Residential Asbestos Removal and replace with Steel Roof
At Quality Roofing, our number one priority is safety. The security and health of our residential clients are paramount, and this is why we offer a re-roofing service like no other. Not only can we remove tiles, old steel and polycarbonate to replace with high-quality steel, but we can also remove asbestos roof tiles!
Older homes that have this material expose themselves to severe health risks if it is removed incorrectly. That’s why it is absolutely essential that professional assistance is sought for this process. The Quality Roofing team know exactly what is required to safely remove asbestos tiles and replace them with a durable steel alternative without hindering your day to day life!
It is no secret that asbestos has caused countless health issues for people from all walks of life. The composition of the material, used for roof tiles due to its protective nature, can cause harsh long-term health issues when removed. The tiny particles found in the material are easily inhaled by everyday people, and can cause fibrosis and permanent lung damage
In South Australia, it is a legal requirement that the removal of these tiles adheres to specific regulation. The requirements affect the removal process, the testing aspect, and the wrapping/disposal. To ensure that your home is not exposed to unnecessary amounts of asbestos fibres, it is absolutely vital that the removal process is undertaken by professionals like our team at Quality Roofing. Not only do we remove the hazardous material from your property, but we can also provide your home with a comprehensive steel roof replacement to ensure you’re protected for years to come.
Dangers of Asbestos
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral substance that can be pulled into a fluffy consistency. Asbestos fibres are soft and flexible yet resistant to heat, electricity and chemical corrosion. Pure asbestos is an effective insulator, and it can also be mixed into cloth, paper, cement, plastic and other materials to make them stronger.
These qualities once made asbestos very profitable for business, but unfortunately, they also make asbestos highly toxic. Causing a range of long-term health issues, the particles are ever present in the body and can be solely responsible for fatal health issues in several decades time.
Once asbestos fibres are in the body, they never dissolve, and the body has extreme difficulty expelling them. Over a long period of time, trapped asbestos fibres can cause inflammation, scarring and eventually genetic damage to the body’s cells. The fibres cause abrasions to the lungs, which in turn, lead to some serious ongoing sickness that are ever present in the human body.
Asbestos-related illnesses often take 20-50 years to develop, which means most cases diagnosed in Australia today were caused by asbestos exposures that occurred before modern safety regulations came into effect.
It’s the not-so-visible particles of this material that make it so dangerous. When asbestos is cut or disturbed, the small particles are inhaled by those in the area. However, it is difficult to know whether or not you have come into contact with the material or not.
Do I have Asbestos?
Identifying this material is no simple feat. While some corrugated sheets and shingles look like other materials, it is important to consider that they may be comprised of asbestos. If you are unable to visually identify the asbestos tiles, there are expert and safe testing services that are available. At Quality Roofing, we can facilitate asbestos testing at your home roofing or not, to provide you with peace of mind and help you make the next decision.
If you are unsure whether your current home roofing system is comprised of asbestos, let the professionals handle the identification process for you. Rather than waiting for this material to cause issues in the years to come, being proactive can be the different between exposure and safe removal or roof replacement!
Why Steel Roofing?
Steel roof exhibits many of the traits that old asbestos roof tiles do not. New products that are incredibly popular on Australian roofs include Colorbond and Zincalume steel products. These materials are designed with continuing functionality and durability in mind. As well as being strong, light and stylish, steel roofing products are designed to safely endure Australian weather conditions, without the threat of ill-health effects.
Available with matching flashings, gutters and downpipes, steel roofing is one of the most stylish and inclusive roofing products on the market. If you need the asbestos roof tiles and shingles removed, why not replace it with one of the best products on the market?
When it comes to the disposal of asbestos materials from your property, it is absolutely essential that it is done so within the regulations provided by the Australian Government. At Quality Roofing, we have educated ourselves in the changing regulations for asbestos wrapping and removal, which has consequently allowed us to create a process that safely handles this for you. Once we have removed the product from your residential roofing system, we will also remove all traces of asbestos from your property to ensure you can enjoy the confines of your home in safe conditions.
With Quality Roofing, you needn’t stress about your properties exposure to asbestos roof tiles. Your home, and more importantly, those inside it, will be safe from exposure and back to a safe environment in no time. Think your old home may have asbestos? Call Quality Roofing today.