Asbestos is the generic name for a number of naturally occurring silicate mineral fibres. Asbestos is a versatile product. Due to its ability to withstand heat, erosion and decay, and for its fire and water resistant properties, asbestos was widely used in building materials for residential and commercial premises until it started to be phased out in the 1980s. Despite the use of all forms of asbestos being banned nationally since 31 December 2003, building materials containing asbestos are still prevalent in our community today.
Asbestos is an extremely hazardous material that poses risks to health and safety. Exposure to asbestos fibres is known to cause Mesothelioma – a deadly cancer caused by inhaling particles of asbestos dust that eat away at the lining of the lungs. It is also known to causes diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer, pleural plaques, and pleural thickening.
Removing, breaking, cleaning, cutting, drilling, filing, sanding or smashing materials that contain asbestos can release very fine and potentially dangerous asbestos fibres into the air where they can easily be inhales. For the health and safety of those in the vicinity of your building, a person who is trained and appropriately licensed to carry out asbestos work must be hired. You are in good hands with Armour Roofing as we are fully licensed to remove asbestos.
At Armour Roofing we are fully trained and quality to remove all asbestos roofing, and re-roof your building with alternative materials that are both safe and durable.