When you are in need of a new window installation service, you may notice that you can order a standard window or a custom window. This distinction is important. You need to understand the difference between these two types of windows.
Standard windows are the default size that the manufacturer makes. These are the windows that they turn out at their factories, and these are the windows that they may sell at a discounted price. Standard-size windows are what get people in the door.
There is no industry standard on what type of standard-size windows a manufacturer has to offer, although there are a few different sizes of windows that many manufacturers do offer.
Standard-size windows are often best for new homes as one can order the window and cut the opening to the exact size of the window. Standard size windows are also great if you are making an opening for a window where there was not one before in your home.
Standard-size windows tend not to be the best for replacement windows, simply because they will not fit in the opening unless the window that is being replaced was also a standard size window. You are more likely to have standard-size windows in your home if your home was part of a larger development than if your home was a custom build.
Custom windows are not just about crazy windows that are really unique sizes and shapes. Custom windows are made to fit your window opening. Having a window that is off even half an inch from the size of your opening can be tough to deal with. You will have to build out your house and add extra insulation, siding, and frame material to make up that difference.
Custom windows are popular because window measurements are so precise. As stated above, even being off half an inch can make a difference, which is why custom windows are so popular. Custom windows are made to fit your home, instead of making an opening to fit the window.
Custom windows may modify a standard window just a little bit, or they can be really drastic and be used to create really unique window shapes, sizes, and styles.
When you order new windows for your home, you are going to want to make sure that you measure the openings really carefully. If a standard window will work with your vehicle, great. However, if a standard window will not fit the opening, it is worth it to splurge on a custom window that will fit air-tight into the window opening on your home. If you are looking for a unique look, it is also worth it to invest in a custom window.