You take out the windows and measure the hole they fit in.
Had mine "Professionally" replaced.
They measured the frames, ordered the windows.
When they tried to install 'em they wouldn't fit.
Made a mess of things.
I finally pulled the plug when they took out a support
member to fit the patio door. They had to replace
the support and order a new door. Rest of 'em
ended up with shims and spacers and cover facia.
micmoore52_at_yahoo_dot firstname.lastname@example.org (mike moore) wrote in
Do not even try. Let the window guys do it. That way, when they get it
wrong the first time, THEY have to pay for the remake.
Speaking from personal experience here. Twice.
For me I had to get rid of most everything to get down deep, and see
where the studs were. Luckily 7 windows were the same width and I only
had to strip one Down and cover up. About 28 hours later all
installed. About 4 hours per window to do it right, but it slowed me
down running back and forth to the saw, installing wood pieces and
custom foam pieces. Shoving more fiberglass in re Qing voids, and
sealing. More time in painting interior.
On Wed, 11 May 2011 22:14:15 +0000,
micmoore52_at_yahoo_dot email@example.com (mike moore) wrote:
Very carefully.One of the salesmen at one of the window companies I
worked at measured more wrong than right - he didn't last long, but
cost the company a PILE. I usually look at the inside trim - measure
theinside opening and add twice the thickness of the trim. I've never
been out more than 1/8 inch, and all of MY windows fit..
I just had 2 replaced by a contractor this winter - they took the
measurements, and I went over them with the estimator. I questioned
the one measurement - told them what I thought it should be and had
them re-measure. He then agreed with my measurement - and the new
window was a PERFECT fit. Using their original measurement would have
made for a sloppy fit and a very wide caulk line between the window
and the bricks.
<DIV><FONT size=2></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT size=2>> H</FONT><FONT size=2>ow do you measure window sizes
for replacement windows?</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT size=2>Windows are usually installed together with their frames --
<DIV><FONT size=2>the dimensions to measure are those of the outside of
<DIV><FONT size=2>proposed frame. The hole through the wall is cut
<DIV><FONT size=2>this, by one or two cm. so that the windowframe can
<DIV><FONT size=2>shimmed accurately into position (truly vertical and
<DIV><FONT size=2>and the gaps between frame and wall are
<DIV><FONT size=2>sealed and covered by weatherproofing (outside) or window
<DIV><FONT size=2>(inside.)</FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT size=2><BR>-- <BR>Don Phillipson<BR>Carlsbad Springs<BR>(Ottawa,
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