How to Measure Doors & Windows

How to Measure Doors & Windows

If you’re replacing existing doors and windows, the most crucial factor isn’t what colour frame to select; it’s making sure your measurements are correct.

Ross’s Discount Home Centre are exclusive stockists of the renowned Jason Windows’ doors and windows. We’re the only place in Perth that you can walk in and purchase replacement doors and windows off the shelf without having to place an order and then wait 3-4 weeks for your order to be fulfilled. As such, the demand for our doors and windows in Perth is unmatched. And because we have the most common door and windows sizes (in Silver Luster) in stock and ready to walk out the door, replacing a single door or window, or your home’s entire door and windows is quick and easy… providing you get your measurements right!

Whether you need an instant door or window replacement or you’re happy to wait our 3-4 week waiting period to have doors or windows made in another Jason Windows frame colour, you need to know what size you need to get the ball rolling.

Continue reading to learn how to measure doors and windows correctly. Once you have your measurements, you can either jump onto our online store to place an online order with free shipping to Perth Metro or head into our Guildford showroom to place an order or take home Silver Luster doors and windows today.

How to Measure Doors

To measure doors, you will need a measuring tape, pen or pencil, and a piece of paper.

A door assembly comprises various elements. The wall studs surround the door’s reveal – the surrounding timber frame fitted to the door, the plasterboard covers the wall studs, and the architrave frames the reveal. So, where do you measure from to know what size replacement door to order?

The reveal opening is where you want to take your measurements. It is the distance between the inside of the door’s surrounding timber frame (its reveal).

To get the correct door measurements, measure the height (first measurement) and the width (second measurement) inside the reveal. Write down these measurements in millimetres.

If you find your existing door is not of a standard size, you may have to remove the door and measure back to the stud opening to see home much room you have to play with. The stud opening is the full width between the two studs on either side of the reveal.  There are usually packers between the stud and the reveal that you can discard and alter for a better fitting. You can then see which standard size door will fit your space best.

How to Measure Windows

To measure windows, you will need a measuring tape, pen or pencil, and a piece of paper.

A window assembly comprises various elements. The wall studs surround the widow’s reveal – the surrounding timber frame fitted to the window, the plasterboard covers the wall studs, and the architrave frames the reveal. So, where do you measure from to know what size replacement window to order?

The reveal opening is where you want to take your measurements. It is the distance between the inside of the widow’s surrounding timber frame (its reveal).

To get the correct window measurements, measure the height (first measurement) and the width (second measurement) inside the reveal. Write down these measurements in millimetres.

If you find your existing window is not of a standard size, you may have to remove the window and measure back to the stud opening to see home much room you have to play with. The stud opening is the full width between the two studs on either side of the reveal.  There are usually packers between the stud and the reveal that you can discard and alter for a better fitting. You can then see which standard size window will fit your space best.

Conclusion

Replacing a single door or window or replacing all the doors and windows in your Perth home is a relatively straightforward process, providing you get your measurements right!

Whether it’s a door or a window, the measuring process is the same. You want to measure the height (in millimetres) first by measuring inside the window frame from the top to the bottom of the reveal. Once you have the height, do the same for the width, measuring from side to side of the reveal.

Once you have your measurements, you can head into our showroom or visit our online store’s Doors & Windows category to place your order.

Replacing doors and windows in Perth couldn’t be easier, thanks to Ross’s Discount Home Center. As exclusive stockists of Jason Windows’ doors and windows, we have Silver Luster doors and windows in stock and are ready to take home today. Nowhere else in Perth can you walk in and take home a door or window without placing an order and waiting for the order to be fulfilled. We also supply a wide range of doors and windows in Jason Windows’ full range of frame colours, which are available by special order.

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