Installers and contractors frequently create sliding pocket doors by combining components from multiple manufacturers that may or may not be compatible.
Fremont, CA: Architects have traditionally specified sliding pocket doors to ensure that the aesthetics of their designs can be realized, but installers have been hesitant to use such products due to the complex and time-consuming installation requirements, as well as call-backs to the job site when products fail. The installer's impression of pocket doors is that they appear fantastic on paper but don't work in actuality.
Here are three reasons why sliding pocket door design should be changed:
Installation and reliability
Due to a failure to apply a system-led approach, pocket doors traditionally take a long time to install and frequently require repair after a project is completed.
Need for a system-led approach
Installers and contractors frequently create sliding pocket doors by combining components from multiple manufacturers that may or may not be compatible. This has an impact on product durability and performance.
Design and durability
The pocket formation must be both thin and strong, as well as properly aligned and plumb. It's not easy to accomplish, especially when a pocket door system is made up of various incompatible items.