How to Measure for Your Soundproof Windows

Measuring a window may seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually quite simple. First, you’ll need to gather a few supplies: a tape measure, a level, and a piece of chalk. Once you have your supplies, you’re ready to get started.

Measuring windows might seem like a pretty straightforward task – after all, how hard can it be to just measure the width and height of a window, right? Well, as it turns out, taking accurate window measurements is actually quite important. This is because windows are often custom-made, and even a small error in the measurements can result in a window that doesn’t fit properly. This can be both frustrating and expensive, so it’s important to take the time to measure correctly from the start. Luckily, there are a few simple tips that can help.

Window Measurement Tips

  • Always measure the width first, and then the height of the window.
  • Do not make any assumptions about the size or shape of the window – measure it precisely as it is.
  • When measuring your windows, be sure to measure from the outside of the window frame. This will ensure that your soundproof windows fit snugly against your existing window frames!

It’s also a good idea to measure multiple times to double-check your work. With just a little care and attention, you can be sure to get the perfect fit for your new windows.

To measure the width of the window, start at the left side and extend the tape measure all the way to the right side. Make sure to use the level to ensure that the tape measure is straight. Once you have the measurement, transfer it to the piece of chalk and mark the spot. Repeat this process for the height of the window. To get an accurate measurement, be sure to measure from the top of the window frame to the bottom.

Remember window dimensions include the whole unit — glass frames and sashes. Wood window dimensions are measured using glass dimensions.

After deciding you are going to invest in a soundproof window system with CitiQuiet, you will be asked to measure your windows and submit the information online. This is how you do it.

Step #1: Measure the Width of the Window (Horizontally)

Getting an accurate measurement is the first necessary step prior to manufacturing your windows. To do so, you will need a tape measure and someone to help hold one end of the tape while you measure.

Width is the horizontal length across your window. Width is also known as the ‘left to right’ distance across your window. Start by measuring the width of the window at its narrowest point. Measure from one side jamb to the other side jamb on both the inside and outside of the window (four measurements total). To measure the width of your window, use a tape measure or ruler and take the measurement from the outermost left side to the outermost right side of your window.

Make sure to write down all measurements.

Step #2: Measure the Height of the Window (Vertically)

Height is the vertical measurement from the top of your window to the bottom. Height is also known as ‘up and down’ or the ‘top to bottom’ distance. To measure the height of your window, use a tape measure or ruler and take the measurement from the outermost top side to the outermost bottom side of your window.

how to size your soundproof window

Step #3: Submit Online to CitiQuiet

Now that you have taken measurements of both the width and height of your window, it’s time to submit the information online to CitiQuiet. You can do this by going to our website and filling out the easy-to-use form with your window measurements. Once you have submitted your window measurements, a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your soundproofing options!

We’ve made it as easy as possible to submit your window measurements to our team before we come to your home. It’s as simple as clicking here and filling out the information – then you’re done!

Our professional NYC team will always measure your windows for you before we manufacture your soundproof windows in our NYC shop, although it’s good for us to have a general idea of sizing before we come to quote.

Contact Us

We hope these tips help you in understanding how to measure windows so you can upgrade to your new soundproof windows. If you have any questions, our team is always available to help. Give us a call at (212) 353-6300 or email us at

After you’ve submitted your window measurements, you will receive a response from our NYC professional team within 48 hours. We will work with you to schedule a convenient time to come to your home or office and view your current window systems to ensure that you receive the best soundproof windows possible for your space.

If at any point in the process of measuring your windows you need help, please give our team a call at 212-874-5362 and we’ll walk you through the steps above!

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