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How to Measure Your Replacement Window

Tired of the old windows?
If you’re thinking of
replacing your home’s old windows with new ones,
it’s important to purchase replacement windows that
will match the style of
your home's decor.

 
 

The only tool you will need
is a Measuring Tape
.

HOW TO MEASURE INSTRUCTIONS
 

Determine whether or not you’re using a rough
opening or installing the windows inside the existing
window frame. It’s easier to measure the rough
opening with the total removal of the old window.
However, if you are unable or unwilling to remove
the old window entirely to measure the opening,
then it’s better to measure the opening of the existing
window frame. Not all replacement window sizes are
readily available at local home improvement stores.
If you have to wait several weeks for the manufacture
to make a window to fit your replacement window
measurements, you might want to think twice about
entirely removing the window to measure the
rough opening.

Measure the width of the window. The best way to
measure the width for your is to measure the window
opening width at three points. Measure the top most
width of the window frame, the middle and then again
at the bottom. Although an untrained eye may not
notice if the window opening is not perfectly parallel
and equidistant, your tape measure can detect
uneven openings.
Evaluate the height of the window opening. Similar
to measuring the width, measure the height. Again,
depending on the width of the window, measure the
window height at no less than two points. If it’s a
wide opening, measure in three points, the two sides
and the middle.

Use the smallest of the width and height
measurements to order your replacement windows.
If the window width and/or height varied by a
half-inch or so, use the smallest of the height and
width window measurements. It’s much easier to fill
the gap with shims than it is to enlarge a window
opening because you ordered replacement windows
½ inch too large for the opening

Seek a second opinion. If you’re not sure if your
measurements for the replacement are correct, it’s
best to call us and get a second opinion to confirm
or correct your measurements. It’s better to be safe
than sorry.

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