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Measuring Windows For Installation

Had a window salesman come by yesterday. The windows appear to be good high quality, but the salesman only measures each window once horizontally and once vertically instead of measuring in 3 different locations for each. Also did not open the window to measure from inside the window sill nor measure depth of the window. I asked if someone else would come back to measure again to get exact measurements and I was told no, that would be what is used to make the windows. Also the salesmen did not know what I was asking about when I asked for the window approximations. Is this a huge red flag?

Garrie - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Garrie, it is standard to measure width, height, and depth -- I also do several width and height to make sure the "hole" is plumb and level. As to if it is a red flag, that I can't say. What I will say is this: check the online reviews of this company. If their measuring is sloppy and their reviews are not stellar, don't go with them. Lead times on ordering are so backed up right now that if they screw up the measuring and ordering, you could be looking at 6 to 8 months before the right windows are installed. The overall reviews and reputation of the company would be the bigger concern for me -- or I should say that the reviews/reputation should tell you if this is a quality outfit or not.

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Dane - Site Editor - from 2021

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