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How To Measure Windows For An Accurate Quote
We are currently living in strange times and where before a window installer would come out and measure up to give a quote there and then, that might not be possible right now.
Now more than ever, we have to do more ourselves.
So what does that mean for getting a quote for new windows?
Measuring your windows yourself can help you receive an accurate quote.
In this article, we take a look at how you can measure your windows to help you get a more accurate quote for your new windows.
Use metric measurements
The first thing to consider when measuring your windows is using metric measurements as opposed to imperial. Take accurate measurements in millimeters instead of inches.
Using millimeters over inches minimises the room for error when your window supplier converts the measurements to metric.
Measure top, middle and bottom
Not all windows are created equal and not all window openings are square.
For a more accurate measurement, we advise that you take at least three measurements: top, middle and bottom.
Take a measurement of the height of the top, middle and bottom of your window opening and do the same for the width.
Measuring your windows in three dimensions helps give your window installer a clearer idea of the size of the space your new window will be installed into.
Ignore your old frame
You would not be the first person to measure your old frame when measuring for a new window but this a big no-no.
Windows frames have the tendency to warp over time and the last thing you want to do is take measurements from a warped frame.
Instead, measure your window openings and ignore the old frame.
Measure and subtract 10mm
When measuring for a new window, it’s important to allow yourself a small fitting allowance.
We recommend minusing 10mm from your final height and width measurements so that the installer of your new window can ensure that the new window fits square.
Don’t worry, any gaps can be fitted with spacers and filled to allow that the frame to be fitted in the correct place.
Check, check and check again
Finally and arguably the most important piece of advice we can give you is to check your measurements.
People make mistakes and when it comes to measuring for a new window, a small mistake can be the difference between a perfect fit and a misfitting window.
No matter how sure you are, check your measurements.
New or replacement windows
You have measured up and you’re all ready for new windows, it’s now time to choose an installer you can trust.
At Barnham Windows, our mission is to provide all of our customers with a first class design and installation service.
We only supply the finest products so you can be sure that our windows will last.