Did you know that there is no such thing as standard window sizes? Many home improvement manufacturers list common window sizes in their catalogs, which can result in homeowners assuming their window measurements must fit within those size standards. But assuming can lead to ordering a window that is not quite the right fit – costing more time, money and headaches for all involved.
So, if there aren’t standard window sizes, how do you know what window type and size is going to be the perfect fit for your home? Simonton recommends having replacement windows custom sized and built for each opening to ensure the window will perform the way it’s intended. While standard window widths and lengths are often used for new construction, standard sizes aren’t necessarily right for replacement windows.
To maintain the comfort and safety of your home, windows must fit properly and be free of any gaps letting in unwanted air or moisture. Replacement window sizes range based on a number of factors, such as:
Buying a custom window for your home will save a lot of headaches and unnecessary work when compared with trying to buy a “standard” or “common” window size. With a custom window, you will be sure that the window will fit perfectly to your home.
The term “custom” can sometimes mean it costs more. But that’s not the case with Simonton Windows & Doors. All of our windows are crafted specifically for each customer, and we guarantee it will seamlessly fit with the openings in your home.
If you’re going the project alone (without a contractor), it is imperative that the measurements are exact. Home Depot recommends following these steps when measuring your windows:
Step One: First things first, you’ll need to decide what type of replacement window you need for your home. Thinking about adding a garden window to your kitchen to let in more light? Or are you considering replacing a few double hung windows on the front of your home? Either way, Simonton has a huge selection of replacement windows that will fit your home improvement needs.
Step Two: Next, you’ll need to choose the type of material for your replacement windows. At Simonton Windows & Doors, we’re proud to offer vinyl replacement windows to better blend with your design style and budget. Below, we’ve weighed the pros and cons of the three main types of replacement window materials so you can decide what’s best for your home.
Step Three: Now it’s time to choose the customization. Simonton offers a wide variety of color, grid, hardware and energy efficiency options to accent inside whatever space you’re incorporating your replacement windows. Need some inspiration? Browse through our gallery and find a style that speaks to you.
Now that we’ve blasted the myth of standard window dimensions, we know you’re itching to replace those windows you’ve been thinking about. Contact a pro in your area today to get started.