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Asbestos Roof Replacement - MHI Roofing

Asbestos Roof Replacement Brisbane

Our fully licenced team will safely remove and replace your old Asbestos roof

If you have an Asbestos roof, you’ve very likely thought about whether you need to get it removed and replaced.

Generally speaking, having an Asbestos roof isn’t really a problem…until it does become a problem. And when it does, it WILL absolutely need replacing. If your home was built before 1982, your Asbestos roof sheeting has probably started to crack, split and grow mould over the years.

A typical Asbestos roof most likely has up to 6 ribs per sheet for added strength and has been totally sealed top and bottom on manufacture. The trouble is that over time – anywhere between 20 and 50 years – Queensland’s harsh climate has caused that top seal to erode.

As a result, the roof sheets will have become brittle, weak and potentially dangerous if Asbestos fibres become airborne, or worse still, if it becomes friable. Movement around the fixing points (screws & nails) can make the problem worse, and if the overlapped sheets have become loose and have been rubbing for years, the strength and safety of your roof has been compromised.

Once Asbestos fibres become airborne, they present serious health issues, including severe respiratory diseases and fatal cases of cancer. So if your Asbestos roof is old and in poor condition, then it’s time to call the Asbestos roof replacement experts at MHI Roofing. Our guarantee to you is that we’ll safely and professionally remove and replace your Asbestos roof whilst meeting all necessary compliance measures. The MHI Roofing team has been replacing Asbestos roofs for well over 20 years, so you can be confident we’ll do the job right.

In fact, we have passed each and every audit by Government Asbestos Compliance bodies.


Here’s how we will replace your Asbestos roof

An Asbestos roof replacement needs to be completed methodically and carefully by a dedicated team of professionals.

Some of the steps we take include:

  • Completely sealing the roof before removing anything, even a single screw.
  • Passing the sheets carefully down from man-to-man – not tossing the sheets into a dusty skip where they could crack and release Asbestos fibres.
  • Painstakingly removing everything, including the insulation in case it is contaminated.
  • Completely vacuuming the ceiling with a HEPA 13 Filter to remove even minute specks of toxic material.

Before our roofing specialists install your new tile roof or new metal roof, detailed air monitoring is undertaken to ensure it is habitable again. Then and only then, will we issue a Certificate of Clearance for your household records.

The thing that sets MHI Roofing apart from others who perform Asbestos roof replacements is the fact that we can look after literally everything, from safely removing your old roof to installing your new metal roof, so that it all runs like clockwork.

You may also have rotten or old structural roofing timbers that need repairs or replacement. As we have a full Builders Licence, we can handle these types or tasks and more including painting, electrical, plumbing and so forth. Because we have a large, highly experienced team of professional roofing contractors, we work quicker than other less-resourceful teams.

In most cases we can actually get your old asbestos roof off, and a new one on, that very same day. Furthermore, if you have a larger roof, we can work on one side first, say the most damaged, then do the other half the next day.

Should I go with tiles or metal for my new roof?

Many of our customers choose to replace their old Asbestos roof with a new metal one rather than going with tiles. This is because  tile roofs require ongoing maintenance approximately every 10 years, whereas a metal roof can last up to 30 years without maintenance.

At MHI Roofing, we only use the best quality iron from the Australian manufacturer, Bluescope Steel, supplied to Stratco QLD. Every replacement comes in a wide range of attractive colours and styles that will suit any home’s décor and add a new dimension to your home!

For your ultimate peace of mind, we proudly offer a full 10-year warranty on workmanship. Stratco also offers a warranty of up to 30 years to protect your new roof against rust perforation (depending on environmental factors and your location). This warranty is issued upon installation via written application.

Asbestos Roof Replacement – removal timelapse

Safety first always! Here’s a glimpse of an Asbestos roof we removed from a house in Wishart, QLD.

Book a Free Assessment and Quote

For more information and advice about our residential roofing services – or to arrange a Free Assessment and Quote – contact MHI Roofing today.

Simply fill out the contact form and one of our friendly team members will get in touch with you ASAP.


In the interests of making your home great again, and educating our esteemed customers, MHI Roofing is proud to present this collection of recent FAQs.

If you have any further questions about our roofing services, we would be delighted to answer them.

Simply call us on  3808 0710  or hit the button below to contact us.

Are you licenced builders?
Yes! We are fully licenced with the Qld Building & Construction Commission (formerly Qld Building Services Authority). Licence #: 15054256
How long have you been in business?
We have been operating for over 20 years. Originally we operated as Impulse and recently re-branded as My Home Improvements. MHI Roofing is a sub brand of My Home Improvements. We’re proud to have assisted over 8,000 happy customers.
What does my Roof Restoration Guarantee cover?
MHI Roofing offers a 10-year guarantee from the date of completion. In it, we agree to guarantee that:

  1. The “coloured” sealant will retain its colour to at least 90% over this time.
  2. The sealant will remain intact over the 10-year period.
  3. The sealant will hinder the regrowth of moss by at least 90% during this period

We have the highest level of quality assurance and trade skill.  For this reason we want to provide clients with total assurance that no other company can install products to the level we can. All roof restoration clients will receive a manufacturers warranty certificate on completion and payment.

What does my Re-Roofing and Guttering Guarantee cover?
There is a 10-year guarantee on workmanship for re-roofing & guttering along with the standard product guarantee you receive with the materials chosen for the job.
Do you offer obligation-free assessments?
Yes, we will happily come to your home or business, inspect your roof and offer competitive quotes…and it’s all 100% Obligation Free
How will I know if there’s really a problem with my roof?
If you’re reasonably fit, we’ll escort you onto the roof. Or if you prefer, we’ll take photos/ videos and show you any issues that we find.
Do you do commercial work too, or only residential jobs?
MHI Roofing are your go-to experts in both residential and commercial properties.

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