Invisible Pelmet Kit | FAQ

Q: What is an Invisible Pelmet and why should I install one?
A: An invisible pelmet is a thin acrylic cover fitted to the top of curtain rails. It acts in a similar way to a box pelmet but is virtually invisible. The thermal efficiency of drapes is greatly improved by the addition of pelmets reducing heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer. Correctly installed, they will reduce your energy use.

Q: What kind of curtains are Invisible Pelmets good for?
A: Invisible Pelmets are designed to be used on curtains (drapes) that are fitted to tracks. Usually these operate via a draw cord and the top of the curtain sits slightly higher than the front of the track.

Q: Can I use Invisible Pelmet on my curtain rod or my roller blinds?
A: No, Invisible Pelmets are not suitable for curtains on a rod as the curtain hoops will not glide under the Invisible Pelmets. Likewise Roller Blinds and Holland Blinds would rub on the Invisible Pelmets as the blind is operated. Invisible Pelmets are ONLY suitable for curtains on a track.

Q: Do I need to worry about overheating in summer?
A: The short answer is no, the pelmets improve the thermal efficiency of drapes by eliminating the airflow between the drapes and the window glazing. Whilst in winter, warm air enters the top, is cooled against the glass of the window, and sinks to the floor re-entering the room, drawing more warm air in the top as a cycle. In summer, the opposite happens; As air behind the drapes is warmed by the glass, it rises up past the curtain track and into the room and draws more cool air in behind the glass.

The pelmets improve the thermal efficiency of drapes by eliminating the airflow between the drapes and the window glazing, acting as a barrier to break that cycle.

Q: How hard is it to install and how long will it take me to install it?
A: Our instructional video shows you just how easy it is to install invisible pelmets at home. You don’t even need any special tools.

Q: Will I still be able to open and close my curtains?
A: The installation of this product does not affect the operation of your curtains. If you find that it does affect the opening and closing of your curtains, then it has been installed incorrectly.

Q: How do I know it has been installed properly?
A: The sections of Invisible Pelmet should sit on the top architrave of your window and rest on the track brackets and the front of the track itself. Sections should be butted up using the supplied joiners. It is most effective if your curtains wrap at the ends to butt onto the wall. 

Q: How can I make my room darker with Invisible Pelmets?
A: Leave the lining paper on the Invisible Pelmet to make your room a little darker. If you want your room to be blackout, then you can remove the liner and paint the pelmet black.