Concerned About Asbestos? Let ICON Handle It Safely!—our commitment to your peace of mind is absolute.When it comes to your home’s safety, there’s no room for compromise. That’s why at ICON Metal Roofing, we emphasize the necessity of safe asbestos roof removal in Brisbane, ensuring that every aspect of our service adheres to the highest standards of safety and efficiency. Concerned About Asbestos? Let ICON Handle It Safely!—our commitment to your peace of mind is absolute.

Asbestos Roof Replacement Cost

Worried About Roofing Costs? ICON Beats Quotes by 10%! At ICON Metal Roofing, we strive to provide transparent and competitive pricing. We offer detailed quotes that help you understand the investment needed for a safer and more durable roof. The cost varies depending on the size of your home and the specific conditions of the existing roof but investing in asbestos removal not only enhances your home’s safety but also its value.

Trust in ICON’s Qualifications

You might find yourself wondering why ICON Asbestos should be your go-to team for asbestos roof replacement. It’s simple. We hold several qualifications that mark our excellence in the field:


We’re AS4801 accredited, meaning we maintain top-notch safety management systems.

Public Liability

We hold $20,000,000 public liability insurance, offering you added peace of mind.


We use industry-specific equipment, ensuring it’s maintained to the highest standards for optimal performance.

Signs You Need Asbestos Roof Replacement

Recognizing when to replace an asbestos roof is crucial to maintaining the health and safety of your home environment. Here are additional signs that indicate the need for asbestos roof replacement by ICON Metal Roofing:

  • Age of Roof: If your roof is over 30 years old, it’s likely to contain asbestos materials.
  • Visible Signs of Wear and Tear: If your asbestos roof shows signs of degradation such as broken or missing roof sheets, it’s a clear indicator that the roof’s integrity is compromised.
  • Water Damage: Staining or ongoing leaks might suggest that the asbestos fibres have begun to deteriorate, posing serious risks.
  • Sagging Roof Sections: Sagging can occur due to the weight and deterioration over time, especially in asbestos-containing materials.
  • Asbestos Fibre Dust: Any visible dust from the roof that might contain asbestos fibres is a serious health hazard and requires immediate attention.
  • Recent Asbestos Contamination in Your Area: If nearby properties are found to be contaminated with asbestos, it’s prudent to have your own roof inspected.
  • Increased Allergy-like Symptoms: Unexplained respiratory symptoms or allergies might be a response to asbestos exposure.
  • Advice from Roofing Contractors: Professional contractors like those at ICON Metal Roofing can identify less obvious signs of asbestos risk during a routine inspection.

Safe Asbestos Roof Removal Brisbane

At ICON Metal Roofing, safety is our top priority during the asbestos removal process. Our trained roofing contractors use state-of-the-art equipment and strict procedures to safely remove asbestos without risking contamination or exposure. We handle every step from initial inspection to final disposal, ensuring that every square metre of hazardous materials is dealt with according to health and safety regulations. Our process involves:

  1. Comprehensive Risk Assessment: Before starting any removal, we assess all potential risks associated with the asbestos roof materials and the specific site conditions.
  2. Creating a Containment Zone: To prevent asbestos fibres from escaping, we seal off the work area meticulously.
  3. Use of Protective Gear: All personnel involved in the removal process wear appropriate protective gear to ensure their safety against asbestos exposure.
  4. Controlled Removal Techniques: We use methods that minimize the disturbance of the asbestos sheets, such as gentle removal and lowering of roof sheets rather than breaking them apart.
  5. Air Quality Monitoring: Throughout the removal process, air quality is continuously monitored to detect any presence of asbestos fibres in the environment.
  6. Legal Disposal: Asbestos waste is disposed of in accordance with local regulations, ensuring that it does not pose a hazard to others.
  7. Post-removal Inspection: After the asbestos is removed, a thorough inspection is conducted to ensure all traces of asbestos have been eradicated from the site.

Roof Replacement vs. Restoration

Choosing between roof replacement and restoration is a crucial decision for homeowners, particularly when dealing with asbestos-containing materials. Restoration may initially appear as a cost-effective option; however, it’s essential to consider that not all asbestos roofs are suitable for restoration. Restoration generally involves repairing or recoating the roof to extend its lifespan. However, if the asbestos fibres are disturbed during these processes, it can pose significant health risks by releasing hazardous fibres into the air.

Roof replacement, on the other hand, involves completely removing the existing asbestos roof and replacing it with new, safe roofing materials. This method is often more advisable for several reasons:

  • Safety: Replacement eliminates the risk of asbestos fibre contamination entirely, ensuring a safer environment for you and your family.
  • Long-Term Cost Efficiency: While replacement may require a higher initial investment, it ultimately provides greater value by eliminating ongoing maintenance costs and increasing property value.
  • Durability and Aesthetics: New roofing materials such as Colorbond or zincalume steel not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home but also offer superior durability and weather resistance.


Navigating the legalities of asbestos roof removal is critical to ensure compliance with both local and national safety standards. In Brisbane, and indeed throughout Australia, specific regulations govern the handling and disposal of asbestos, particularly when dealing with more than 10 square metres of bonded asbestos. This amount typically requires a licensed professional to manage the removal process to avoid any legal and health risks.

ICON Metal Roofing adheres to the following legal standards to ensure complete compliance and safety:

  • Licensed Removalists: We employ only licensed professionals trained in the safe removal of asbestos. This ensures that all work is performed according to strict safety protocols.
  • Notification: Depending on the scope of the project, local authorities must be notified before any asbestos removal begins. This is a legal requirement that helps to monitor and manage the safety of asbestos removal practices.
  • Health and Safety Plans: We develop and implement specific health and safety plans for each project, detailing how asbestos will be safely handled and disposed of.
  • Proper Disposal: Asbestos waste must be transported to approved disposal facilities. ICON Metal Roofing ensures that all asbestos materials are securely packaged and labelled before disposal, according to government regulations

Process of Replacement

Trust ICON Metal Roofing for Your Asbestos Roof Needs

Choosing the right contractor for your asbestos roof replacement is critical to ensure safety, compliance, and peace of mind. At ICON Metal Roofing, we pride ourselves on our commitment to quality and safety, backed by our deep expertise in the roofing industry. Our process is designed to handle every aspect of asbestos roof replacement—from the initial inspection to the final installation—with precision and care.

We understand the challenges homeowners face with asbestos and are dedicated to providing solutions that not only meet but exceed your expectations. Our team is fully licensed and equipped to manage all types of asbestos removal and roofing installations, ensuring that every project is completed safely and effectively.

Call us today or visit our website to learn more about our services or to schedule an inspection. Let ICON Metal Roofing help you transform your home with a new, safe, and beautiful roof. Your safety, satisfaction, and peace of mind are our top priorities. Join the many homeowners in Brisbane who have trusted us to upgrade their homes while removing hazardous asbestos safely and efficiently.