Many Omaha roofing companies still encounter dangerous roofs containing asbestos in their daily work. For this reason, they recommend all the people living in older houses to have their roofs inspected. Living with asbestos over your head poses serious health hazards, including the risk of developing asthma or cancer.
Which Houses Are Most Likely to Have Asbestos in the Roof?
During the 1960s and 1970s, asbestos was a popular insulating material for roofs. At that time the health risks posed by this material were not known so it became standard material used by roofers nationwide. During the next two decades, these dangers became apparent and asbestos was banned as construction material. Most people have had their roofs replaced in the meantime, or the asbestos lining removed, but there are still enough houses with old roofs.
If you happen to live in such a house and your roof has not been replaced in the last 20 years, it may contain asbestos. Even if your roof is intact and there are no leaks, you are still not safe, because asbestos particles can become airborne. In this situation, you should hire one of the specialized Omaha roofing companies to inspect your roof and give you the verdict.