# What is the difference between single bypass and double bypass barn door?

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## What is a bypass sliding barn door?

Bypass sliding barn doors are different than normal sliding barn doors because one door slides behind the other and bypasses it. … Bypass doors are different than double barn doors, which cannot slide behind each other and still require more wall space.

## Can you overlap barn doors?

Barn doors can be installed to overlap each other, but it requires a different installation technique and barn door hardware, which can increase cost. The doors will need to be offset from each other on the track or sometimes even use an extra track.

## How much should bypass barn doors overlap?

The combined width of the doors should equal the width of the opening plus at least 1 inch. This provides 1/2 inch of overlap between the two doors when they are closed.

## How long of a barn door track do I need?

Whatever your measurement is for at least twice the width of the door, plus the extra 4 to 6 inches, that will be your minimum track length. To calculate, simply follow this equation: (width of door x 2) + (4 to 6 inches of space) = minimum track length.

## Do I have enough room for a barn door?

The barn door should be wide enough to completely cover the doorway with an inch or two of overhang on both sides and about one inch at the top. It should be tall enough so that when it’s hung on the track, there is about 1/2-inch of space between the bottom of the door and the floor.

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