Good quality curtain poles should last for years with proper care and maintenance, but there may be occasion when you need to acquire spare parts to keep your curtain pole in tip top condition, or maybe just to amend it slightly. It could be that you decide to use it at another window and simply need an extra bracket, or you may just decide to change your curtain heading and need to acquire some additional curtain pole rings.
- Spares for metal curtain poles
- Spares for wooden curtain poles
- Spares for corded curtain poles
- Spares for bay window curtain poles
Spares for metal curtain poles
It is unlikely that any of the parts of your metal curtain pole will ever break during normal use if it is treated properly, due to the nature of the material from which they are made; and wear and tear is usually minimal on metal poles for the same reason. The biggest cause of problems with metal curtain poles is not normally the pole itself but the use of poor or incorrect fixings. If the screws and fixings used to secure the curtain pole brackets to the wall are not secure or suitable for the type of wall (i.e. brick, metal or hollow wall) then no matter how good the quality of the curtain pole or how strong its brackets, the pole will eventually work its way loose with daily use and will eventually fall down. So it is always wise to ensure the correct fixings are used and to seek advice from a professional if you are in any doubt.
However, there may be times when accidents happen and you need to replace certain parts of your curtain pole or fittings, or you may just be changing your heading style. For example, changing from curtains with an eyelet heading style - which slide directly onto your curtain pole without the need for curtain pole rings - to a gathered pencil pleat heading style, will mean that you need to acquire some curtain pole rings to slide onto the pole to attach the new taped heading to. Curtain pole rings have a small eye-hook which hangs from the bottom edge of the rings to accommodate the plastic or metal curtain hooks that are used to attach curtains with taped headings to curtain poles or tracks. Additional curtain pole rings are usually available for most types of non-corded, wooden and metal curtain poles and are relatively easy to install on your existing curtain pole.
Metal curtain pole rings can normally be installed without the need to take the curtain pole down in its entirety. More often than not just the curtain pole itself can easily be lifted off its supporting brackets once the securing screws are loosened. If the curtain pole is in two pieces and is joined in the centre with a joining splice, the two halves of the curtain pole can be separated at this point and the additional rings can be threaded on from the centre of the pole. If the curtain pole is in one piece, then simply removing one of the finials from one end of the curtain pole will allow all the necessary curtain pole rings to be threaded on from this end of the curtain pole and the finial re-attached once all the new rings are installed. All our metal curtain poles at Terry’s Fabrics come in complete kit form with everything you need to fit them, but pole rings, joining splices and extra or replacement brackets are available separately for the majority of our poles. See our full range of curtain pole spares
Spares for wooden curtain poles
It is again highly unlikely with wooden curtain poles that the turned wooden brackets or the wooden pole itself will ever break. The brackets usually have a steel pin and fixing plate inside to strengthen them and you would need to put even the slimmest 28mm diameter wooden curtain pole under extreme pressure to make it break.
The biggest cause of problems with wooden curtain poles, as with metal poles, is not normally the quality of the pole or brackets, but the use of poor or incorrect fixings. If the screws and fixings used to secure the curtain pole brackets to the wall are not secure or suitable for the type of wall (i.e. brick, metal or hollow wall) then no matter how good the quality of the wooden curtain pole or how strong its brackets are, the brackets will eventually work their way loose with the constant opening and closing of the curtains, potentially causing the pole to eventually fall down.
So always ensure that the correct fixings are used and to seek advice from a professional if you are in any doubt. Secondary to that, the other most common problem with wooden curtain poles is the wooden curtain rings splitting or breaking. The rings are turned and polished from slim rings of wood and then have a small eyelet hook screwed into them for curtain hooks to be inserted into. This can sometimes cause a weakness in the wooden curtain pole ring and occasionally results in them cracking or breaking. Drawing your curtains correctly with a slow, smooth, consistent action and not snatching them across the pole quickly or tugging down on the rings will help to avoid this happening.
However, should you accidentally beak any rings we do supply spare wooden rings for the majority of the poles in our wooden curtain pole range. Our wooden poles come in complete kit form with everything you need to fit them, but do not normally offer individual brackets or finials as a spares option. Should you find yourself needing spare brackets or replacement finials for your wooden curtain pole, we would recommend purchasing the smallest size available in your style of pole. This would be a cost effective way of obtaining the parts you need without having to purchase a complete full sized pole for your window. For our full range of curtain pole spares click here > See our full range of curtain pole spares
Corded curtain poles are assembled and operate more like a curtain track than a curtain pole. They normally come pre-assembled in set sizes and can only be cut down by a very small amount to customize them. There is a track style gliding system discreetly hidden inside the pole and the curtain rings are usually half rings which are attached to the underside of the track system underneath the pole at the manufacturing stage. For this reason spares are not normally available for corded curtain poles.