Many older Australian houses were built with asbestos roofing which has been identified as being a major health hazard. Asbestos roof replacement, in particular, becomes very dangerous when the asbestos roof material breaks or shifts unexpectedly because asbestos fibres released into the environment are airborne. Asbestos roof replacement, therefore, is a complex procedure that needs expert expertise because of its highly sensitive nature. When asbestos roof replacement/replacement is not carried out correctly it can result in serious injuries to people and damage to property. It is imperative, therefore, that you carry out asbestos roof replacement under the supervision of a qualified and licensed engineer or other qualified professional.
How to Select the Potential Dangers
There are many factors that affect the strength of the fibres of asbestos roof replacement so the extent of the risk will differ from one building to another. It is important to take into consideration the location of the asbestos roof replacement including the wind loads, the exposure level of people living nearby, the amount of traffic in the area and the condition of the existing roof. Asbestos fibres are highly resilient but they do deteriorate over time, particularly as exposed fibres become thinner and more easily inhaled. Fewer fibers mean less chance of being released into the environment and this will reduce the danger of lung diseases later on.
One factor that can significantly reduce the safety level of asbestos roof replacement/replacement is the state of the existing roof. It has been demonstrated that the amount of asbestos released into the atmosphere after a roof is replaced with a new one is much lower than the amount released if the roof is damaged. In addition, if the roof is very old it may also be difficult to find an acceptable match for the asbestos roof replacement material.