Banjo Set

banjo head height???

hi. i'm a complete beginner at the banjo and need to replace the head of my banjo but i have no idea what the head height is. could someone tell me how i find this out??
i found this answer recently

" There are three head heights Hi are for arch top /raised head banjos, med for tension hoop 9/16", low for tension hoops 1/2"

but i don't understand what these numbers mean.
Please explain.
many thanks everyone!!!

http://www.banjoben.com/banjo-set_up.htm

Here is a site where you can get a lot better answers then I can come up with.

http://www.eaglemusicshop.com/technicaladviceAns.asp?CatID=3

http://www.banjoseen.com/ReplaceBanjoHead.html

http://members.tripod.com/~banjoist/howto.html

http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/Musician/Banjo/InstallHead/installhead.html

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