Asbestos Roof Removal Perth
Perth properties built before 2003 are likely to contain asbestos in their roofing. Asbestos was used in roofing because it was inexpensive, durable and fire-resistant. There are many types of roofs that will typically contain asbestos including:
- Corrugated cement sheets
- Roofing shingles
- Roof tiles
Asbestos can also be found in other areas associated with the roof, such as:
- Pipe coverings
- Insulation in pipes
As there are many types of asbestos roofs and areas that could contain asbestos, to get a conclusive result you will need to get asbestos testing.
Asbestos Roof Removal Cost
Asbestos roof removal starts at $40 per square metre, but this could vary.
The cost of asbestos roof removal will depend on the type of asbestos roof and the scale of work. In some cases, a single asbestos roof tile may need to be removed and replaced, which would cost far less than a complete roof removal.
Frequently Asked Questions- Asbestos Roof Removal
When should you have your asbestos roof removed?
Over time asbestos roofs will become brittle and unsafe to maintain. You should have your asbestos roof removed by a licensed and trained contractor when you notice visible signs of deterioration.
How to recognise asbestos roofing?
The asbestos fibres were mixed with other materials like cement, making it difficult to identify the fibres with the naked eye. However, if the roof contains grey coloured corrugated sheets or tiles, it likely contains asbestos. The only way to conclusively tell if your roof contains asbestos is by having a sample tested.
How to clean an asbestos roof?
Keep gutters and downpipes clean and in good working order. Never use a high-pressure hose to clean asbestos roofs. Doing this will break up the surface of the asbestos-containing sheet.
How long do asbestos roofs last?
Most asbestos cement roofs last approximately 40 years but less time if they have not been regularly maintained.
Are asbestos roof tiles dangerous?
If the asbestos roof tiles are undamaged, they are considered safe. In the instance that they become damaged or are badly weathered, asbestos fibres will become airborne which is dangerous to inhale.