What’s the perfect window size for your home? While looking for new replacement windows, you are likely to notice that many of them have consistent dimensions and sizes. It makes sense for window manufacturers to produce windows that will fit most homes. But before you settle with the casement window that you’re eyeing, determine what window size is ideal for your home. Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix discusses how you can choose the right window size for your home.
The Standard Size
In most cases, windows come in standard sizes to simplify installation and maintenance. Windows with traditional dimensions range from 24 to 48 inches in width and 36 to 72 inches in height. Depending on the size of your home, some areas could exceed these measurements. It’s best to call in a professional to measure your installation area correctly for better-fitted window size, suitable for your home. With the precise measurements, you can even opt for custom-fitted windows.
Consider Your Floor Area
Your floor area should be considered when you’re shopping for the right windows. For a proper guide on window placement, you should hire a local window replacement contractor. When installing windows that face west and east, keep the size at a minimum. You can also prevent heat leakage during the winter and reduce heat inside during the summer by placing larger windows facing North. Meanwhile, windows facing South should have their size reduced to prevent heat leakage.
Thermal Mass and Window Size
The size of your windows directly affects the temperature inside your home. The size and area where windows are installed must be proportional to their thermal mass. Simply put, a home with a high thermal mass can have larger windows, while homes with a low thermal mass should have fewer windows. This way, your HVAC system would not be too stressed. This also improves your home’s energy performance.
Are you having problems with your gliding windows? Maybe it’s time to replace them. Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix offers a wide selection of expertly crafted Renewal by Andersen window styles. Call us at (602) 562-1176 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve homeowners in Arizona, including Tempe and Scottsdale, AZ.