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Drapery Hardware Gives You a Finishing Touch

At Window Treats Inc., we offer a wide variety of custom drapery hardware that adds a finishing touch to your new drapery or top treatments installation. No matter your style or preference, we meet your needs. We offer traditional rods, modern acrylic rods, classic rope holdbacks, knobs,  hooks, and much more. Our drapery hardware solutions provide you with the look and feel you desire for your new window treatments. Our experts in drapery hardware in NJ are here to help you make the perfect decision when purchasing hardware for your draperies.

What Is Drapery Hardware?

When we talk about drapery hardware, we refer to several items. The most common are drapery rods, wall brackets, curtain rings, end caps, finials, and traverse rails. The purpose of drapery hardware is to provide a beautiful finishing touch while allowing your draperies to function correctly. There are numerous styles, from traditional to contemporary, from which you can choose. The options may seem overwhelming initially, but we are here to help with every step. We ensure you get the style you want to be combined with the function you need. If you aren't sure where to start, contact us for a consultation.

Selecting the Right Drapery Hardware

When you want to pick the perfect drapery hardware, keeping a few things in mind is essential. You must understand how you want your drapes to function. Are they going to be installed over a door or window? Do you want them to be decorative and stationary, or will you close them regularly? The answers to these questions help determine which hardware is best for you. Next, you should think about how you want your draperies to look. You should also consider the hardware as jewelry for your room and window treatments. They help finish the look. The brackets, finials, shape, size, and color of the rods will enhance your entire space.

Are you looking for a modern, bold, and streamlined design, or do you desire something more traditional? If you are considering a decorative rod with finials, you should consider making that selection first. That becomes the focus of the room. The rest of your choices are based on the decorative rod.

High-quality, well-made drapery hardware remains durable, reliable, and beautiful for many years. You won't have to worry about replacing it any time soon.



Drapery Hardware for Sliding Glass Door

If you have sliding glass doors and you want curtain rods for them, to get the right size, you need to consider the following:

The height of your sliding doors determines the diameter of the drapery rod. In general, a sliding door is about 80 inches high. You want to add four inches or more to that to ensure the top hem of the draperies and curtain hardware are not visible from the outside of the house.

The width of your sliding doors determines how long your drapery rod should be. The majority of sliding doors are between 60 and 72 inches wide. You should add four or more inches to each side depending on the style and fabric of the draperies. If you only want your draperies to move to one side, you only need to add four or more inches to one side. This allows the draperies to stack off the glass when opened.

You want the rods to enhance the fabric and style of the draperies and the other elements in your room, so you should determine what material offers the functionality you need. Some rods require extra support along the way, so you may need a bypass C-ring or a larger-diameter rod so the draperies open and close properly. You could also consider a traverse rod. These rods are controlled by a cord.

Drapery Hardware for Wide Windows

There are some points to consider when selecting drapery hardware for wide windows.

There is a wide variation in the size of windows. If you have wide windows and you want a drapery rod system that is functional and not just decorative, you must think about how the draperies attach to the rod. The majority of wide windows require a center support bracket. There are a few drapery types that can't move past center support. Those include tab top, grommet, and back tab draperies. These are not going to be functional options for wide windows. 

There are some options you can consider for windows that need extra support. C-rings are able to move across supports and could be a great option. You can also select a large-diameter rod with fewer supports that can span a wider space. Traverse rods have tracks to allow carriers to move without contacting support brackets.

If you select a rod that needs finials, you want to verify the length of the finials to determine how far they extend past the rod. If you have draperies installed near the wall, cabinets, or other items, you may not have a lot of space for a finial. You may want to consider a smaller finial or a simple end cap. 

Drapery Hardware for Tall Windows

When you have windows that are tall and high up on the wall, you want to keep some things in mind. You want to understand how tall the windows are and where the rods will be placed. Do you want your draperies to function and cascade down to the floor? Do you want the draperies to be merely functional and dress the window? If you have long draperies, it is difficult to pull them back by hand. When you have tall windows, you require larger and sturdier drapery hardware. You may consider two- or three-inch wood rods, traverse rods, or wrought iron drapery hardware. 

Drapery Hardware for Grommet Panels

One of the more popular options for draperies is grommet drapery panels. They are easy to open and close and don't require rings or traverse rods. One thing to keep in mind is they limit your hardware options.

When you choose grommet drapery, keep these considerations in mind when making your selection:

  • The size of the grommet is critical. It must be able to move freely along the rod you want. To determine what size you need, you must measure across the inside of the grommet to get its diameter. The size of the rod must be at a minimum ¼ inch less than the size of the grommet.

