The Best Replacement Windows For Each Standard Size
When shopping for replacement windows, you will notice several in standard dimensions. These preset windows are expected to fit into most rough window openings in homes across the country. Of course, they won’t fit every frame, but producing several sizes that work for most homeowners is an effective solution for quick window replacements.
Standard vs. Custom Windows
The biggest advantage of standard windows is that they’re ready-made, and can be fitted soon after. However, many homeowners are getting more creative with their windows.
If your home has standard windows, then the sizes and measurements are listed. It takes more or less the same time to make both standard sized and custom sized windows. In fact, custom windows do not necessarily cost more, but of course, it depends on your specifications.
Common sizes of standard window replacements
Standard rough openings are made in different sizes to fit a specific type of window. So when you’re shopping for a replacement window, it will be easier to stick to the same type with the same dimensions.
Some of the common types of window replacements include:
Double hung windows
These are very popular across the country, and come in a wide range of standard sizes:
Widths from 24” to 48” in 4” increments (24, 28, 32, etc.)
Heights from 36” to 60” in 4” increments, with larger sizes of 62” and 72”
These are preferred for their architectural styling and maximizing natural light in your home. They don’t open, and are available in several standard sizes:
Widths from 24” to 96” in 12” increments
Heights from 12” to 96” in 12” increments, as well as 18”, 52”, and 62”
Single slider windows
These windows are not very common. They have larger widths than heights, and come in the following standard sizes:
Widths from 36” to 84” in increments of 12”
Heights from 24” to 60” in increments of 12”
These are large windows with the following standard sizes:
Widths from 42” to 126”
Heights from 36” to 78”
These are small windows that can fit most windows:
Widths from 24” to 64”
Heights from 20” to 42”
They usually measure 32” wide and 15 to 24” high, though glass block windows tend to be smaller and vented.
Be careful when choosing standard window sizes
It is recommended that you get your windows made to fit the exact opening, rather than adjusting the opening to accommodate the window.