Durability, fire resistance, and insulation properties had made asbestos a common building material in the past. Almost all the buildings constructed before the 1980s contain asbestos material in some form. However, the usage of this material ended after knowing the health risks associated with it. If you have bought a property built before the 1980s, there may be a possibility of asbestos material in your fencing.
While your fence may currently be in good condition, if you are considering replacing it, or it starts to fall apart, it is recommended to get it checked by an asbestos contractor first. Once you’ve done this, you can start to consider some other fencing options.
Below are some of the best replacement options to consider:
Timber fencing is a classic and budget-friendly option for fence replacement. The main reason is its availability in various styles. The only drawback of timber material is that it is prone to rots, ageing, and termites. However, if you can manage ongoing maintenance, it is the best asbestos fence replacement option. There are many contractors in Brisbane that offer premium timber fencing for home and living areas. Colonial fencing, lapped fencing, lapped and capped fencing, and paling fencing are the beautiful and stylish timber fencing options.
Nowadays, Colorbond fencing is a popular asbestos fence replacement option because of increased safety, security, and privacy. With less maintenance, and the ability to hold up to weather, all a Colorbond fence requires is the occasional wash down. These fences add to the modernism of your home, and because they are available in a wide range of colours, you have the freedom to choose one that matches your building’s colour scheme.
If you live in a built up area or near a busy road, modular fencing is a great asbestos fence replacement option because it offers additional privacy and noise-blocking facilities. Modular fencing is cheap and quick to install and requires minimal maintenance costs. Customisation features of this fencing allows you to match it with the aesthetics of your property. The panel technology used in this fencing is lightweight and robust and resists warping, rotting, and corrosion. A wide range of modular fencing colours and decorative styles are available in Brisbane.
If you have an asbestos fence, or suspect there is an asbestos fence in your home, contact Icon Asbestos Removal to have your fencing safely removed.