You will need to make many decisions during a window replacement project, from the type of glass to the frame material. One decision you may not have given much thought to yet is the size of your new windows. Read on as we share some tips to help you decide what size your windows should be.
Standard Window Sizes
If you buy your windows “off the rack” from a window store, you’ll be limited to whatever sizes they offer. This is problematic for many homes because the windows in a store might not be an exact fit for the window openings in the home’s structure. That’s why customization is so important.
Double-hung windows are the most common type of replacement windows in American homes. This is because they come in a wide range of sizes that allows them to fit any rough opening. While their sizes tend to vary, the default ranges anywhere from 24 to 48 inches in terms of width while their height can range from 36 to 72 inches.
Picture windows are the most energy-efficient window style because they’re inoperable (they don’t open). Manufacturers tend to make them as wide and tall as possible, with common widths ranging from 2ft to 8ft and heights ranging from 1 to 8ft.
Sliding window are another popular window style often seen in bedrooms, bathrooms, basements and kitchens. Horizontal widths are available in 36, 48, 60, 72, and 84 inches, while standard heights are 24, 36, 48, and 60 inches tall.
Having trouble finding a window that fits your home’s dimensions? Don’t worry Renewal by Andersen® of Oklahoma offers custom windows. Give us a call at (918) 921-9211 or fill out our contact form to schedule a FREE consultation. We serve homeowners in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, OK, and other nearby areas.