Search This Blog

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Know about roof replacement

In the years before 1984, asbestos was used in houses as the roofing material because it was considered to be affordable and durable. This material was resistant to adverse weather conditions and it could be manipulated to different shapes and forms. 

Asbestos roof contains mineral fibers and cement and the materials differed in percentage of asbestos concentration. 

It has since become known that asbestos causes many health implications and as such asbestos roofs are no longer used. discontinued

Removing an asbestos roof requires someone who is trained in changing roofing materials. When performing the removal process, one should take into consideration the proper handling of the asbestos material because it is potentially dangerous. 

Although there are still many houses with asbestos roofs, they are considered low in concentration and do not pose a health risk but if the roof requires repair they should hire skilled people who follow set standards to perform this maintenance. The medical risks associated with asbestos roof are when its microscopic fibers are inhaled causing cancer and respiratory infections like Asthma.

Apart from the medical concern, repairs of asbestos roof maintenance becomes hard because not many skilled contractors were willing to work directly with the material. Another challenge is the tools used for repair and removal. Once the roofing becomes spoiled the materials are too brittle and could break up easily even by the use of hand, posing a greater risk of inhaling the fiber not only to the contractor but to those in the surroundings.  

Because of these risks, the repair has become costly. That is why most people would prefer the removal of the asbestos roof other than repair. It is also hard to find materials for repair because asbestos materials are not popular anymore. 

If you have been living in a house that was built using asbestos material, it is very important for you to have regular tests. You may feel fine but symptoms might develop many years later.  The asbestos fibers are either ingested or inhaled and cannot be broken down inside the body so they will clot the respiratory and lungs. There are extreme cases where asbestos inhalation has caused elevation in Asthma which ultimately led to deaths.

This is one of the reasons why the Nova Group uses Colorbond roof as their primary source of material. They are easy to maintain and the materials are safe.

No comments :

Post a Comment