Our Soft-Close Sliding Door Brakes Will Prevent Slamming If your busy household echoes with the jarring sounds of sliding doors being slammed constantly, it’s time to consider installing soft-close hardware. Soft-close sliding door brakes prevent slamming. The hardware is popular in today’s kitchens, where it is used to slow drawers as they come to a close. For sliding doors, the principle behind the hardware is the same: Dampers within the mechanism work as “brakes” to moderate the speed with which the slider closes. The dampers allow the door to shut gently but securely. It’s important to remember that once the hardware is installed, there’s no need to close sliders with force. A gentle tug sets the doors in motion. They’ll close tightly with virtually no sound. Soft-close hardware is a popular feature on new doors, but can be used to retrofit existing doors, too. The hardware is particularly useful to protect mirrored or wood closet doors from damage, since they tend to … [Read more...]