When installing a barn door, hardware will be installed outside of the door frame and the barn door will be put into tracks in order to slide back and forth in opening and closing positions. Therefore, a barn door works as a replacement for a hinged swing door, creating more space in the room. Barn doors can also be used as dividers that hang on rollers connected to tracks installed on the ceiling or a beam.
The Sliding Door Company offers hardware and barn doors to people of a variety of aesthetic tastes and disciplines. Materials used vary, and glass can also be smoked for an opaque look that still allows the penetration of light to occur. The Sliding Door Company provides enhanced technology to keep barn doors on their tracks, as well as a minimum of 5 millimeter glass for safety.
Most barn doors are made of wood, but a variety of other materials may be used, as well, ranging from metal and aluminum to smoked glass or other materials. Various designs can also be implemented to complement the décor of the home.