Doors and Windows: Obtaining Permits
The purchase of new doors and windows for your home typically entails obtaining a permit to have the work performed. Having to submit an application to the city is often a source of frustration for homeowners, who view the process as interfering with their right to do what they want with their property. However, when you live in a historical neighborhood with its own unique character, it’s only natural to want to conserve the old-fashioned charm of your own property, as well as that of your neighbors. In most neighborhoods, the application for a permit to replace doors and windows is nothing but a formality to ensure that the work is performed up to code. In a historical neighborhood, on the other hand, several additional regulations will apply in order to ensure that the neighborhood’s beauty and uniformity are preserved.
The role of Portes et Fenêtres Verdun
Experienced in renovation projects of a historical nature, the experts at Portes et Fenêtres Verdun display consummate professionalism, beginning with the acquisition of a permit to perform the work at your home. After providing you with an estimate for your project, Portes et Fenêtres Verdun will be happy to guide you through the steps you need to follow to apply for a permit from the city, even if it’s ultimately the homeowner’s responsibility to submit the application. In certain historical areas, in order to grant a permit, the municipality requires the product specification sheets, the technical drawings and sometimes even the energy codes for the products. Certain specific regulations are also applicable depending on the client’s address. At Portes et Fenêtres Verdun, we have the information on all the various neighborhoods of Montreal, so we can easily consult the specifications that apply to your address and help you find the most suitable products for your home.
The importance of a permit
When replacing your doors and windows, it’s necessary to get a permit to safeguard the success of the work. Without one, your municipality may demand cessation of the work and modification of your plans—and this, on top of charging you a fine. So don’t get yourself stuck in a dead-end situation. Do business with Portes et Fenêtres Verdun to avoid any complications and make sure that your renovation project is done right.