Why Do You Need to Replace Your Asbestos Roof?

Brisbane Roofing Co have been dealing with asbestos roofs for decades. The main reason people need to replace their asbestos roofing is:

  • Safety
  • Add value to your home
  • Peace of mind

What are the benefits of replacing an asbestos roof?

An asbestos roof needs to be replaced when it is no longer able to provide protection from the elements and there is damage to the roofing surface. The most common reason for a roof needing replacement is the presence of asbestos.

The benefits of replacing an asbestos roof are clear:

  • It will protect your family from dangerous substances

  • It will increase the value of your home

  • It will prevent expensive repairs

What are the risks of not replacing an asbestos roof?

Asbestos is a mineral that was once a popular material for roofing because it was inexpensive and easy to work with. However, asbestos is now banned in Queensland because of the health risks it poses.

If you have an asbestos-containing roof and are considering replacing it, you should consider the following risks:

  • Exposure to asbestos fibres can cause life-threatening diseases like mesothelioma.

  • Asbestos fibres can be released when a roof is damaged or disturbed.

  • If your roof is damaged by fire or windstorm, the risk of exposure increases significantly.

How much does it cost to replace an asbestos roof?

The cost of replacement will be determined by the size of the roof, type of material used to replace the roof and labour costs.

The cost to replace an asbestos roof can range from $2,500 to as much as $50,000+

How do I know if my roof is made of asbestos?

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If you are not sure if your roof is made of asbestos, you can simply contact a roofing expert. They will be able to inspect the roof and tell you the type of material it is made from.

A trained roofing expert can easily identify asbestos roofing.

It’s important to note that asbestos-containing materials usually look different than other types of roofing materials, so inspecting them can be easy without the need for climbing on to the roof.

Can you roof over asbestos roof?

Roofing over asbestos roof is not recommended because of the health risks associated with it. In fact, you should make replacing or removing the asbestos roof a priority. Covering or encapsulating the asbestos roof will only lead to more expense and danger later.

Some people may choose to have the asbestos roof contained either physically or with a chemical treatment. Both these solutions are temporary.

Brisbane roofing Co has been dealing with asbestos roofing for decades. We have the qualifications and the necessary licenses to carry out asbestos removal and disposal. If you think that you need to replace your asbestos roofing, contact our friendly team today.