Do you need to secure a permit for your window replacement project? Renewal by Andersen® of Dallas and Fort Worth, leading source of top-tier home improvement services, shares what you need to know.
You Will Probably Need a Permit
Whether or not you need a permit will depend on the extent of the job. If you’re just replacing the movable parts of the existing window units, like the sashes, then you most likely won’t have to apply for one. However, if you’re investing in a complete window replacement–where not only the sashes are removed, but the frames as well–you will probably need a permit. The same goes for any alterations made to the window opening.
Why You Need a Window Replacement Permit
Building codes are there for your personal safety and protection. Like doors, your windows can be used to enter and exit your home. When your window replacement is up to code, egress is ensured, allowing you to safely exit your home through the windows in case of an emergency.
One other reason is aesthetics. Some local codes require you to choose windows that suit the general architectural style of your area. This way, the overall look of the neighborhood is maintained. If you’re making structural alterations to the window opening, code dictates that the frames should be structurally sound and that the windows seals are intact to prevent energy leakage.
It’s crucial that your window replacement project has the necessary permit so you can avoid issues later on–not to mention the fines involved with non-compliance. Renewal by Andersen of Dallas and Fort Worth will always comply with the legal requirements and ensure that your new windows are installed in a timely and efficient manner.
Look no further than Renewal by Andersen of Dallas and Fort Worth for all your window and door replacement needs. We proudly serve homeowners in and around Fort Worth, TX. Call us today at (972) 301- 8860 or fill out this contact form to schedule a free consultation.