Ceiling Fan Downrod Accessory Comes in a Stylish Weathered Iron Finish. Decorative Downrods are Threaded on One End with Pre-Drilled Holes on Both Ends. For Optimum Performance, we Recommend that Your Ceiling Fan is Installed with the Blades Suspended Between 8' and 9' Above the Floor. Ceiling fan downrods offer added flexibility in placing fans in the exact setting desired. 1/2" decorative downrods are threaded on one end with pre-drilled holes on both ends.