Measuring for Replacement Windows

How to Measure Vinyl Replacement Windows

One of the most common questions homeowners ask before purchasing replacement windows is how to measure replacement windows. Many homeowners are under the impression that they must measure their windows before any new windows are installed. While this is true for the installation company, no homeowner should ever have to measure the openings for their new windows themselves.

Today, Mister Windows researchers look at how we measure home windows before window installation.

Why Measure Windows?

Many homeowners wonder why window replacement companies measure their windows not once, but two or even three times before replacing their home’s windows. Typically, your foreman will measure your windows during the initial consultation to provide a window replacement estimate. Although installers are highly trained and can accurately measure your windows, mistakes often occur because the process is much more complicated than simply measuring.

For this reason, the best window installation companies always require a survey to accurately measure your home’s windows before ordering your replacement windows. To do this, a trained professional will come to your home, measure, and note the exact size of each window opening, and make sure that the measurements taken by the measuring technician match those taken by the foreman. If there are any discrepancies, we will send a measuring technician a third time to guarantee the correct measurements.

Window Sizes

The main reason we measure window openings multiple times before installation is so that our production team and manufacturer partners have the exact measurements for your different window sizes. Window sizes vary, and when purchasing replacement windows, there’s no one size fits all. Double-hung windows, single-hung windows, casement windows, awning windows, bay windows, and bow windows all have different sizes and measurements. When buying replacement windows, the size of the windows is one of the most important things you should consider – because at Mister Window, the windows we install in your home are all made to order.

How Do I Measure Window Panes?

Many homeowners in Tampa, Sarasota and St Petersburg wonder how to measure window panes. This is mainly because most replacement windows are already equipped with fly screens. Because of this, many homeowners aren’t sure if they need to purchase the fly screens separately from the window. Fortunately, when you buy your windows from Mister Window, the fly screens are already installed – so that’s one less thing you have to worry about measuring during your remodel.

How to Measure Window Curtains

Measuring window curtains isn’t done by your window manufacturer. Usually, clients learn how to measure window curtains from an interior designer. Many home improvement blogs also teach homeowners how to measure windows for curtains, blinds, or shades.

Although most window replacement companies don’t measure drapes, you can always check with your foreman to get the exact measurements for your window openings. Once you have this information, it’ll be easier for you to determine the exact measurements for your curtains.

Mister Window Measuring Software

Most window replacement companies typically use outdated technology to measure windows and calculate window replacement costs. Whereas in the past you could just measure and price with simple arithmetic, a pencil, and a tape measure, Mister Window now uses 21st-century technology to price your windows based on the measurements. We know that your time is important. That’s why we use the Mister Window pricing app to calculate the cost of your window replacement.

Another little-known fact about buying new windows is that the price of your windows doesn’t depend on how many windows you buy. As we mentioned earlier, every window we sell is made to order. Therefore, our price is based on the number of panes of glass. We do have a minimum number of glass units (UI) that we require to make custom windows, but if your window replacement project consists of three or more windows, we can fulfill your order.

The best thing about using our proprietary pricing software is that we’re able to provide an accurate quote within minutes of taking measurements. Buying windows is a one-time investment. That’s why it’s important that you know exactly the product you’re about to buy. Before your foreman prepares your free window replacement quote, he’ll demonstrate the product to you. This product demonstration will show you all the features of our windows and explain exactly what makes Mister Window so energy efficient.

In addition to measuring your windows and giving you a product demonstration, your foreman will also act as a project manager and gather all the information about the scope of your project. This includes the color of the windows, the window screens, the type of energy efficient windows you want, warranty information and financing options. Once you agree on a price and product, you can sign a contract and get started on your project right away. If you need more time to think it over, you’ll get a written quote that’s valid for a year or 365 days.

Final Considerations

All in all, it’s crucial to understand the importance of measuring your windows. When you’re buying new windows, there are a lot of details involved in the quoting, planning, and installation process that may seem unfamiliar. In the past, customers’ lack of knowledge has led to them getting ripped off when it comes to price. That’s why it’s important that you only work with companies you trust. If you have any questions or are interested in a free quote, contact Mister Window today!

Mister Window

January 11, 2023

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