Lead Paint Removal. “Where do we start?” It is a question we often get asked when working on turn-of-the-century homes. This discussion usually occurs in the initial contact between SFW Construction and a homeowner. In short, from a contractor’s perspective, the answer is simple. “Let’s start with safety.” In this case, lead paint.
We start on the same page when a homeowner is already aware that their house contains lead paint. Moreover, the homeowner understands that the house is not in great shape and is a hazard. Ultimately they will require professional work to keep the home safe. Of course, the remediation of lead paint could mean a few different things, encapsulation, or a total reside. In fact, we can perform each of these remediations individually or in junction with one another. All three of them have pros and cons. It just depends on what fits your situation the best.
Typically, when the paint fails, it stems from a moisture issue. For instance, it could be because of a leaky gutter, a lousy piece of roof flashing, or any other form of water intrusion. In most cases, especially in new construction, it means a lot of rot, which typically happens in less time. When it comes to older homes, that generally is not the case.