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How to Measure a Window for Replacement

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How to Measure a Window for Replacement Are you ready to replace your old or outdated windows? Maybe you’ve been noticing a higher electric bill or your windows just don’t fit your design aesthetic anymore. Whatever the case, replacing your windows starts with measurements.

In this article, we’ll cover the basics of measuring a window for replacement, including step-by-step instructions for popular window types. If you are still struggling to pinpoint your measurements, contact a qualified window installer like K&J Windows.

How to Measure a Window for Replacement

Before we get into specific measuring instructions for popular window types, let’s first go through the basics. Measuring a window for replacement involves three main steps:

  1. Measure the width of the existing window.
  2. Measure the height of the existing window.
  3. Double-checking all measurements.

How to Measure a Window for ReplacementThese three steps will be repeated for each window you are looking to replace. You might find that your window measurements are outside of the standard range. This is common in older homes and might require you to place a custom window order. When doing a custom order, it’s best to let the professionals come measure.

Measuring an Awning or Casement Window

Here’s how you measure an awning or casement window:

  1. Measure the width of the awning or casement window starting at the center. Be sure your measuring tape extends from trim to trim, not just the glass part.
  2. Measure the height of your awning or casement window from trim to trim.
  3. Double-check all measurements to verify that you are capturing the correct numbers.

Measuring a Sliding, Single-Hung, or Double-Hung Window

How to Measure a Window for ReplacementHere’s how you measure a sliding, single-hung, or double-hung window:

  1. Measure the width of the window from trim to trim in the middle.
  2. Measure the height of the window. For sliding windows, be sure to measure the height starting in the middle. You don’t want to accidentally double the measurement.
  3. Double-check all of your measurements and verify that your measurements are from trim to trim.

Measuring a Bay or Bow Window

Here’s how you measure a bay or bow window:

  1. Measure the width of the bay or bow window from jamb to jamb. Then, measure the center window panel from trim to trim.
  2. Measure the height of your bay or bow window at the center of the window. Be sure you measure from trim to trim.
  3. Double-check your measurements and verify you have the gross width and the width of the center window alone.

Finding the Right Window Provider

When measuring windows, you need to be precise. Being just one inch off could result in the need for significant exterior and interior adjustments to make the window fit. This is why many homeowners leave the window measurements to the professionals.

Our team at K&J Windows can help you accurately measure each window you want to replace, ensuring a perfect fit. Reach out to a team member today to schedule your free consultation.

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