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How To Measure Half Circle Arch Windows for Solar Screens

Width and height are needed to order a Half Circle Arch Solar Screen.

If possible, we try to measure in a recessed area and screw the solar screen directly to the removable 'window ring'.

Corner of Arch Window

Measuring Half Circle Arch "Width"

Measure Half Circle Arch Width for Solar Screens
  1. In the above example, measuring between the recessed area is actually 47 5/16 inches.

  2. Subtract at least 1/8 to 3/16 inch and make the solar screen width 47 1/8 inches.

Measuring Half Circle Arch "Height"

Measure Half Circle Arch Height for Solar Screens
  1. In the above example, measuring between the recessed area is actually 23 5/8 inches.

  2. Subtract at least 1/8 Inch and make the solar screen height 23 1/2 inches.

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Notes:

  • Subtract the fractions on the examples above to allow the solar screen to fit in the 'recessed' area.

  • If your mounting surface is not 'recessed' you may not need to subtract anything from your actual solar screen measurements. 

  • Self-Tapping screws can be provided that are easily put through the solar screen frame and into the window frame with a common drill with a 1/4" driver.

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Hello, I'm Patrick with Quality Screen Company, and today I'm going to show you how to measure an arched window for your solar screen. Now it's not as complicated as you might think. Essentially you only have three measurements to worry about: your width, your outer legs, and then your center height.

We're going to start by looking for the recessed area of the window frame. Now, this is where our solar screen fits into. This is the part of the window frame that our solar screen will be mounted to. Since we're going to be mounting this solar screen with screws, we need to make sure that we have enough clearance so we don't break our window. Our frame is a little over a half-inch which should be plenty.

Now we're going to start with our measurements. We'll begin with the width. We want to measure from the inside edge of the recess frame on the left to the inside edge of the recess frame on the right. This measurement is 58 and 3/8ths of an inch. We're going to subtract one-eighth of an inch from the measurement for clearance giving us a screen width of 58 and ¼ of an inch.

Now we're going to measure the outer legs starting with the right side. To measure the leg we're going to start at the base of the recessed area and work our way up to where the arch begins. This measurement is 9 and 1/4. We're going to subtract an eighth of an inch, to give our total height for the right side 9 and 1/8 of an inch. Now let's check the left leg to make sure it's the same as the right leg, and it is.

Now we're going to measure for the center height, which is the highest point of the arch, and that measurement is 16 and 7/8 of an inch… and don't forget to subtract 1/8 of an inch for clearance. That would give us 16 and ¾ of an inch.

The final measurements we're going to submit for the screen are a width of 58 and 1/4 of an inch, left and right legs at 9 and 1/8 of an inch, with a center height of 16 and 3/4 of an inch. Here's our solar screen made to our measurements. We're going to be using 3/4 inch self-tapping screws to attach it to the window frame. I like to preset my sheet metal screws into the screen frame before mounting it to the window frame. Let me show you what I mean.

What you want to do is stay close to the outer edge of the screen frame. These are self-tapping screws and they go in very easily. Now we're ready to mount the screen frame. Be careful when you're attaching this because you don't want to make it very tight because you'll end up crushing the screen frame.

That's how you do it. You want to be careful in using a drill because you don't want to make it more than snug because you could end up crushing your screen, or worse yet, breaking a window.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at QualityWindowScreen.com.