Most types of home remodeling require permits. One of the questions window companies often get asked is whether or not window replacement requires a building permit. In this blog, Renewal by Andersen® of Denver addresses this and other questions about windows and building permits.——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–Why Do You Need Building Permits?Many homeowners aren’t exactly thrilled with the thought of applying for building permits. Processing takes time, which can risk delaying the project if not done in time. Homeowners also balk at the processing costs. But there are many reasons why you should apply for permits when your project needs it:Compliance With Building Codes — Building codes exist to ensure your safety. Code-compliant buildings are less likely to cause accidents or during and after construction.Avoid Cutting Corners — Unscrupulous contractors tend to cut corners without building permits. Subpar materials can compromise safety and quality.Keep Your Insurance Valid — Insurance providers may refuse to cover non-compliant buildings.Maintain Your Home’s Value — Even if you’re not planning to sell your house, you probably wouldn’t want to lower its value.Do Replacement Windows Require Building Permits?Fortunately, the City and County of Denver does not require permits for getting new windows installed, provided that:Your property is not located within a designated historic district or is not a designated landmark itself.You’re not changing the size of the windows.Planned structural changes, including changes to exterior sheathing, electrical components, and insulation, may also require permits.Why Work With Professionals?Setting aside the convenience of not having to build and install the windows yourself, leaving window installation to professionals ensure compliance with applicable building codes. Renewal by Andersen offers the additional advantage of providing custom window sizes, which means absolutely no resizing will be needed for the existing openings on your walls.Our installers are also trained to make sure your windows will be properly installed, which ensures long-term performance, as well as energy savings. We put our utmost trust in our installers that we out limited warranties include a 2-year coverage on installation.Renewal by Andersen of Denver is your leading provider of replacement windows. Give us a call at (303) 968-3287 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO.
Many homeowners dread the winter season because it limits the use of their patio doors, if not rendering them useless until the spring thaw comes. Read on as your local replacement window company Renewal by Andersen® of Denver shares common winter patio door problems, and what you can do about them.——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–Door Sash Binds at the Upper Corner — This is a common problem among hinged doors, including French doors, during winter. Hinged sashes usually bind at the upper corner of the jamb when it pulls down at an angle from the top corner. Changes in outdoor temperature causes expansion and contraction, which is especially noticeable on materials such as wood. If your patio door has adjustable hardware, you might be able to adjust the door sash’s position.Door Won’t Stay Open or Closed — Another common problem among patio doors during winter is that might not stay in one place. For French doors, this could be a case of the sashes binding as we have described above. For sliding doors, too much lubrication may have been applied to the rollers. This should even out over time. If the door sashes happen to be sliding or swinging in the same direction (a window in the same room may do the same), take a spirit level and check whether the floor is at level. This could indicate a problem with the house foundations, which should be addressed by a foundations specialist as soon as possible.Door Latch Is Missing the Strike Plate — Thanks to the difference in expansion and contraction rates between materials, fasteners may come loose at low temperatures, resulting in the door strike plate coming out of alignment. This often results in the door latch missing the strike plate. If this is the case, do not force the door closed. All you need to do is adjust or reseat the strike plate and you should be all set.Drafty Doors — Drafts are essentially air leaks, therefore you should address areas where air can come through. Check the patio door’s weatherstripping, and replace them if worn out. Issues such as misalignment between sashes and frames can be addressed by simply adjusting patio door hardware. Leaks around the frames should be addressed by a patio door professional.Renewal by Andersen of Denver is your leading provider of replacement windows and patio doors. Give us a call at (303) 968-3287 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Denver and Colorado Springs.
When temperatures drop at the end of the year, you’ll want to keep the heat inside your house. Unfortunately, several issues may arise due to drafty windows. When the cold air penetrates through the leaks, your home’s heating system will be directly affected. Contractors would advise you to winterize your home, do some repairs, and carry out other home projects before the winter comes. However, installing replacement windows during winter is also not a bad idea.——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Denver shares reasons why you shouldn’t fear replacing your windows in winter.1. Window installers won’t uninstall your old windows all at once.Your installers understand your needs. They know that removing all the windows all at the same time will be very detrimental to your household’s comfort. As such, they will make sure to remove one window at a time. Once they remove one window, they will replace it with a new one, before moving onto another window. As a result, your household will stay warm and comfy during the project.2. They will shut the doors.As basic as this sounds, they will keep your doors closed while they do the work. This is to prevent the cold air from entering your home.3. They will keep your house tidy.Dirt comes along with any home project. As a homeowner, you may be worried that the dirt will only leave you nothing but a mess. However, your installers can use tarpaulins, boots and other practices to keep your home clean while they get the job done.4. You’ll get a schedule sooner than booking the replacement for spring or fall.There is less demand for window replacement and other home improvements during winter. Hence, contractors will schedule and complete your home project sooner.5. It’s more affordableWhen there’s a low demand for their services, window contractors and suppliers will give discounts, sales, and other incentives to increase their revenue.If you’re looking for a window company that can deliver solid work, trust Renewal by Andersen of Denver. Our incomparable experience will bring you the best for your money. Call us today at (303) 968-3287. We serve clients in Denver, Colorado, and nearby areas.
Window grilles provide protection for your windows. Unfortunately, some efforts to ensure the best window security go to waste due to improper installation. The best way to prevent this from happening is to allow the experts to give you advice and guidance before proceeding to choose your desired window grilles. You may be tempted to do it as fast as you can, along with any window replacement plans, but there are some things you should avoid. [Read more…]
As we plan our New Year’s resolutions, adding your windows to your list is an excellent choice. Taking the opportunity to envision well-maintained windows and even French doors can help you start the new year right. In this article, Renewal by Andersen® of Denver shares several window maintenance habits to kickstart your 2020. [Read more…]