How to measure for apex windows?

Apex windows, also known as gable windows or triangular windows, are a distinctive architectural feature that typically appear at the peak of a roof or in the gable end of a building. These windows are triangular in shape and add visual interest to the overall design of a structure.

When it comes to measuring curtains for apex windows, the process can be slightly different compared to regular rectangular windows. Here are some additional steps to consider:

  1. Determine the curtain style: Decide on the type of curtain or window treatment that suits your preferences and complements the shape of the apex window. Options may include triangular curtains, custom-made blinds, or specialized window film.

  2. Measure the width: Start by measuring the width of the window at its widest point. Place the measuring tape horizontally across the bottom of the window and record this measurement.

  3. Measure the height: Measure the height of the window from the bottom to the highest point of the triangular shape. This will typically be the vertical measurement from the base to the apex. Record this measurement.

  4. Account for the curtain style: Depending on the style of curtains or window treatment you choose, you may need to make adjustments to your measurements. For example, if you opt for triangular curtains, you will need to measure additional dimensions, such as the length of the sides or the drop length for each section of the curtain.

  5. Consider the curtain rod or mounting options: Determine the type of curtain rod or mounting system that will work best for your apex window. You may need to choose specialized hardware designed specifically for triangular windows. Measure the length of the track or the dimensions required for the mounting brackets.

  6. Double-check your measurements: Before purchasing or ordering curtains or window treatments, review all your measurements to ensure accuracy. Precise measurements are crucial to ensure the proper fit and functionality of the curtains.

  7. Shop for curtains or window treatments: Armed with your measurements, look for curtains, blinds, or window film that will fit the shape and size of your apex windows. Consider the material, color, and design that align with your preferences and the overall aesthetic of the room.

If you're uncertain about any step or want to ensure a perfect fit, it's always recommended to consult with a professional curtain supplier or a specialized window treatment provider who can offer guidance and customized solutions for your apex windows.