You’ll need to carefully plan your window replacement project for many reasons, including ensuring you select the right size windows. To determine the best dimensions for your windows, here a few tips to help you out with this situation.
Windows come in standard sizes that make the installation process a lot easier. Conventional windows range from 24 to 48 inches in width and 36 to 72 inches high. However, there might be portions of your home that might not fit these measurements. This is why it’s important to measure your installation area or opt for custom-sized windows. You can consult your local window contractor to find the right window size for your home.
Your window contractor would tell you that floor area is another important factor to consider. For west- and east-facing windows, the size should be kept small and well-shaded to avoid uncomfortable room temperatures. Larger windows should be oriented to the north while south-facing windows should be minimal in size to prevent heat from escaping during the winter and to reduce heat gain during the summer months.
Thermal Mass and Window Size
Thermal mass is the ability of your windows to absorb heat. As such, it’s important to pick windows with thermal mass proportionate to where they’re placed. For instance, larger windows are better suited for homes with high thermal mass while homes with smaller thermal mass should minimize their glass area.
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