Now you have a beautiful view through the window and you’re able to optimize both the view and also available lighting as soon as your drapes are properly constructed. The remedy is at the stack, or the total amount of space the drapes occupy when in the fully open position. Stack back orders the length of the curtain rod as well, so understanding how to calculate stack back helps a homeowner obtain the right window treatment and hardware of the suitable size and style to suit the drapes.
Gauge the window in the left to the right, outside the window frame and record this measurement.
Realize that the type of curtain will determine the amount of stack back required. For instance, a one-layer curtain uses less horizontal space when open in relation to the usual heavily lined, insulating curtain.
Decide on the type and style of curtain. If necessary, request a drapery maker how many layers your selected curtain needs. Each lining layer weighs approximately 5 percent to this stack-back requirement.
Calculate the stack back for an unlined curtain, constructed of mild to medium-weight fabric as 10 percent of their width. For instance, if the window is 100 inches broad, add 10 percent for a width of 110 inches. The rod and curtain has to be a minimum of 110 inches broad in order for the drapes to clear the window when in the open position.
Calculate the stack back for a lined curtain, add 15 percent to the window width. Blackout-lined drapes need an additional 20 percent of the window width. Calculate the stack back to get a rollercoaster and interlined curtain within an additional 25 percent of the window width. Realize that ultra-thick drapery fabric, like chenille or velvet, consumes more area when open and also adds 5 percent to the stack back to these thick cloths. For instance, a blackout-lined curtain for a window 100 inches broad should be at least 120 inches broad. When it is velvet or chenille, it should be 125 inches broad.
Purchase the curtain rod exactly the exact same length as the adjusted curtain width.
Use stack-back guidelines to determine the total amount of window the curtain absorbs when mounted in the window frame. For instance, a window 100 inches broad, with blackout-lined drapes covers about 20 percent of this window, so the viewing region is decreased to 80 percent of the entire window.