When installing new aluminium windows in your home or commercial premises, it is essential to have the correct measurements. Measuring windows might seem simple at a glance. In reality, there are a few things you will need to take into account in order for the windows to fit properly. Getting the measurements wrong can be very costly in the event that your custom-made windows do not fit. To help you get the best fit, we’ve put together some tips on how to correctly measure aluminium windows for the best possible results.
How to Properly Measure Aluminium Windows
Here are some of the most important tips to keep in mind when measuring your aluminium windows.
Take your time and do not rush.
Mistakes happen when you are rushing through the measurement process. You will need to measure the overall width first and then the overall height. Both are measured in millimetres. If there is an external windowsill, you will need to factor that into your measurement, too. The height of the windowsill will be deducted from the height of the window. The width is measured at the top, middle and bottom of the window opening, recording the smallest measurement. Height of the window opening will also be measured at the top, middle and bottom, recording the smallest overall height. If you think you have missed something along the way, go back to the start and measure everything again.
Use the exact same process for every other window opening.
Don’t assume that every opening will be the same as the one you have just measured. Use the same process above to measure every other window space and make sure that you go slowly for each one. Repeating the same process for every window opening is the best way to avoid mistakes or oversights. It will also ensure that the fitted windows are uniform.
Keep accurate measurement records.
These can be added to blueprints or kept somewhere safe. Make sure that you keep your measurement records so that you can use them again in the event that the windows are replaced or removed at any point. This will avoid you having to re-measure and it will also prevent mistakes caused by inaccurate guesses.
Get professional help.
One of the simplest and most effective ways to be sure that your windows are measured properly is to get help from a window specialist or builder. These professionals have ample experience and expertise in window fittings, giving you the benefit of correct measurements and far less chance of miscalculation. A window specialist such as PG Aluminium will also be able to advise you on the best type of window for your specific requirements as well and assist with the installation of your windows once they have been custom-made.
With extensive experience in premium-quality aluminium doors and windows, PG Aluminium offers the very best products to suit your needs. Contact us today to find out more about our wide range of aluminium windows in Durban and surrounds.