strength more space more overall ease of operation- that was why this style of hardware was developed and used. And that is where the name "barn door hardware" comes from.
As homeowners and designers alike are looking for new ways to improve the aesthetics of their homes one way in which they are doing it is by having custom doors carefully crafted for entryways to libraries studies living rooms dining rooms and even bedrooms. This is why more and more people are choosing specialty made doors instead of the standard Home Depot variety. However if the door is on hinges or slides into the wall then who is going to notice it? What is the use in having a beautiful door if it merely slides out of sight and out of mind when in the open position. With barn door hardware you can make that custom door that you spent your money on a part of the rooms decor. When slid into the open position the door hangs on the outside of the wall almost as though it were meant to be a piece of art in the room. When in the closed position it is the classy enclosure you intended it to be.
With the growing demand of such hardware many companies offer various discounts and combo packages to their customers to beat the competition in the industry. Consumers can make the most of these discounts only if they know about them. Many such manufactures can be found on the internet. Their websites mention their various products discounts and rates. Installing a barn door is a very simple task. Many companies offer kits with manuals having detail information on how to install these doors. However if a person is not familiar or comfortable doing the same professional help is always available. Usually manufacturers selling such doors provide installation services free of cost. Nevertheless there are companies that offer this service of installation separately. Experts are sent to the house and the job is completed to perfection. Depending on the complexity involved in installing doors of different designs the companys service charges may vary.