Suppose you are looking for barn door hardware for your next remodel project. In that case, you probably notice that the price of a sliding hardware kit can vary significantly based on your taste and project specifications. In today's post, we will cover six common variables that affect barn door hardware costs:
- Track Length
The barn door hardware kit price can be affected by the length of your barn door track. The longer your barn door and barn door opening, the longer your track will be. Longer tracks mean more material on manufacturing, and consequently, higher prices. This is particularly true for heavy-duty hardware kits, where all the components must be larger to ensure a safe operation, including the track, the hangers, and small pieces like bolts and nuts.
The material that a barn door hardware is made of can also influence how expensive your kit will be. If you opt for a powder-coated finish, it will definitely cost less than solid brass or stainless steel hardware of the exact same size. Keep in mind that global shortage of materials and supply chain issues can also affect raw material costs, consequently increasing the price of the final product.
One extra note on this topic: it is also important to remember that some materials (usually more expensive) are recommended and will do better on external projects and be more resistant to weather conditions, like Stainless Steel and Galvanized Steel. Check out our selection of exterior barn door hardware for more info.
How and where the hardware components are manufactured also plays a role on the final price. Usually, hardware mass-produced overseas costs less than locally sourced, locally-made hardware since working wages are lower and labor laws are less rigid in many other areas of the world.
On the other hand, US-made hardware will cost a little bit more. At RealCraft, all of our hardware is machined locally, so we have complete control on the process and materials as well as supporting our local communities and crafting traditions alive. For example, our Hand-Forged Barn Door Hardware is made by hand by our blacksmith, using high-grade materials and using millennial forging methods.
The barn door hardware application you select will also determine the price. For example, a bypass barn door hardware kit might be more expensive than a standard single barn door hardware kit because it requires a more complex construction and more material to hold multiple doors effectively and securely.
Another aspect that affects cost is design. If you want something more elaborate or unique with a more detailed and intricate design and construction, your prices will be higher, especially when combined with high-grade materials.
Even though some designs can be more expensive, they are guaranteed to become a focal point on your project and invoke a feeling of luxury and finesse to your space. Explore some beautiful barn door hardware on our Architecture Series, including award-winning designs and one-of-a-kind tracks shapes like hexagonal and cylindrical.
The cost of shipping barn door hardware can also vary, depending on the weight and size of the package and where the order will be delivered. For example, a standard barn door hardware kit that is shipped within the United States will be less expensive than an international shipment. However, the good news is that at RealCraft, you don't have to worry about shipping! You will get free shipping on all orders over $200!
More often than not, these variables will intersect, like ordering an oversized, complex, solid brass to another country. Still, on some occasions, one specific variant will elevate the price by itself, like shipping a barn door hardware kit to another country, for example.
Hopefully, this article has given you a good overview of the many barn door hardware kit price factors. Keep in mind that our team at RealCraft is always available to help with any questions or concerns you might have about your project. Visit our website or give us a call today!