A Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Window Size

Apart from the color, style and design of your windows, you should also make sure you’re selecting the correct size for your space. Installing an incorrectly sized window in your home could affect not just your interior’s aesthetics but the overall comfort in your indoor space too. 

So whether you’re shopping for casement windows or picture windows, take note of these basic considerations to ensure an appropriate size for your windows.

Standard Window Sizes

Windows come in standard sizes to make it easier for homeowners to select windows for their homes. Standard window sizes range from 24 to 48 inches for the width and 36 to 72 inches for the height.

However, the reality is that these standard-sized windows may not fit in some window openings that already exist in your home. In such cases, you’ll have to customize your windows. Make sure your residential window contractor will take accurate measurements. This way, you can be confident that the windows to be installed in your home have the proper sizes.

Window Location and Floor Area

For windows facing east or south, the recommended size is no more than 15% of the total floor area of the room where they will be installed. If the windows are facing north, your window can be as large as 15-25% of the total floor area of the space. If the windows will be facing west, experts typically recommend keeping the size smaller than 10% of the total floor area of the room.

Renewal by Andersen of Sacramento has been in business for several years, providing exceptional window replacement services to local homeowners. From double-hung windows to specialty windows, we can guarantee superior installation.

Call us at (916) 779-5800 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve customers in Davis, CA, and the surrounding areas.