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Residential Asbestos Roof Removal New Orleans: Is Your Home At Risk? Quality Asbestos Removal From Your Roofing Specialists

Big Easy Roof Team is the licensed asbestos specialist in New Orleans. We are not only experts in asbestos removal but also renowned roofing contractors offering a wide range of residential roof services.

Our expert asbestos removal technicians have years of experience and are fully qualified to deliver safe and effective asbestos removal services that are above expectations.

Our roofing company has operated throughout the New Orleans area. All of our operatives comply with safety regulations and have full public liability insurance because we prioritize your safety in all the asbestos removal projects that we carry out for residential properties.

What is Residential Asbestos?

Homes that have been constructed before 1990 may have asbestos on blown-in attic insulation and roofing material, usually on flat roofs. It was used as a fire-retardant material and thermal and acoustic insulator in home constructions.

The term “asbestos” as it is used in construction means naturally occurring mineral products that have properties such as:

  • Resistance to chemical and thermal degradation
  • Resistance to fire and electricity
  • Strong fibers
  • Weaving ability
  • Binding agent

Our roofing specialists are knowledgeable about how asbestos is used in roofing systems and how it can be safely removed during a home reconstruction or reroofing. We have a team of roofing experts who have been trained to survey or inspect residential roofs to determine the presence of asbestos.

Main Steps of Residential Asbestos Roof Removal

Professional Asbestos RemovalBig Easy Roof Team is an asbestos abatement professional who can safely and efficiently handle your residential roof asbestos removal needs. We follow local regulations on the proper handling and disposal of asbestos.

It is crucial that asbestos is handled carefully when it is being removed from your home’s roofing system because mishandling can cause health issues. We take residential asbestos roof removal work with exceptional precautions.

Safety is at the forefront of everything we do and we do everything we can to make sure that the removal, handling, and disposal procedures we carry out are in line with the New Orleans Environmental Law, Health, and Safety standards.

The main steps our licensed asbestos removal team follows during asbestos abatement include:

  1. Turning off HVAC units and sealing vents to prevent asbestos fibers from circulating.
  2. Sealing off the working area with plastic sheeting to make sure there are no asbestos fibers exiting the area that can be inhaled by people in the surrounding area of the home.
  3. Use wet cleanup tools and HEPA filter vacuums to clean the workspace to ensure that no asbestos fibers will be left in the vicinity of your home.
  4. Placing all asbestos material removed from your home’s roofing system inside leak-tight containers that are clearly marked or labeled.

Our roofers and technicians who remove asbestos from your residential roof wear a full-face mask respirator and coveralls for maximum body isolation from asbestos. They strictly follow decontamination protocols after the asbestos removal work is finished.

Can Asbestos Be Found in Homes’ Roofing?

Roofing systems in old homes can have asbestos in them. Asbestos was one of the elements in attic insulation used in residential buildings. Some homeowners may not be aware that their roofing system has asbestos-containing vermiculite.

The main ways asbestos was used in roofing construction include its use in cement sheets for roofing systems. The excellent thermal qualities and fire retardant qualities of asbestos are the reasons why it was one of the most commonly used roofing products for home construction.

What are the Dangers of Asbestos?

It is well-known that exposure to asbestos causes many health risks. Prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers can cause harm to the lungs and can cause cancer. When residents of a home are exposed to asbestos, they can breathe contaminated air that contains toxic asbestos fibers.

Asbestos Removal SignageAlthough the mere presence of asbestos is not hazardous, when a residential building with asbestos deteriorates over time and asbestos gets damaged, the asbestos fibers become a health hazard. Sometimes, homeowners carry out home renovations on their own putting themselves at high risk for asbestos contamination.

The initial effects of asbestos on health are soreness, inflammation, and infection. When these symptoms worsen, a person can develop the following diseases:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Lung Cancer
  • Asbestosis
  • Pleural Thickening

Can You Put a Metal Roof Over Asbestos?

