Rule Out Asbestos Before Beginning a Commercial Roofing Project

The presence of asbestos in commercial roofing can be a serious threat to the health employees and customers alike. If you fear that the roof or any other part of your building may contain asbestos, it definitely would be wise to arrange an inspection before beginning any reroofing or remodeling projects.

If you know an area is contaminated, take all precautions necessary to keep yourself and anyone else inside of your property safe.

Types of Roofs that Typically Have Asbestos

Asbestos fibers can make roofs stronger and more durable, and thus they were commonly used by builders in the past. These fibers also helped to insulate and fireproof roofs. Since the 1980s, the use of materials containing asbestos has dropped significantly.

With help from Minneapolis roofing contractor Central Roofing, we’ve come up with a list of commercial roofing materials that, if old enough, are most likely to contain asbestos:

  • Mastics
  • Adhesives
  • Felts
  • Flashing
  • Coatings
  • Decking
  • Shingles
  • Sealants
  • Vapor retardants
  • Underlayment

How to Tell if a Roof Has Asbestos

You can’t look at a roof and tell that it has asbestos. Samples have to be collected and tested by a certified asbestos inspector. It’s important to hire an expert who can properly do this without damaging the material and causing the entire area to become contaminated. Once it has been confirmed that you have asbestos, your next call should be to hire a professional dealing in asbestos abatement.

For assistance with asbestos abatement in Denver, contact the licensed professionals at Asbestos Abatement, Inc.

After asbestos removal, or after clear asbestos inspections, contact Douglass Colony for all your commercial roofing in Denver.

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