How to Install a Curtain Rod in a Metal Wall
Hanging a curtain rod in a metal wall may seem impossible but it can be done. Follow these steps to ensure that your curtain rod is hung correctly and safely.
Step 1 - Preparations
Think carefully about where you will hang your curtain rod; once you drill into a metal wall, there's no way to cover mistakes. Mark where you want to drill and measure from either the ceiling or floor to ensure holes in opposite walls are even.
Step 2 - Choosing the Screws
Your curtain rod kit may come with screws but these will not work in a metal wall. There are many metal screws to choose from such as: Pan Head screws (rounded head), Countersunk Head screws (heads that sit flush) or Hexagon Head screws, great for connecting metal to metal.
Step 3 - Drilling
Forget the curtain rod for a moment and take the screws and drill them partially into the metal walls. Then remove the screws and you will have your holes already pre-drilled, which will help when hanging the rod.
Step 4 - Hanging the Curtain Rod
Now take the brackets or other pieces that have come with your curtain rod and hang it, using your drill and metal screws.