Latest Discussions : Windows & Doors


05:23AM | 02/26/06
Member Since: 12/28/05
7 lifetime posts

Building a new home and have 9ft ceiling heights on the first floor. We have 6ft tall windows...Does anyone know where they should be hung...Our buider has framed them starting 1.5ft from the ceiling which seems very high to me. Isn't there a standard for this sort of thing? I thought the window should start from the height of the door. We changed the windows from our plans to increase their height but I thought they would be 'floor to ceiling'. They have tempered glass on the bottom.... If anyone can help, Thank you!!

~Susan in Mass.


08:14PM | 04/29/06
Member Since: 04/28/06
42 lifetime posts
You are correct that the top of the windows (regardless of their height) are normally aligned with the top of the doors in a home. Doors are usually either 6'8" or 8' tall. Although that is the norm there are occasions in which the windows are not aligned.


07:36AM | 05/11/06
Member Since: 12/15/04
16 lifetime posts
We too ran into the same issue. One thing to keep in mine is the bottom of the window may determine if have to have tempered glass. In our area it is 18" If the bottom of our window is 18" or less, the bottom panel must be tempered glass. It gets expensive. Hope this helps.

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