What Window Installation Permits & Paperwork Are Required?

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Before starting a new window replacement project, it is crucial to know whether or not any window installation permits are necessary. Some cities require permits for one project but not the other. As a homeowner, it is common to not know which permits you need, if any, before getting new windows.

No matter the size of your window replacement project or the number of permits the city demands, we handle all the annoying paperwork and legwork for you here at Thermal King Windows!

Do I Need Window Installation Permits?

Most counties do not require a permit to replace your windows in the Kansas City area. However, some counties and municipalities do require homeowners to get a permit for other projects, like roof replacements, siding repairs, or storm door installation.

Moreover, even if two cities are located close geographically, they could have two entirely different permit requirements. Because we have been installing windows for years, we understand all the differences between local permit requirements.

Still, in the case of window replacements, permits are rarely needed. Because window replacement requires our team to remove and install windows from the same-sized opening, you are not restructuring any part of your house.

Therefore, the project doesn’t impact the overall footprint of your home. But, if a permit is necessary, you do not have to worry about getting the right paperwork. Instead, our team of experts handles all the extra work for you, making the window replacement process much easier.

Do Older Homes Need Window Installation Permits?

No matter how new or old your home is, you typically do not need permits to install new windows. However, if your home was constructed before 1978, there are a lot of procedures that need to take place because of lead.

For instance, projects require a lot more paperwork; our team must dispose of the windows differently, we must complete different chemical tests on your home, etc. Basically, our job is to figure out if your home has lead.

Regardless of whether or not your home has lead, our team handles all the necessary paperwork and follows all the government-issued tests and processes for you.

What If I Do Not Know How Old My House Is?

If you don’t know the accurate age of your house, there is no need to worry! This is a common occurrence we experience.

Fortunately, Zillow is an excellent resource for learning all sorts of information about your house, including when the house started and ended construction. Remember, if your house was completed before 1978, we must look into lead use.

Do HOAs Impact Window Installation Projects?

Put simply, yes, HOAs affect window installation projects (some more than others). For example, some HOAs control the color of windows your home can have, ensuring the windows match the rest of your house and neighborhood.

When a representative from Thermal King Windows comes to your home to complete a project estimate, we always take HOA rules and regulations into consideration. So, even if you are unaware that your home cannot have, let’s say, black windows, for example, our team of experts ensures we follow all the rules in the book!

Essentially, we want you to rest assured and not have to worry about doing additional work to replace your windows. Rather, we will do any and all of the legwork necessary!

Hiring The Best To Install New Windows

Most of the time, you do not need a permit to replace your old windows with new ones, especially if the opening isn’t being altered in any way. Still, if you live in an area that demands a permit before a project starts, our experts will handle all the paperwork, so you don’t have to.

If you want to hire the best and most knowledgeable team regarding all things window installation permits, siding, and doors, don’t hesitate to get your free estimate from our team at Thermal King Windows today!