Ceiling Fan Downrods
When you get ready to shop for a new ceiling fan, you will discover that you have a number of things to consider. For instance, you will need to determine the best mounting system, which would be based on the type and size of fan, the height of your ceilings, and even the style of your ceilings. As a part of this decision, you would need to choose the right, ceiling fan downrod.
Depending on the manufacturer, you will find that your options for downrods are much greater than years ago. For instance, some of your options include various finished and materials to include antique brass, brushed nickel, bronze, antique copper, silver, white, gold dust, polished brass, black matte, oil rubbed, and so on. The choice you make would not only include your personal preference but also the style and material of the ceiling fan.
The way in which your ceiling fan is mounted will determine if a downrod is even used. For instance, if you use a flush mount, the ceiling fan would be installed so it rests directly against the ceiling, which means no downrod is required. On the other hand, if you have tall ceilings, usually nine feet, a downrod would be needed to bring the fan to the appropriate height.
Now, if your ceilings were taller than nine foot, you would likely need to use an extension fan downrod. In this case, let us say your ceiling height was 14 feet. To bring the fan to the level where it will run optimally, you would need a five-foot extension downrod. The key when choosing any downrod is just as with the ceiling fan, buy the best you can afford.
Although you might pay more for a top of the line, ceiling fan and downrod, it would be money well spent. This would ensure the downrod is made for maximum stability, as well as a clean performance without any wobbling or rocking. Many ceiling fan manufacturers use 1/2-inch downrods but we recommend you go with 3/4-inch, a much better choice.