ASBESTOS ROOF REMOVAL COSTS CAN VARY WIDELY
Don’t let asbestos removal costs go through the roof. Consult EPA guidelines and talk with a number of licensed contractors in your area.
Asbestos roof removal costs can vary, depending on the prevailing charges in your area and the extent of the work. As with any contracting job, especially one concerned with the cost of asbestos removal, it is always smart to shop around.
October 21, 2010 – Asbestos roof shingles were widely used in residential and commercial building construction up to the 1980s, when Congress first enacted laws to protect roof removal contractors from the toxic health dangers of working with asbestos-containing building products.
With stringent environmental regulations now in place, the cost for asbestos roof removal projects has risen steadily because the work must now be performed by licensed asbestos removal companies versed in the strict asbestos handling and disposal guidelines established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Roof and exterior shingles on buildings constructed before the 1980s often contain up to 30 percent asbestos. Workers who regularly conduct asbestos roof removal projects risk asbestos exposure, which can lead to mesothelioma cancer and other asbestos-related diseases later in life.
Asbestos exposure occurs when, over a long career, professional roofers drill, sand or cut asbestos shingle products and accidentally inhale airborne fibers that dislodge during these work activities.
Asbestos roof removal cost
Asbestos roof removal expenses can vary widely. Like any contracting work, it is always smart to shop around. Some companies require a minimum fee of $2,500, even for small jobs. Others will charge $500 or more for a small asbestos removal project.
Identifying asbestos materials is just one job of a licensed asbestos control professional. The other, of course, is the actual removal. To help keep asbestos roof removal costs to a minimum, the EPA advises hiring two contractors: one to inspect the property for asbestos products and evaluate the urgency for removal, and another to conduct the actual work. This approach avoids a conflict of interest, says the EPA, and will help control the final asbestos roof removal cost.
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If you conducted asbestos roof removal projects anytime in the past, and you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you may be eligible for significant financial compensation.
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