How to Measure Windows

FRAMES WITH BLIND-STOPS:

 

The width of the sash opening is measured between the side casings. It is best to take measurements at the top, middle, and bottom of the sash opening. Record the largest of the measurements as the sash opening width.

The height of the sash opening is taken from the underside of the head casing to a point on the sill flush with the outside of the casing. If the height measurement is taken against the blind stop, the measurement will be too short in height because allowance was not made for the sill drop from inside to outside of the storm sash. Remember that we are wanting the overall width and height dimensions.

The thickness of the storm sash should be the same as the thickness of the casing, so that the inside of the sash will fit against the blind stop and the outside of the sash will be flush with the casing. The height measurement should be taken at both the left and right side of the frame, and the larger of the two measurements recorded as the sash opening height.

The usual thickness for storm sash is 1-1/8”. Depending on geography, 1-1/8” was a standard blind and storm sash (casing) thickness from the 1870s until the 1980s. If storm sash other than 1-1/8” are wanted, inquiry must state.

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Determining Sash Opening Width and Height   Measuring Window Frames for Storm Sash
Determining Sash Opening Width and Height

Obtaining Correct Measurements for Width and Height of Storm Sash Opening