window and door installation

How to measure for new windows

Here is an awesome guide from 1stwindows.com in California that clearly lays out how to measure for new windows for your home: The first thing you need to know is what type of existing windows you are replacing. Measuring Existing Wood Windows The first thing to do is remove the screen and open the window. Measure the window width from jamb face to jamb face (see "W" in diagram). Measure three times, at the bottom, middle, and top of the window in case the old jamb is warped. If there are discrepancies between the three measurements, use the narrowest measurement.
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