How can I hang outdoor drapes from a pergola?

The pergola is made of aluminum.
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  • Gk Gk on Jun 17, 2018
    Can you use tension rods?

    • Arlene Arlene on Jun 17, 2018
      Thank you, but I guess I should have mentioned that it’s 10’ wide and I can’t find a tension rod that long that would hold the weight of the drapes.

  • Lina Splichal Lina Splichal on Jun 17, 2018
    Try tension rods.

    • Arlene Arlene on Jun 17, 2018
       Arlene Myrtle Beach, SCJust now

      Thank you, but I guess I should have mentioned that it’s 10’ wide and I can’t find a tension rod that long that would hold the weight of the drapes.

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Jun 17, 2018
    just be sure it's clean and termite free -- and if you like the way it looks, no you don't need to do anything to it ... you will loose the 'aged' look if you paint it unless you paint and then 'distress' -- and it's already 'distressed'!