Tips on How to Measure For a Bay Window For New Curtains
For your bay window, you have to have a right sized pole. Some bay window poles are very innovative with stylish designs. With advancement in technology, you can get the designs customized for your bay window curtain poles. Measurement of the pole is an important task in this. You should record the measurement very carefully and then give them to the dealer who will then customize curtain poles for the bay window. Accuracy in this step is of immense importance.
The best option is that separate curtains at each angle of the bay should be used. Another option is to have a pair of curtains across the front of the bay; we can also fit blinds at each window of the bay. Bay should be selected in accordance with the type of the window. The shape is dependent on where you are going to place the curtain pole.
Dimension of the window depend on the shape. For a simple L-shaped bay window, total of three dimensions will be needed, between the two-ends of L-shape. But, if the window has a reverse band, you will need another dimension.
There are online options available which guide you to use the right kind of tools for your measurement. You can even provide them with the data online, and they will design the curtain poles according to your requirements. It is a good idea to recheck the measurements before placing final order.
There are some tools required for installing the bay-window. It includes a measuring tape, crow bars, saw, drill machine, a straight edge, stapler, knife, snips, brackets, frames, roofing paper, nails, fiber glass and shingles. It is a good suggestion to have a picture of a model bay-window that you want yours to look like.
There is an option of choosing different kinds of brackets available. You must select one which matches with your requirements. Brackets are adjustable, and they are available in brass and nickel.
You should select a pole with high quality. There are varieties of poles available in the market, ranging from traditional wooden poles, polmets and bay-window poles. Curtain poles are not only considered as a functional element but they also help in enhancing the ambiance of the room. Usually for bay windows, curtain poles in 43mm, 55mm and 67mm diameters are most appropriate.
For installation, you must follow these steps. First of all, you should decide a position in the wall where you are going to place the window. Next, you should measure the bay window and put marks on the opening. The nest phase would be cutting the opening with saw. After that, new window would be framed. Support braces may be installed at this step.
After this, you can set your window in place. Then you will be requiring building the window roof. Following that, skirting at the bottom of the window will be placed. It is important that everything must be sealed with silicone.
All the measurements must be rechecked for bay window, because the order that you have placed, you will have to buy that. New curtains will lose their value and charm if the bay window is not appropriate or if there is slight error in the measurement. So, by following these simple tips, you can save your time and money. Your new curtain will then definitely augment the beauty of your home.