MORE ABOUT ASBESTOS
Rest assured, if you have a Metrotile roof, then it will not contain asbestos. We have never used asbestos to manufacture our tiles.
Unfortunately some other companies did and asbestos was used up until 1981, so there could even been some jobs that were installed as late as 1982.
If your roof was installed prior to this, there is a high chance that it will have a small amount of asbestos in it.
If somebody is to re-roof your home, they will first want an asbestos test, if the sample proves to have asbestos present, then you will need a specialist asbestos removal company to remove the existing roof before bringing in roofing company to replace it. For many people this process is too costly. As an indication of costs builderscrack.co.nz estimates that a 130m2 single story house will costs between $11,100 - $18,200 to remove an asbestos roof. So we have developed a way where we can install a new roof over your existing roof. Protecting your home from the weather, improving the appearance and keeping the asbestos contained in a way that is safe.
Our breakthrough technology in our Concealed Fastening (CF) tiles means that our products are the only ones that can do this and our system has been approved by both the Roofing Association of New Zealand and meets the NZ building code.