  • You want to think about the color of the rod and if you want it to contrast or match the grommet. You want to keep in mind that grommet draperies can be challenging to move by hand. 

  • The taller the drapery, makes it harder to move. If you have a two-story window and want functional draperies, grommet draperies are not suitable for you.

  • The window's width also matters because grommet draperies cannot move past center support. This means they are not the best choice when you want to open and close your draperies along a wide window. If you want grommet draperies, you can split the installation into sections. 

Drapery Hardware for Pinch-Pleat Panels

When you have chosen pinch-pleated draperies, there are some things you should consider.

A traverse rod is your best option for pinch-pleated draperies, especially if you plan to open and close them frequently. If you have long draperies, you should also consider a traverse rod. This type of drapery is pinned into carriers on the rod and runs along a track either at the bottom or the back of the rod. You have the option of moving the draperies with batons or wands on a rod with rings. 

Drapery Hardware for Rod Pocket/Flat Panel Draperies

There are many drapery panels that are available with multiple-use options, such as tabs and rod pockets. These panels can be installed on traverse rods or rings with drapery pin hooks. This gives you many options to decide between functional and stationary installations. There are some things to consider.

It would be best to understand how you want your drapes to work. Rod-pocket draperies don't move easily and work best for stationary installations. The installations for rod-pockets are plain metal rods that are designed to be covered with fabric. You can also choose decorative curtain rods if you want to see the rod or finials.

If you have back tabs, the rod must be a diameter that fits inside the tabs. These rods allow the tabs to move easily if that is what you want. Flat panels can also be used with rings. To use these, you place a drapery pin in the back of the header or the top hem of the drape. You can slip the hook portion of the pin into the eye on the ring. There are rings with clips so you can clip a flat panel onto the ring.

Rod-pocket and tab styles aren't able to move past a bracket, making it challenging to cover a wide window. You can also break up the span into sections coordinating with the bracket placement.. 

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Curtain Rod Hardware

At Window Treats Inc., we offer curtain rod hardware that is made of high-quality and durable materials. We ensure everything in our collection meets the highest standard. 

All of our curtain hardware is durable, decorative, and will stand the test of time. This allows you to enjoy your curtain rods in your home and feel secure that your draperies add an extra layer of decor to your space.


How to Install Drapery Hardware

Many people don't like the idea of installing curtain rods. We offer quality installation, so you don't have to worry about handling any of the work yourself. 

However, many homeowners like to do some of their own drapery hardware installations. And it's possible to do it yourself if you take your time and use the proper tools.

You will need some simple tools, like: 

  • Measuring tape
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Level
  • Toggle bolts or proper wall anchors for your installation
  • Screws  

If you install metal drapery rods, you can do it with or without rings. Either way, you can still do the installation easily. You can mock up the installation with rings if you plan to use them. You should measure from the bottom of the rod to where the drapery hangs on the ring. When hanging rod-pocket curtains, insert the rod, then measure from the bottom of the rod to the bottom hem of the drapery.

If you are using rings, add to that measurement the length of the draperies. You should also add an inch or so if you do not want the fabric to puddle or break on the floor. This is the measurement for the distance from the floor to where the bottom of the scoop on the rod will be. Place a mark on the wall in the center of the window at that measurement.

After that, you want to measure the width of the window and subtract that number from the width of the rod. When you've done this, you can divide the difference in half and measure out from the edge of the window that distance. You also want to measure straight up to the first mark you placed on the wall. This is where the bottom of the rod sits. These two marks show you where the ends of the rods will go. Depending on the drapery type, you may mount the brackets closer together.


Quality Drapery Hardware in New Jersey including Redbank, Freehold and Surrounding Areas

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Our expert team regularly updates our drapery hardware catalogs with the latest window coverings. We have strong relationships in the industry, and we are among the first to know about the trendiest styles and most advanced motorization options. To see our extensive collection of drapery hardware and Hunter Douglas blinds, shades, shutters, and drapery, visit our showroom.

Window Treats Inc. in Red Bank, New Jersey offers Hunter Douglas window treatments including curtainsblindsshades, and shutters. These can all be made into motorized blinds, shades, and integrated into a home automation system.

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Window Treats proudly serves the surrounding areas, including Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Elberon, Fair Haven, Freehold, Holmdel, Lakewood, Little Silver, Lincroft, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Oakhurst & Ocean Township, Rumson, Shrewsbury, Spring Lake, Tinton Falls and Toms River.

Our team is often called upon to serve the tri-state area as well including Brooklyn and Manhattan (New York City).