Barn doors are a great accent piece in most homes out there, regardless of how close that property is to an actual barn. When considering a barn door, people look at things like size, width, height, weight, design, color, etc. when really, one of the most important things that they need to be aware of is the barn door hardware that will be working with the barn door. If you have clients who are considering a barn door or you enjoy adding them as an accent piece, here are a few things to keep in mind when looking at barn door hardware.
1. Barn door hardware is more important than the barn door. While a great-looking barn door is important, the actual hardware that you use is more important than that of the door. Quality barn door hardware can make any barn door look great, whereas poor barn door hardware can cheapen even the nicest door.
2. Quality and size matter. Choosing the size and the quality of barn door hardware is important! Barn doors often need to be bigger than homeowners realize, and the hardware needs to be longer. They can also look for key features in quality hardware like a soft close feature.
3. Adjust for the weight. When considering barn door hardware, homeowners and contractors alike need to adjust for the weight of the barn door. Barn doors might slide easily, but they can weigh upwards of several hundred pounds.
What do you think about barn doors and barn door hardware choices? Would you put one in your own home? Tell us today at Residential Building Specialties, Inc.