A single-door installation cannot be successful without several things: a good handyman’s kit and a good hardware kit. However, finding a reliable hardware store can turn out to be quite challenging. Usually, there’s no hardware store near you, which means you have to invest some serious portion of time to go and find one. If you do, it might not be a well-equipped hardware store – and your trip will appear like a waste of time.
How to find a hardware for sliding barn doors
In order to save some time and money on sliding door hardware, you should start with recommended retailers. Ask your friends or family for whom you know had bought sliding door hardware recently or just ask for general hardware store recommendation. However, not every hardware store can help you with sliding door hardware kits and components. Running into a general hardware store may lead to disappointment because you will waste your time and come out empty handed.
Finding the right hardware store can be done much faster and easier with the help of Google. Type in “best places to find hardware for sliding barn doors” or similar keyword combination and you will get a list of different sources for hardware. This can also be boring and time exhausting search, because of the keyword optimization that will lead to various content not necessarily related to hardware stores. Instead, you can type “sliding barn door hardware stores” and see what will come up in search results.
I found several good hardware stores – now what
When you find hardware stores that specialize in selling hardware for sliding barn door, you might want to take your search to the next level. That means you need to set up the criteria that will help you decide which one is the best fit for you.
When it comes to choosing a hardware store, you should be on a lookout for several things. Firstly check out their offer: are they selling only kits or they can offer you individual components as well? Even though choosing a hardware kit can be an advantage and a money-saver, you should know that there are still few items needed to buy separately. If a hardware store offers a discount on buying individual components, that would be a plus.
Secondly, how are they charging for the kits and components? In other words, is your budget flexible enough to meet their prices and still give you quality hardware for your sliding door? Unfortunately, most of the prices cannot be found on store’s website, which means you have to go there personally and ask for a price list. However, some stores like Real Sliding Hardware has a detailed pricing list plus they offer a free quotation.
Finally, check out their shipping options. The best places for buying hardware for your door is usually those who offer free shipping or low shipping rates. You should also check out when you can expect your package to arrive – whether it is going to be the next day or it takes more than 3 days to process your shipping and deliver a package to you.