The Options For Windows
Once you’ve got the size you’ll need to decide on the basic style. There’s hundreds of different connortations based on the following basic options:
- One, two, three or four column windows (ie, number of column separators).
- Which windows in which columns do you want to open.
- Also, which way do you want them to open.
- Trickle vents installed or not.
- Type of handles.
And then, of course, there’s the actual typ of window itself. There’s numerous choices here too … bay windows, sash windows, casement, sliders, awning, hopper, tilt and turn, skylights … the choices can be quite daunting.
Make sure whatever you choose fit’s in with the architecture of the property. It can be handy to check out what the neighbours have – it’ll give you a good idea of what looks good and what you like (and don’t like!).
Measuring For New Double Glazed Doors
How to measure for new windows and doors. There’s three main types of doors (excluding garage doors)
- The Front Door
- Back / Side Door
- Patio Doors
Once again, styles and options are vast in all cases but the rules of measuring them up are as follows:
Don’t measure the existing frame – measure the “hole” the new frame will fit in.
Take three measurements lengthwise (left, right and centre) to get the height.
Take three measurements widthwise (left, right and centre) to get the width.
Again, it’s the smallest of these measurements you’ll want to take and then deduct 10mm from the minimum hight and the minimum width to get the size of door (including frame) to order.
The Options For Doors
These depend on personal preference.
Patio doors could be french opening or sliding for example. Front door may incorporate a glazed panel to the left, right or both and the designs are pretty much unlimited. The back or side door colud be fully glazed or part glazed and, again, style is personal preference or to fit in with the style of windows.
How To Measure For New Windows And Doors
As we said though – sure you can easily measure the windows yourself but make sure that the company you decide to go with check your measurements and takes the responsibility for the sizing. That way it’s them that have to correct any errors and, at their cost.