Typical Dimensions of Popular Window Styles

Manufacturers produce windows that will work for most homes. As such, most replacement windows are available in a few consistent sizes. If you’re looking to invest in new windows, you need to know the dimensions of popular window styles to ensure they fit in the rough openings of your home.  

Typical Dimensions of Popular Window Styles

Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento discusses four popular window styles and their dimensions. 

1. Double-Hung Windows

Double hung windows remain one of the most popular window styles because of their combination of simplicity and elegance. They are highly versatile and can be found in many rooms, from bedrooms to hallways. Seeing as they come in a wide range of sizes, they usually fit any rough opening. The width for double-hung windows can range from 24″ to 48″, while the height can be 36″ to 72″. 

2. Casement Windows

Casement windows are hinged, which means they open outward from the side. If you’re looking to improve ventilation, this window style is a smart solution. You may see casement windows in homes that enjoy cool outdoor breezes for comfort and ventilation. The width of casement windows can be anywhere from 1’2″ to 2’11.5″, while the height can be 2’5.5″ to a maximum of 6’5.5″ tall. 

3. Sliding Windows

Sliding windows are generally wider than they are tall. As with double-hung windows, these windows are versatile and often found in bedrooms, basements and other areas of your home. Sliding window widths range from 36″ to 84″, and the height ranges from 24″ to 60″ tall. If your window dimensions fit within this range, you can install a standard sliding glass window without needing special customization for the rough opening. 

4. Picture Windows

Picture windows are great for enhancing your home’s aesthetic appeal and increasing natural light. These windows can’t be opened, which means they can be built in a wide range of sizes. You have the option to choose between small to large windows. The common widths of picture windows can be 2′ to 8′ and heights from 1′ to 8′ tall. 

Going for standard window sizes is safe and easy. However, you may end up having the exact same windows as your neighbors. Fortunately, window replacement gives you the chance to boost your home’s appearance any way you want. If you want to achieve an exterior aesthetic that stands out from the rest, turn to Renewal by Andersen of Sacramento for custom window sizes.

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