When buying a new rolling barn doors there are a couple of things you need to take into account. Remember this isn’t a regular or normal door, this is a door that moves laterally, this is a door that you have chosen because it better represents you, its one of a kind. So because of that ‘one of a kindness’ it also takes the same preparation to ensure a great fit. We need to get this amazing new door to clear anything that it could come in contact with and halt its awesomeness.
We need to get this amazing new door to clear anything that it could come in contact with and halt its awesomeness. We have designed a device just for this purpose, its called the spacer. The spacer is there to move the door out just far enough to make it past baseboards, cases, and any other trimmings that are on the doorframe.
The spacer is designed with different lengths to take care of any situations. There are three main spacers that we have developed to help your doors fitment.
The first, and used most often, would be our [regular] spacers. They come in a wide range of sizes, and will fit with any of our door applications.
If the above spacers didn’t work then you most likely will be stepping into the larger more fancy spacers. We have designed these spacers to add to the look of your door.
The reason these spacers are made this way is because they will now be visible behind the track. Therefore we felt that instead of making a piece that would just “do the job” we would give it some fashion sense along with its functionality.
They come in two sizes , 2 ¾ can do up to 6in which becomes a custom spacer. To determine what size spacers you need, you take the Door Thickness + the Trim Thickness – 1/4″.
To determine how many you need you look at the length of the track. For 4′ to 6′ tracks you need 4. For 6′ 1″ to 8 ft. you need 5.
Once you use this method of figuring out the measurements you will be able to figure out what spacers you are going to need.