Taking accurate measurement of your window openings is the vital first step in successfully buying replacement windows. You will take three measurements each of the width (at the top, middle and bottom) and of the height (at the left, centre and right) using the smallest results as your replacement window dimensions. If the three measurements for either dimension differ greatly, the opening may not be square.
The width is given first when reading replacement window dimensions. Measure the width between the inner jambs as shown. Be sure to measure the existing window’s frame at its widest points, rather than the narrower distance between inside trim piecces.
For the height, you will measure from the point where the inside sill meets the outside sill stool, up to where the header meets the inside stop (head) at the top of the frame.
Window 1(items: 1) -48×48,Slider,White
Window 2(items: 1) -84×60,Slider,White
Window 3(items: 1) -36×24,Slider,White
Window 4(items: 1) -59×14,Slider,White
Window 5(items: 1) -48×36,Slider,White
What is a horizontal sliding window?
Sliding windows are the most common type of window design on the market. They have sliding sashes that can be opened or closed within a single frame. Some of these windows feature a single moving pane, others feature two moving panes.
What is the standard size of a sliding window?
Standard sliding window series run 36, 48, 60, 72 and 84 inches wide – however, the windows themselves are actually 36 1/2, 47 1/2, 59 1/2, 71 1/2 and 83 1/2 inches wide respectively to allow for installation. Standard series sliding window height runs 24 inches, 36 inches, 48 and 60 inches.
How do you open a horizontal sliding window?
Sliding windows are designed to open horizontally. Some have a single moving pane, others have double moving panes. Some are tilt sliders and others are lift-out sliders. To operate a tilt slider, simply unlock the window and pull the pane inward. It should tilt open to provide ventilation and easy access for cleaning. If your window is a lift-out sliding window, make sure it’s unlocked. Grab the pull rail and slide horizontally, either to the right or left (depending on how your window is designed).
How do you clean sliding windows?
Sliding windows are designed to be lifted from their tracks for cleaning. This makes them relatively easy to clean, especially if the window is up off the ground and you want to clean the interior and exterior of the window, and the tracks. Most sliding windows operate from both sides, but some have both a fixed panel and one that is moveable. You should be able remove the windows that move by using the lift blocks.
Slide your window to one side, past the lift blocks. Place your hands on either side of the window and lift it upward into the upper track. The window should lift up, over the top of the bottom track. Then pull the window toward you to remove it entirely from the frame. Rest the window on old towels positioned on a vinyl or tile floor. Repeat this process with the second window.
Fill a 20-ounce spray bottle with water. Add 2 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar and mix well.
Apply a series of coats of the solution to the window and scrub with a soft nylon scrub brush. Rinse with more of the solution and a wash cloth. Then dry the windows with an old terrycloth towel.
Wad up old newspapers to polish the glass. The newspaper will remove any traces of the solution that might otherwise leave streaks on the glass and improve your view whether you’re looking at or through your window.
Vacuum the window tracks to remove dirt. Use a small, old toothbrush or toothpicks to get any remaining debris out of the corners. Make sure that any drain holes are open and draining to the outside to prevents any leakage inside the home.
Spray the window tracks and scrub them with the nylon brush. Try not to grind the dirt into the paint. Mop up the grimy dirt immediately with old towels.
Re-install your windows by reversing the steps by which you removed them.
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