Carrying out window measurements
We usually think about the dimensions of the woodwork in two situations. The first one is the selection of windows for a building that will be put into use only in the future – it requires the correct dimensioning of the opening. The second case when we are considering how to measure a window is when the old structure is replaced with a new one. In addition, measurements are also made before buying a mosquito net or roller blind . Sometimes the window frame is in good condition, and only the sash requires replacement (e.g. due to mechanical damage).
Incorrect window measurement – consequences
Although many people decide to measure windows on their own, it is worth being aware that such action may have negative effects. Purchase of a structure that is too small will result in the inability to perform a proper, solid assembly. There will also be problems with the tightness of the woodwork . On the other hand, an attempt to insert a window that is too large leaves insufficient expansion gaps. The consequence of such action may be the bending of profiles, which expand under the influence of high temperature. Additionally, it will not be possible to fully seal, which will lead to leakage.
Window measurement – what needs to be considered?
The steps taken when measuring the joinery differ depending on whether it is necessary to know the dimensions of the opening in which the window will be placed or the structure that needs to be replaced. The choice of size depends, among others, on whether we are dealing with a jamb or a non-jamb hole. What’s more, the size of the window will be slightly different if we decide, for example, to install a warm window sill.
How to measure a window? Professionally!
The most reasonable solution to avoid unwanted mistakes is to take the measurements necessary for the purchase of joinery by a professional team. It is worth choosing to use the service of one company, recommended by the manufacturer. Taking measurements, support in choosing the right product and installing it by experienced specialists is a guarantee of obtaining satisfactory results. This type of option is especially worth considering in the case of non-standard structures, e.g. with non-standard shapes . It can also be somewhat complicated to measure old casement windows. In the case of MS products more than WINDOWS, authorized sales partners are responsible for the distribution, measurements and assembly.
Self-measuring the window
If we plan to replace the woodwork with a new one and we want to find out about the costs associated with the purchase of the structure, we can make the measurements ourselves. On their basis, it will be possible to estimate the price of the window . However, the final measurement should be performed by a specialist before placing an order. Thanks to this, we will be sure that the size of the joinery will be properly adjusted to the opening.