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Sliding Barn Door Cost

The average cost of a sliding barn door is $600, with a range between $200 and $1,000. This cost includes parts and labor, with the biggest cost variables including the material, size and labor costs for your area. The parts for this style include the door itself and mounting hardware such as the track.

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Average Cost to Install Barn Doors

Average Cost$600
High Cost$1,000
Low Cost$200

Barn Door Installation Cost

Sliding barn doors are also known as pocket, or sliding, doors. The installation cost of pocket doors ranges between $200 and $500. This project typically requires three to four hours to complete. Your location, size and weight of the unit are the biggest cost variables for this project.

Standard models are three feet wide, seven feet high are made of lightweight materials. They typically cost between $200 and $300 to install, since this project typically requires only one person. Heavy, custom versions require more than one person, so they cost an average of $500 to install.

Barn Door Prices

The material cost of a sliding barn door ranges from $200 to $1,000, depending on cost variables like materials and size of the model. The cost also includes tracking hardware and other components like inserts.

Sliding barn doors have rollers inside an aluminum track attached to the wall above the door, which accounts for a major part of the hardware cost. The size and weight of the unit directly affects the cost of the tracking hardware.

Barn Door Cost by Material

A basic, cost of an interior barn door with tracking hardware is between $200 and $250 if it’s made from inexpensive materials like pine, vinyl or a composite. This model would be much smaller and lighter than an exterior door for an actual barn. A model closer to the size and weight of an exterior barn door would cost between $300 and $700.

The cost of custom barn doors and those made of solid wood is about $750. However, a door made of a particularly heavy wood like mahogany, maple or walnut can increase the price to $1,000.

Additional features also affect the cost of a sliding barn door. For example, doors with glass inserts cost an average of $500.

Cost of Barn Door Hardware

A sliding barn door weighing less than 125 pounds will only need one track, so its hardware will only cost about $150. Models weighing more than 125 pounds will require multiple tracks, which could cost up to $800. Decorative hardware can further increase the cost to $2,000, depending on the style and number of tracks.

A double sliding style will require two tracks, regardless of the door's weight. In this case, the hardware will cost at least $300.

DIY Barn Door Installation vs. Hire a Pro

The biggest benefit to having a pro install a barn door is that you can be sure to avoid rookie mistakes that could cost more down the road. However, an experienced DIYer can complete this project if there is already enough empty wall space around the doorway to allow the door to slide completely open.

The installation becomes more difficult when this space is obstructed by features such as electrical outlets, lights switches and thermostats. In these cases, a professional door installer in your area will need to relocate these features. Depending on the specific feature, you may want to hire an electrician to perform this task. Experienced pros are also prepared to handle the weight of larger barn doors safely.

FAQs

What are the benefits of barn doors?

  • Save space: Because they slide along a wall rather than swinging open, replacing a bathroom door with a sliding one frees up limited floor space.
  • Versatility: Sliding barn doors serve as a moving wall, allowing you to easily divide your living space. They also help to hide bathrooms, closets and pantries.
  • Accessibility: They also keep rooms open, so you can walk in and out of them with your hands full. Sliding doors also make rooms more accessible to people with walkers and wheelchairs.
  • Alternative Artwork: Barn doors are important elements in a craftsman-meets-farmhouse design.
  • Worth the investment: Barn doors improve your home’s resale value.

Is installing a barn door easy?

A barn door is easy to install if it only requires you to attach the tracks and rollers, and hang the door. It’s much more difficult when you need to move features to clear the necessary space. In this case, you should hire a pro to perform the installation.

Do sliding barn doors need a bottom track?

The importance of a bottom track becomes greater as the door’s weight increases. The lack of a bottom track can cause heavy doors to swing against the wall, damaging it.

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