Learn the important steps to measure replacement windows
With the continued drag on the economy I see a longer, continued focus on renovation work. One of the most common renovation jobs we receive are replacing old drafty windows, but I’ve seen many windows not fit because of a lack of knowledge on how to measure replacement windows.
Frankly, it’s not that surprising if you’ve spent the better part of your career installing new construction windows. After all, replacement windows are entirely different and there is a different approach to measure replacement windows.
There are three main steps you need to follow when you measure replacement windows: (1) measure width (2) measure height (3) unit depth. If you’d like to learn how to measure replacement windows then read my in-depth article on the topic. Don’t forget to follow all the current local lead paint laws as well.
With the economy continuing to show signs of a slow rebound it’s likely more and more new home construction builders will have to continue or start doing more remodeling work. We certainly are seeing an increase in window replacements, kitchen and bath renovations and weatherization projects like insulation and HVAC upgrades. Make sure you have the skills needed to tackle these projects.