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Installation of roman shades on steel door

Posted by LRy511 (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 13, 13 at 20:26

Has anyone installed roman shades on a steel door? I will be making roman shades for a steel door in my bathroom. The last shade I had on the door was attached to a magnetic rod and it was a disaster. It kept falling down. I had been poking around and found that you can install a 1x2 mounting board using sheet metal screws then attach the shade via Velcro to the board. Has anyone done this before?

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RE: Installation of roman shades on steel door

I have wood blinds on my steel door. I don't think this is a problem.
Use a fresh drill bit designed for steel to predrill your holes. Buy an extra bit or two. I think I broke one, maybe two doing this.

RE: Installation of roman shades on steel door

Kathymichigan, thanks that will help. Did you use sheet metal screws? Or regular screws?

RE: Installation of roman shades on steel door

Yep...use sheet metal or self tapping screws. But if you use a 1X2 board you will need a very long screw. Better to use a 1X1. You can also screw small "L" brackets to the door first and rest the board onto the the brackets and screw the bracket to the board.

RE: Installation of roman shades on steel door

I just clear caulked the magnetic brackets onto the doors. You have to pay attention for a few minutes - to push them back into place if they slip, but it doesn't take long for them to hold. Mine have been up for two years now and are still going strong. HTH.

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