How To Measure

How To Measure
How To Measure
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For your new French Door Curtains and Door Panel Curtains to perfectly fit your window, please follow our simple measuring tips and guidelines.

There are only two basic ways to install your new door panel curtians. Either INSIDE MOUNT (Spring-Rods/Tension Rods) or OUTSIDE MOUNT (Sash, Cafe-Sash, or Magnetic Rods).

With the INSIDE MOUNT METHOD, the SPRING RODS hold themselves in place by a spring inside 'pushing out' against the inside window sill (much like most shower curtain rods work) This method can only be used if you have at least 1/2 of an inch space between your window glass and the outer edge of your window molding. With the Spring Rod installation, the length of the door curtain will be the exact same length as your window.

With the OUTSIDE MOUNT METHOD, this is where you mount the Sash-Rods, Cafe-Sash Rods, or Magnetic Rods above the window 2-3 inches and another rod 2-3 inches below the window. So if your door window is 63 inches tall(length), then you would order a 68 inch(length) door curtain. This is the method used in the door curtains we have pictured on this web site

OUR SIMPLE WAY TO ORDER: On each page, there are TWO BOXES to enter in WIDTH and LENGTH.

WIDTH BOX: SIMPLY PUT THE WIDTH OF YOUR WINDOW. THAT'S IT! We will do the math and make your door panel curtains much wider so they will gather or be 'pushed together' and will look nice and full when on the rods. Generally 2&1/2- 4 times as wide, depending on the fabric. { Door Panel Curtain-example: You enter 21" in the WIDTH BOX. Your custom made curtain will be 53"-84" wide. Again, the width depends on the type of fabric. For sheers we will make your curtains wider than we do for heavier fabrics }

LENGTH BOX: SIMPLY PUT IN LENGTH FROM TOP ROD TO BOTTOM ROD. For INSIDE MOUNT (spring-rods), this will simply be the length of your glass. For OUTSIDE MOUNT (sash, cafe-sash, and magnetic rods), this will be the length of your glass plus 4-6 inches, depending on where you want to place your rods.

** If you already have your own rods in place, simply measure from the top of the top rod to the bottom of the bottom rod, and put this measurement in the LENGTH BOX ***

EXAMPLE: You measure your door window and the glass width is 24" X length of 62.5".

For SPRING RODS you will simply put 24" in the "width box" and 62.5" in the "length box".

For SASH RODS, CAFE-SASH RODS, OR MAGNETIC RODS you will simply put 24" in the "width box" and 67.5" in the "length box". (length plus 5")

If these instructions are still unclear to you, please DON'T hesitate to call our customer service line and we will be glad to walk you thru the measuring process. US Phone Line: 1-321-632-3300 (24 hours a day/7 days a week). We are here to serve you!