Measuring For a Quotation
How to measure double glazing windows when measuring to obtain a quotation. When replacing double glazing, it is not critical that the measurements you give are millimetre perfect at the initial stage. Once you have obtained your quotation and decided which company to use, most replacement window companies will send a surveyor out to take exact sizes prior to manufacture. To get the very best estimate try and give accurate sizes, usually within a few millimetres is good enough for pricing purposes.
Measure in millimetre (mm) use a sturdy tape measure and if your windows are large or particularly high and you need to stand on something, make sure you have someone help you with the task, even if it is just to write down the numbers. Most companies will want to know the width and height of each window together with how many openings are required and if there are currently air vents fitted.
We have included an image which identifies some of the more common parts of a window and the terminology used. It is unlikely that you will need to know much of these but we have provided the information for a better understanding and to help with the quotation process.
To help get the best accurate price it is now good practice to provide as much information as possible and if you can provide images, that really helps with the process.
Things You Will Need
- Good Sturdy Tape Measure
- Pencil & Paper
- Step or Step Ladder
- Smart Phone