Have you decided it’s time to replace those old, drafty windows? Are you now shopping around getting quotes on what it will cost you to replace those windows? The most important step when it comes to replacing those windows is to know how to properly measure your window to make sure you are getting the right size replacement window.

At Buresh Home Solutions, our experts come out to your home and measure your windows for free. This ensures our quote is accurate and the window you receive is a perfect fit. You can buy the best window in the world, but if it’s not sized correctly, its quality is not really going to matter. However, measuring your windows yourself can still be beneficial, but here are a few tips to measure correctly.

To Measure Width:

Measure between the jambs at three points: top, middle, and bottom of the window opening. Measure from the surface of the jambs, not from the trim strips or parting beads in your old window opening. Use the smallest of these three measurements, and reduce by 1/8″ to order the window. It’s much easier to fill the gap with shims than it is to enlarge a window opening because you ordered replacement windows 1/2 inch too large for the opening.

To Measure Height:

Measure from the high point of the sill of your window (the surface closest to the inside of the window) to the top of the window opening. Make three measurements: one at the left side, one at the center and one at the right side of the window. Use the smallest of these three height measurements, and reduce by 1/8″ to order the window.

To Measure Depth:

Ignore all pulleys and parting strips when measuring for depth dimensions, as they’ll be removed for replacement window installation. There must be at least 3 1/4 inches of opening depth between the inside window trim and the outside blind stop strip. This much area is necessary to accept the depth of the replacement window.

We strongly recommend that you have a Buresh Home Solutions professional come out to your home and measure your windows for you. Schedule your free consultation with a Buresh Home Solutions professional today!