If you’re suspicious that your roofing materials may contain asbestos, it’s important to take action immediately. Here’s what you should do:

1. Contact a professional asbestos removal company like Icon Asbestos Removal. We have the experience and expertise to safely remove asbestos from your home or business.

It is dangerous even at the best of times when it comes to asbestos, it is an incredible health hazard if you’re not equipped to handle asbestos-containing materials properly or even being in the same space as harmful asbestos and we have unfortunately found that roofs contained asbestos and asbestos-containing material a lot throughout the country due to its popularity in houses and businesses before the 1980s.

Even in standard building materials we sometimes find asbestos fibers such as fire-resistant materials, asbestos cement, and other numerous building materials, if you suspect that some of your materials have asbestos in them, it is extremely important for your health that you do not disturb them or attempt to investigate them yourself, doing so could expose you to harmful asbestos, even if you only suspect it, it’s always better to get in touch with a professional and have them investigate the matter.

2. Do not attempt to remove the asbestos yourself. This is a job for trained professionals. 

Asbestos removal can only, and should only be done by a trained professional who is equipped when it comes to the disposing of asbestos and making sure that areas that see use are asbestos free, we have found out over the years that asbestos is an incredible health and safety concern and has numerous health risks attributed to it, it was seen as cost-effective material in the early ’60-’70s and was often used if a home was built in that time period.

Unfortunately, a lot of homes to this day still have asbestos-containing materials and may have not been updated and removed, that’s why if you suspect your home or business may have asbestos materials used in it, the safest option is to contact a professional team and leave it to the experts to remove it. 

3. Once the asbestos has been removed, we can replace your roof with a new metal roof that will provide superior protection against the elements.

Building materials have evolved over the years and become more durable, resistant and provide much better quality, once our team has removed all of the harmful asbestos-related materials, we can then help you with installing a much more resilient roof that is not only safer but will last longer and provides better protection.

So, if you have any questions or are concerned you may have asbestos in your roof or building materials, please get in contact with us so that we can keep you safe and living in a healthy environment that’s free of harmful asbestos materials.

If you have any concerns about asbestos in your roofing materials, don’t hesitate to contact us at Icon Asbestos Removal. We’ll be happy to help you protect your property