Common Window Sizes to Save Time and Money

Anyone who has built just one home, or any building with home type windows, knows there is a big difference between using common window sizes and "custom" window sizes. Sadly, many plans come from designers or architects who disregard this very important point and it could result in plenty of wasted time and money. How so? Standard sized windows (and doors for that matter) are readily available "off the shelf" which means they do not need to be advanced ordered. Standard window sizes are also less expensive than their custom counterparts.

What difference does it make to the design?

In most cases, there is very little change to the appearance and function of the home when switching from a custom size to a standard size. With changes, usually only in a couple of inches, most interior elements will not be affected by switching. Obviously, there are times when the custom sizes will have to be used.  Until then, we strongly urge you to consider using standard (stock) window sizes.

Here is a chart for a little guidance:

24" 28" 32" 40" 44" 48"
36" 2030 2430 2830 3430 3830 4030
44" 2038 2438 2838 3438 3838 4038
48" 2040 2440 2840 3440 3840 4040
52" 2044 2444 2844 3444 3844 4044
54" 2046 2446 2846 3446 3846 4046
60" 2050 2450 2850 3450 3850 4050
62" 2052 2452 2852 3452 3852 4052
72" 2060 2460 2860 3460 3860 4060

All of the above are common size (stock/off the shelf) windows.

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