Frequently Asked Questions
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Why Choose Our Bendable Rods?
- Easy Installation: DIY-friendly; just cut with a hacksaw to size.
- Highly Flexible: Bends to any angle to fit the layout and shape of a curvature; works for straight lines too.
- Smooth Gliding: Carries substantial load-bearing capacity.
- Noiseless: Ball-bearing rollers minimize running friction.
- Solid and Durable: Patented structural design; made with exceptional-quality materials and a superior finish.
- Easy to Handle and Store: Transportable or store-able in rolls.
How flexible are your bendable rods?
While our bendable rods have metal plates embedded, they are extremely flexible and can bend 90 degrees or more without any splice so that the sliders can move freely without interruption. The diameter of a circular standard track can be as small as 12″.
What are your bendable rods and various components made of?
The rod and its components are made of resin, which is very durable. The metal plate embedded within the track is made of steel. Live expectancy is 20 years! We also have new brackets for 2015! We changed our one inch brackets and ceiling mount brackets from plastic to metal.
Where can I use your bendable rods? What are its applications?
The applications are numerous. Our rods are an excellent solution for both residential and commercial applications. It is appropriate for drapery and curtain use in homes, hotels, restaurants, boats, photos studios, theaters, high-rise curved curtain walls, as cubical dividers, for bay windows, as shower curtains, and much, much more.
What is the difference between standard, medium, and heavy duty rods?
Standard rods will meet most residential applications such as light, short sheer or a short, unlined drapery. The rod can hold 5 pounds per roller which is 20 pounds a linear foot (4 rollers per foot).
Medium rods are stronger and sturdier than standard. Medium duty rods are preferred for lined draperies, shower curtains, full length sheers, thicker fabric draperies, tall draperies or room divider fabrics and they can hold 11 pounds per roller which is 44 pounds a linear foot (4 rollers per foot).
Heavy duty is suitable for thicker, heavier commercial and industrial use curtains and they can hold 20 pounds per roller which is 80 pounds a linear foot (4 rollers per foot). Please contact us for a quote.
How do I order bendable rods?
We have several convenient ways to place an order.
- Go to our Houzz.com store. We sell Standard Bendable Rod Kits, Medium Bendable Rod Kits, Wall Mount Brackets, T-Bar Clamp Brackets and Accessories. (All of the available products are NOT on Houzz so contact us for a digital pricing brochure.)
- Go to our new online store at www.curtainrodsringsandbling.com.
- Call us at 317-273-8343 (Ext 103)
- Email us at email@example.com
*For custom cut products or help with your project, contact us via email or phone for a quote.
How do you ship the product?
Shipping is UPS ground shipping, however, we do offer expedited shipping. Since the bendable rod comes in a roll, it is relatively easy and inexpensive to ship in comparison with other track products. The pre-packaged kit is shipped in a box size of 20″ x 20″ x 4″ or 20″ x 20″ x 2″ (depending upon quantity).
(We can also take special orders of rods up to 164 feet and heavy duty rods.)
Where do you ship to?
We ship world wide, however, if you are located outside of the USA, please contact us for a shipping quote at 317-273-8343 (Ext 103) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How quickly will I receive my order once I place it?
Once payment is made, we ship out within 3 business days. Depending on where you are situated, it’ll take about 3 days to reach mid-west such as Chicago and 5 days to east coast such as N.Y. or Florida. Our record in past 5 years indicated that 99% of the orders were shipped out on the same day when order was confirmed.
What’s included in your pre-packaged bendable rod kits?
Everything that is needed to install and use our bendable rods comes in our pre-packaged kits. The kits are for a ceiling mounted application but we also have wall mounted brackets available, valance kits, dual rod brackets, t-bar clamps for drop ceiling grid systems and more accessories.
Standard Bendable Rod Kit:
9.8 feet standard bendable rod, 38 rollers, 16 ceiling mount cartridges, 2 end caps, 1 pair magnet catches and 16 screws and plastic anchors.
13.1 feet standard bendable rod, 50 rollers, 20 ceiling mount cartridges, 2 end caps, 1 pair magnet catches and 20 screws and plastic anchors.
16.4 feet standard bendable rod, 62 rollers, 24 ceiling mount cartridges, 2 end caps, 1 pair magnet catches and 24 screws and plastic anchors.
Medium Bendable Rod Kit:
9.8 feet medium bendable rod, 38 rollers, 16 ceiling mount cartridges, 2 end caps, 1 pair magnet catches and 16 screws and plastic anchors.
13.1 feet medium bendable rod, 50 rollers, 20 ceiling mount cartridges, 2 end caps, 1 pair magnet catches and 20 screws and plastic anchors.
16.4 feet medium bendable rod, 62 rollers, 24 ceiling mount cartridges, 2 end caps, 1 pair magnet catches and 24 screws and plastic anchors.
Need a larger size?
No problem! We can customize your order and have rods up to 164 feet! Please call for more information on larger rod sizes and heavy duty rods.
Can I cut the bendable rod myself?
Yes, all you need is a hacksaw. If you do not have one, no worries! We also sell a “mini” durable hacksaw that is easy to use. The installation instructions are online.
Are your bendable rods ceiling mounted or wall mounted?
