BY ROBERT BROOME, OWNER
In the beautiful and thriving city of Mooresville, construction sites are around every turn.
Over the past 2 decades, the Lake Norman area has grown to be one of the most thriving areas in the region. It seems that every week a new business is opening, or a new housing development springs out of the ground.
The work on these sites ebb and flow. There is rarely a constant because these job sites have to be poured over with a fine tooth comb by local inspectors.
These inspections ensure that these projects are built to the highest possible standards.
The question that we often get from homeowners and small businesses is if they need to apply for a building permit on their small projects.
The issue that many of us run in to is that there is no simple answer.
A company like ours operates in several different counties, and keeping up with the changes can be tough.
Like you, we have no desire to be in the midst of a project and get in hot water with the local inspection office.
When it comes to installing a new garage door, there is often a few questions that spring up other than design and door quality.
There is always a matter of satisfying local building codes and what those upgrades are going to cost.
When the local building inspectors are involved, there are some standards that must be met.
Other than framing and opening preparation, there is a matter of on your new door.
If you are building a new structure, garage doors are inspected for windrating as part of the overall inspection of the project.
General contractors handle the permits for these projects and garage doors are typically under that permit umbrella.In this region, 90 mph is the standard when installing a new garage door.
If you are in the market for a new door be sure that your quotes include this upgrade.
If you are replacing an existing garage door, you may not need a permit at all.
In most areas around Charlotte, projects like garage door repairs, ceiling fans, painting, etc may not require specific permits.
After looking over the Iredell County website I could find no information about stand alone garage door projects.
Below, I have created a link to the Iredell county permit office, so that you can be sure that you don’t need to have permits in place for your next small remodeling project.
Click here to go to the Iredell County Permit Office’s site.
Keep in mind that when considering starting a new project that it is the sole responsibility of the property owner to provide any applicable permits.
If you have come across this web page looking for a garage door, feel free to look over our website.
We provide top quality garage doors at some of the best prices available.
We also provide garage door repair and maintenance service. Give us a call if the need for our service ever arises.