Window sills can visually upgrade the house facade and be an eye-catcher inside of any home. If anyone is thinking about installing window sills they must take precise measurements of the old ones. Only exactly measured components will later fit perfectly in the wall opening. This manual will help you with the measurements of the old sill – and you do not need previous experience. The following manual will give you detailed information about the different steps and the necessary tools.
If you want to determine the measurements of a window sill, you will need the appropriate tools and materials at hand and ready to use. This will ensure a smooth procedure. A blueprint of the house can be very helpful too. But you will have to re-measure the dimensions in order to identify deviations anyway. The new measurements can then be written in the blueprint and marked with the current date (Fig. 1).
The dimensions of aluminium, wooden or uPVC windows sills outside are determined in two different ways. This will ensure that length and depth are perfectly defined.
Especially old sills often have a warped profile. A bubble level can help to work precisely.
An overall appealing appearance can be achieved with side finishes. The selection of appropriate side finishes is of significant importance for the aesthetic of the house facade. A plastered finish matches well with a plastered house facade. Boarded facades look better with clinker finishing elements.
Wooden or uPVC window sills also need to be measured in two different ways. The correct length and depth are significantly important for later installation of new components.
It is also possible to order side finishes for outer and inner window sills. These are not part of the accessory items, but are already installed in the sill and should therefore be part of the required measurements.
Taking precise measurements of the old components is obligatory for the installation of new construction elements. This can help you achieve a smoother installation process. If you follow the steps of this manual closely, you can not only learn a new procedure but the job can be performed by yourself.