Asbestos has been used to create an assortment of materials including pipes, insulation, and shingles. Unfortunately, some homes in the United States still contain asbestos. You must find out whether your home fits into this category. The material is very dangerous once the fibers enter the atmosphere. It is best to have the material professionally removed before this happens.
What To Know About Asbestos Shingles
Our customers should know more about asbestos shingles since they’re common in older homes. Asbestos has been used to make roof and wall shingles. They’re typically made using asbestos cement board. Between the 30s and 80s, these shingles were mass produced and used widely. Asbestos and cement are combined to create durable, tough shingles. Unfortunately, asbestos is not safe. Therefore, the material is no longer used for this purpose. It is just too dangerous.
Instead, shingles are now made using other materials. If you’ve found asbestos shingles in your home, they must be removed right away. Leaving them in your home could lead to health hazards soon. If the shingles are disturbed, they’re going to expose you to toxic fibers. Just remember that you can’t determine whether you have asbestos shingles until samples have been tested at a lab.
Therefore, we strongly recommend calling us right now. During your first call, we can give you a free quote and tell you more about our services.
Do You Need To Remove Asbestos Shingles?
Asbestos fibers are dangerous. If they’re inhaled, the patient is going to encounter serious risks. Suffice to say, you don’t want this to happen. When someone tries to remove asbestos shingles, they’re going to potentially expose themselves to health hazards. Prevent this from happening by letting a professional handle it for you. The risks associated with asbestos products depend on the product and its durability.
Removing Asbestos Shingles & Other Products
Can you potentially remove asbestos shingles on your own? Ultimately, you can indeed remove asbestos shingles on your own. You can grab them and remove them. However, you shouldn’t. the problem is that tampering with the material will cause fibers to be released into the air. Then, you’re likely going to breathe in the materials. If this happens, the risks of getting a serious illness will be high. Protect yourself by letting a professional remove the shingles for you.
Another thing to remember is that the handling of asbestos products is heavily regulated. In many areas, you cannot legally remove the shingles unless you’re licensed and certified. Let a professional fix this problem for you.
Replacing The Old Asbestos Shingles
If you’re going to get rid of asbestos shingles, you’ll have to replace them. You cannot leave your roof bare because that would leave to water damage. Instead, you should replace the asbestos shingles with new, safer shingles. Just remember that you won’t be able to remove the asbestos shingles on your own because asbestos fibers are too dangerous. If you breathe in those fibers, you may develop a serious illness.
- We’ll start by placing plastic sheeting around your home to catch any debris that falls.
- All windows and doors must be closed during the removal procedure.
- Warning signs will be put up so others will be aware of the risks.
- Our team will wear respirators to stay safe during each step.
- The shingles will be removed starting at the top and working toward the bottom.
- The shingles will be wet to ensure that the fibers do not enter the atmosphere.
- All materials will be wrapped in plastic and duct taped to contain everything.
- The area will be cleaned thoroughly to help minimize the risk of exposure.
Ready To Remove Your Asbestos Shingles?
Have your shingles tested positive for asbestos? If so, it is time to get rid of them. Don’t attempt to fix this problem on your own because the risks are high. Our team is ready to get the asbestos shingles removed for you while keeping you and your loved ones safe.