Are you considering increasing your home’s value and saving on energy bills through window replacement? Swapping out your home’s windows for energy efficiency and larger window exposure is a great way to quickly improve your home.
But do you need a permit to increase your window size?
Permits and Home Window Renovations
The confusion around window replacement permit requirements holds many homeowners back. They are concerned because they have heard that a permit is necessary. But then they talk to friends who scoff and say that lots of companies install without a permit.
What should a homeowner do?
Here’s the rule of thumb:
- If you are changing the size of a window opening during the window’s replacement, you need a permit
- If the window opening is staying the same size, you don’t need a permit
Is It Worth Getting a Permit for a Window Replacement?
Here’s the insider’s secret. Obtaining a permit for a window replacement is easier than it sounds. The reasons for needing a permit relate to maintaining the structural integrity of your home. Obtaining a permit is necessary and common. With expert help, it doesn’t need to be over-thought or avoided.
If you are thinking of expanding the view and the natural light in key rooms while installing energy-efficient new windows, an installer who is experienced knows how to advise you.
Call Us For An Onsite Estimate
If you want to improve your views, save on your heating/cooling bills, and potentially increase the resale value of your home, think about installing new windows this year. Our team at Trademark Glassworks are happy to provide advice on your home’s specific requirements. Give us a call!