A DIY Guide to Installing an Electric Curtain Track

When I bought my current home it was definitely what would be described as a fixer upper. I had to completely remodel the kitchen, which wasn't much more than a shell when I moved in, but I was on a tight budget. I started learning how to do the essential work that was involved, such as installing kitchen cabinets, replacing the sink, tiling and laying wood flooring, and I felt such a strong sense of accomplishment when the work was done and I had a beautiful kitchen for a fraction of the price it would have cost to pay a professional kitchen fitter. I started this blog to share what I learned and exchange tips with other home improvement enthusiasts. I hope you enjoy my blog.

A DIY Guide to Installing an Electric Curtain Track

30 May 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog


Electric curtains have grown in popularity among homeowners. However, what do you do if you just bought an electric curtain track, and the instructions offered on the manual to install the curtain track are not sufficient, cannot be comprehended or are incomplete? Two types of curtain tracks exist: the wall mounted and the ceiling mounted electric curtain rods. The method involved in their installation is basically the same for both types. With simple tools and steps, you have a shot at securing the curtain tracks in their required position. The steps can be adjusted based on whether you are doing it on the wall or the ceiling of your house. 

Step 1: Gather Your Tools and Materials

The first step is having the right tools and materials to successfully complete the installation process. These are a tape measure or level, a ladder to access the heights, a pencil or pen, chalk line, drywall screws, stud finder and a screwdriver (either manual or an electric drill). An extra set of hands will come handy in helping you support the track until you secure at least two screws holding it in position, so see if someone can help you.

Step 2: Take Clear Measurements

The position of your curtain rod has an effect on how your curtains spread out which in turn affects the look of your living room. Determine if you will be doing a wall or ceiling mounting. For ceiling mounting, measure in at least three locations to the desired distance out from the wall. For wall mounting, measure in three locations to the desired distance from the window. Ensure at least two inches from the wall above the window frame to allow proper coverage and clearance of the window.

Step 3: Position the Electric Track

Use two screws and a screw driver to position the track at either end of its pathway. A chalk line will help you make a snap line to display the centreline of the electric track.  

Step 4: Install the Track

Most electric curtain tracks may have holes to allow up to three inches adjustment in either direction. Make all screws loose enough to allow sliding the track to adjust until proper fitment along the window is achieved. Once you obtain an optimal alignment and ensure great window coverage, tighten all the screws completely. It is important to have at least two outer end screws into suds in order to securely mount the curtain rod in its position.

If you have more questions or would like a professional to install your electric curtain track, talk to professionals like Illawarra Blinds & Awnings.

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When I bought my current home it was definitely what would be described as a fixer upper. I had to completely remodel the kitchen, which wasn't much more than a shell when I moved in, but I was on a tight budget. I started learning how to do the essential work that was involved, such as installing kitchen cabinets, replacing the sink, tiling and laying wood flooring, and I felt such a strong sense of accomplishment when the work was done and I had a beautiful kitchen for a fraction of the price it would have cost to pay a professional kitchen fitter. I started this blog to share what I learned and exchange tips with other home improvement enthusiasts. I hope you enjoy my blog.

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