Thursday, June 16, 2016

Hardware Replacement Supplies for Sliding Barn Doors

Summer is here and that means that the busy farming season is upon us. If you have a barn, it’s time to make sure everything is up to snuff in getting you through this busy time – the last thing you need is a barn door malfunction slowing you down. As the main point of entry, barn doors have an extremely important function, so it’s important they’re operating properly.
Part of conducting a thorough inspection is checking to see that you have all of the necessary barn hardware replacement supplies. Here, we offer a guide of barn door hardware and accessories covering the parts that tend to most often need replacing – so you can rest assured your barn door will hold up and go back to focusing on what’s important!

Rollers and Tracks

Rollers, which are also known as hangers, are located at the top and exterior of the barn door. Due to their location, usage frequency, and high exposure to climate changes, they tend to wear out easily. If malfunctioning, these may cause the doors to be heavier and more difficult to open, potentially delaying your production schedule. Many professionals will suggest using different types of oil lubrications. However, this solution is not always successful, in which case you could end up having to purchase a whole new set of rollers! If you do end up needing a full new track system, we recommend getting tracks that have a little bit more weight than your door for better support.
You can find an excellent variety of barn door hardware suitable for rollers and track replacements here. For smaller barn door hardware accessories, such as brackets and end caps, we offer a range of high quality supplies here.

Door Guides and Door Stops

Installing durable door guides and door stops are equally as important as having strong track systems. Door guides are a crucial component of barn doors, serving as a guide to slide the doors smoothly and facilitating entry by properly aligning them along the track system. Because they also receive a lot of exposure to damage, door guides tend to be another barn door hardware item that needs to be replaced relatively often.
Depending on your barn door, it might be difficult to find these barn hardware replacement supplies locally. If you’d like a great alternative, visit us here for all types of barn door guides and door stops, from stay rollers to rails.

Handles, Pulls & Latches

And lastly, handles, pulls and latches are also considered to be popular replacement supplies in barn hardware. Can you imagine not having proper handles installed on your barn doors? There is a tremendous risk to not having the right handles installed on your barn door, including the potential to get robbed or find that your livestock is running free on your property – or someone else’s! Handles are typically the first touch point for anyone who is trying to open barn doors and therefore must be replaced pretty frequently. With this in mind, make sure you have durable, high-quality, secure handles, pulls and latches. Also consider the placement of this hardware on your barn door – you don’t want to realize after installation that your latch is slightly too low or too high. Check out our selection of barn door handles and latches here.
However prominent our barn doors are across the face of a barn, it’s all too easy to look past them and focus more on what’s inside rather than the structure itself. What’s inside is usually more fun, anyway, right? But doing an annual check-in on your barn door hardware will save you headache and inconvenience in the future. Do yourself a favor and check up on your doors today. Come visit us here if you do need any replacement supplies, whatever kind of barn door you’ve got – and good luck in this busy season!
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