Asbestos Roofing Melbourne
Asbestos roofing Melbourne was a popular choice in the sixties and early seventies. Its strength, insulating Abilities and resistance to fire made it a seemingly perfect choice for roofing. We now know, obviously, that this thinking was flawed. While having a relatively low asbestos content, asbestos roofing is exposed to the elements allowing the material to weather away. This weathering can result in asbestos fibers separating from the roof sheet leading to greater health concerns.
Replacement of an asbestos roof is the only available option. This is a strictly regulated industry with very heavy penalties imposed for misconduct. Even the cleaning of this type of roof with more than garden hose pressure is illegal. Because of the rigid regulations associated there are protocols that must be followed when Removing asbestos roofs. Prior to works commencing WorkSafe MUST be notified of the start date and duration of works. The removal must be done by a certified asbestos removal company.
Depending on the proximity of the work to people, air monitoring, to detect the level of asbestos fibres in the air, may be required. The correct protective clothing must be worn and the approved method of packaging the old asbestos must be adhered to. On completion of work a certificate of clearance must be provided to the home owner to clarify that there is no detectable harmful levels of asbestos remaining at or near the site of works.
As most removals are done in a single day covering the roof is also problematic. Most asbestos Roofs are low pitched which makes tarping them largely unsuccessful. Rainshield roofing have roof plumbers on staff which means we have more resources then other roofing companies. When we strip an asbestos roof, we are able to cover it in one day. As many as 10 plumbers are often on site at one time ensuring the work is done very quickly and proficiently. Even the time of year becomes irrelevant as when the work is organised in this way the weather ceases to be a factor.
Due to the high heat reflective nature of asbestos, a noticeable increase in temperature can be expected in the interior of the home. To mitigate this effect we recommend the installation of a 55 mm insulation blanket. This, in combination with a moderate amount of retentive insulation (like pink bats), will ultimately provide a better result than the asbestos roof did.
The entire roof cavity becomes lined which creates an insulated cell that increase the insulation factor beyond the sum of its individual components.
There is a lot of understandable caution associated with the removal of an asbestos roof. Not only is there the health issues to consider there is also the formidable organisational problems to overcome. Rainshield roofing have both the resources and the experience to ensure that your Roofing project runs smoothly and safely.
Asbestos Roofing Melbourne
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