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Approximate Price of Sliding and Dutch Doors

Approximate Price of Sliding and Dutch Doors Only

Reader PATRICK in FREDERICK writes:

“I was looking for a “approximate” price on metal sliding doors for an existing pole barn that is being refurbished.  Also interested in the life stock dutch doors.

Could you give me a ballpark price on the following items plus shipping to Frederick, Maryland.

  1. Qty 3: 9′ x 9′ metal door plus mounting hardware.
  2. Qty 2: Metal Frame type double dutch door for horse stalls.  4′ x 8′ would be ideal.  Your brochure describes it as a metal frame with wood inserts.  Does this come with a Metal Jam or is it just the door.
  3. Any recommend material to seal sliding doors when closed, including latches, etc.

 All work and installation is being done by the owner, me.

Thanks for your consideration and help.”

Thank you for your interest. Hansen Pole Buildings only furnishes doors with an investment into a complete post frame building kit package, as shipping doors by themselves all too often results in damage – and freight claims are no fun to pursue.

Many variables will influence prices of sliding doors – will doors slide only one direction, or will they be split (also known as bi-parting) and open both directions. Will steel siding for doors and appropriate fasteners need to be furnished, or will you be acquiring your own? Are you looking for a high quality ‘simple’ door, or are you looking for something having features such as crossbucks and glass (https://www.plyco.com/Content/files/specPDFs/ChampionSlidingDoor.pdf)? Price ranges without freight could be from a few hundred to several thousand dollars per door.

Our metal frame type dutch door has metal inserts backed with plywood. These doors are hung in steel jambs. Not for those faint of pocketbook they run over a thousand dollars a door, but they are certainly going to prove to be durable.

I always remind people – I can design a sliding door with virtually an airtight seal, however anguish and frustration will be involved to undo numerous door perimeter screws every time it needs to be opened. For practical purposes, assume a sliding door will close tight enough to allow your neighbor’s cat to enter your building.

 If you want a better sealing door, check out overhead doors.Many horse owners have gone to overhead doors on their equine buildings for this very reason.



Champion Sliding Doors

Champion Sliding Doors

Champion Sliding DoorHansen Pole Buildings is a distributor for Plyco Champion Sliding Doors.  Champion sliding doors can be ordered as a part of any complete Hansen Pole Buildings kit package. We do not offer any type of doors by themselves, due to challenges of shipping damage.

While sliding doors are not an answer to all large door situations, they certainly have their place in agricultural applications, most frequently in horse barns and riding arenas. Not every client is interested in a standard steel siding covered sliding door. For aesthetic purposes, some prefer upgraded sliding doors which include cross-bucks and, in some cases, windows.

These doors are available in 36 standard sizes and styles, including both double (bi-parting or split) doors and single door configurations, with or without tempered glass window grids. Standard sizes for single doors range from four feet wide by eight feet tall to six foot by 12 foot. Standard double door sizes range from eight foot by eight foot to 12 foot by 12 foot. Custom sizes are also available. You can pick the size you want. How cool is that?!

Champion Sliding Doors are compatible with all sliding door track and hardware.  Champion Sliding Door components consist of rugged aluminum side rails, aluminum cross-bucks, galvanized steel girts and steel inserts.

All components are pre-cut and pre-drilled, allowing for easy assembly by either Do It Yourselfers or their builders at your building site. Fasteners are included, as are complete assembly instructions. Building owners or builders are required to furnish plywood to appropriately back steel inserts.

Champion Sliding Doors are offered in a myriad of colors. Vertical members and cross bucks are offered in 10 different colors which match Plyco dutch door colors. The steel inserts are available in 14 different colors which also match inserts of Plyco dutch doors.

Want to add some upgraded style to your next post frame building? If so, then Plyco Champion Sliding Doors might be an option to consider.

Dear Pole Barn Guru: HELP! I Bought Sliding Doors with No Instructions!

Welcome to: Ask the Pole Barn Guru – where you can ask questions about building topics, with answers posted on Mondays.  With many questions to answer, please be patient to watch for yours to come up on a future Monday segment. 

Email all questions to: PoleBarnGuru@HansenPoleBuildings.com

DEAR POLE BARN GURU: I have erected a 125’x50′ steel pole building. I have (x2) Plyco sliding barn doors (two leaves) roller guide system. I need to install the doors and have no idea were to start the opening is 14’x10′. I have called the manufacturer for installation instructions. They have none!
If you can help drop me a line. CONFUSED

DEAR CONFUSED: It never ceases to amaze me at how many building kit suppliers send out a pile of materials, with no instructions on how things are to go together.

Obviously I have no way of knowing what your manufacturer had in mind (as they don’t either). I will email to you the relevant chapters from our Construction Guide, on sliding doors. This will give you information on how the openings should be framed, sliding doors assembled and hung.

Send some progress photos as you work through it.

DEAR POLE BARN GURU: My husband & I want to build a run-in shed for our goats. We are not experienced builders! I have searched the internet for building plans without success. Do you know of any free run-in shed plans & would a pole structure be the easiest since the run-in won’t have a floor?  Thanks a million, Melissa

DEAR MELISSA: A pole building is most certainly the answer as far as your building needs. There is no other building which will be more affordable, easier to construct as well as being maintenance free.

 There are lots of free plans for most any size pole building available on the internet. My caution – you get what you pay for. I’d have to totally question the quality of any free plans, as to their being able to be either code conforming, or structurally sound.

 As you will need to purchase the materials anyhow, why not buy a complete kit package which include code conforming blueprints (even if you do not have to have a building permit I strongly advise plans which would meet the Building Codes), as well as detailed step-by-step assembly instructions?

 The best instructions will guide even a neophyte through the construction process, and chances are you end up with a better finished product than you could ever pay a builder for, as you will read the plans and follow the instructions.