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Which Closetbay closet Rod is right for you?

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Things to think about before installing

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How to install your closet rod and flanges

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How to find your custom cut closet rod length


Common Questions

How much weight will a closet rod hold?

Which is the strongest closet rod?

Which material is strongest, steel, stainless steel, or aluminum?

How much does clothing weigh?

Will I need a support for the center?

What lengths and finishes are available?

How do I know how long to cut my closet rod?

What does "anodized" mean?

How do I install my closet rod?

How do I install closet rods on an angled wall?





Rods were tested at 6ft lengths with weight suspended from the center of the rod. Recommended weight capacities are based on the weight at which the rod sagged 1 inch.

The chart above will give you a good idea of how the different CLOSETbay closet rods match up to each other and how much weight they can support. Keep in mind though, this doesn't represent a real world application. In the real world you wont be hanging all of your clothes from the very center of the rod, they'll be spread out over the entire span. Your closet rod will probably not be exactly 6 feet long either. The shorter the rod, the more weight it can hold before sagging; the longer the rod the less weight it will hold before sagging. Here are some recommendations for lengths and support:

Oval Rod: Over 4 feet long use a Center Support or rod & Shelf Support.
Round 1-1/16" Diameter Rod: Over 5 feet long use a Center Support or rod & Shelf Support.
Round 1-5/16" Diameter Rod: Over 6 feet long use a Center Support or rod & Shelf Support.

If you are concerned that you may have too much weight for your closet rod and span, you can always use more center supports to help carry the load. Clothing distribution is also a big factor in how your closet rod performs. Keeping heavy garments at the outside and lighter garments toward the center of the rod will help prevent sagging.




Materials Used

There are 3 materials used to make modern closet rods, steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.

Steel offers the advantages of strength and resilience. Resilience simply means that the metal "remembers" its original shape and when flexed will return to that original shape.

Stainless Steel performs in nearly the same way as normal steel with the exception that it is resistant to rust and corrosion.

Aluminum offers the advantages of strength, rigidity, and a lighter weight than steel. It also offers some resistance to corrosion in certain situations.


So how much do your clothes weight anyway? It depends. Are you a big person or a little person? Do you have light-weight warm climate clothing or heavy cold weather clothing? Do you own a lot of suits? You may want to grab a sample of your wardrobe, as many as will hang in a 1 foot space perhaps, and weight it. By multiplying this number you should get you a pretty good idea of how much weight you'll need to support.

Generally speaking...

jeans : 1.5 pounds
shirts: 0.5 pounds
suits: 4.0 pounds


This chart shows what closet rod profiles, materials, lengths and finishes are available.



Use this worksheet to determine how much to subtract from the entire span for mounting flanges

What material you secure the mounting flanges to is very important. While the closet rod itself may sag under heavy loads complete failure, where the installation actually falls falls down, will happen where the mounting flanges meet the wall. Screwing the flanges into solid wood or high quality melamine is preferred and will go a long way toward keeping the flanges from ripping out of the wall when stressed.
Mounting flanges directly into drywall is not recommended. If you are unsure about what you are doing please consult a professional builder or contractor!