Asbestos is a naturally occurring minerals that have been used as building materials in a variety of industries for its heat resistant and insulating properties. However, asbestos exposure has been linked to a number of serious health conditions, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. If you have an asbestos roof, it’s important to have it removed by a professional company like Icon Asbestos Removal.
Asbestos products should only ever be handled by licensed asbestos removalists. We are specially trained and equipped to safely remove asbestos roofs and replace them with metal roofs. We hold an A Class removalist licence which allows us handle both bonded asbestos and friable asbestos.
There are a number of dangers associated with asbestos roofs, and we want to make sure our customers are aware of them. Here are just a few:
- Exposure to asbestos fibers can cause serious health problems.
The health risks and dangers of asbestos products have been well documented. It can cause an extensive range of health concerns from shortness of breath to a persistent dry cough and other very serious, life threatening illnesses including asbestosis lung cancer and mesothelioma. No matter how large or small the amount of asbestos it is vital that it is removed as soon as possible to avoid severe health issues.
- Asbestos roofs can collapse, causing serious injury or even death.
Metal roofs are strong enough to withstand all sorts of weather conditions and last for many years. However, this durability is totally compromised when asbestos is present, and it can take very little to cause great deals of damage. It’s imperative that you have asbestos roof sheeting removed as soon as possible to avoid any disasters and keep your loved ones safe.
We here at Icon Asbestos are roof replacement specialists and choose to use Colorbond Steel as our replacement roofing material of choice. Strong, secure and energy smart, Colorbond is durable enough to withstand the blazing Australian sun and unforgiving weather conditions. With a 25-year warranty, you can rest assured that you are getting quality that will last a lifetime.
- Asbestos roofs can catch fire and spread the fire to other parts of the building.
Asbestos itself is not particularly flammable. The real danger is that damage to asbestos during a fire can easily release asbestos fibers into the air. It would then have the potential to spread far and wide, risking the health and safety of not only those in the building but in a large area surrounding the fire.
- Asbestos roofs can leak, allowing water to enter the building and cause structural damage.
With another La Nina weather event predicted for Queensland’s Spring and Summer seasons, we can expect very heavy rainfall again. You don’t want to be stuck with a weak asbestos roofing when the rain starts again. If you suspect that your roof has asbestos sheets, it’s imperative that you do something sooner rather than later to replace it. That’s why we offer a financing option for our asbestos roof removal and replacement services so anyone can afford to have their roof replaced.
Leave asbestos removal to the professionals at Icon Asbestos. We can remove asbestos roofing on any building from residential to commercial and industrial. We will conduct a thorough assessment of your property to ensure that there is not asbestos anywhere else and to develop the most streamlined plan of action. We secure the site and remove and dispose of all asbestos containing materials with the upmost care and precision. We keep our clients informed every step of the way with clear communication, talking you through the safe work procedures and providing full transparency on all tasks carried out.
We also offer independent asbestos audits on all jobs completed. This way you can have total peace of mind knowing that our work has been verified by an unbiased source. Based in Brisbane, we offer our services from North to South as well as Redcliffe and the Sunshine Coast. No matter how big or small, we get the job done efficiently with as minimal disruption to your family’s routine or businesses operations as possible. We take pride in making neighbourhoods and communities safer one removal at a time.
If you have an asbestos roof, we urge you to contact us to schedule a free consultation. We’ll inspect your roof and let you know if it needs to be removed. We’re committed to safety, and we’ll make sure your asbestos roof is removed safely and replaced with a metal roof that will last for years to come. Thanks for choosing Icon Asbestos Removal!