You will measure each opening in 6 places – 3 widths and 3 heights. You will use the smallest width measurement and smallest height measurement for each unit when orderring. All measurements must be in inches – no metrics.
First, measure the width between the frame posts you are installing on.
The posts could be wood studs, aluminum posts or other existing vertical posts. They are what goes from the floor to the ceiling and hold up the roof.See photo on right. Your measurements should be taken near the top and the bottom and one in the middle. Make sure your measuring tape is level.
Second, measure the height between the lowest point you will screw a unit to and the top framing member. (see notes below if attaching directly to the floor). Again, take 3 measurements, one near each end and one in the middle. (see photo)
Why 3 measurements? – As you will see when measuring, not every opening is completely square.
In the construction trade these measurements are called the rough opening. In EZE-Breeze language this is your “Day Light Opening”. Keep in mind when you measure that you have to use the finished size of your posts. If you are going to wrap a post or trim a post with some thing first, that will alter your opening.
These windows are made to the exact dimension you give us. They are supposed to be a very tight fit. Only, a 1/8” will be deducted from the width and height measurements you give us.
When measuring a whole room, start at one end and work your way around the rrom, numbering each opening in sequence. We can even label each window to match your numberring. This will avoid some confusion at installation time, especially when some openings can be so similar in sizes.
REMEMBER: These units are designed so you need no interior trimming. Between the framing and the unit. Normally a thin bead of caulking after installation is all that is needed. Note, you can trim out with qurter round or other trim to match your style. In any case, center the unit evenly, in the opening.
NOTE: Once orders are put into production, they can not be changed or cancelled. You will own the windows . So remember “measure twice, and you will only have to order once”.
Please feel free to download the measuring documents below.