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What year was it built? Not all pre-1978 houses have lead ... they just *might* have lead. Windows and doors (if painted) would be the #1 places for a chemical lead test kit, as there could be dust generated. If they are positive for lead, replace or send out for stripping.
I would do the central heat installation and floor refinishing LAST. (roof and tenting first, then wood repair, then any painting) Plan on venting the house for 3 or more days after floor refinishing - including all vent fans on for 24 hours.
Since the roof is coming off anyway, make sure all vent fans go to the outside of the house, not the attic space.
It sounds like a really big job, try to have some flexibility on your move-in date.
Subbing in case there are more replies. We are planning to do something similar. I'm also not sure what year they stopped using asbestos. Someone told me they stopped using lead paint in 1968, but maybe it's 1978? Even so you wonder how many are like outdated vaccines, people still using up the illegal old ones.
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