How to Choose Barn Door Hardware (Yes, There’s a Right and Wrong Way)

Specialty Doors Barn Door Hardware has many advantages, from saving space to modernizing your space. It’s naturally enticing for homeowners, interior designers and contractors. 

Before you buy barn door hardware, you need to decide how you’ll use it. Any DIY project, no matter how small, can be a stressful one. Not only do you have to select the right materials and dimensions, but you also have to consider the time and effort required to complete the job – both now, and in the future. (And let’s face it, some jobs are just way beyond the scope of most do-it-yourself homeowners.)

The good news is that you can almost certainly eliminate stress in this area.

Whether you know it or not, there are several key factors that can help you make the right decision when it comes to choosing barn door hardware for your project.

  1. What’s the look you’re going for in your space? Old-fashioned and rustic? Sleek, industrial and modern? Stylish? Clean?
  2. What are the customer reviews of a certain hardware kit?
  3. Does the hardware kit provide long-lasting service? How much maintenance does it require?
  4. Does it reduce safety hazards?
  5. Whoever you’re buying from, do they know the product in & out? Are they specialists in the hardware field?
  6. Do they provide specific, tailored advice to find you the right hardware for not only the look of your space, but that’s also a perfect fit from the get-go?

While there are many tutorials on how to build a sliding barn door yourself, not every homeowner and contractor is in a situation where they can do that DIY work. Buying hardware from different manufacturers can be difficult – there are many low-cost discount options. However, there are also the hard-to-find products that are thoroughly tested for safety and longevity. They can equal – and even outdo – the quality of your own handiwork.

Even harder to find is a project planner or advisor who will advise you on finding the right hardware to match. Generally, these are the kinds of consultants you won’t find at your local Home Depot. 

Barn doors are unique pieces of hardware that are usually highly customized. If you’re not sure how to install barn door hardware, or which hardware to buy, you could wind up wasting your money on the wrong hardware for your home, or worse, end up with hardware that is difficult to install.

This is why it is best to ask sliding door hardware professionals for advice first. Filter down your research to companies who provide custom, made-to-order hardware – they are more likely to give you the customer service you want.

Specialty Doors & Hardware is, by far, the only sliding door hardware company we know of that meets and even exceeds these uncompromising demands we just outlined. Their customer service team is composed of sliding door hardware professionals that work with you like professional interior design consultants.

You’ll find a wide range of sliding door hardware, from different brands, with different designs, styles and features. All are easy to install and will last for years. Customer service will match the one set of hardware from this selection that meets your needs perfectly.

You’ll get lots of unique ideas for decorating and designing your space.

Top-quality American or European barn door hardware, while requiring more of an investment upfront, will pay you back in savings for decades to come. These savings can come in the form of eliminating unnecessary maintenance, or even replacing hardware.