How to Measure Your Replacement Windows

Are you considering replacing your windows but unsure how to measure them accurately? Don’t worry; it’s easier than you might think. In this updated article, we’ll walk you through the process of measuring your replacement windows. We’ll describe the process step by step, ensuring you get it right the first time.

Let’s Begin with Width

When it comes to measuring replacement windows, width takes precedence. Here’s how to do it correctly:

  • Grab your tape measure and measure horizontally between the side jambs at the top, middle, and bottom of the window. If necessary, move the sash out of the way to ensure accuracy.
  • Record all three measurements and identify the smallest one. You’ll provide this measurement when purchasing your new window.

Next Up: Height

After determining the width, move on to measuring the height using a similar process:

  • Once again, use your tape measure to measure vertically from the head jamb (top) to the window sill (bottom) at the left, middle, and right sides of the window.
  • Record all three measurements and select the smallest one as your height measurement.

Pro Tip: If your window sill is sloped, measure from the highest point against the window for accuracy. A level can help you ensure your sill is level.

Now, Let’s Measure Depth or Square

There are two methods for this crucial step:

Measuring Depth:

  • Measure the depth of the window by running your tape measure from the exterior side of the frame to the interior side, taking multiple measurements at various points.
  • Choose the smallest measurement as your final depth dimension.

Pro Tip: If your window doesn’t open, measure the depth on each side of the glass, add them together, and include the thickness of your window glass.

Measuring Square:

  • Measure the diagonals of the window frame accurately (upper left to lower right, upper right to lower left).
  • Note down the two diagonal measurements. If they’re within ⅛ inch of each other, there shouldn’t be any installation issues. If the difference is greater, consider ordering a slightly smaller window to accommodate installation.

Once you have your measurements, take them to your preferred window professional for a quote. Typically, new windows should be around two inches narrower and wider than the measured space, allowing for adjustment during installation.

By following these steps, you can confidently measure your replacement windows, saving time and money. If you’re unsure, consulting a professional is always a good idea for guidance. Remember, accuracy is key, so double-check your measurements before proceeding. With the right measurements in hand, you’re ready to upgrade your windows hassle-free.

Connect with Your Neighborhood Tashman Team Today!

As homeowners in Los Angeles strive for comprehensive upgrades, replacement windows emerge as a top choice, seamlessly blending security and elegance. Opting for energy-efficient replacement windows offers residents the perfect amalgamation of safety and sophistication. With installations from Tashman Home Center, you not only elevate the visual allure of your property but also bolster its energy efficiency and security. Embrace the shift today and witness firsthand the transformative impact on your home!

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