When your windows finally get to that point where they need to be replaced, you may wish for bigger or even smaller windows. When spending the money on new windows, you may wonder if it is possible to change the shape or size of your home’s windows. When you wish for a different style, shape or size of windows in your home, it is possible but there are a few factors to consider. M & M Glass will share what homeowners will need to consider when they want to change the size and shape of their windows.
Can I Replace My Windows with Bigger Windows or Reduce the Size?
Yes, you can change the size of your windows and it make sense to make these changes when you are replacing them. However, the ability to change your current windows will depend on a few factors. Before investing in major changes to your windows, you will want to make sure that it is possible for you to make these types of changes. Following are some of the major considerations when it comes to making major changes to your home’s windows.
Size of the Current Window Opening – If you want to replace your windows with a different style, that is simple. You will only need the size of your new window to fit within the existing window opening. If you want to change the size of your windows you will want to prepare to modify the current window opening so the new windows can be installed. This may involve making the openings bigger or smaller. However, there are more things to consider than just size when making the window opening bigger for larger windows.
Type of Window You Want to Install – Different types of windows have different standard sizes that are made and ready to be installed. If you want to change the size of your windows, you may need to choose a custom size or type of window that is not considered to be standard. You will need to seek custom windows which will cost more and you will need to find a custom window service. When changing the size of your windows, you may want to stick with standard windows to make these change easier and more affordable for you.
Building Codes and Regulations – Much will depend on your city’s local codes and regulations. There are regulations that determines the size and placement of windows in a building. If you want to change the size of your windows, you will need to make sure that the new windows comply with your local codes and regulations. Often a window service will be well versed in local regulations and codes and will be able to help you know your options.
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Changing the size of your windows when replacing them is possible, but it may require additional planning, work, and cost. It is recommended to consult with a professional window installer to help you find the best options when changing the size of your windows. There are many window options to choose from that can help enhance your home. For quality window replacements and other glass services, contact M & M Glass today.