How to Measure your Windows and Doors for Replacement

Posted by WD Showplace on Sep 8, 2020 4:17:49 PM
WD Showplace

All you need to start the process of getting a quote for your window and door replacement process is a tape measure and our handy measurement form.

Spending way too much time at home these days looking though windows that are outdated, do not have enough UV protection, or just not operating properly? Replacing old windows with new, energy efficient ones can pay off in both curb appeal and utility savings.  

These days a virtual meeting might be a better option to discuss the window and door replacement process. To get a solid quote you need the sizes of your windows and doors. Unsure as to what or where to measure? Take a look below for easy instructions on what and where to measure, download our tracking form to write your measurements down. 

Watch the video below for a quick tutorial on measuring your windows and doors. 

What if your measurements are not perfect? Don’t worry, our experts will confirm all measurements before ordering your new windows and doors. Once you get your measurements done, contact us to start a Virtual Estimate.  

How to Measure a Window

Measure the Width

From the inside of your home, use a tape measure, and measure the distance from the inner edge of one side jamb to the other. The side jamb is the vertical piece of trim on each side of the window or door. If your window is finished with drywall instead of jambs, simply measure the distance between the drywall on each side. Round up to the nearest inch and record your measurement.

Download measurement form here

Measure the Height

Measure the distance between the sill of the window and the head jamb. The sill is the lowest horizontal piece of trim. On a door, measure the distance between the threshold and the head jamb. If your window is finished with drywall at the top instead of a head jamb, simply measure up to the drywall. Round up to the nearest inch and record your measurement.

How to Measure a Door

Select the link below to get started with a virtual estimate.  

Virtual Estimate




Topics: Windows, Doors, Marvin, Replacement Windows and Doors

Leave a Comment