“ We have worked with James and his team for a number of years now. They are all great to work with, deliver on time and complete work to the highest standard. For us quality is crucial and Johnson Roofing have not let us down yet.”
Mr. Matson Broederlow
GM of Network Builders
“ James and his team provide a fantastic service, are reliable, accurate and price competitive. We would recommend Johnson roofing to any prospective client and have no doubt they would prove valuable to any project, large or small.”
Mr. Boyd Senior
GM of Senior Construction
Asbestos roofs used to be a standard in both homes and commercial spaces all over New Zealand and the world that is because asbestos is a tough material that could last several decades if maintained properly. This type of roofing was widely popular between the 1930s and 1970s. Asbestos was also cheaper than most roofing materials at the time, and has the added benefit of being fire-resistant. This is why it was used so extensively in the past.
Today however, asbestos is not used anymore in roofing as it is now known to be a hazardous material, and it should be removed from buildings whenever and wherever possible. Companies like Johnson Roofing Ltd. are advocating the removal of asbestos roofing, for a couple good reasons.
1. Asbestos is a health hazard. When asbestos-containing material is intact, it is generally safe and does not pose any immediate health risks. However, old structures tend to have asbestos roofs in a state of disrepair – and it is dangerous to people’s health. Water damage, physical impact, and exposure to the elements can make asbestos friable. Once it reaches that state, asbestos crumbles easily and releases dust or fibres into the air which can be inhaled or unknowingly ingested.
When inhaled or consumed, fibres can lodge into organs. Unfortunately, the body cannot expel asbestos so these stay in place and cause diseases such as asbestos, lung cancer, or mesothelioma – a rare cancer that can affect the membranes lining the heart, lungs, cheat, or abdomen. Cancers of the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, intestine, and kidneys have also been linked to asbestos exposure.
The fact that many of these diseases are difficult or impossible to treat, should be enough reason to have your old asbestos roofs removed as soon as possible, and replaced with steel roofing which is safer.
2. Asbestos is now a regulated construction material. Just as foods are often regulated by the government to ensure that they meet current standards of health, laws have been imposed on asbestos use and removal. Given the strict rules on asbestos removal and the hazards to one’s health, it is highly recommended to hire professionals to ensure the safe and proper handling and disposal of asbestos roofs.
Remove Asbestos Roofing and Re-Roof Using Steel Roofing
In Auckland, Johnson Roofing Ltd. provides new and reroofing services, only high-grade materials that meet modern safety standards are used in reroofing residential and commercial properties. Steel roofing is durable, affordable, and safe, it is the best material to use when reroofing your home after removing asbestos roofing.
If you are unsure if your old roof contains asbestos materials, then schedule a free, no obligation roof inspection here at Johnson Roofing.
Now that metal roofs offer more designs, colours and functions, the demand for metal roofs have dramatically increased over the past decade. This is a clear indication that homeowners and builders are becoming more informed and aware about the benefits of installing metal roofing on their buildings.
Even though metal roofing shows promising results, there are still people who are skeptic about the idea of installing metal roofing because of common misconceptions. To help, here are 5 metal roof misconceptions unmask that may be preventing you from making the right choice of installing and enjoying the benefits of metal roofing.
5 Misconceptions about Metal Roofing Unmasked
Expensive – A common misconception about metal roofing is that it is expensive. This not true, quite the opposite, metal roofing can be cheaper to install than slate, concrete and porcelain roofing tiles because it is much faster to install, so the homeowner saves money off reduced labour costs.
Metal Roofs Rust – When it comes to metal, many people have assumed that metal roofs will develop holes quickly because of rust and corrosion. Unlike metal roofing decades ago that had a thin layer of protective coating, today’s steel roofing is enamelled with COLORSTEEL®, making it rust and corrosion resistant and will last up to 60 years.
High Maintenance – Are metal roofs difficult to maintain? If they are constructed using high quality metal sheeting and properly installed, then no. Once installed, you can almost leave your metal roof alone, only washing it and removing debris periodically as needed.
Low Quality – Even though metal sheets are thinner compared to other common roofing materials used, it does not easily bend, warp or crack. When tempered, a metal roof is extremely durable, strong and only requires very little maintenance.
Weather – Is metal roofing optimal for all weather conditions? Absolutely! Many people have assumed that metal roofing is a bad decision for places that experiences constant or heavy rain, wind and snow. And, that it is catastrophic for lighting storms and may attract lightning! On the contrary, metal roofing is weather proof, able to hold the weight of snow, and opposed to popular belief, it does not attract lighting at all.
If, by chance, lighting ever does strike a home, a metal roof will safely dissipate the electric charge, even when not grounded. If you want to know more about the benefits of metal roofing, then contact us here at Johnson Roofing, we are glad to answer any questions you may have.