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As someone who works in the doors and window business, there are many questions that I come across on a daily basis. One question in particular that seems to get asked the most, though it is asked in many various ways is “what are the standard size of windows?” To be honest, that is a very great question to ask. So what are the standard size of windows? Typically when I have a home builder or a contractor come in to see me, 9/10 times they end up custom ordering windows rather then buying the standard windows we have in stock. So why, do builders and contractors custom order windows which takes time, rather then grabbing standard stock windows off of the shelf?
For home builders, they typically go off of the blueprints that are provided to them by the architect. The window sizes that are provided in the blueprints are usually based around the pre-designed styles that a home owner decides to go with. Those style of windows, typically end up being anywhere to several inches bigger to being several inches smaller than what is considered standard. That being said, when builders custom order the windows based off of those pre-determined sizes, the windows themselves typically end up being much more expensive. The same thing generally applies to contractors as well, since they are normally replacing windows that broke.
For those that are building new homes, make sure to take a look at the windows in your blueprints. It doesn’t hurt to grab the sizes from those blueprints and take them to your nearest Lowe’s and take a look at what they have in stock. The windows are generally great quality windows and for must less cost than if your builders would have to order the custom sizes on the blueprints. Generally speaking, even if you were wanting to have a couple of windows side by side against each other, it is significantly cheaper to go with the in stock windows and order the mull kits for those windows to put them together.
Anyone using a contractor for replacing or fixing broken windows, your decisions can go a couple of different ways. Lets say you are replacing a window and it is something that isn’t normally carried in stock. How much would it be to replace that window with the exact size? Something else to think about is, how much would it cost in comparison to buy a stock size and have your contractor change the size of your opening to fit the stock window? These are all things to consider when having your windows replaced.
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