How to Strengthen a Curtain Rod

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Supports help strengthen curtain rods holding heavy or long drapes.
Supports help strengthen curtain rods holding heavy or long drapes. (Image: Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Curtain rod supports are needed for long curtain rods or when heavy fabric is used for draperies. Supports are inexpensive pieces of hardware used to strengthen a curtain rod and relieve any anxieties of a curtain rod collapsing due to the weight of the curtains. Drooping curtains are certainly not the look you want to achieve for your window treatments. Reinforce a curtain rod and never worry about finding your curtains in a heap on the floor.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Curtain rod support

Measure the distance of the existing curtain rod from the wall to the rod. The correct length is essential or the support will either not reach the rod or will extend past the rod.

Measure the center of the wall between the end curtain brackets. Locate a stud close to this measurement and mark the wall where the stud is located. This could move the center measurement to the left or right slightly.

Place the screw end of the support to the wall and make adjustments either up or down to the rod support. The curtain rod must lay comfortably on the support. Having the support too low will offer no support. Having the support too high will lift the curtain rod and create an arch in the curtain rod.

Screw the rod support into the wall. Rod supports have a hook on one end and a screw on the opposite end.

Turn the screw securely into the wall. The hook of the support must face up for the curtain rod to fit onto the support.

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