Up until the 1960’s, approximately a quarter of all new homes used asbestos cement in Australia. Asbestos building materials were cheap and durable in the post-war economy. It was not until 2003 that asbestos as a building product was banned throughout Australia. If your home was built before the 1990’s, the chances are that you have materials in your home that contain asbestos.
Asbestos is most commonly used in cement sheeting, though it can be in many places in the roofing structure:
- Roof Sheeting
- Cement tiles
- Lining under eaves
- Chimney flues
Contact A.M.J Metal Roofing today for expert asbestos removal.