5 SAFETY TIPS FOR A DAMAGED ASBESTOS ROOF
Asbestos is an extremely dangerous material that was once used in home construction.
There are two types of Asbestos, Friable and Bonded. Most Asbestos sheeting for roofing are made from “Bonded Asbestos”.
If you have an older home, then it is very possible that you have asbestos in your roof. Since 2004, asbestos have been banned in any imported or used in any Australian product by the government.
Some types of Asbestos (like Friable Asbestos) has fibrous materials that when breathed can cause significant damage to the lungs that can result in death.
If your roof sustains damage and there is asbestos released, then it is vital that you take every safety precaution to ensure the safety of your family. If you are not sure if your roof has asbestos, then we recommend you contact a certified roofer from our team for an inspection.
Here is your safety checklist if your asbestos roof is damaged.
1) ALERT YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY
Most home insurance policies should cover asbestos removal. Often your policy will even help you with temporary accommodations until your home is safe again (If required). In addition, your insurance company will be able to advise you on which roofers are capable of dealing with asbestos roof removal most effectively.
2) CONTACT A CERTIFIED ASBESTOS REMOVAL COMPANY
Your next step is to find a certified roofing company that is licensed to remove and dispose of asbestos roofing materials safely, like Certified Roofing. You can validate your roofer in two different ways:
i. Ask for their accreditation from the Queensland government for asbestos removal.
ii. Make sure that your insurance company approves the selection.
If you do not, then you might be paying for the entire job out of pocket.
3) INSTALL A NEW ROOF
Even if your roof is only slightly damaged, you may need to replace it. Again, contact your insurer for assistance from your policy to get the job done without having to put forth all of the money on your own. There might even be government assistance to aid you. The roofer will be able to assist you in that regard, as well.
Click here for more information about the dangers of Asbestos on your roof during removal.
CONTACT US AT CERTIFIED ROOFING
If you need a skilled and professional roofer to remove asbestos from your home and replace your old roof with a safe new one, Certified Roofing is the best choice. We have a reputation built on safety, great customer service, and getting the job done on time and for a great price.
You don’t want to be out of your home for a second longer than necessary. At Certified Roofing, we will see that the job is done quickly so your family can return to normal as soon as possible.
Contact Certified Roofing today for more information.