Yes. A metal roof can be installed over asbestos shingles. However, overhanging shingles will need to be cut back and disposed of unless the flashing of the roofing system is properly designed and securely attached. There are precautions that should be taken before installing a metal roof over asbestos shingles. These precautions include:

  1. Test nail drives and see how badly the asbestos shingles crack. When the asbestos shingles crack easily, opt for self-drilling, self-tapping stainless screws instead.
  2. Make sure that the metal roof is securely attached.
  3. Install a suitable underlayment over the asbestos shingles to prevent asbestos fibers from becoming airborne.
  4. Safely keep asbestos slightly moist to help ensure that fibers do not become airborne.

Should You Replace An Asbestos Roof?

Asbestos can cause serious diseases when it is disrupted in a roofing system. Disruption can happen when your asbestos roof weakens, leading to breakage and even collapse. These damages can cause asbestos fibers to be released into the air or washed in the gutters.

Removal or replacement of asbestos roofs is preferred because maintaining these roofs can be dangerous, according to environmental health experts. Asbestos contamination from damaged residential roofs can cause high clean-up costs which may not be covered by household insurance. Hence, replacing an asbestos roof is both a safe and practical move.

Can You Repair An Asbestos Roof?

Repairing an asbestos roof on your own is a very risky undertaking. Big Easy Roof Team provides cost-effective and long-term solutions to repair your roof that contains asbestos. We will safely and properly seal and repair your asbestos roof. We have developed a system that is designed to seamlessly seal all of the places on your residential roof where water can enter.

Asbestos Roof Removal Costs in New Orleans

Because of our years of experience in residential asbestos roof removal, we have developed efficient methods that make our asbestos removal services cost-effective.

When you want your asbestos roof to be removed, expect to pay around $75 to $200 per hour for labor per crew member. Asbestos removal can cost between $50 to $150 per square foot.

Contact New Orleans Roofing Contractors For Asbestos Removal

Big Easy Roof Team complies with the best practice of working standards for safe and efficient asbestos roof removal in New Orleans. We dispose of all asbestos through correct and legitimate channels. Our services are extremely competitive and you are assured that our highly trained team uses the latest strategies with the highest safety standards. Call us today for a free estimate!

What Our clients Say

Lois Minich

We had a great experience with Big Easy Roof Team. The workers were polite and quick in their roof installation work, they did not charge us extra for anything that wasn’t originally discussed during the estimate process which we really appreciate! These guys have been wonderful to deal with. I would recommend them 100%.

Elizabeth Bledsoe

When I needed my roof replaced, Big Easy Roof Team was there for me. They made the process easy and affordable by providing an honest assessment of what needed to be done as well as clear explanations of all steps in order complete this project successfully! With their quality workmanship coupled with reasonable pricing, they are my go to roofers in New Orleans!

Joseph Davis

They’re the best! I just had my roof replaced by these guys and they did a fantastic job. Communication was great, everyone who worked on this roofing project knew what needed to be done without being told twice; plus their workmanship is top notch so you can trust them completely with any other roofing services around your house or business.

Brian Blakely

My roof was in desperate need of repair. I called these guys and they came out right away to give me an estimate for the work that needed to be done! Not only did it cost less than other companies, but when you talk about customer service, they’re the best!
I will definitely use them again for future repairs or if anything else happens on my property.

Manuel Godwin

I’m so glad I decided to get my roof installed by the Big Easy Roof Team! Their service was great and they were very responsive. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants a quick, quality roof job done on their home.

Carol Lockett

The Big Easy Roof Team was the only company that would take on my tough challenge of replacing a roof in such an extreme environment- with mold and water damage around every corner. They were able to do it within one week! The quality workmanship is amazing, plus these guys are super nice too…I’m a very satisfied customer who recommends them highly if you need anything repaired or replaced regarding your home’s roof structure.