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Roofing and Guttering Material

Colorbond, Fibreglass, Iron, Metal, Polycarbonate, Steel, Tin, Tiles, Zincalume, Polyethylene Bullnose, Modern or Contemporary styles to suit your home or business.

Specialty Services

All Roofing and Guttering needs, Continuous Guttering, Supply and Installation, Replacement and Repairs, Insurance claim repairs for Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Asbestos Removal, Re-roofing, Storm Damage Repairs, Roof Cleaning and Re-spray, Repair roof leaks, Box Guttering, Gutter Cleaning, Gutter Repairs, Gutter Replacements, Insurance Work, Storm Damage, Leaks, Soffits, Leaf Guard, Downpipes, Fascia and Eaves supply.

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Types of Asbestos

Asbestos RoofingThere are two main types of asbestos containing materials (ACMs)

1. Bonded asbestos has been mixed with other products to form building materials commonly found in houses and home units.

2. Friable asbestos is any asbestos material that can be crumbled or pulverized by hand pressure when dry or asbestos that is in a powder form.

Common building materials that contain asbestos

Corrugated asbestos cement roofs, roof shingles, gutters and downpipes, internal and external fibro walls, fibro ceilings, electrical backing boards in meter boxes, vinyl floor coverings, vermiculite sprayed ceilings, hot water tank flues, asbestos cement pipes and corrugated fibro fencing.

Working With Asbestos

Asbestos removalThere are no significant health risks if asbestos containing materials are maintained in good condition, however, safety precautions must be taken in any situation where dust could be generated and drilling, cutting, demolishing, sawing, nailing and scraping of asbestos products including fibro should be avoided. Airborne asbestos fibres generated by working with fibro or other asbestos materials can be breathed into the lungs causing fatal diseases including lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma which can appear 10 to 40 years after exposure.

Removal

Removal of asbestos products should only be undertaken by licensed contractors. Essential safety precautions must include wearing a respirator and overalls, roping off work areas, notifying neighbours, wetting down materials, use of non-powered hand tools, wrapping waste in clearly labelled plastic and immediate disposal of waste to an approved site. Each state has its own regulations and more information is available from your local Council.