House under construction with new replacement windows

​How to Size Your Replacement Windows

Whether it’s as part of a renovation project, or as a result of accidental damage, most homeowners in Vancouver will have to get replacement windows at some point or another. And you can view replacement windows as an unwanted expense or as the perfect opportunity to upgrade the look of your home. And anyone getting replacement windows in Vancouver has probably wondered, do they have to be the same size as the original windows? Keep reading to find out.

When Would I Need Replacement Windows? 

There are a number of different scenarios that can result in a need to replace the windows in your North Vancouver home or business.

You might want to change the look of your home with modern windows. Or you might need to replace your existing windows if they have been damaged by an accident or an act of nature.

Replacement windows also come with a number of other benefits including:
  • Decreased energy costs
  • Reduced drafts and noise pollution
  • Added security
  • Better aesthetics 
  • Improved durability 
  • Curb appeal 

Can I Change The Size of The Window? 

If your existing windows are cut to a standard size they will be easy to replace. Standard windows are less expensive because they’re interchangeable, mass produced and easy to install. But when you’re getting replacement windows, it’s a great time to change the look and size of your windows.

Many window frames are constructed as a part of a load-bearing wall so changing the size of your window isn’t always as simple as it sounds. You’ll have to hire a professional to ensure that expanding the window won’t threaten the structural integrity of your home. You’ll also need someone who can adapt both your interior and exterior walls to accommodate the size and shape of the new window. 

Who Do I Call For Help?

Replacing windows is a complicated task that’s best left to professionals. If you’re trying to replace your windows by yourself, at the very least, you’ll need to hire a contractor to frame the window and make sure that the resizing is safe, structurally sound and up to code.

With full service custom window manufacturing and fabrication companies like RetroTeck Window Mfg Inc., there’s no need to hire an outside contractor. RetroTeck Window Mfg Inc. produces and installs custom aluminum framed and uPVC windows and doors in homes and business in Victoria, Burnaby, Surrey, Coquitlam and throughout the Vancouver area. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services or to book an appointment.

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