Asbestos can be found in several different types of Chepstow roofing material such as shingles, asphalt roll roofing, roofing felt patching compounds, pitch and even cement roofing.
Although this is a naturally occurring substance, asbestos has been found to be extremely harmful to human health. This has resulted in a large number of Monmouthshire property owners having their asbestos roofing (and other building materials containing this substance) removed.
Asbestos is not only an extremely cost-effective substance to use when manufacturing various roofing materials; it is known for being extremely resistant to the effects of fire, while also being highly durable. In fact, when combined with cement, asbestos has been known to remain intact for as long as 50 to 60 years, rendering it the ideal substance to use for roofing and other types of building materials.
If you're in Chepstow, Monmouthshire or close by, you could have asbestos in your roof.
Many Chepstow residents think that their will not be affected by an asbestos roof because of the fact that it is ‘outside’ the property. However, in cases where roofing material has been damaged or has succumbed to weathering over the years, it can place building occupants at risk of inhaling fibres – which the body is not able to expel in any way.
Some of the more common health risks associated with being exposed to asbestos fibres include mesothelioma, lung cancer and other respiratory conditions. Skin rashes may also occur when coming into direct contact with asbestos.
If your Chepstow asbestos roof is showing signs of wear and tear or it has become damaged as a result of severe weather, it is strongly recommended that it be replaced by a non-asbestos alternative. You may even find that there are grants available to help with the funding.
Performing asbestos roof removal is not for the faint-hearted. Neither is it a job that should be undertaken in a DIY capacity. Because fibres pose such a significant health risk when inhaled, it is crucial that this task be carried out by a professional company that makes use of experienced and accredited asbestos abatement specialists.
When searching for a Monmouthshire company to perform this task, it is essential to ask how much experience they have. Companies with highly experienced employees will know how to perform the task in such a way that it completely minimizes the possibility of fibres being spread throughout the inside of the property. They will also know where and how to dispose of the old roof material, and ensure that this is done legally. Thankfully our quote service can assure you only hire qualified professionals.