Sometimes, a pre-manufactured curtain rod just isn't going to work for you. Your span may be too wide, or your drapes may be too heavy. Or, maybe you just want a rod that glides more smoothly or will last a really long time. If so, a custom cut-to-measure heavy-duty curtain rod is definitely the way to go.
Pre-packaged curtain rods are great for standard installations with medium to light weight fabrics. But, they're not recommended for heavier lined or interlined draperies. And, if you need a specialty rod for Ripplefold, ceiling mount or bays and corners, a cut-to-measure rod is really your only option. Heavy-duty rods feature a lot of helpful upgrades like ball-bearing carriers for pinch-pleat and wheeled carriers for Ripplefold. You won't have to worry about the carriers becoming brittle and snapping off after a few years of use, the industrial grade materials used in custom rods ensures your curtains will open and close effortlessly for the life of your treatment.
There are limitless options for heavy-duty curtain rods. Many tracks can be bent or curved for bow front or bay windows. Bay window curtain rods are not nearly as complicated as they may seem. While the measuring guidelines may appear complex, we're always available to help you. Typically, it's a good idea to work with a professional drapery installer when hanging custom made rods. Most of time, custom rods install very much like their pre-manufactured counterparts. But, if your window has an unusual shape, you may want to consider asking an installer for help.