The need for a building permit is a common question from Homeowners repairing or replacing their windows in the State of New Jersey after the hurricane Sandy.
The need for a building permit will often depend on whether the work is repair, renovation, or alteration. In general, repairing a window does not require e a permit. Changing the location of the window or its use may require a permit. Your municipality and the State of New Jersey should be consulted before work begins. A source for frequently asked land use permitting questions, post hurricane Sandy, can be found at here at the Department of Land Use Regulation and the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code (NJAC 5:23) site. These sources are a beginning, but, should not be considered definitive sources.
When deciding on a replacement window, consider that severe weather events like a hurricane or a tornado can occur at anytime. You want to make sure that the window you install is flood resistant, can stand up to high winds, and able to withstand impacts from flying debris.
Glass Block is an excellent solution with its ability to fill a room with light and also providing peace-of-mind and safety. Plus, they are attractive, both inside and outside, and easy to install. Some of the features of glass block windows are:
- Visually stunning, pre-fabricated panels
- No need for shutters
- Protects against flying debris and hurricane force winds
- Available with a range of visibility and privacy options
- Greater security than conventional windows
- Possibilities are limited only by your imagination
Replacing your basement window with glass block in a typical residence may cost $350 or less, in many cases.
Contact us for more information on hurricane resistant glass block basement windows. Be prepared for severe weather in the future. But, do not sacrifice beauty for security and peace of mind.