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Can I Change Window Sizes If I Replace It?

Posted on February 11, 2018

Window Replacement in Fairfax, VA

Have you ever thought about replacement windows and then looked at your window opening and wondered which windows would fit? You might be surprised at your options. Elements Home Remodeling can install a number of different window styles into your current window opening but if none of those choices are perfect for you, we have other options as well.

In years past, the first question you would be asked during your replacement window consultation would be, "What size is your opening?"

Now, there is nothing wrong with installing your replacement window into the exact opening that the original window was in. In many cases, this is actually the best choice. It is inexpensive, quick, and simple. The fact that there are multiple window styles and options in the exact size that you need makes exact replacement more appealing, too.

But for a lot of folks, this option is just not ideal. For many reasons, you may want to choose windows that are not an exact fit for your window opening. That's no problem at all. There are two avenues that you can pursue.

Change the size of the opening

One of the options that you have is changing the size of the window opening. Yes, this can be done, but it takes some expert skill or your window will not function properly and could break. The window opening can be enlarged or made smaller. This means that you could install a huge bay window in a space where a small double hug previously was.

Add a Custom Sized Window

The other option is to have a custom window made. You can have your window made to almost any style and size. One of the most popular choices for custom windows is a picture window.

Adding a picture window to your home is not only a simple fix for an irregular size window but it also is an excellent addition to any room. Picture windows add an element of beauty, elegance, and style to the interior and exterior of your home.

Proper Installation

Whether you change the size of the opening or go with a custom window size, it is important that it is installed correctly. Improper installation could cause some serious issues later on. Your window might not open and close easily which can really affect the durability of the window, shortening its lifespan. Proper installation will also ensure that your window is completely energy efficient as will buying an energy efficient window in the first place.

For the best energy efficiency, choose casement windows and picture. Picture windows are fixed and have the highest energy efficiency available. If you want a window that opens, though, casement windows seal tightly making them a great choice, too.

Elements Home Remodeling has the perfect windows for your home. No matter what shape or size, our experts can install your windows. We use only superior products at a reasonable price. So whether you home needs windows, doors, siding, roofing, or an entire remodel, you can trust Elements Home Remodeling to deliver the best quality for the best price. Call us today and see for yourself.

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