Are you planning to convert an existing window opening into a patio door? It might sound easy to do on your own, but it’s more complicated than you think. This is simply because there are a lot of things involved when converting a window into a patio, such as acquiring a building permit and hiring a capable contractor for the job.
To learn what happens when you convert a window opening into a patio door, expert door and vinyl siding replacement contractor Homecraft Inc. explains what you can expect:
What to Consider
Converting a window into a patio door takes careful planning and consideration, so you must work with a trusted contractor to do all the necessary work for the job. They’ll assess almost everything there is to know about the window you’re going to convert, including its structure, wiring, foundation and materials that were used.
You’ll also need to secure a permit for your conversion so that you’ll avoid problems and other complications during and after the project’s completion. This may not be needed if you’re only going to have the wall from your window downward, but if the project involves a bit of rewiring or removing the wall’s king studs, a permit must be secured.
What to Expect
Upon hiring your trusted window and siding contractor for the job, they’ll walk you through each step of the window conversion process. They’ll first get the exact measurements of your new door’s height and width and check if it can fit the siding opening. They’ll remove some of the siding material to accommodate your new patio doors, but this can sometimes be tricky, especially if it’s made from pure concrete!
Professional contractors will do their best to install your new patio door without compromising the head and drywall of your windows. But when expanding the header to make way for your patio door, they’ll often need to remove the drywall first. This can also mean going through some electrical wiring installed in your wall, so make sure you hire a professional electrician to do the necessary rewiring.
When it comes to excellent patio door installation and siding replacement services, you can always count on Homecraft Inc.! To get started, just call us at (302) 798-0302 or by filling out our convenient contact form. We serve Hockessin, Wilmington and nearby DE areas.