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Replacement Windows and Siding Have New EPA Requirements


North St. Paul, Minnesota - 25/2/2010 - On April 22, 2010, the new EPA rules for Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting go into effect. Replacement windows and siding fall under the new rules. The new rules are meant to protect young children and pregnant women from lead poisoning from lead based paints. The new rules require the containment of any renovation related dust and extensive clean up after the project is finished. Window World MN is a lead certified firm. Its crews are trained and the company is positioned to be in full compliance with the new regulations.

A large list of training, certification and work practice requirements are called for by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Program. The RRP Program takes effect in April 2010. By then, renovation firms must receive EPA certification to disturb lead paint as part of their work in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities. All of these jobs must be supervised by certified renovators; individuals who have completed an EPA-accredited, training course. Plus, other crew members on such job sites must be trained and equipped to follow the RRP Program’s lead-safe work practices while performing their work.

This EPA program is a federal regulatory program affecting renovation firms and individual workers who disturb lead base painted surfaces. It includes renovations to residential houses, apartments and child-occupied facilities such as schools and day-care centers built before 1978 and containing lead based paint. Renovation is broadly defined as any activity that disturbs painted surfaces and includes most repair, remodeling and maintenance activities, including window replacement and siding replacement. Under EPA’s RRP Program, both construction firms and individual workers who perform (or direct other workers to perform) renovations must be certified by EPA by April 2010. In addition, all crew members must be trained on the lead-safe work practices that they must use when performing their work. The certified renovator is required to ensure that the renovation is performed in accordance with the work practice standards of the RRP Program, among other things. These requirements pertain to warning signs and work area containment, the restriction or prohibition of certain practices, waste handling, cleaning and post-renovation cleaning verification. “We are ready, willing and able to do renovation work with homes containing lead based paint. Contract with us and you will know your project will be completed correctly under the new rules.” says Terry Derosier, President of Window World MN.

The new EPA requirements for lead renovation, repair and painting go into effect in April 2010. The rules protect children and pregnant women from exposure to lead created by renovation projects. Window World MN is an experienced lead certified company, which has completed the required worker training. The company is in full compliance and is continuing to contract for lead based replacement window and siding projects under the new rules. Find out more here about the new rules and replacement windows and siding.

About Window World MN: Window World MN is a locally owned affiliate of Window World Inc. Window World Inc., headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America’s largest replacement window company with offices in more than 200 cities nationwide. Founded in 1995, the company consistently delivers value to homeowners by combining quality products with excellent service at low prices. Window World sells and installs more than one million high-quality residential replacement windows annually. Additionally, through its charitable foundation Window World Cares, the Window World family provides funding for commendable community causes. In 2009, Window World Cares was named a corporate partner of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.



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