Q:  How do I measure for a replacement window?


You will need to determine the OPENING size of the window hole, not including the mounting flange/frame. Measure the height and the width of the window opening or hole.

 Q: How do I measure for a replacement door?



1. Is it a Left or Right Hand Door that you need?

As you look at your door from the outside, determine whether the hinge is on the left or the right side. If it is on the left, this is a LEFT HAND door. If the hinge is on the right, it is a RIGHT HAND door.


2. If you are buying a Storm Door, or a Combo Door, INCLUDING a Storm Door


Measure the storm door only, from the outside; then ADD 2 inches to the width, and ADD 1 inch to the height. IMPORTANT: If purchasing storm door only, consult your salesman to determine whether the storm door is compatible with your existing door and frame.


3. If you are buying a Single Entry out-swinging Door (without the Storm Door)

Measure ONLY the door (not the mounting frame/flange), from the OUTSIDE.

Q:  How do I measure for new skirting?


Measuring Formula

If your home size is not listed in the chart below, or if you just need enough skirting to finish a deck, provided below is a simple formula to calculate panels for any linear foot or average height. First, measure your linear foot or length. Then multiply by 12 to calculate total linear inches. Next, measure your height at several different points along the area to be skirted. Then, add all your measurements together and divide by the number of measurements taken. This gives you a good average height. The panels are 144” long, so take 144”and divide it by your average height. Round the figure down to the next whole number. This tells you how many cuts, individual or useable panels you’ll get out of each 144” piece. Next, take that whole number and multiply by 16 (the panels are 16” wide). This tells you how many linear inches each 144” panel will cover. Then, take that figure and divide it into your total linear inches. Finally, round up to the next whole number. This is the total number of 144” panels needed for your job.

Skirting Measurement Chart
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