Drapery brackets are used to support drapery and curtain rods. There are a variety of types, styles and strengths of drapery brackets available. Some of the things you will need to consider depending on your needs;
- Type - The style bracket or mounting system your application requires. (see below)
- Projection - You will also need to select the projection (the distance the rod will some out from the wall or ceiling. Typically 1.5" projection brackets are used for hanging tapestries, 3" projection brackets are used for most single layer window treatments and 6" projection brackets are used for two layer treatments.
- Strength - Heavy duty brackets have a reinforcing rod welded from the base of the bracket to the underside of the rod cup and should be used if hanging heavy weight fabrics to prevent the bracket from sagging under full loaded weight.
To determine the recommended/guideline number of brackets just divide the length of each wall area by 45 ", always round up and add 1. For example, a 120" window would be 120/45, or 2.66, which would be 3. Then add 1 for a total of 4 brackets. For light fabrics or valances, of course, you may use fewer brackets, but generally do not span more than 82" without a center support. For heavy fabrics, use our heavy-duty brackets with the guideline number of brackets. Using the guideline number of brackets also hides all rod seams.