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Do You Need a Permit to Replace Your Windows?

“Will I need to obtain a permit before installing my replacement windows?” is one of the most pressing questions homeowners ask themselves when undergoing a renovation. Since home window replacement doesn’t seem like the most involved task in the world, you might think that a permit is unnecessary. 

Permit to Replace Your Windows

Do You Need to Obtain Permits to Install Replacement Windows?

It depends on the size of the project and the place where you live. As a general rule, you’ll probably have to acquire a permit if you’re replacing more than one window in your home because it’ll be considered a structural change. In cases like this, it’s essential that you familiarize yourself with the building codes and zoning regulations in your area that can affect your window installation. It may also be deemed necessary to hire an architect or engineer before commencing any construction work related to the installation of new windows.

Reasons You Need to Acquire a Permit for Window Installation

If you’re installing new windows in inhabitable areas inside your home, there will be light and ventilation requirements that must be met. The permit that you obtain in the process will ensure that these requirements are met once your new windows are in place. Another critical requirement to consider is the safety of the residents. If a bedroom doesn’t have a door leading to the exterior, it needs to have at least one window that has an opening width of at least 20 inches and opening height of at least 24 inches.

If you’re looking for top-rated replacement windows and patio doors, you can count on Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri. With excellent workmanship and personable customer service, we can deliver the great results you expect in no time. Give our team a call at (417) 685-4446, or fill out our online form to schedule a free appointment.

Reviews

"I had my mobile home changed out because of the double windows letting in condensation after 22 years. Andersen came in and changed out a “breezy” door into a sliding window that is completely awesome. My bathroom windows are really nice, too nice for curtains. These are very high quality windows. The associates worked with me continuing to let me know how the process was going. The staff and installers were very quick and clean-up was nice. They actually pulled in to do extras to make the process easier."

Carolyn Rea | RENEWAL BY ANDERSEN OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI
Apr 18, 2022

"We are so pleased with our ranch style windows from Renewal by Anderson. The entire process from presentation to installation was conducted by an extremely knowledgeable team of professionals. We are 100% satisfied customers and highly recommend Renewal by Anderson. Randy & Virginia D"

Virginia Butler Day | RENEWAL BY ANDERSEN OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI
Apr 9, 2022

"We've had a great experience working with Renewal by Andersen. Our home was long overdue for new windows and doors. We had put it off far too long as we were very nervous about the doing such a big renovation. However, every step of the way the folks at Renewal made the process simple, stress free, and affordable. From the moment Brent walked in to talk options and quotes to when Scott and Cameron completed the install everyone was friendly, professional and easy to communicate with. If you're looking for windows and/or doors, I'd recommend starting here!"

GaffersGirl | RENEWAL BY ANDERSEN OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI
Apr 16, 2022

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