The Steps Involved in Asbestos Roof Removal and Replacement

Roof, the power point of your house, is what you can literally call a shelter for you. It protects you from external factors like heat, rain, wind, etc. But the same protection factor can turn into a dangerous area if it contains hazardous substances like asbestos.

Asbestos is one of the reasons why your roof needs immediate replacement. It’s a harmful material that was highly famous in the early nineties and made its way into lots of houses because of insulation purposes and the roof was the most common placement for them. So, now even after asbestos is declared harmful and dangerous, you’ll find it to be a part of your roof. We don’t need to emphasise the fact that it needs to be removed and replaced immediately for your safety.

What happens when the asbestos roof removal and replacement procedure is going on?

Let us make the most important thing clear to you – asbestos removal in Melbourne homes isn’t something to try by yourself. You’ll have to call the experts in this task for the job. The risk is too high to be taken by you. Especially if the area is your roof, don’t even think of DIY. The roof is a riskier area to deal with asbestos making the dangers double. And when you call the experts, this is what happens during the entire procedure.

Step 1 – The Experts Come All Prepared for The Job – When you call the experts in asbestos roof removal from Asbestos Australia since they are trained in this job, they also make it a point to wear all the gear like a mask, helmet, and special suit, eye protection, etc. They even bring special equipment that helps them remove the material completely and since it’s the roof area, they even bring a ladder to safely mount it and deal with this risky area.

Step 2 – The Access to The House is Cordoned Off – Since asbestos is really dangerous and anyone coming near it is vulnerable to infection, which is why keeping everyone safe from it is necessary. Well, that is why the professionals make it a point to shut off all the entrances of the house. Sometimes you’ll also find special fencing with a warning sign near such sites.

Step 3 – Careful Removal of The Sheet – Now, the experts carefully remove the asbestos sheet from the roof so it’s easily removable. If not, they have to remove the entire roof and this process is a bit difficult and takes more time than normal asbestos removal. (The trained experts are especially very slow in this process so that the sheet or layer of asbestos isn’t damaged or cracked and spread in the air during this process.)

Step-4 – Sheets Wrapping and Sealing – Yes, we agree that asbestos is removed from your roof, but the danger remains until it’s safely disposed and discarded. That is why the trained experts make it a point to wrap them in tough plastic sheets and vacuum seal them in special asbestos disposal bags. These are then discarded or disposed of in the special areas for asbestos disposal.

Step-5 – Roof Replacement – Lastly, when the company is satisfied that all the asbestos present in your roof is discarded and even the roof is disposed of which had this component in it, then they replace the roof with a new one.

Now don’t you agree that this process of removing asbestos from your roof and replacing it is a tough and risky process? So, remember to hire only the best team for the job and go through this procedure immediately when you find the need for it.

Tommy Clappers

Tommy Clappers

Tommy Clappers is the Owner and Founder of Asbestos Australia Removalist specialising as a Class A & B Licensed Company with highly trained ticketed staff with over 25+ years in the industry in Friable & Non-Friable Commercial, Industrial & Domestic. He's well-skilled in all types of Asbestos Removal and Hazardous Materials. He's an expert in Encapsulation, Soil Remediation and Industrial Cleaning. He prides himself on creating safer environments for his team and his client's safety and ensuring every removal is safe and clean. He currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.

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