There are several considerations you need to keep in mind when choosing the best replacement windows for your home. In addition to the style and color, you’ll also need to think about the size of your new units. As the area’s trusted window installation and roof repair contractor, we explain how you can pick the right replacement window size.
Following Local Building Codes
There’s no strict formula when it comes to selecting a specific window size. However, you still have to check your local building codes and regulations for compliance. For instance, if you are installing windows inside your bedroom, you need to have at least one for egress to ensure a safe and easy exit from your home in case of emergencies. It should be no more than 44 inches from the floor. For the remaining windows, it’s up to you to choose what window types you think will work best based on the bedroom’s interior aesthetics.
Considering Aesthetics and Energy Efficiency
In general, finding the right window size will depend on how you want your home to look from both inside and outside. Indoor living spaces with high ceilings can benefit from taller windows for a well-balanced look. It will also depend on your desire to improve your home’s energy efficiency. Window and roofing pros recommend that you check your home’s orientation. East- and west-facing windows receive excessive summer sunlight, which is why they should be smaller to keep your home comfortable.
Checking Window Size Dimensions
When checking the size of your replacement window, take note of the measurements indicated by the manufacturer. To help you identify the size needed for your home’s opening, they indicate the size notation in width and height. For instance, a 2426 window unit is one that measures two feet and four inches wide and two feet and six inches long.
Howard Roofing & Home Improvements replace your old windows with new replacement units that bring lasting beauty, comfort and value to your home. We partner with some of the nation’s leading manufacturers of replacement windows to provide you with a wide selection of quality window styles.
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