These Easy Calculators Make Door Pocket Planning More Accurate

architects in officeThere’s nothing worse than making an error when planning a detail like door pocket size. Fixing it involves both construction costs and delays, right when your project should be finishing up.

These two calculators were developed back in 2014 to help architects and designers to plan the integration of our doors into their projects. Since then, they’ve helped thousands of customers save time and trouble – and only Dynamic has them.

There’s no tables to consult; the calculators give you most of the values you need.

The Right-Angle Pocket Calculator

door pocket diagramIf you’re pressed for time, this tool can be a lifesaver. It accurately delivers the pocket door width (value “C” in the diagram) and the minimum clearance (“B”) for every side folding door we carry.

Based on a formula developed by our in-house engineer, this calculator solves a complex equation instantly.

Use the right-angle pocket calculator >

The Stack Calculator

diagram of folding door stack in pocketUse this calculator to find the width of the folded door stack, and get a rough idea of how wide your door pocket will need to be.

Based on the compression ratio for the door, this is a simple calculation but it’s surprising how often people get this wrong.

Please note that because of small variations from model to model in our product lines, you’ll need to confirm the exact dimensions with our support team once you’ve chosen a specific door.

Use the stack calculator >

Help With Project Details Is All Part of the Package

If your pocket is too small, your door won’t fit. If it’s too larger, you’ve wasted space that could be better allocated to the secured area.

No matter how good you are at math, it’s always a good idea to verify your numbers. Ask our expert Customer Support team to double check for you.

Call 1-800-663-4599 Monday to Friday, 8AM – 5PM Eastern, or

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