If your home was built before 1978 you most likely don’t have energy-efficient windows, but do have building materials with lead in them. Lead exposure is very dangerous to people in every age group, and most exposure happens when these building materials are disturbed. Avoiding this exposure is probably why you haven’t put in the new windows that you need, or have not done many other home improvement projects.
But you don’t have to live in fear of lead exposure when you want to improve your home. Instead, hire a company that is a Lead Safe Certified Firm. Companies that are certified “lead safe”, like we are, complete your home improvement project without you or your family being exposed to the lead.
How Do You Prevent Lead Exposure?
When we install your new energy-efficient windows we have a specific set of regulations that we must follow to be able to be Lead Safe Certified. First, we educate you on the dangers of lead exposure. Then on the day of the project, we put up signs on the outside of your home warning anyone that comes near that we are working on a project where there is a chance of lead exposure.
During work, we keep the work area contained to prevent lead dust from escaping to other areas of the house. And finally, when we are done we thoroughly clean the area of any lead material.
When we are finished with putting your new windows in, the procedures we follow will leave the project area cleaner than it was when we first arrived.
Do I Really Need Energy-Efficient Windows?
Honestly, you really could live without energy-efficient windows. They keep the bugs, critters, and weather out of your home just the same as regular windows do. You can also see out of them exactly the same as with regular windows. So there is really no difference in the basic functionality between energy-efficient windows and regular windows.
But, if you want to lower your power bill and protect your furniture from sun damage, you probably wouldn’t want to live without them.
For more information contact one of our representatives today! They can help answer all of your questions on our lead safety procedures, as well as help you find the perfect style of energy-efficient windows for your home.