Bracket Hardware Guide
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Introduction to Brackets

A bracket is any type of support hardware, usually metal and attached to a wall, used to hold, attach, mount, or secure. This makes bracket hardware especially useful in awning and shade applications. Hardware brackets can be used for home or commercial use. They can be made from a number of materials (metal brackets are the most popular option) and are used across many industries. Many of our customers are looking for awning brackets, although brackets for curtain track and retractable awnings are also very popular. Some common applications for bracket hardware:

Some common applications for bracket hardware:

  • Awnings (retractable awnings, window awnings, etc.)
  • Roller shades
  • Rolling tracks
  • Shade sails
  • Motorized shade
  • Curtain rods and track systems
  • Heavy-duty brackets for commercial use

Brackets come in many sizes. The size of bracket you'll need will depend on the demands of your specific project. They come with or without fasteners (most often used with screws) and can be mounted on multiple surfaces, with many designed to be mounted onto wood or studs. Find the best bracket for your specific job by reading below.

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Brackets for Fixed Awnings

The following types of brackets are used in the assembly of fixed awnings. You can find them all in our awning hardware section.

  • Z Brackets
  • L Brackets
  • Joining Brackets
  • Hinge Brackets
  • Head Rod Clamps
  • Brackets for Shade Sails

    Use the following brackets when installing a shade sail. You can find them all in our shade sail hardware offerings.

  • Mounting Brackets
  • Brackets for Retractable Awnings

    There are many kinds of brackets used in retractable awnings, motorized blinds, and roller shades.

  • RollEase Roller Shades
  • Brackets for Duratrack Industrial Curtain Track

    One of the most popular brands in industrial track systems is Duratrack. You can choose from wall mount, end mount, and vertical mount brackets. We offer Duratrack industrial track in two sizes with a number of mounting options to mount to any type of surface. This allows you to accomplish any industrial track mount design. The types of Duratrack curtain brackets are listed below.

  • Wall Mount Brackets
  • End Mount Brackets
  • Vertical Mount Brackets
  • Materials Brackets Come In

    • Stainless steel – corrosion resistant and strong
    • Zinc-plated steel – strong steel with a protective zinc barrier that extends the life of the bracket
    • Galvanized steel – lower in cost but with a protective coating
    • Powder-coated steel – durable coating that's cleaner and more eco-friendly than other alternatives
    • Nickel-plated steel – wear resistant with a bright, attractive look
    • Aluminum – lightweight and reliable

    Answers to Common Bracket Questions

  • What does an L bracket do and how do you use it?
  • Can you use L brackets upside down?
  • How many Z brackets do I need?
  • How do I install a Z bracket into wall?
  • Final Note


    The purpose of this guide is to give fabricators some general guidelines and product information.

    This guide should not be considered as the sole source of information on thread. This guide is strictly informational.

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