Your windows are an important part of your home’s defence system, as well as an important component of your street appeal. They are the first thing that most people notice when walking past, as well as your first line of defence against the elements. If you are thinking about replacing your windows, whether on your own or with the help of a window replacement service, and want to get the measurements beforehand, here are some steps to follow.
Measuring The Width
To measure the width, measure between the jambs at three points (at the bottom, the middle and top of the window opening). You need to make sure you are measuring from the surface of the jambs, not from the parting beads or the trim strips in your window’s old opening. After you’ve taken all three measurements, use the smallest of the three when ordering your new window.
Measuring The Height
To measure the height, measure from the highest point of the windowsill (the surface that is closest to the inside of your window), all the way to the top of the window opening. You are then going to need to make three measurements: one at the left side, one at the centre and one at the right side of the window. Again, as above, use the smallest of these three measurements when ordering your window.