Your new barn door will likely be a focal point, so it need to perform well, look good and hold up to everyday wear and tear. The new door must be bigger than the opening for complete coverage and to minimize gaps. We suggest replacing the jamb to remove the cutout for the latch and the stop so you have a nice clean look around the opening.
If replacing the jamb you’ll want to fill any screws or nail holes in the new boards and then paint them. Once your opening is prepared you can start mounting the top rail, you will want to make sure this is level and at the proper height for your doors so they aren’t catching on the floor and so the slide smoothly and stay in place when opened or closed. At this point your doors are hung and ready for a handle to help with opening and closing.
Depending on which type of handle(s) you are planning on using it may be easier to mark where you want the handle(s) to be while the doors are hanging and then remove the doors and lay them down flat to drill any holes and install the hardware. Build your new Custom Louvered Doors and get a Free Instant Quote Today Our state of the art designers allow you to design and build completely customized Louvered Doors to fit your exact needs.