Why Use a Bypass Kit?
Bypass barn door hardware kits are a great option when you want to install barn doors, but don’t have enough clearance on either side of the doorway for a regular single or double door hardware kit. If there is enough clearance on one side of the doorway, then both doors can be pushed to the same side, opening the entire doorway. If there isn’t enough (or any) clearance on either side of the doorway, then the doors can be “stacked” on top of each other, which will open up one side of the doorway or the other. When the doors are pushed to the right side of the doorway, the left side is opened and vice versa.
What is a (Double Track) Bypass Barn Door Hardware Kit?
A double track bypass barn door hardware kit uses two tracks, with one door on each track, to allow the doors to slide past each other. The inside track is mounted to the wall with a set of wall spacers, whereas the outside track is attached to a set of bypass brackets. The Bypass brackets mount to the wall and and go up and over the inside track track, cantelevering the outside track in front of the inside. For wider doorways, three or four doors can be mounted to the tracks, providing greater coverage for your doorway.