Midwest Exteriors Plus recently finished a lead renovation project in Mound, MN. This was a home that was built before 1978 and needed a complete lead renovation. The customer called us for roof replacement and siding replacement. We worked with the customer to find out their needs and brought it to life.
Lead Safety Practices:
Because the home was built before 1978 we needed to follow the EPA’s guidelines for renovation with lead involved. The home was tested positive for lead. Lead is not an issue unless it is flaking and peeling off, however when replacing siding we need to protect the outside of the home. In order to do this we lay out tarps from the house to collect any and all siding and paint chips from hitting the ground. Doing this doesn’t take much more time, it is the right thing to do! Plus, when we are all done the homeowner’s landscaping looks the same as when we started.
When the siding is removed we wrap up the pieces with a sheet of poly(commonly used on the inside of a home) to wrap up the siding. Doing this ensures that no lead will fall into the yard while transporting the garbage to the dumpster. After all the siding is removed we then clean up the area with a HEPA vacuum. After everything is cleaned up we do testing to make sure that the area is free from lead.
On this home, Midwest Exteriors Plus installed steel siding from Edco and an asphalt roof from GAF. Work was completed very quickly and the homeowner was very pleased.