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How to select Kirsch Estate Rods
Below we describe the process of customizing your Kirsch Estate Rod. Each section below corresponds to the individual options that must be selected when placing an order.
1. Which Kirsch Estate Rod Should I choose?
Kirsch Estate Rods are offered with either a Wood Fascia or a Metal Facia. Functionally, each rod operates exactly the same. The choice is simply one of personal preference.
2. Rod Width and Fractional Width
Rod Width plus Fractional Width is the finished width of your Kirsch Estate Rod. We do not make any additions or subtractions to the Rod Width you select; your Rod will be the exact width specified by you. Please note that if you are installing your Kirsch Estate Rod as an Inside Mount (wall to wall or inside a window or some other type of fixed opening), you will need to make a deduction so that the combined Rod and Finial/End Cap width is not the exact same width as the opening in which you will be mounting the rod.
Please call us at 800-251-5009 if you have any questions regarding measuring for your Estate Rod.
3. Carrier Style
Most Kirsch Estate Rods can be manufactured for Pinch Pleat Draperies or Ripplefold Draperies. Pinch Pleat Draperies are attached to the Rod with Drapery Pins. If you have Pinch Pleat Draperies, simply select the Pinch Pleat Carrier Style. Note that Ripplefold carriers are not offered for the Estate Designer Metals Rod with Ring Slides.
Ripplefold Draperies are attached to the Rod via Ripplefold Snap Tape. Snap Tape is sewn onto the Drapery Panels at the time the Drapery Panels are fabricated. Kirsch Estate Rods can be fabricated with Ripplefold Snap Carriers to match Ripplefold Fullness of 60%, 80%, 100%, and 120%. The amount of Ripplefold Fullness selected for your Kirsch Estate Rod must match the fullness at which your Ripplefold Drapery panels have been (or will be) manufactured.
In addition to Ripplefold Fullness, you must also choose between Overlap Master Slides and Butt-Master Slides. As is the case with Ripplefold Fullness, the type of Master Slides selected for a Kirsch Estate Rod must match the type of Master Slides your Ripplefold Drapery Panels have been (or will be) manufactured for.
Ripplefold Overlap Master Slides (Viewed from above):
Ripplefold Butt-Master Slides (Viewed from above):
Draw/Stack refers to how your Drapery Panels operate.
A pair of drapery panels "meet" in the center of the Track when the panels are drawn and are "stacked" at each side of the Track when the panels are returned.
|One-Way Right Draw.
The Track opens and closes a single panel from and then back to the right side of the Track.
One-Way Left Draw.
The Track opens and closes a single panel from and then back to the left side of the Track.
5. Cord Position and Cord Drop (Kirsch Architrac Series 94001 Cord-Draw Rods Only)
The Draw Cord can be placed on either side of the Rod. Typically, a One-Way Right Draw Rod will have the cord on the right, and a One-Way Left Draw Rod will have the cord on the left. This is so that the cord will be "hidden" by the drapery panel when the panel is installed.
Cord-Drop refers to the length of the cord. The final cord length is adjusted at the time you install your Kirsch rod, so order a cord that is longer than the actual cord-drop needed for the finished, installed product. In other words, if at the time of installation your rod will be at at height of 90 inches, order a Cord Drop of 8-Feet.
6. AMP Motorization
AMP Motorization is offered as an alternative to cord-draw. If you prefer Motorization, your selection is simply for the placement of the motor on the track, Right or Left. When making this decision first consider whether you have a one-way or split-draw drapery. As the Motor is installed below the track, a customer with a one-way drapery panel will typically want the Motor placed on the same side of the track that the panel will "stack." This will allow for the Motor to always be "covered" by the drapery panel. For split-draw draperies, consider the location of the nearest electrical outlet, as the Motor includes a power cable that will be plugged into a standard household outlet.
For a ceiling mount, simply select Ceiling Mount Brackets. The number of brackets supplied with your rod will be determined by us, based upon the width of the rod you select. Ceiling Mount Brackets can be mounted at any position along width of the track.
Wall Mount Brackets are available in two configurations: (1) Standard Wall Mount Brackets, adjustable from 3 1/2" to 4 1/2". Select these brackets to mount a single rod in cases in which you do not need to clear any other items or obstructions behind the rod. (2) 6" Return Brackets should be selected when additional rear-clearance is called for. The number of brackets supplied with your rod wi ll be determined by us, based upon the width of the rod you select. Wall Mount Brackets can be mounted at any position along the track.
Select the color of your rod.