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Daniella Barn Door May 16th, 2018 - 09:19:26
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.
There are many types of hardware on the market. You can either find these products online or offline in a traditional store with each method having their unique benefits. When buying online you can get a custom package without having to leave the comfort of your own home. The prices you may find online may be affordable or they may be extremely expensive depending on where you look. This allows for different types of budgets which is very beneficial during this economy. Shipping is usually free of charge and you can most likely put together the doors on your own without too many problems. On the other hand buying offline can give you a chance to physically see and feel the products before you buy ensuring you get the type of product you are looking for.
Barn door hardware is the best choice for your custom made doors. Why take away from the beauty and craftsmanship of a specialty project by putting it on hinges? Or worse yet why chose to make it a pocket door that wont even been seen for the majority of its life. Make your custom doors extra special with sliding hardware. This hardware style also known as flat track hardware is very popular among homeowners right now who are looking to spruce up their homes. Its rustic and simplistic nature is the perfect compliment to any room. Whether you have custom wood glass or any other type of doors barn door hardware adds just the right touch.
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.