Asbestos plagues many older commercial buildings built before the ‘80s.  When you think about it, many of the commercial buildings you see today have been renovated and were built before this time. Asbestos is found in many different types of materials, including walls, flooring, insulation, and roofing. Many forget to think about roofing when renovating older buildings. The roofs still look great so they leave them alone. It is important to have your roof checked for asbestos for your safety and before starting any roofing projects. If you do not check before starting a project, it could lead to serious health hazards for clients and employees.

Any type of roofing material may have asbestos fibers. Since the 1980s the use of asbestos has dropped dramatically, but in some instances it was still used in roofing materials. It is important to have your roof checked unless it was recently done. A simple inspection could save you a lifetime of illness.

Commercial roofing materials that may contain asbestos includes:

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

These are just some of the materials that may contain asbestos. It is important to have a professional such as Colorado Hazardous Environmental to check your business’s roof for any type of asbestos fibers. This is important if you are thinking of doing any roof remodeling or removal.

Professionals will come out to your business and perform a test. They will take samples and have a test performed at a lab. If you do have asbestos in your roofing, you will need to have a professional asbestos removal company to handle the removal. This is for your safety as well as everyone around the area. A professional such as Colorado Hazardous Environmental has the proper certifications and equipment to safely remove the asbestos from your roofing.