How do we measure to replace this window?

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Old 10-18-12, 06:49 AM
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How do we measure to replace this window?

We're in the process of doing some remodeling (turning a small bedroom into a bathroom). We have gutted all the walls to allow for the new wiring & plumbing, but before we continue with putting up the new sheetrock, we need to replace this window.

How do we obtain the correct measurements when looking for a new one? (We want to replace the whole frame and all). Hope this picture can give enough of an insight to help:

 
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Old 10-18-12, 02:47 PM
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Measure the sashes and give that measurement to your choice of window sellers. It is most likely a "standard" stocked size window.
 
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Old 10-18-12, 06:14 PM
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Since it's wide open...take measurements of the outside frame (interior side), side to side and top to bottom. You should also measure the space between the studs and from sill to header. I've had some windows that, though the sash sizes are the same, the frame (and thus rough opening) are different.

If you want muntins (grilles) that match...you'll need to order it.

You may have to hunt a little for a wood window, if that's what you want. Lots of places don't carry them anymore. My old HD has changed to all vinyl replacement windows...everything else is special order.
 
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Old 10-18-12, 07:04 PM
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Thanks for your explanations on how to measure for this. We are planning on getting the wood windows. Went to our local lumber yard as well as Home Depot this evening to see what was available.

They both carry the Anderson 400 Series window, but the local lumber yard offered a choice of oak or pine, whereas Home Depot only offered the pine. We're thinking we'd prefer the oak.

Now just have to decide what type we want--as they also showed us casement windows which is something we hadn't even considered!

Thanks again!
 
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Old 10-19-12, 02:50 AM
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Oak sashes and frames???? Are the other windows in the house oak??? Doubtful. You may want to consider the pine frames and sashes.
 
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Old 10-19-12, 06:15 AM
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Not sure what the other windows in this house are made of, but they will eventually all be replaced, but due to the expense (didn't realize how costly a new window could be!) it's not going to happen all at once!

I myself didn't really care if they were pine or oak, but hubby says he prefers the oak as he thought the quality of wood looked better?

Thanks again for the input!
 
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