Lead in Homes: Safe Practices During Window Replacement

By: Architectural Visions

Homes Built Before 1978

Homes built before 1978 may have lead paint.

Many homes built before 1978 were painted with lead-based paint, a hazardous material that’s especially harmful to children. During remodeling and home renovations, lead dust can be release into your home, and the Environmental Protection Agency urges you to use only professional  contractors with training if you suspect your home has lead paint.

 To check a contractor’s background and experience:

  1. Always work with a US EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm.
  2. Always ask to see a contractor’s license or certificate.
  3. Only those contractors who have completed the training can display the logo shown at the right. Note the certification number at the bottom. Each contractor is assigned their own number. The logo shown at the right belongs to AVI, a Marvin Design Gallery. 

 To learn more about lead safety, visit epa.gov/lead.