Wood Home Window Sashes | Window Sash Measuring Info Guides: Number one question we get from homeowners is: How do I measure for a wood clad window sash replacement kit? .. Second Question: HOW MUCH? – prices for sashes begin at $ 388.88 and go up from there based on much of the info provided from the following items Step 1 thru Step 3 below.
A window sash replacement kit includes the wood replacement parts for your old Biltbest aluminum clad or wood in and wood out double hung or casement or awning windows. The “sash” is the framework around the window that holds the glass – get the mind picture of a “picture frame” — THE PART THAT HOLD THE GLASS. The sash fits into the window frame, and is held in place by a sash track and balance system; Some sash “kits” come with a new sash with new insulated glass .. some are available without glass, some with hardware and weather strip .. some new sashes can be “prime painted” prior to shipping .. others all “raw wood” for stain finish to match the existing.
Step 1: Measuring the Width of the Window – the top, middle, and bottom to ensure all measurements; Remove any jamb liners temporarily to avoid any pulleys, weather-strips, or stops in the window frame. Record the measurements.
Step 1(A) Measuring the Width and Height of — THE INSIDE VISIBLE GLASS of the Window – the top, middle, and bottom IVG; HEIGHT AND WIDTH INSIDE ( see drawing ) Record the measurements.
Step 1(B) Measuring the OVERALL WIDTH, HEIGHT and DEPTH – Width, Height and DEPTH of the actual “wood” SASH FRAME that makes of window: Measure outside top, middle, and bottom, HEIGHT T, M, B .. the DEPTH OR THICKNESS OF FRAMES to ensure all fit and measurements. Record the measurements.
Step 2: Measuring the Height of the Window – Open both sashes slightly and place the tape measure between the sashes. Start at the top, measure from the head jamb to the foot of the sill on the window. Make sure to eliminate any stops within the window that might obstruct a precise measurement. Start at the sill, and measure to the top of the sloped sill on the exterior side of the lower sash. Measure the height at the left, middle, and right sides of the entire window. Record the measurements you have taken with the pencil and paper.
Step 3: Measuring the Angles of the Window – You will want to confirm that the existing window is square by measuring both diagonals on the window. If the measurements are more than ¼” out of proportion, then an out of square adjustment in the width of the measured window must be made. To determine the adjustment, a plumb line is made from each corner to the sill or head of the window using a level. Use a plumb line that falls within the opening of the window, measure the out of square adjustment. Subtract this measurement from the smallest width measurement. Record this width measurement as the smallest width adjustment measurement with the paper and pencil.
BEST OPTIONAL METHOD: As we always say: “Nothing is better than a sample”- so many homeowners cannot answer these questions?
Obtaining Correct Measurements for Replacement Wood Window Sashes is only “one part” of the equation process. Here are some other considerations that must be determined: Brand of Windows? Cladding Type? – “extruded aluminum” or “roll-formed clad” .. Can Cladding be “removed and reset” to new sashes? How many units are needed? .. Sizes and Shapes?