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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

"Excellent service and product! They checked in with me every few weeks while we were waiting for the order. I was impressed with Sam, who measured my windows and headed the installation crew. He was respectful and patient with his team. They cleaned up after themselves. Before the new windows I had huge windows that didn’t open. Now I feel much safer and get better temperatures in those rooms."

Kimberly Kester
Jul 18, 2022

"My experience with Anderson Renewal was amazing! From the first meeting with Miranda to choose my windows and doors to the installation provided by Tim and his crew was a pleasure! I just bought a home built in the 1960's that needed new windows and a new double front door with sidelights. As everyone knows Anderson Windows are great, but it was the people I interacted with from Anderson that made it such a great experience. It took three days for the windows and door to be installed and they "worked" every minute they were here. My huge front door took most of the day to install because they had to put in a new header and other improvements to make it fit! They even put up new drywall on the inside. Many people in the neighborhood have stopped by to comment on my beautiful front door! I think the crew left my house cleaner than it was before they started! Constantly cleaning up after themselves. I am thrilled with my windows and feel lucky to have met the team at Anderson."

Kimberly Wilson
Jul 17, 2022

"Very professional staff . No pressure sales. The job they do is neat and clean, no cleanup left for the owner. Communication is great. Always informed on the status of of your product, AND the tin of cookies you receive afterwards is a pleasant plus."

Peggy Spivy Morse
Jul 13, 2022

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