How Do You Measure Curtain Rod?

How Do You Measure Curtain Rod?

 

How Do You Measure Curtain Rod?

  1. Grab a measuring tape or ruler.
  2. Measure the width of your window, then subtract 1/8th inch from that measurement.
  3. Now measure the height of your window and divide 1/2 of it by two, then add two inches to this measurement.
  4. Look at the size from (2) and measure up 1.5 inches from the bottom and mark it with a pencil. Make another mark on the same line at 0.75 inches above the first mark you made.
  5. Measure your window curtain’s length, then add 4 inches to the measurement (This is the amount you will need to drape over the rod.)
  6. Measure from (4) up to your curtain length, then make a mark with a pencil that’s about 1/4 inch above this measurement.
  7. Connect these marks you made in Steps 6 and 10, and draw a line connecting them; this will be your cut line for cutting your rod to size.
  8. If you have a pole that is 5 ft. long then your cut measurements will be 3/4 from the top, 7/8 from the bottom, and 1 inch from each side.
  9. Measure from the top of the rod to the bottom of the curtain you are installing, then measure the width of that piece of fabric and add one inch to it. This is how much you will need for draping over your rod or pole.
  10. Measure the length of your window and add one inch to it. This is your desired length for draping your curtains.

Which Weather Stripping Products Would You Recommend For A Customer Who Has A Draft Near The Window Sill?

  1. V-shaped strip (Tension Seal)

A tension seal, also known as a V strip, is a strong plastic or metal strip folded into a ‘V’ shape that springs open to bridge gaps.

On the top and sides of a door; along the sides of a double-hung or sliding window.

This DIY weather stripping is simple to install. Simply cut to the desired length with scissors, then peel and stick or nail into place.

  1. Felt

Felt is sold in rolls, either plain or with a pliable metal strip reinforced. Although inexpensive, it usually only lasts a year or two.

In the jamb of a door or window sash, so that it compresses against the door.

With a utility knife, cut to the desired length, then staple or nail in place.

  1. Duct tape

Foam tape has a sticky back and is made of open or closed-cell foam or EPDM rubber. This weather stripping is available in a variety of widths and thicknesses, making it ideal for cracks of varying sizes.

Window sash tops and bottoms; inside door frames

Cut to the desired length and adhere where necessary.

  1. Door Sweeps:

To fill the space between the door and the threshold, door sweeps are flat pieces of plastic, aluminum, or stainless steel fitted with a strip of nylon, plastic, vinyl, or a sponge brush. Along the bottom of a door’s interior side.

If necessary, cut to the width of your door and screw it in place.

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