When measuring for draperies be sure to look for
obstacles that may be in the way of your draperies such as heat vents, support beams, air
conditioning units, counter tops,shelving units, etc. Take these things into
consideration when taking measurements. If you need help with measuring, you may call
Colton Inc. at 800-437-6488 for guidance through the measuring process.
In order for a drapery to be manufactured properly you will need to supply the following information:
Rod Width The total width of rod measured from one end
bracket to the other, expressed in inches.
Return The measurement from the front of the rod back to the
distance from the top of the rod to the point below the window where the drapery will end.
If the drapery is to go to the floor, measure from the top of the drapery rod to ½" off
the floor. Also expressed in inches.
Type (Pair, Panel Left, Panel Right, or
Stationary Panel) Indicate which is the case.
Measuring an Existing Drapery
When measuring for existing draperies, measure across the top of the drapery from one end of the rod to the other. This is your width. Measure the distance from the front of the rod back to the wall to get the return measurement. And finally, measure the length of the drapery from the top of the pleated header to the bottom of the drapery.
To order a drapery, you will need to specify the drapery type. The type simply describes how the drapery will open. It will either split in the middle and draw back to each side (Pair), draw one way to the right (Panel Right), draw one way to the left (Panel Left), or does not move at all (Stationary Panel).