Jun
08
Should You Increase Replacement Window Sizes?

When you get Grass Valley, CA replacement windows, you have the option of getting the same type of windows you had before in the same size and style. But you also have the opportunity to make changes, if that’s what you want for your home. Many homeowners move from wood windows to vinyl windows, for example, since vinyl costs less and lacks the maintenance wood comes with. You can change the color, the glass pack, and even the size of the windows in your home when you get new ones. For now, let’s talk about size. Should you increase the size of some of your windows? Here are a few reasons you might want to go for it.



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Reason 1: You Want More Natural Light


It’s not always easy to increase the amount of natural lighting in a home, but when you are getting replacement windows, you have a prime opportunity to do just that. If you want more light, you’ll want bigger windows and replacing the windows with larger ones can help you do that. You can just increase the size of certain windows or you can take a block of several windows and smooth them together into one large picture window to give your home more light.



Reason 2: You Want A Bigger View


There are plenty of beautiful views in California and if you have one outside of your home, you want to see as much of it as you can, whether you are outside or not. When you’re inside your home, the walls get in the way of the view, but you can widen what you can see by getting larger windows. Consider sliding windows, for example, since they are horizontal and offer you a larger side to side view. Put in a bay or bow window where two or three windows sat separately together to get a larger view as well. There are plenty of options to bring in the view by increasing your window size.



Reason 3: You Want To Increase Your Home’s Value


Any time you take on a home improvement project, you should think about home value as part of it. Replacement windows will increase your home’s value, but potential buyers like big, open windows so getting larger windows will help you increase the value of your home even further. You can enjoy the windows in the meantime and put a larger price on your house when you move in the future.



There are a lot of changes you could consider when you get replacement windows in Grass Valley, CA. Invite the specialists from California Craftsman to your home for a free, in-home consultation and we can give you our professional advice as to how you can make the windows larger. Give us a call at (530) 887-1857 to set up an appointment. You can also look at windows, large and small, in our showroom to see what might work for you. We’re located at 13555 Bowman Rd Ste 405 Auburn, CA 95603.



Replacement Windows FAQs


What are standard replacement window sizes?


The most popular window style in American homes is the double-hung window. Because of their widespread use, double-hung windows are available in a variety of standard sizes. Their widths can range from 24 to 48 inches, and their heights can be anywhere between 36 and 72 inches. Vinyl windows are available in regular window sizes ranging from 18 inches to 48 inches in width and 18 inches to 36 inches in height.


Can I increase the window size in my house?


Take a moment to walk around your home, one room at a time, and consider where it would make sense to relocate or enlarge a window. Large windows can serve as both a decorative and functional feature. A new set of shades or drapes will completely transform the look of a living space. For its large scale, plenty of good lighting flows in, saving you energy.


How do you measure for a replacement window?


At the bottom, center, and top of the window, take measurements. As the distance, take the shortest measurement. Measure from the window sill to the inside of the trim at the top of the window to determine the height. Measure the length of the window on the left, middle, and right sides. Require 3 measurements, each starting at the top horizontal board above window and finishing at the lowest sill.


How much gap is needed around a window?


The space around a window is usually 14 to 12 inches wide, and then it's shimmed to allow the house to pass around the window. In addition, it is insulated.


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