There was a time when lead seemed to be everywhere and no one noticed. From the soldering on food cans to the paint used to decorate homes, lead was something that was in common use well into the middle of the 20th century. Even though the use of lead in so many products was banned decades ago, it's still present in many homes. In fact, there may be lead in your house right this minute.
Many people think that if they paint over the older lead paint with something newer, the problem is solved. That is not the case. All the homeowner has managed to do is slow down the effects of the lead. There is still the potential to experience everything from upset stomachs, lung issues, and developmental problems for the kids.
The reason has to do with the action that takes place every time a window or door is opened. A certain amount of friction occurs when a sash rubs against a window frame or a door makes contact with the framing. In spite of efforts to cover or remove the lead paint, there is still some residue present. The friction frees tiny amounts of the residue and makes it possible for the lead to settle on carpeting, furniture, or be taken in whenever someone nearby draws a breath.
If the home was built anytime before the 1980s, the best move is to have the premises tested for the presence of lead. If the windows and doors happen to be made of wood, they were likely painted with lead paint at some point. Expect for the test to confirm there is some residue still in the house.
There is only one way to get rid of the lead that is still found on those older doors and windows. You must replace them with something new. When it comes to window replacement, you do have options. That includes new wood windows that are painted using a contemporary product, installing vinyl windows, or going with aluminum windows.
You'll find that the vinyl windows in Markham are a good investment. They can be customized to fit any window size and will never need painting. The color runs through the material rather than residing on the surface. Along with getting rid of a health hazard, you will also reduce the amount of maintenance and upkeep you have to do on the home.
As long as the windows are going, replace the doors as well. It's not unusual for a windows company to offer interior and exterior doors made from similar materials. A contractor can help you choose the outer doors that have the look and the security that you desire. Inside, those bedroom and other doors can be made of materials that help to muffle sound and make it easier to enjoy a nap while someone down the hall is playing music.
Have your home tested today and find out how high the lead count happens to be. Talk with an expert about replacing those older windows and doors. Once the job is done, you may notice that everyone in the house seems to breathe easier, has fewer upset stomachs, and also doesn't feel quite as lethargic.
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