The first step to any installation is measuring your space properly, including your door frame and your desired barn door. Check your door model’s manufacturer instructions to verify exactly how much space is needed above your door frame to accommodate the top rail and total length of your door, typically 6-8”. Measure the total width of your top rail to guarantee there is extra space to open and close your door, usually double the width of your door.
Most doors will come with bumpers you can adjust to determine how far your door will roll. This is important to avoid covering any light switches or power outlets. Always follow the manufacturer instructions for measurement requirements, especially the gaps between your door & walls to avoid any scraping.