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How To Measure Windows

 

Determine your preferred method of installation

Retrofit Installation

The existing window frame that is attached to the frame of the house and the interior casing trim is not removed. Only the existing operating or fixed section of the window is removed and the new window is installed into the existing frame opening.

Insulation: Expanding foam insulation is inserted between the window frame and the existing window sub frame.

Interior Finish: The existing interior casing trim and wood or drywall returns remain intact and are not replaced.

Exterior Finish: Existing exterior wood frames and brickmould are covered with formed aluminum capping.

Full Frame Replacement (Brick To Brick) Installation

The entire frame of the existing window including the interior casing trim is removed. The new window is installed directly to the wooden frame (studs) of the house and has attached interior wood or vinyl jamb extensions.

Insulation: Expanding foam insulation is inserted between the window frame and the frame of the house.

Interior Finish: Interior casing trim is available in a variety of vinyl or wood finishes.

Exterior Finish: Exterior vinyl brickmould is attached to the window frame to cover the gap between the window and the brick or siding. Caulking is applied to seal any tiny tolerance gaps between the brickmould and the exterior wall.

Please note that the interior finish of full frame installed windows will be the same as the window material. If you require any other interior finish, please indicate your request in the "comments" section of the offer form.

Measure Your Windows

All windows must be measured from the interior of your existing window opening.
The measurements must be taken to the next higher inch:

Example: 22 ¼" = 23", 23 ½" = 24"

For your convenience, a measure sheet is available by clicking on this measurement_sheet.pdf link
  1. Measure the width of the window from the inner wood return (frame) where the casing trim or drywall return meets the window frame
  2. Measure the height of the window from the inner wood return (frame) where the casing trim or drywall return meets the window frame

After measuring each window, enter the measurements on the provided measure sheet. When this process is complete you are now ready to enter the information in the "Offer Wizard"

Entering Your Measurements In The Offer Wizard

Select either a patio door or a window

Step 1: Select the location, size, and style



Step 2: Select the colour, any options (if required) and your preferred method of installation


 

After you have completed these steps you may proceed to view your "Offer Cart" or add another item and repeat the process.

How To Measure Existing Bay Or Bow Windows

If you are replacing the individual windows of an existing Bay or Bow window, follow these simple instructions:

  • Measure the individual windows of the Bay or Bow window as indicated below.
  • Select either "Existing Bay or Existing Bow" in the "Location" field of the Offer Wizard and proceed to fill in the fields

Existing Walk Out Bay Or Bow Windows (Without Head And Seat)

Width:
  1. End Windows: Measure the width of the individual end window panels from the inner wood return (frame) where the casing trim or drywall return meets the window frame to the middle of the join of the attached window.
  2. Center Windows: Measure the width of the individual center window panels from the middle of the join of the attached windows
Height:
  • Measure the height of the window from the inner wood return (frame) where the casing trim or drywall return meets the window frame

Existing Bay and Bow Windows with a Head and Seat

Width:
  1. End Windows: Measure the width of the individual end window panels from the inner wood return (frame) where the casing trim or drywall return meets the window frame to the middle of the join of the attached window.
  2. Center Windows: Measure the width of the individual center window panels from the middle of the join of the attached windows
Height:
  • Measure the height from the interior of the head and seat

Existing Bay Window

(Select "Existing Bay Window" from "Locations" dropdown)


Left Side (Window 1)
Center (Window 2)
Right Side (Window 3)
 

Existing Bow Window

(Select "Existing Bow Window" from "Locations" dropdown)
 
Left Side (Window 1)
Center (Window 2)
Center (Window 3)
Right Side (Window 4)

 

Converting A Flat Window To A Bay Or Bow Window

Measure the opening of your existing flat window as follows:

  1. Measure the width of the window from the inner wood return (frame) where the casing trim or drywall return meets the window frame
  2. Measure the height of the window from the inner wood return (frame) where the casing trim or drywall return meets the window frame
Important

After you have completed measuring your existing flat window opening for a Bay or Bow window conversion, you must enter the Bay or Bow window details as indicated below

 

Bay Window Conversion (Without A Roof)

If you have an overhang projection (soffit) directly above the window location, then you do not require a roof over the Bay or Bow window. Select a Bay or Bow window style without a roof


Bow Window Conversion

If you do not have an overhang (soffit) directly above the window location, then you do require a roof over the Bay or Bow window. Select a Bay or Bow window style with a roof
 

 

Shapes

If the shaped window is attached to another window, the two windows must be measured separately and entered on the quotation form as two separate windows.

  1. Measure the width of the window from the inner wood return (frame) at the widest part of the shaped window where the casing trim or drywall return meets the window frame
  2. Measure the height of the window from the inner wood return (frame) at the highest point of the shaped window where the casing trim or drywall return meets the window frame
¼ Round ½ Round Full Round
Extended Arch Ellipse Hexagon
Triangle Trapezoid

When you have completed measuring the shaped window, please enter the details on the quotation form as follows:

When you have completed all your requirements, you will be able to review your offer cart prior to submitting your offer request. At this time you are able to edit or remove entries or add more windows and doors.

 

Still not sure how to measure a window... need help?

email customerservice@windowanddoordeals.com or call 1-855-889-3488 and we will help you.