When installing a curtain rod over a
sliding glass door it is important to make sure that it is positioned high
enough so that the curtain will not drag on the floor. So make sure you know the
length of your curtain or drape to help determine how high to mount the curtain
Typically a curtain rod is
mounted 3-6 inches above the height of the sliding glass door, but again,
its actual height is pretty much determined by the length of the curtain or
It is also important to determine
the width of the curtain rod to make sure that it is centered properly over
the sliding glass door.
After determining the width of
the curtain rod, find the center of the sliding glass door and make a small
pencil mark just above the door and at the desired height above the floor.
This mark will act as a reference
mark for installing the first curtain rod bracket.
Install the curtain rod bracket with
the appropriate screws such that the screws penetrate into the header or wall
stud by at least 1 inch. Keep in mind that the drywall is typically ½” thick.
After installing the center curtain
install the side curtain rod brackets. The side curtain rod brackets should be
located near the ends of the sliding glass door.
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They are typically located directly
over the vertical door trim pieces, however you can slightly adjust their
location depending upon the unique width of your curtain rod.
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Again, fasten the side end curtain rod
brackets with screws that penetrate into the wall studs or header by at least 1
Once the curtain rod brackets are
installed you can then simply snap the curtain rod onto the brackets.
After installing the curtain rod, you
can then hang the curtain or drape onto the curtain rod to complete the curtain
rod installation project.
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