Asbestos cement roofing is commonly referred to as “fibro” or “Super Six”. It’s an extremely hazardous material that poses risk to health by inhalation when the fibres become airborne.
After 30+ years of being exposed to Queensland’s harsh climate, asbestos roof sheeting is often left eroded exposing deadly fibres and putting residents at risk.
Asbestos was once an extremely popular construction material. It was an inexpensive insulator, and many manufacturers used the fibres in insulation, roofing, cements and other homebuilding items. Researchers soon discovered, though, that the mineral was carcinogenic, and the Australian government banned all new asbestos applications.
There was just one catch: older asbestos products could legally remain in place. Due to the associated health risks, the department recommends that owners use tradespeople who are licensed to carry out work on asbestos cement. If owners remove asbestos cement illegally or unsafely they may be subject to legal action including harsh ‘on the spot’ fines.
Replacing your asbestos roof with metal will:
- Improve street appeal
- Add value to your home
- Protect your investment
- Create a safe environment
- Heavily reduce the stress of weight on your home
- Allow you to install solar panels
- Allow you to insulate, ventilate and lower energy bills
- Give you peace of mind