Lead-Based Paint And Windows
Lead-Based Paint And Replacement Windows In Andover MA Aren’t A Good Mix?
While lead, a material used in a variety of industries and used in the manufacture of various products ranging from car batteries to toys is common, it doesn’t make it safe. It is actually very dangerous. The problem is that your household may just be filled with various items that contain this chemical. If your home is built before 1978 (and almost all homes built before 1950), chances are that even the paint used in your walls, furniture, and windows has lead.
Over time, the paint tends to crack, chip and peel away making it attractive to curious kids. As already mentioned, lead can be extremely dangerous and is particularly harmful to children as it impairs brain and nerve development causing physical, mental, and behavioral problems. It doesn’t help that it has this oddly sweet taste that will only encourage kids to eat the paint some more. For your peace of mind, it is a good idea to have your household paint tested for lead especially when you have little ones at home.
In case the result is positive, you have more reasons to take extra precaution especially when you are planning to take on a home remodeling project. Sanding the paint off the wall, for instance won’t be easy since the lead dust released into the air can be harmful. This shouldn’t stop you from doing anything that will spruce up your home, though like installing new replacement windows. We at Zen Windows Boston can do a lead-certified install if it becomes necessary to disturb the lead-based paint surrounding your old windows although we’re not certified for lead remediation per se. Nevertheless, you can count on us to provide you with the safest possible window installation and replacements.