There is nothing more awkward-looking than windows that are either too small or too large for your home. When shopping around for new windows, it is important to get the window size just right. After all, a window replacement project should increase your home’s curb appeal, not take away from it. In today’s article, your good friends over at Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey shares a few tips on how to choose the right window size for your home.
Standard Window Sizes
If you think about it, it makes sense for window manufacturers to produce windows with standard sizes and dimensions. These windows are designed to fit into rough opening sizes in most homes. While these standard windows are great for most window replacement jobs, what you have to remember is that no two homes are exactly alike. If windows with a standard size work for you, then great. If not, you should consider custom windows.
How To Choose the Right Window Size
While there really is no strict formula when it comes to choosing the right windows for your home, there are a few things to consider. The first thing you need to think about is how you want your home to look from the outside as well as the inside. Since this is largely a personal choice, there are no hard and fast rules.
Another important thing to consider is the building codes where you live. For instance, sills on operable egress bedroom windows should be no more than 44 inches from the floor. The amount of natural light and ventilation are also important determining factors. For the best possible results, it is always recommended that you communicate your needs to your window contractor.
If you are looking for high-quality doors and windows, look no further than Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey. Give us a call at (908) 497-1020 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation today.