It can be intimidating to measure windows when you want or need to replace them. Where many professionals take on the task of taking care of the measuring, there may be an initial measuring on your part. Today, we at M & M Glass would like to provide a basis guide on how to measure your windows.
How are Window Openings Measured?
For each window you are replacing, refer to the following steps to get the correct size windows for your openings.
1) Measure Width: At three points, measure between the jambs at the top, middle and bottom of the window opening. Not from the trim strips or parting beads in your old window opening, but measure from the surface of the jambs. To order the window, use the smallest of these three measurements.
2) Measure Height: From the top of the window opening, the high point of the sill of your window (the surface closest to the inside of the window), take a measurement. The three measurements include one at the center, one at the left side, and one at the right side of the window. The smallest of these three height measurements need to be used to order the window.
3) Measure Depth: When measuring for depth dimensions, ignore all pulleys and parting strips, as they’ll be removed for replacement window installation. Between the inside window trim and the outside blind stop strip, there must be at least 3 1/4 inches of opening. To accept the depth of the replacement window, this much area is necessary.
How Do You Measure Casement & Awning Windows for Replacement?
1) At the center, measure the width of your awning or casement window. From trim to trim, extend your tape measure horizontally.
2) The height of your casement or awning window needs to be measured. From trim to trim, extend your tape measure vertically.
3) Make sure to capture both the width and height measurements of your casement or awning window by double checking the measurements.
Measuring Double-Hung / Single-Hung / Sliding Windows
1) From trim to trim in the middle, measure the width of your single- or double-hung window. Measure from trim to trim at the center on a sliding window.
2) The height of your double- or single-hung window needs to be measured. Measure the height in the middle on a sliding window. Extend your tape measure vertically from trim to trim.
3) Make sure to capture both the width and height measurements of your sliding, single- or double-hung window, double check all measurements.
How Do You Measure for New Bow or Bay Windows?
1) At the center, measure the width of each window panel in the bay or bow window. As it may be different than the others, make sure to note the width of the center window separately. Extend your tape measure horizontally from jamb to jamb or trim to trim.
2) To capture both the width and height measurements of your bay and bow window, make sure to double check all measurements.
3) At the center of your bay or bow window, measure the height. Extend your tape measure vertically from trim to trim.
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Measuring the windows for replacement is not as scary as it looks. When you need the measurements, this guide can help you find the right measurements. If you need a window replacement, call M & M Glass and let us assist you!