Re-Roofing - Asbestos
Asbestos in commercial roofing is a potentially serious issue present in many commercial properties across Auckland. The safe removal of an asbestos roof needs to be carried out by asbestos removal professional. Topline doesn't offer an asbestos removal service, but we can help with managing the process to replace an asbestos roof, and offer a range of quality commercial re-roofing solutions.
There are a few companies in Auckland who are asbestos removal specialists who will ensure the safety of everyone during the removal process. Even before the asbestos is removed Topline’s experienced commercial roofing team can begin the planning process of replacing your asbestos roofing or cladding. Our roofing project managers will advise you on the best roofing products or systems to replace your asbestos roof with, according to your budget and requirements. Plus, we can project manage the entire job.
We now know that asbestos is a dangerous and highly toxic substance, but prior to the 1990’s, it was widely used in New Zealand roofs, ceilings, and wall cladding. Asbestos was a popular material given its heat resistant and durable nature. As such, many commercial properties built between the mid-1940’s and the mid-1980’s could contain asbestos.
Asbestos is a serious health hazard and there is no safe level of exposure. Commercial properties often have frequent minor renovations over the years to meet changing needs of the business and seemingly insignificant actions such as drilling or cutting a hole can release asbestos dust into the air, causing a major health hazard. General wear and tear and foot traffic over the roof will also lead to deterioration of your roof or cladding, exposing the asbestos.
The safety of your staff is first and foremost, which is why there are strict regulations in place for the removal and disposal of asbestos. A licensed specialist asbestos remover will assess the situation and formulate a customised plan for your business to remove the material safely. Buildings are usually scaffolded and shrink-wrapped for protection and only the removal specialists would be allowed on your property during this time.
After removal, sites are investigated by an independent inspector to confirm that all asbestos has been removed and the building is safe to re-enter. Upon clearance, the Topline Roofing team can supply and install a new roof and cladding as required. Topline specialises in long run metal roofs, which are the most popular roofing product used as they are durable, lightweight, and resilient.
The Topline Roofing team can project manage every aspect of your re-roof and will offer advice on the right solution for your specific needs. We understand that every business and commercial property has unique requirements, so we will guide you through options for insulation, noise control, and whether a warm roof system might be right for you. Warm roofs provide superior noise control, insulation, and regulate humidity, making them an ideal option for commercial buildings.
The Topline team are highly skilled and experienced, so you can rest assured that our workmanship is guaranteed, and all materials come with warranties. If you would like to know more about asbestos removal and re-roofing your home, get in touch with our team of roofing experts.