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What are some tips for installing a barn door track?

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Closely follow the installation manual, have a punch or awl close by and install bumpers if you want to have no issues during or after installing a barn door track in your home. Know which lag to install first as you place the track onto its mounting.

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What are some tips for installing a barn door track?
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The installation manual is very important for easing your way through the different pieces of hardware that need to be installed (lag bolts and spacers, for example) and the order in which they should be installed.

The awl or punch should be used to create a seat for the drill bit, which prevents it from slipping as you drill the holes through which the track is attached to the board or wall.

Many barn doors are installed close to the edge of a wall, and the door can damage the trim before the stoppers kick in to halt its movement. Install bumpers onto the trim to prevent this from happening. The bumpers work as an additional way to keep the barn door from making contact with the trim. Buy these bumpers as you get the materials that you need for the rack installation.

A final tip is to drive in the furthest lag first so that you do not have a hard time keeping the track level as you install the other end.

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