When it comes to setting up sliding barn doors, there are a lot of things that need to kept in mind. The first thing that you need to understand is that these doors are quite different from the sliding patio doors. To start off you need to determine the location of the door and then understand that effort that will be required to setting the door up. The effort can vary if you are looking to setup a barn door from scratch and when you are looking to replace an already setup barn door.
The style of the sliding barn doors should be your next consideration. You can choose from a variety of doors available in the market. You can choose something that gives a vintage look or something that gives a more modern look to the barn. Whatever style you choose you need to ensure that the door is 2” wider and 1” taller than the existing cased opening. If you are not sure about what needs to be done you should always check with a structural engineer or an architect to ensure that you have the proper measurements before you proceed. This will ensure that you do not go wrong when trying to put up the door.
Another thing to keep in mind is painting the door before you set it up. If you have an old door that you are looking to repaint, you need to be extra careful not to scrape part of the door. Also, wear safety equipment if you are looking to scrap the paint of the old sliding barn doors. Once you have these basic set right you will be ready to put up your barn door but if you still think that it will be a tiring job or something you cannot take of then it is best to consult a professional who can do it for you.