Why Choose Bay Windows Curtain Rails?
Bay windows curtain rails are great option for hanging curtains for this difficult area. Bay windows are usually designed with a lot of angles and bends. To get the exact bends in curtain poles was difficult earlier but with curtain rails this difficulty can be overcome. These rails can be easily bent to the required angles. These were traditionally used with pelmet or valances. But the newer designs are meant to be seen as they have been designed with highest degree of care to keep the aesthetics in mind while also keeping it functional.
You can choose between non-corded or corded curtain rails. There are electrically operated curtain rails that can moved around with the touch of a button. These electric systems are used for heavy or large curtains that take a lot of effort to move. It is also suitable when the curtains run along the whole length of a long room.
Measurements for Bay Windows Curtain Rails:
Every store has a guide to measuring for curtain poles and rails. While most follow international or country-wide standards, it is still advisable to look into their website to check if they have measuring guides. If they do have, then check it out to see if you measured you windows according to the standards mentioned on the site. To be doubly sure ask a store representative for directions. Sometimes, the website may have been designed by a third party and they might have put up the measuring guides taken from international standards which may not match with what a particular company or store follows. These are rare instances but it is known to happen. To be on safe side double check and get the measurements done accordingly.
Another crucial point to note how do you want your curtains to hang? Will it be conforming to the shape of the window and follow every bend (of say a 5 sided bay window) or hang in a general curve along the bends. This will determine how you will measure for your bay windows curtain rails. Do follow all the directions while measuring for curtains rails for your bay windows. Make sure you mention whether you measurements include the finials or not, how many curtains you want to hang, will the curtains go beyond the bend of the bay window and continue further, do you want to let the curtains hang to one side or both sides, do you want corded rails and do you need electrically operated ones. There are beautiful decorative curtain rods also available bent to the required shape for bay windows. So, you are not really restricted to buying only rails or tracks. Measurements for the rods might be slightly different. So, confirm that too.
All this information is essential to custom make bay window curtains tracks for your home. Making any mistake will mean incorrect sized rails which unfortunately most companies will not be able to replace unless the mistake in on their part. So, use a metal measuring scale and follow the instructions carefully when ordering bay windows curtain rails.