If you house was built prior to 1980, there is a good chance that the original roof or siding contains asbestos. Many roofing and siding materials made after that date also contain asbestos, though in smaller concentrations. The good news is that asbestos in these materials is not likely to cause health hazards – except during the period during which you remove them, that is.

Fortunately, there are safety protocols that roofers can adhere to in order to ensure that the asbestos does not pose a risk to them. In this video, Danny Lipford of Today’s Homeowner demonstrates how to safely remove asbestos roof and siding materials.

If you are renovating and older home, it is a good idea to hire experienced contractors to handle your roofing work, as this is a particularly dangerous job and one that should be handled by trained professionals. If the home is located in the southwestern Chicago suburbs, Baltic Home Improvements is a roofing company you can trust to do the job well.

Our roofers provide excellent service and quality workmanship at a competitive rate. In addition to being cited for excellence by the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List, we have a number of testimonials from customers who were pleased with our work. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and see how we compare to other roofers in the area. We look forward to hearing from you.

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