What is a bypass sliding door?

Bypass shower door is another name for a sliding shower door that consists of two or sometimes three tempered glass or plastic panels. These panels are set inside two aluminum tracks, one at the top and one at the bottom.

What is the difference between a single bypass door and a double bypass door?

For a single door you need adjacent wall space that’s at least as wide as your door, while double doors need space on both sides of the opening.

What size do bypass doors come in?

Bypass closet doors are available in similar standard sizes as bifold and pivot doors. These sliding closet doors typically measure 80” to 81”and 96” tall. They accommodate horizontal openings from 48” up to 192”. For the largest widths, your bypass doors will need four panels.

How much do bypass 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. Some minor variations exist among bypass door kits from different manufacturers, but they are all easy to install.

Can you open a barn door from both sides?

What is this? Yes, you do. Barn doors need handles. They slide easily on the sliding tracks, but you need a pull on one side and a recessed or flush handle on the other side.

What is the rough opening for bypass doors?

For two 32-inch doors, the opening should be 63 inches, to allow for a l-inch overlap.

How do you measure bypass?

Measuring For Bypass Doors In this scenario, measure the width of the door frame (to the outside edge of the molding if you have it). If there is no molding, add 2-4” of width to add extra privacy. Now take your total width measurement and divide by two – this will give you the width of each bypass door.

How much do bypass barn doors overlap?

half-inch overlap
In addition to the half-inch overlap, the door panels of your bypass barn door should close so that one is concealed perfectly behind the other, without its inner or outer edge remaining visible from the front.