Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was once widely used in construction and other industries because of its heat-resistant properties. However, asbestos exposure can lead to serious health problems, including lung cancer. As a result, many countries have banned the use of asbestos. If you have an asbestos roof, it’s important to have it replaced by a professional company like Icon Asbestos Removal. Here are four reasons why you shouldn’t try to do it yourself:
- It’s dangerous.
Asbestos fibres can be released into the air when the roof is disturbed and inhaling them can cause serious health problems such as different types of cancers. There are two types of asbestos, bonded asbestos and friable asbestos, that require different methods of removal. Those properly licensed in asbestos removal have the training and knowledge on how to safely remove and dispose of both types. We here at Icon Asbestos Removals hold an A Class removal licence which allows us to do just that.
- It’s expensive.
Asbestos removal is not a DIY job – it requires special equipment and training. Removalists must wear protective gear including a full body suit, eye protection and respirator to ensure their safety. The correct equipment and safety gear is not only expensive but also requires careful handling and maintenance to ensure it works well.
It’s important to get asbestos removed and a new roof put on as quickly as possible for the health and safety of your family. We understand that affordability can be a barrier for many which is why we offer financing options so you can get you roof removed and replaced as soon as possible.
- It’s time-consuming.
Replacing an asbestos roof is a big job, and it’s not something you can do in your spare time. Removing asbestos roofing is a lengthy process that includes securing the site, creating a plan of action, assessing and managing any complications that can arise.
Asbestos materials need to be disposed of properly in line with the code of practice to ensure that they do not cause harm to others or the environment.
Then the new roof needs to be installed. This is an equally important part of the job as this replacement roofing will be on your home or business for the next 20 plus years to come. It will protect your property and those occupying it. It’s not a one man, weekend job. It requires a skilled, professional team with years of experience under their belts to be executed safely and properly.
- It’s best to leave it to the professionals.
Asbestos roof removal and replacement is our specialty, and we have the experience and expertise to get the job done safely and correctly.
You may think you’ve removed asbestos from your home but unless you know how to properly handle and dispose of it, as well as test your building, air and soil for remnants, you won’t know for sure. Attempting to do it yourself can have dire consequences for your family or workplace and even the public. We provide independent hygiene testing on all jobs completed so you know with certainty that your home is now free of asbestos.
As we also specialise in roof restoration, you can rest assured that your new roofing will continue to keep your family safe and protected for decades to come. The roofing material we choose to use for all replacements is ColorBond. This is because it is highly durable with a 25 year warranty, made from energy smart steel and comes in over 20 different colours to suit any home or business.
If you need to have your asbestos roof replaced, contact Icon Asbestos Removal today, we’ll be happy to give you a free quote.