Window replacements are a big investment, so you’ll want to ensure you’re getting the right size windows for your home. Measuring replacement windows can seem daunting, but it’s not too difficult.
How to measure for a window replacement
When measuring for a replacement window, it’s important to take accurate measurements of the rough opening. The rough opening is the hole in the wall where the window will be installed. First, remove any trim around the current window to measure the rough opening. Then, use a tape measure to measure the width and height of the opening. It’s important to take both measurements at the top and bottom of the opening to account for any irregularities. Once you have your measurements, add 3/4″ to 1″ to both the width and height. This will ensure that there is enough room for the new window to be installed properly. When ordering your replacement window, be sure to provide these finished measurements to avoid any delays or problems with your order.
What factors to consider when measuring for a window replacement
There are several factors to consider when measuring for a window replacement. First, you need to consider the size of the existing window opening. This will determine the size of the replacement window. Next, you need to consider the style of window that you want. For instance, do you want a casement window or a double-hung window? Once you have decided on the window style, you need to measure the width and height of the opening.
If you’re in the market for a window replacement, it’s important to do your research and measure correctly so that you get an accurate estimate and don’t end up with windows that are too small or too large. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at Iron Doors Plus we’ll be happy to help.