Replacing your windows is a home improvement project that helps boost your home’s aesthetic appeal and energy efficiency. To ensure its success, however, there are plenty of decisions you’ll have to make. One of them involves window size. To determine the right one for your home, you’ll have to take the following factors into account:
Your choice of window size can be based on your daylighting needs. Picture windows, for instance, are available in bigger dimensions, allowing you to brighten poorly lit areas of your home. These include rooms that face toward the north or south. Apart from enhancing illumination within these spaces, larger windows help frame beautiful views of the outdoors without the excess heat transfer.
Local Codes and Regulations
Choosing between small and large windows is a matter of preference. However, you still need to consider the local building codes and regulations when making your selection. They provide the applicable width and height of windows for specific rooms in your home, including the bedroom, bathroom and basement. Compliance with these requirements is necessary to ensure the safety of everyone in your household.
Standard vs. Custom Window Sizes
Most replacement windows are available in a few consistently sized dimensions. These are designed to fit into the most common rough opening sizes in homes. For this, a window contractor will use a simple notation to help you determine the size you need for the rough opening. However, if you live in an older home, you might need your new window units to be custom-sized. After all, residential properties built during a time when windows are yet to be mass-produced tend to have openings that have odd dimensions.
Twin Cities Siding Professionals is fully certified to install a wide selection of high-quality windows from some of the top brands in the industry. Our team is committed to helping you find the perfect window size and style that fits your home. Once installed, you’ll be able to enjoy your new windows’ numerous benefits, including enhanced curb appeal and improved energy efficiency.
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