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How To Measure Your Windows for an Accurate Window Replacement Quote

Picture window with grids in sunny living roomWhen it’s time to replace your windows, measurements are everything. Even being a quarter-inch off with a measurement can lead to delays in replacement. If you’re going to measure your windows, it’s essential to do it right.

In this blog post, we’ll go over the best practices and steps for measuring windows before scheduling a replacement.

Getting Started With Window Measurement

Yellow tape measure on white background.It’s important to use the proper tools when measuring your windows. Before you begin, you’ll need to find these items:

  • Measuring tape: Measuring tape is the easiest tool to use for measuring any part of a window.
  • Slide rule: A slide rule can provide another measurement, sometimes even closer than measuring tape, as a second reference.
  • Step ladder: Using a step ladder, you can easily reach the higher areas of your window and ensure that you get an accurate measurement.

Each of these tools will help you get the best results possible when measuring your windows for window replacement.

White double-hung windows with grids and interior decorative shutters in bedroom.

Steps for Measuring Your Windows

Measuring your windows for replacement isn’t difficult, but you need to make sure it’s done right. You also need to measure all the right areas. To take accurate measurements, follow these steps:

  • Measure the width of the window in three areas: Measure the window within the frame (not including it) at the top, middle, and bottom. Note all three measurements, as there could be a slight difference between each.
  • Measure the lining around the window: Measure the entire space around the window, this time including the outer frame. If there is no frame, just measure the existing space.
  • Measure the height of the window in three areas: Just like the width measurement, be sure to measure the inside of the window, this time on the left, center, and right.
  • Measure the depth of the window: Open the window and measure the depth of the window itself. It will likely be just an inch or two, but be sure to measure in three places for accuracy.
  • Measure the window diagonally: Measure from the upper left corner of the window to the bottom right corner. Then, do the same in the opposite direction. If the measurements are the same, it’s a sign your window is truly a rectangle, and its corners are right angles.

With all these measurements ready, you can talk to a window dealer to discuss the specific size windows you need. They may ask for other measurements, and you can always ask them for suggestions on how to take a specific measurement.

Choose Zen Windows for Window Replacement Services

When you need replacement windows installed, count on Zen Windows Denver to handle the job. Our team has installed every type of window in every type of home throughout the Denver region. We can make sure your windows look perfect.

Contact us today to start ordering beautiful new windows for your home.