Windows And Lead-Based Paint

Replacement Windows In Johns Creek GA And Lead-Based Paint

Lead is a common material used in various industries and in a number of products. But this doesn’t mean it is safe. It is actually very dangerous. But what is even more dangerous is that these lead-contained products are inside practically all homes out there including yours. These items can range from car batteries, crayons, toys and even your window frames. And here’s more. If your home is built before 1978 (and almost all homes built before 1950), chances are that your walls, furniture and windows were painted with lead-based paint as well!

Through time, this paint cracks, chips, and peels away often attracting curious little children. They are further encouraged to chew on the paint as lead has this distinctly sweet taste. Now you have to remember that lead can be especially dangerous to youngsters as it impairs brain and nerve development, causing physical, mental, and behavioral problems. If you have kids at home, it is best to have your household paint tested for lead for everyone’s peace of mind.

In case the result turns out positive, you should take special precautions when taking on some remodeling projects especially when there’s the need to disturb the lead-based paint in your home. Sanding it off the wall for example, can be unsafe as harmful dust will be released into the air. However, don’t let this thing keep you from sprucing up your home. If you have plans to pursue a window replacement, we at Zen Windows Atlanta can do a lead-certified install. You can trust our company to provide you with the safest window installation and replacements possible regardless of the situation at hand.

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