The existence of asbestos in roofing materials or as part of the building itself is less common nowadays, however it should not be forgotten as the health risks associated with it are so high.
Asbestos has been used as a roofing material since the mid 1940's, and has only been slowly phased out in new buildings since the late 80's in Australia. If your home was built between these years and you haven’t had a prior asbestos roof removal completed, you should give a roofing company in the Sutherland Shire a call today.
Associated health risks include asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma, and can present themselves years after asbestos particles are breathed in. It is common that these tiny particles will remain in the bloodstream or lungs for many years and you will be none the wiser.
While most health professionals do say that risks are low unless you are in regular contact with the hazardous material, an asbestos roof removal is recommended for both peace of mind and to remove the risk altogether.