What size should your new windows be? In today’s post, local window and exterior siding company S.I.S. Exterior Renovations shares a quick guide to choosing the right window sizes for your home.
Check the Wall Openings
In many cases, you can simply install new windows in your existing window openings. If you do want to change the size of the windows, this will typically require modifications to the framing.
If you are not your home’s first owner, have a professional inspect the wall openings before making any decisions about the size of your new doors and windows. Understanding how the framing was built can help you make informed decisions about your new windows. For example, you could potentially choose different window styles than you had before or even place two smaller windows together to fill as much of the wall opening as possible.
Use Visual Aids
Visual aids such as sketches or computer graphics can help you choose the right window size, particularly if you’re considering the cost of resizing an existing wall opening. It can also help you with other aspects of window selection such as whether the frame color will work with the siding and other parts of your home’s exterior.
Consider the Direction Each Wall Is Facing
Bigger windows allow more natural light into your home. Windows facing the south typically receive direct sunlight through most of the day, which means you may need more substantial window treatments for this part of your home to prevent glare. North-facing windows, on the other hand, receive indirect natural light that’s great for indoor lighting.
S.I.S. Exterior Renovations is your leading provider of exterior renovation services, including window replacement and James Hardie® siding installation. Give us a call at (587) 417-6446. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Calgary and the surrounding communities.