Re-roofing With Existing Asbestos Shingles in Arlington, VA

Asbestos Shingles in Arlington, VA

The Trouble with Asbestos Shingles in Arlington, VA

Do you have asbestos shingles on your Arlington, VA home? You might, but testing and inspection is the only way to know for sure. Unlike lead paint, the person you bought your house from isn’t under any obligation to tell you whether there’s asbestos in your home or not.

Envirotex is a licensed, asbestos inspection and abatement contractor. We offer:

  • Safe and vigilant containment and removal following the highest safety procedures
  • Thorough site decontamination
  • Lawful disposal
  • All asbestos testing performed by an independent, certified lab

Even if you do have asbestos shingles on your Arlington, VA home, there’s some good news. As long as all they’re doing is sitting on your roof, and provided that they are and remain in reasonably good condition, they don’t present any danger to you or your family. Unfortunately, sooner or later, they’re not just going to sit on your roof. At some point, you’ll have to re-roof, and that’s when the trouble begins.

See, the reason that asbestos shingles were so common in Arlington, VA in years past was because they were excellent insulators, but they were also quite brittle. If a roofing crew comes to shingle over them, many of them are going to crumble apart during that process, and when that happens, they will release deadly particles into the air.

Those particles will settle in your yard all around your home where they’ll be tracked in on the bottom of your shoes. Some will remain airborne and make their way into your house that way.

Either way, once the asbestos shingles on your Arlington, VA home become damaged, you and your family are almost certain to breathe in some of the particles. Best case, you’ll wind up with inflamed lungs and a minor respiratory condition.

Worst case, you’ll wind up with mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer. You’ve probably seen the late night infomercials on TV warning of the dangers and talking about class-action lawsuits. Everything you’ve heard about mesothelioma from TV or otherwise is true, and more. It’s an awful disease, and there’s no cure.

Fortunately, there’s a solution. Just call Envirotex! We’ve been in business since 2000, and in that time, we’ve grown to become the most respected environmental services company in the region.

We specialize in removing all manner of hazardous substances from homes, and our experienced technicians can safely and completely remove the asbestos shingles from your Arlington, VA home, giving you one less thing to worry about.

Our process works like this:

  • Once we’ve confirmed the presence of asbestos shingles on your home, the first thing we’ll do is provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate so you’ll know exactly what it will take to be rid of the problem once and for all.
  • Assuming you’re comfortable with that estimate, we’ll begin by cordoning off the area, isolating the shingles in order to eliminate the risk of the spread of contaminants during the remediation process.
  • Having isolated the material, we’ll proceed with removal, to be immediately followed by a thorough decontamination of the site.
  • Ending with the disposal of the hazardous shingles at a facility certified to handle them.

In some cases, testing is needed, and in those instances, we use only labs that are properly certified and will share the results of the tests with you when we get them back.

Note that asbestos may exist in other areas of your home. During the extended period when it saw regular use as a construction material, from the 1920’s, all the way up to the late 1970’s, it took a variety of forms and was used in a number of different ways. In addition to asbestos shingles, you may also have asbestos siding, floor tiles, or insulation.

It’s easy to understand why it was such a popular construction material. Early on, no one understood the dangers it posed, and it had a number of highly attractive qualities besides being an excellent insulator, including the fact that it was:

  • Impervious to fire
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Very easy to clean
  • Easy to replace
  • And easy to paint

In any case, we can test for the presence of any and all of these, giving you a full report and providing you with a detailed plan of action that will see the hazardous material removed once and for all.

In some cases, removal may not be the best or only option. For example, if we discover that you have asbestos floor tiles somewhere in your home, it may be more cost effective to entomb them beneath a layer of concrete.

Once entombed, you install the new flooring of your choice without having to worry about damaging those brittle floor tiles, releasing potentially deadly asbestos particles into the air. In any case, once we know exactly what we’re dealing with, we’ll be sure to give you a complete assessment, outline all your options and offer our professional recommendation.

Of course, dealing with asbestos is only a small part of what we do. We also handle things like detecting and removing mold colonies inside your home and testing for and removing lead paint.

While the dangers are different in each of these cases, the threat to your family’s health is quite real, and that’s not something you want to take any chances with. You want an expert you can rely on in your corner.

A company with years of experience that employs the best and most experienced remediation specialists the area has to offer. We are that company.

If you even suspect you might have some kind of environmental hazard in your home or around your property, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Testing will tell the tale, and if there’s a problem, we’ll be more than happy to help you resolve it.

Give us a call today. We’ll be there when you need us, and we can hardly wait to exceed your expectations.

About Envriotex Environmental Services

Established in Northern Virginia in 2000, Envirotex Environmental Services was founded on military service. While serving his country, the company's owner Mr. Freeman gained vast knowledge and experience in the environmental services field. His expertise in air monitoring and hazardous materials testing prepared him for his post-military career.

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