How high to set the rod?: Panels should be about 4-6” above the top of the window opening or molding. You can also mount the rod up to the crown molding or ceiling to add height to the room - a great idea for rooms with 8’ ceilings.
Rod Pocket Panels: Measure from the top of the pole to the floor ( E) PLUS any Header Ruffle desired. Note that there is some rod “take-up” when the material is gathered onto the pole. Add 1” for smaller rods and 2” for rods 2” in diameter or larger.
Panels hung from rings: Measure from the bottom of the ring to the floor (D). Set the pole high enough that the bottom of the ring is above the window molding.
Functional Panels: If your panels will open and close to cover the entire window, we’ll need measurement (F). Adding 4-8” wider than window frame (A) on each side is recommended. If you want the panels to completely clear the entire window when opened, your pole width (F) needs to be approximately 30% larger than the window width (A) for pleated panels or 20% larger for flat top panels.
Decorative Panels: For panels that will not be moved specify if you would like single width panels, 1.5 width, or double width .
Tie Top & Tab Top: Hang below the rod with the top of the panel about 1-2” from the bottom of the rod.
Grommet Tops: Add 1” above the top of the rod for grommet allowance.
**Please feel free to Contact Us any time if you require assistance in determining sizes.