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 Post subject: Standard window gap allowed for window size
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:21 am 

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I have customer window install and one of the windows is about one inch smaller than the existing window. Is this normal? Shall I have them to remake the window exact size? What's the standard gap allowed? Thanks! By Jimmy


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 Post subject: Re: Standard window gap allowed for window size
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:37 am 
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1/8th inch on all sides.


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 Post subject: Re: Standard window gap allowed for window size
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:23 pm 

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ive been with the same window company for the last 17 years. we've always used the 1/4 inch difference method. frame measures 1/4 inch less than the rough opening, on all sides. in my opinion, 1/8 inch doesnt allow for much manuvering or very tight applications.


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 Post subject: Re: Standard window gap allowed for window size
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:52 am 
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prosteelheader wrote:
ive been with the same window company for the last 17 years. we've always used the 1/4 inch difference method. frame measures 1/4 inch less than the rough opening, on all sides. in my opinion, 1/8 inch doesnt allow for much manuvering or very tight applications.


Depends how racked the opening is, however, we deduct one 1/4" from the width and the height of the RO. That is where I get the 1/8 on all 4 sides.


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