Types Of Wood Closet Doors –  Advantages And Disadvantages

There are different types and styles of closet doors and even different materials that the doors can be made from.  However, just because you like a particular door style does not necessarily mean that it is the best door for your home. 

Several things need to be considered before you can be sure that you are making the best purchase for your wood closet doors.

You also need to make sure that you have a budget put in place before you start shopping, determine the price and stick to it.  Understand the advantages and disadvantages of each type of door will help you eliminate the doors that aren't best for you so that you can narrow down the selection and make a final decision. 

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Pocket Doors

A pocket door is a door that slides to be concealed along its length, when it is open, in the adjacent wall compartment.  These are used most often when the area does not allow room for a hinged door.  The advantage is that it is blank, like a swinging door, therefore you can match it with other doors in your home.  Once the door is installed the casing of part of the trim, including built-up headers or parting beads, can match your other doors.

There is one drawback to wooden pocket closet doors and that is that a bit of skill is needed for installation.  For these doors, you will need to have an opening that is double the size, for a special frame to be installed.  

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Bifold Doors

Four-panel and two-panel configurations are available for bifold doors.  Each of the panels is paired with an additional panel using hinges.  Bifold doors do not need as much room as swinging doors do because the doors fold when you open them.  These doors are lightweight and they also tend to be less costly than other doors you might find. 

One drawback is that when the doors are open they don't allow for the size of the full opening, they still take up some of the space.  Maintenance can be an issue also as these doors have a tendency to be temperamental.   You may also find that these doors use specialized hardware that can be less durable than you might prefer. It takes framing and special techniques to get the doors set and functioning properly, therefore, a professional installation might be best.

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Double Doors

Double doors consist of two doors that swing, on has a left-hand swing and the other door a right-hand swing.  When used for closets these doors are typically hung without using and astragal between the pair of doors.  In order to allow for one door to be open and the other to be closed a ball batch latch that is spring-type is often employed.

Since the blanks and jambs for the door are standard you should be able to match the hardware and trim to the other doors in your home.  The hardware and hinges on these doors tend to be durable and they also tend to stay in alignment even when they are used frequently.  The main disadvantage here is that these doors swing out to open, therefore, they require floor space in this pather to be clear from furniture or other items.

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