What is a Standard Window Size?

The type of window you choose for your home determines standard window sizes. Keep in mind that window height and width ranges are always reduced by 12 inches to guarantee proper installation and function. Contractors can easily install the window and secure it with shims thanks to the 12-inch height.

The most typical window sizes are as follows:

 

Windows with two panes of glass

Windows with two panes of glass

Double-hung windows, in which both sashes may travel up and down, are one of the most prevalent window kinds. They begin at 24 inches and extend to 48 inches horizontally.

Their heights range from 36 to 72 inches, with 44, 52, 54, and 62 inches being common. Remember to subtract 1/2 inch from each measurement to achieve the proper window size.

Sliding Windows are a type of window that slides open and shut

Sliding Windows are a type of window that slides open and shut

Sliding windows have fewer possibilities than double-hung windows, with horizontal sizes ranging from 36 inches to 48 inches, 60 inches to 72 inches, and 84 inches. The vertical sizes are 24, 36, 48, and 60 inches in height. The term “6040” indicates that a window is six feet wide and four feet tall, which is what an installer is referring to.

Picture Windows are those that show a picture of something

Picture Windows are those that show a picture of something

Because picture windows cannot be opened, they can be much taller and wider than other types of windows. Widths might be 2 feet, 3 feet, 4 feet, 5 feet, 6 feet, and 8 feet, depending on the material used. Heights can be as low as two feet and as high as eight feet, with further heights of 18, 52, 54, and 62 inches available. The rough opening sizes are given in whole numbers, but the actual window sizes are obtained by subtracting 1/2 inch from each rough opening size. In addition, you should consult the single-hung window size chart.

Bay Windows are a popular choice

Bay Windows are a popular choice

A bay window, like a picture window, has the ability to significantly increase the amount of light that enters your home. Bay windows have more distinct architectural qualities than a normal, double-hung window, and they allow for significantly more light to enter the room. They are more visually appealing because of their design and decorative characteristics, as well as the fact that they are quite enormous. The usual width of a bay window ranges from three feet and six inches to ten feet and six inches. The usual height ranges from three feet and six inches to six feet and six inches.

Casement Windows are a type of window that opens outward

Casement Windows are a type of window that opens outward

If you have a bathroom or a kitchen where you need additional ventilation, casement windows are ideal for you. Casement windows are designed to open from the side of the window frame. In most cases, the standard width is between 1 foot and 2 feet and 11.5 inches. The average person’s height is between 2 feet and 5.5 inches and 6 feet and 5.5 inches tall.

Awning Windows are a type of window that may be opened from the outside

Awning Windows are a type of window that may be opened from the outside

In the same way that the casement window provides ample ventilation, the awning window does as well. It has an outward opening with a hinge at the top. In the event that you open an awning window in light rain, you will not be bothered by the wetness because these windows are weatherproof. In most cases, the normal width is between 2 inches and 3 feet 10 inches in width, while the typical height is between 1 foot 8 inches and 7 feet 8 inches in height, respectively.

Customized Window Dimensions

Customized Window Dimensions

Remember that you may always have custom-sized windows manufactured to your particular specifications, which are produced using your exact measurements.

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