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HOW TO MEASURE TO GET NEW WINDOWS ESTIMATE

Replacing windows in your home can enhance its appearance, energy efficiency, and overall comfort. While professional window installers can handle the entire process, homeowners can also take their own measurements to ensure they receive a quote fast and start the process as soon as possible. This article serves as a step-by-step guide to help homeowners accurately measure their windows for replacement.

  1. Gather the Necessary Tools: Before you begin, make sure you have the following tools readily available:
  1. Identify Window Types: Determine the types of windows you need to replace. Common window styles include single-hung, double-hung, casement, awning and sliding windows. Each type may require slightly different measurement techniques, so it’s essential to be aware of the specific window style you’re working with.
  2. Measure Width: To measure the width accurately, follow these steps:
  • Open the window fully.
  • Measure the width between the inside edges of the window frame at three different points: top, middle, and bottom.
  • Note down the smallest measurement of the three. This ensures the new window will fit properly.
  1. Measure Height: To measure the height correctly, perform the following steps:
  • Measure the height between the inside edges of the window frame at three different points: left, middle, and right.
  • Record the smallest measurement of the three. This guarantees that the new window will fit perfectly.
  1. Measure Depth: Measuring the depth of the window frame is crucial to ensure a proper fit for replacement windows. Follow these steps:
  • Measure the depth from the inside edge of the window frame to the outer edge.
  • Measure at three points: top, middle, and bottom.
  • Record the smallest measurement.
  1. Check for Squareness: To verify if your window frame is square, measure the diagonals of the window opening:
  • Measure the diagonal from the top left corner to the bottom right corner.
  • Measure the diagonal from the top right corner to the bottom left corner.
  • If the two measurements are not the same, it indicates that your window opening is not perfectly square. In such cases, it is advisable to consult a professional to ensure accurate measurements.
  1. Consider Additional Measurements: Depending on the type of window and your preferences, you may need to take additional measurements, such as:
  • Trim measurements: Measure the width and height of any existing trim around the window.
  • Jamb depth: Measure the width of the window frame from the interior side jamb to the exterior side jamb.
  1. Double-Check and Record: Review your recorded measurements to ensure accuracy. It is always better to double-check and avoid any measurement errors that might lead to ill-fitting windows.
  2. Send us your Measurements: You can share us the excel template or a picture of it via text message/whatsapp to (786) 400-2780, or by email to: info@onewellwindows.com

By following these steps and taking accurate measurements, homeowners can confidently obtain a quote for replacement windows. Remember, precision is essential to ensure a proper fit and a successful project. If you are unsure about any aspect of the measuring process, contact us for for assistance. Taking the time to measure your windows correctly will result in windows that fit seamlessly.