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Daniella Barn Door May 16th, 2018 - 09:17:41
When building a new barn there are many types of hinges and hardware to choose from for your barn doors. We will explore some of the choices and types of hinges as well as the accessories to construct a safe effective and proper barn door. Strap Hinges Strap hinges are one of the most basic and versatile hinges for a barn door. The come in various lengths and styles. No matter how good a hinge looks its very important to make sure you have the correct duty rating. If your door weighs 200 pounds you must have hinges rated for that weight. If a single hinge is rated for say 100 pounds than three hinges would more than suffice for your 200 pound door.
Nylon Sliding Door Hardware This type of hardware is the best choice for exterior applications due to its high weather resistant design. The wheel is made from a nylon/polymer material making it resistant to cold mildew abrasions and rot. It is also a very quiet rolling wheel which can make it perfect for when going in or out noisily would disturb someone or some event. It also comes in a rustic design perfect when you are trying to create that type of look. This line can be customized for interior or exterior jobs and has a lifetime warranty.
Additionally the vertical arrangement of the hinges causes an unequal amount of stress to be placed on the different hinges. This can over time cause the hinges to warp bend and even break if not properly treated. Also when a door is on hinges it must swing out over a large area to move into the open position. This can sometimes be inconvenient and tedious especially if youre trying to conserve on space. Flat track sliding door systems were developed as a solution to some of the problems larger barn doors were having. The door is affixed with two track hangers at opposite ends that hang on and roll along a large piece of track above the doorway.
When gliding open portion of the door hangs towards the outside of the rooms wall looking like a piece of decoration in the room. And when closed it looks like a classy enclosure that one intends it to be. Flat Track Design As mentioned above this style has a track which is mounted over the doorway stretching along the length of the wall with a couple of track hangers which can be attached to the door knobs and revolve horizontally down the length of the track. The track is built of solid steel. Due to the physics involved this kind of setup provides the track with exceptional power. Solid Steel Construction The hanger track and practically every single part of the system are made of solid steel. This is important to the style strength and largely the durability of barn door hardware.