If you’ve been looking into window replacement, one question you may have is whether you need a permit for your new double-hung windows. The short answer is: maybe. Depending on the type of construction being done and the area that you’re located in, you may need a permit.
Today, Renewal by Andersen® of Louisville-Lexington offers some guidance about securing permits for window replacement.
Why a Permit Might be Required
Depending on where you live, it might be a requirement for homeowners to secure a permit before a window replacement project can start. Securing the permit ensures that your new window are compliant with local building codes and egress requirements.
Also, if you sell your home someday, prospective buyers may conduct a home inspection. If you failed to obtain a permit for the window installation, issues could come up during the inspection, potentially delaying the sale of your home.
Who Obtains the Permit?
Your window replacement company can secure the permit for you for a small, extra fee that will be included in the overall cost of your project. Window installers have experience in dealing with the people who issue the permits, which makes the process smoother and faster than if you were to do it yourself.
Need to replace your old casement windows? Simply turn to the pros of Renewal by Andersen® of Louisville/Lexington, your leading professionals when it comes to window and door replacement projects. Give us a call at (502) 991-8338 or fill out our contact form to request a FREE consultation.