Cinzia Calabresi Curtain Poles June 22nd, 2018 - 16:50:41
Make sure the mounting brackets for the rod will fit on your door. A popular curtain for patio doors is sheers. They let the light in but still give you some privacy. If you need light blocking or want something more decorative there are many styles of curtains sold for standard patio door sizes. Some cafe curtain rods even allow for rings to go on them so you have more choices for curtains. The last step is to slide the curtains on and install the rod. If you are unsure of how to install the rods ask your home improvement store about your type of door and what type of screws or fasteners you should use. Once installed you will have an attractive window covering and curtain rods for your patio doors.
These are the ends of the rods that connect to the support brackets. They often protrude out further than the window for just such display purposes. This means you can leave the curtains drawn and still get the aesthetics with the finials showing. There are three parts that make up window curtain rods: the rod which fits through the top curtain hem the finials which keep the rod from slipping off the brackets and the brackets which support the rod. The rod itself is often made in two parts. One end fits inside the other so that it can be adjusted to fit any window. There is often a screw that tightens against the outer sleeve so that the adjustment stays securely in place and wont slide out of position. All of the hardware is sold as a unit but you can purchase separate finials if they will be the only decorative part displayed.
Wrought iron curtain rods are easy to install and last a long time since they are made of iron. However you need to keep in mind that the thicker the rod the heavier it will be so make sure that the support brackets together with the attachments are strong enough to hold them up (with the weight of the curtain as well) and that the mounting surface is also solid enough to take on the weight. Even so they are a much better choice than wooden rods which are subjected to terrible wear and tear every time the curtains are drawn or when the curtain rings glide up and down. Since there are many designs but not many colors to choose from make sure that you make the right choice as the choice you make will be literally hanging around your home for a long time.
Finials can be made of almost any material including wood glass steel aluminum etc. Finials are often changed to give the window dressing a slightly difference appearance. The brackets are usually hidden by the whole window dressing so they dont have to be decorative unless they stick out from the wall. This design creates a layered look and the brackets do play a role in the appearance. Rods should be hung according to the length of the window. If your window is small and you would like to create a taller image - hang your curtain rods closer to the ceiling. For a three dimensional effect use double and triple rods for layering that will give a rich look and work as insulation as well.