Asbestos Roof Removal Adelaide
Need Asbestos Roof Removal Adelaide? Asbestos Roofs (often called Deep Six Roofing) are very common in suburban Adelaide. Asbestos Roofing when new was very tough and weather resistant, although now most asbestos roofing is breaking down, becoming brittle, leaking and cracking due to old age. When this occurs it’s time for professional asbestos roof removal by South Adelaide Asbestos Removal.
South Adelaide Asbestos Removal is Adelaide’s leading, licensed asbestos roof removal company – fully equipped and qualified to remove domestic and commercial corrugated asbestos cement roofs of any size. If it’s an asbestos roof on your house or an asbestos saw tooth roof on your factory we can remove it safely and cost effectively. Call us or fill out the contact form above for a free asbestos removal quote, we will beat any written quote (like for like).
Our asbestos roof removal service includes;
- Asbestos Testing if required
- Job Notification with Safework SA
- Notifying neighbours and/or Nearby businesses
- Quarantine Zone Around The Work Area
- Safe Work Practices
- Arranging air quality monitoring throughout the job
- Transport of asbestos materials away from the worksite
- Safe, legal disposal of all asbestos containing materials
- Clean up of the worksite following the roof removal.
- Fully Insured For Asbestos Damage
Need an asbestos roof safely removed?
Call South Adelaide Asbestos Removal for a quick, no-obligation free quote. We’ll get a quote to you in a matter of days and you can have that urgent job booked in without delay.
About Asbestos Roofing.
Asbestos cement roofs were widely installed between the 1940’s and 1980’s throughout South Australia. There were two main products large corrugated sheets and small flat asbestos cement shingles.
Do Asbestos Roofs Deteriorate?
As time goes by asbestos roofs continue to deteriorate, becoming less effective and more hazardous. Asbestos Roof Removal is the best way to deal with the problem.
As asbestos cement roofs degrade they can potentially release asbestos fibres into the environment. The older they are the more brittle they become. This increases the risk of falls and increases the difficulty of intact sheet removal.
When is the Risk Of Contamination Increased?
Basically if you come into contact with deteriorated asbestos cement you could be putting yourself at risk. Asbestos cement roofs can be brittle and dangerous to walk on if you are not experienced. This risk increases significantly if inexperienced people try to work on or remove an asbestos roof. This is why it makes much more sense to leave it to trained and qualified asbestos removal experts.
Can I just maintain My Roof?
Until now, advice for asbestos cement products has been to maintain them if they are in good condition and remove them if they are starting to deteriorate.
However, older roofs are increasingly difficult to maintain or restore to good condition and some roof maintenance, such as harsh cleaning of moss and lichen, may lead to further damage and the spread of contamination. NEVER pressure clean asbestos cement.
You may also find that some roof maintenance firms refuse to work on asbestos roofs.
Eventually all asbestos cement roofs need to be removed.
Asbestos Roofing Sheets
For much of the 1900’s century, asbestos cement sheets provided builders with a rugged solution for simple roofing and siding projects. While these products were cheap to manufacture and buy, their true cost emerged years later in the form of deadly asbestos-related illnesses.
Fibrous cement sheets are more durable than some other building materials and easier to work with than concrete. They have numerous applications in construction. Today, the fibres in cement sheets are usually made of cellulose. This is a natural substance found in plants. However, for the first 80 years, following the invention of fibrous cement sheets, they were primarily made with asbestos.
The images below show typical fibrous cement sheets containing asbestos.
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Asbestos Roof Removal Questions and Answers
Question: Do I need to replace my asbestos roof?
Although asbestos cement products are durable and long lasting, everything wears out eventually. Asbestos was banned in Australia in December of 2003, so as asbestos containing buildings age, their roofing, wall cladding and eaves will deteriorate and need replacing. Many asbestos roofs are already cracked, leaking or have become weathered and are breaking down. Many asbestos roofs are over 30 years old and need to be replaced.
Question: Can you walk on an asbestos roof?
The simple fact is that you should never walk directly on an asbestos roof. The old, brittle and sometimes fragile nature of asbestos cement sheets means that they can give way without warning. Cracked sheets can be hard to spot particularly if the roof is covered in moss or lichen, so walking on an asbestos cement roof unless you are experienced and trained can be very dangerous!
Question: I need to remove my asbestos roof, what do I do?
Asbestos Roof Removal should only be carried out by trained expert licensed asbestos removalists, call us at South Adelaide Asbestos Removal for a free removal quote today!