If you opt for a swinging window—such as a casement or awning window—consider how much exterior space is available. Perhaps it is for a replacement item, or perhaps it is for drapes, or to calculate the amount of paint needed to cover a door.
Pop the existing screen out of the window by gently grasping its top with two hands, if you have a double-hung half screen. Add me on LinkedIn opens in new window.
Run a metal tape measure from side to side in three places: I'm a contractor. Do this in several locations around the window frame and rely on the smallest measurement once again as your final dimension. If the window is installed improperly and is not plumb, level and square, then a number of problems might occur. Shelves allow room for placing plants or other items.
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Thanks for letting us know. Then measure across the window from outside jamb to outside jamb to see how wide the window is. Keep the two smallest numbers, one for the width and one for height and rely on those to make your purchasing decisions.
Measure the overall height. She also writes a biweekly newspaper column, "Design Dilemmas," in the "Lakeshore News" and has been published in "Design and Drapery Pro" magazine.
To do this, measure the distance across your frame at the top, at the middle, and at the bottom.