1-Sided Exposure
Garages, French Doors, Single Exposure Alcoves

About the Diagrams

Your project will consist of 1 or more panels. The configuration diagrams to the right demonstrate three possibilities from an arial view (top view, plan view). Download Worksheet

Principles to Remember

  • Measure twice and check your math
  • Velcro attachment is side mounted while tracking attachment is undermounted
  • It is common for a few inches of panel to hang off end of track to snap
  • A magnetic connection is easier to separate than a snap connection
  • Be sure to order tracking hardware and fasteners separately
  • If you need help, we are happy to assist but will need to see photos. Contact Us

Important Measurement Adjustments

The sum width of all your panels needs to be wider than your actual exposure for overlapping magnetic doors or overlapping a structural surface (like a wall or column) and a little more so that you can have a relaxed fit.

It all depends upon how you measure. Did you measure just the exposed opening or did you overlap some surface when you measured already accounting for overlap? Use your good judgement. Curtain projects that are too narrow, don't work. Curtains that are too wide are sloppy loose and unstable in the wind.

Width Adjustments - Assuming you measured just the exposure without any overlap

  • First, Automatically add 2-inches per panel regardless of width, then
  • Add another 1-inch per panel for EACH edge that will snap to some surface
  • Subtract 1-in for EACH edge connecting a Stucco Strip, and ignore width of stucco strip

Height Adjustments - These adjustments will give you a 1" overlap with floor

  • Tracking - Measure from underside of track mounting surface to floor (NO adjustments)
  • Velcro - Add 2" to height of just the exposed "hole" for 1" overlap top and bottom

What is a Stucco Strip Again?

Remember from Step 3 that a "stucco strip" is just a mini 3 inch wide panel made of webbing material used when you do not want to "unsnap" as you draw your curtains improving usability. One edge is snapped to a structural surface and the other edge forms a magnetic connection to a panel.

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Possible Configurations

1 Exposures - Aerial View