Can you imagine your new window looking great but getting home to find that it’s too large? Or have an old window taken up too much space in your living room? Fortunately, measuring the size of replacement windows is very easy.
Replacement windows come in an assortment of sizes, which is why it is important to know how to measure each one to get the perfect fit. The size of a window needs to be the same as or smaller than the old one’s window, but more importantly, it needs to be a different size than any other windows around.
After measuring your old window and getting your replacement about the same size, you need to measure and mark where you will be putting it in the top bar of your new window. But if you don’t know how to measure, you can always look up to a replacement window company and ask for help.
Take Notes of Your Measurements
If you’re replacing a window, take the window’s measurements yourself. Buy replacement windows that are slightly smaller than the original so that it isn’t noticeable. If you’re ordering a custom window, the replacement window company will take care of it for you. Either way, getting the sizes from the replacement window company is a good idea.
Accuracy is vital when it comes to measurements. Try not to be too rough when measuring the window, and make sure the new window will fit into the window space around it. You’ll want to get the most accurate reading possible to help ensure that you buy the right size.
Record the width, length, and height of the window. You can make a pencil mark on the window or buy a measuring tape. Measure your old windows and keep them for comparison later. You can simply write the measurements in a notebook and keep it for future use.
Measure Window Width
Measure the width of your window with a tape measure. If no tape measure is available, it’s possible to use your arms and hands to get an accurate measurement. If there is a gap around the window, then be sure to record that information as well.
Measure at all three points, top, middle, and bottom. You can use a tape measure to get the most accurate measurement, but sometimes it’s more difficult to get an accurate measurement. If you don’t want to buy a tape measure, then you could use your arms and hands for this measurement. But using our arms isn’t a good idea. Make sure that you measure at each point and record the measurements for future reference.
Measure Window Height
The next step is to measure the height of your windows. The process is the same as before. Be sure to include all of the space behind the window frame and the frame itself.
The simplest way to measure a window is by using a measuring tape and not trusting your own eyes. A tape measure has a sliding tab that will help you record the measurements and ensure that you are getting the most accurate readings possible.
Start by measuring the top and then go down to the bottom. Measure in inches and fractions to ensure that your windows will fit. It is best to contact a replacement window company for assistance if you need a custom-sized window.
Measure Window Depth
Once you measure your window’s width and height, it’s time to measure the depth of your window. The depth is important because this will determine where you will put the top bar or sill.
Measure the overall depth of your window with a tape measure. You can also use this same tape measure to measure all the other dimensions. It’s a good idea to take an additional measurement from above and below the window if you don’t have a tape measure on hand.
Measure the depth in several points and make sure to record the measurements for future reference. Be sure to get this measurement directly from the window and not from an existing frame.
The depth of your replacement windows is important because it will give you an idea of where you will install your new window. Measure the depth of each room and make a list so that you can compare them later on. It’s also important to make a note of the depth measurement on your old windows if they are thick and need removing before new installation.
To wrap this up, measuring replacement windows is pretty simple. Luckily you can do the measurements yourself and make sure that your window is going to fit. But if you want to be certain, then you can always look up to a replacement window company. Most of them will send someone out to help measure the size of replacement windows for an accurate measurement.