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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

"Their workers who installed the windows were excellent. Our experience with the sales rep was pleasant. He did not pressure us. He made suggestions that saved us money."

Kristin Palmer
Oct 20, 2022

"I would give everyone involved in the whole process a 10 out of 10. With the exception of the window installation crew. They get an 11 out of 10. I can't express in words what an excellent job they did. They went above and beyond."

Don Smith
Oct 25, 2022

"Although it is a process and doesn't happen overnight the wait is worth the end results. A Representative will come to your home and walk you through the entire process. It does take a few weeks from the time they send someone to your home to personally measure your windows to the time the factory specifically custom cuts your windows and ships them out. However, the end result is overwhelmingly satisfactory. The crew sent to install them were professional, cleaned up after the job was completed and did the job in half the time they thought it would take. Highly recommend!"

Kimberly Baugh
Oct 27, 2022

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