Installing a sliding barn door is not just a great way to enhance your home’s aesthetic and personality, but it’s also a functional choice that can save space in your home while still delivering the privacy and structure of a traditional swinging door.
If you’re new to installing sliding barn doors in your home, you may have some questions about how it works, its level of difficulty to install yourself, as well as mistakes to avoid when putting one up in your home. Let the experts at Viba answer your questions with our handy barn door installation guide, a guide so in-depth and user-friendly that soon you’ll be a sliding barn door installation expert yourself!
When taking on a new project like barn door installation, it’s natural to have a few questions about the process. At Viba, we’re eager to help our customers and answer their questions and in turn, we’re met with many questions every day. If you have any questions about the barn door installation process, this part of the guide is for you!
Take a look at our most frequently asked questions here!
The Purpose Of Nylon Wheels
One of our favourite parts of our barn door hardware is the nylon wheels. Not only are nylon wheels durable, strong, and long-lasting, but they’re also great sound absorbers meaning that you won’t hear your sliding barn door move from one place to another. The only type of wheels that we sell at Viba is nylon because we truly trust them as the best material possible for our customers.
Want to learn more about what makes nylon wheels so great? Take a look here!
Before installing a sliding barn door, it is important to understand how it’s going to work in your home including the type of structural support necessary to install it safely. If you’re unsure whether your home is ready to support the installation of a sliding barn door, this part of the guide is for you!
Learn more about the required structural support for a sliding barn door here!
When many homeowners install a sliding barn door, they’re not thinking about the bottom guide. This is a mistake because a bottom guide on a sliding barn door is necessary to preserve the structure of the door and your walls. Without a bottom guide, your sliding barn door is able to swing outward from the wall, causing damage to your home and the door itself.
Mistakes To Avoid
Just like any DIY home project, it’s important to consider and avoid certain mistakes that could damage your home as well as your new door. This part of the barn door installation guide helps homeowners to recognize the most common installation mistakes and helps to make sure they’re avoided.
To learn more about common mistakes you may encounter while installing your sliding barn door, visit here!
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Viba has been building custom barn doors since 2013. We are proud to say that all of our wood is sustainably sourced, and our doors are built locally at our shop in Mississauga.