Our bendable rods can be installed on either ceilings or walls. We offer different hardware for each. Our bendable rod kits come with everything that you need for a ceiling mounted application, however, we also offer wall mount brackets in several sizes (1″, 1-7/8″,3″ and 5″). The 1-7/8″, 3″ and 5″ wall mount brackets are to be used with the ceiling mount brackets.
Will your bendable rods fit bay windows or bow windows that are curved?
Our bendable rods can follow the curve of any surface. Not only it will accommodate the bends of your bay windows or bow windows but it can also fit inside the window frame. If you intend to wall mount it, we have several wall brackets to fit the necessary projection that you may need (1″, 1-7/8″,3″ and 5″).
Can your bendable rods be bent into an S shape? How curved can your tracks be bent?
Yes, our bendable rods can be easily bent into S shapes as long as the mounting cartridges are positioned correctly. Our rods are highly flexible and can bend 90 degrees or more without any splice so that the sliders can move freely without interruption. For example, the diameter of a circular standard track can be as small as 12″.
Can your bendable rods be used in the shower?
Yes! They are made of a water resistant material and are made to last for 20 years! They are a perfect solution for any claw foot tub, circular shower, corner shower or any bathroom that you want to add visual interest to.
Do you have a solution for venting or lengthening the ceiling mounted shower curtains?
Yes, we have a screen venting material that you can purchase to attach to your current shower curtain. The attachment can also be used to lengthen any existing shower curtains. It comes in two sizes. We also make custom shower curtains and can customize the venting material to your match your décor.
For wall mounting applications, what types of wall mounting brackets do you have?
The distance you want between wall and the rod determines which hardware to use. We have four different sizes of projections for your wall mount brackets; 1″, 1 7/8″, 3″, or 5″.
Can you use the bendable rods outdoors?
Yes! They are made of a water resistant material and are made to last for 20 years! Because of the innovated construction, they do not falter in cold or raining weather. It’s a perfect solution for year round enjoyment. You can mount them to your porch ceiling or wall. They are sturdy for outdoor curtains or sheers.
Can you use the bendable rods in RV’s?
Yes, they are a perfect solution for RV’s as shower rods & dividers. They are easily installed and cut down to fit any size. They are also bendable so they can fit any tight space that you may have. They are also great for boat cabins too!
Can you use the bendable rods as dual rods?
Yes, we also have dual brackets that will turn two bendable rods into dual rods. Dual rods are used when you want to have a sheer layered with a drapery. By having the two rods, your sheers and draperies will be on different rods which allows better functionality. The dual brackets are great because it keeps the bendable rods at the same distance and the same shape. You can use the dual brackets for ceiling or wall mounted applications.
What colors does the bendable rod come in?
Are there any other uses for the bendable rods?
Yes, they are also a great solution for mounting tapestries. The bendable rod was used on the top and bottom to mount the tapestry on the curved wall. The bendable rods are a versatile product that are made with a steel interior structure with a resin overlay and can be used on curved or flat surfaces. This picture and the interior design project is from Lisa Dougherty with Soca Interior Design. You can read the full article here.
Can the bendable rod and hardware be concealed?
There are several ways to conceal track and mounting hardware if so intended.
Method 1: Use the bendable rod valance kit. The bendable rod will be concealed when the draperies are opened or closed.
Method 2: Use our drapery pin with our custom pleated curtains. One end of the pin goes into the ring of the roller, the other end of the “S” is to pin through the pleat. Position this pin about 1-3/4″ below the curtain top so that curtain barely touches the ceiling, the rod is therefore covered by the curtain. However, when the draperies are opened then you will see the rod.
Method 3: Use our lengthening hook with your draperies. Our custom draperies are made with buckram and do not need the lengthening hooks. This option conceals the bendable rod by moving your drapery upwards and covering the bendable rod and mounting hardware without using a valance.
How can the draperies, curtains, shower curtains or dividers attach to the bendable rod?
There are several ways that you can attach the fabric to the bendable rod. Give us a call for more help in deciding which option is best for your project.
Method 1: Use our drapery pin with a pleated curtain. One end of the pin goes into the ring of the roller, the other end of the “S” is to pin through the pleat. Position this pin about 1-3/4″ below the curtain top so that curtain barely touches the ceiling, the rod is therefore covered by the curtain. You can also position the pin higher to allow the rod to be exposed. *Also checkout our valance kit to completely hide the rod.
Method 2: Use hem and trim tape to create the facing then use the above mentioned drapery hook. This will give you a seamless drapery.
Method 3: Use our clamp hook. The clamp portion will hold onto the drapery and the hook goes into the ring of the roller.
Method 4: Use our pleat hook. The pleat hook goes on the back of draperies that are not pleated. Pinch the fabric into the metal prongs to create a pinch pleat drapery look. The hook goes into the ring of the roller.
Method 5: Use our pear hook. The pear hook is perfect for shower curtains. The hook opens up to go into the circle bracket of the shower curtain and also connects to the ring of the roller.
Method 6: Use our lengthening hook. Use back side of curtain fabric to wrap around the paper thin portion of the flexible hook, then either stable or sew the piece in position about 1/2″ to 1″ below top of curtain. The hook will allow your curtain height be adjusted to 1-1/2″.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any other questions!
Call us at: 317-273-8343 (Ext. 103) Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST
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