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Permit Requirements for Window Replacement

Many home improvement jobs require permits. But is replacing windows among them? In this post, trusted door and window installation company Renewal by Andersen® of Rapid City sheds light on the answer.

Why Permits May Be Needed

Permit requirements vary from city to city. It is important to know what your city requires of various home improvement projects, including window replacement. Obtaining permits – or even just finding out if you need them – can help you determine if your chosen contractor is a licensed one, as well as if your project doesn’t pose a risk to you and your home.

What to Do for Your Own Replacement

Talk to your replacement window contractor and find out what they know and can do to help you with permit processing. You can also reach out to the appropriate division in your city government and find out what the rules are when it comes to the type of window replacement you want to do. Beyond all that, do some more research about your preferred contractor and find out if they have a reliable window replacement process that they stand by, as professionals like Renewal by Andersen of Rapid City do.

When Permits Are Not Obtained

Permits are required mostly for safety. If you don’t get the necessary permits for whatever type of home improvement project you might be undertaking, you may be compromising your home’s structural integrity. Your home’s resale value may also be affected if an inspection reveals that some of the changes you had implemented throughout your home were done without the required paperwork.

Always choose to work with proven experts in residential window services like Renewal by Andersen of Rapid City. Our renewal process guarantees our guidance, from inspection to post-installation cleanup. We also proudly carry a fully transferable limited warranty on our products and services. Call us at (605) 388-2644 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. We serve clients in Rapid City, SD.


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