How Do You Measure for Replacement Windows?

Measuring for replacement windows may seem like a daunting task, but the truth is, it’s not as difficult as it seems. There are several easy steps you can take to ensure that you order the correct windows for your window replacement project. Before doing so, however, it may be helpful to learn a few terms related to windows and window measurements.

Jambs are the main vertical parts that form the sides of the window frame. They help to provide structure and durability. Sills are the horizontal part of the frame that forms the bottom of the window, while the head is the main horizontal piece at the top of the frame. These terms will help you when measuring your window opening.

Follow these simple steps in order to accurately measure windows and ensure a seamless window installation at your home:

  1. Measure width – Take a measurement from jamb to jamb at the top, middle, and bottom of your window. Be sure to measure from the surface of the jambs and not the trim strips. Use the smallest jamb-to-jamb measurement when ordering your windows.
  2. Measure height – Height is measured from sill to head, using the highest point of the sill and the bottom point of the head. Again, take three measurements, and use the smallest one to order your windows.
  3. Measure depth – Depth is perhaps the most difficult measurement to obtain, but it can be found by measuring the opening from the interior of your home to the exterior.

While these window measurement steps may seem simple, window replacement can be a difficult endeavor for many homeowners, which is why it may be beneficial to enlist the help of the window replacement experts at Beldon®. Our crews measure each window opening twice before installation to ensure a flawless fit and finish for your new windows. We even offer free glass replacement should your windows ever break for any reason. If you are interested in enlisting the window installation services offered by Beldon®, contact us today for more information.

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