Planning a Single Sided Exposure (Straight Shot)

Project Planning
Mesh & Colors
Top Attachment
Doorways & Fasteners
Sealing the Base
Order

Garages, French Doors, Single Exposure Alcoves

Many projects can be treated as a one sided exposure. There are many obvious ones like garage doors, french doors and concession stands, but you can often treat individual sides of a multi-sided application the same way. You will simply be configuring each side to work independently. A good example of this is a two-sided exposure with a flat 6×6 column you can snap to in the corner, allowing you to treat each side as an individual exposure.

Two Top Attachment Types

We offer Outdoor Curtain Tracking and Velcro® top attachments. Tracking allows you to open your curtains sliding them side to side. Velcro® is fixed at the top and does not slide.

Velcro top attachment is obviously less expensive because there is no need for our tracking hardware. Both are easy to install. Velcro® is almost always an outside hang. For tracking… well, it depends on the shape of your columns.

Tracking Option

Velcro® Option

Measuring & Panel Configurations

Your project will consist of 1 or more panels. The configuration diagrams below demonstrate a few possibilities from a side view using marine snaps, magnetic doorways, and stucco strips. Watch the video to get an overview on how to measure and some ideas for your panel configuration.

Planning Overview (2:26)

Panel Adjustments (Or Use Calculator Below)

Once you have your panel configuration, there are a few panel adjustments to make for each panel. 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. Use our panel calculator below to help with your calculations.

WIDTH ADJUSTMENTS (or use calculator below)

  • 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
  • For Tracking Attachment: Add another 1-in per 10ft of panel width for relaxed fit

HEIGHT ADJUSTMENTS

  • NO height adjustments necessary for tracking. The 1-inch drop in the track will automatically give you a 1-inch overlap with the floor.
  • Measuring is done from the bottom of the track mounting surface to the floor.

Simple Panel Adjustment Calculator (if all heights are the same)

This simple panel calculator will make your panel adjustments for each panel, one at a time!

Use this calculator by entering the 5 pieces of information required to adjust your panels. Repeat for each panel larger than a stucco strip.

NOTE: If the difference between all 4 heights is less than 1.5-inches, just use the tallest of the 4 heights. If the heights differs more than 1.5-inches, call in your order because we will need to taper the slope.

Move On To Next Topic:

Mesh Types and Colors

Planning a Single Sided Exposure (Straight Shot)

Project Planning
Mesh & Colors
Top Attachment
Doorways & Fasteners
Sealing the Base
Order

Garages, French Doors, Single Exposure Alcoves

Many projects can be treated as a one sided exposure. There are many obvious ones like garage doors, french doors and concession stands, but you can often treat individual sides of a multi-sided application the same way. You will simply be configuring each side to work independently. A good example of this is a two-sided exposure with a flat 6x6 column you can snap to in the corner, allowing you to treat each side as an individual exposure.

Two Top Attachment Types

We offer Outdoor Curtain Tracking and Velcro® top attachments. Tracking allows you to open your curtains sliding them side to side. Velcro® is fixed at the top and does not slide.

Velcro top attachment is obviously less expensive because there is no need for our tracking hardware. Both are easy to install. Velcro® is almost always an outside hang. For tracking... well, it depends on the shape of your columns.

Tracking Option

Velcro® Option

Measuring & Panel Configurations

Your project will consist of 1 or more panels. The configuration diagrams below demonstrate a few possibilities from a side view using marine snaps, magnetic doorways, and stucco strips. Watch the video to get an overview on how to measure and some ideas for your panel configuration.

Planning Overview (2:26)

Panel Adjustments (Or Use Calculator Below)

Once you have your panel configuration, there are a few panel adjustments to make for each panel. 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. Use our panel calculator below to help with your calculations.

WIDTH ADJUSTMENTS (or use calculator below)

  • 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
  • For Tracking Attachment: Add another 1-in per 10ft of panel width for relaxed fit

HEIGHT ADJUSTMENTS

  • NO height adjustments necessary for tracking. The 1-inch drop in the track will automatically give you a 1-inch overlap with the floor.
  • Measuring is done from the bottom of the track mounting surface to the floor.

Simple Panel Adjustment Calculator (if all heights are the same)

This simple panel calculator will make your panel adjustments for each panel, one at a time!

Use this calculator by entering the 5 pieces of information required to adjust your panels. Repeat for each panel larger than a stucco strip.

NOTE: If the difference between all 4 heights is less than 1.5-inches, just use the tallest of the 4 heights. If the heights differs more than 1.5-inches, call in your order because we will need to taper the slope.

Move On To Next Topic:

Mesh Types and Colors