Asbestos removal from garage roofs
Complete removal and disposal of asbestos from your garage roofs or walls
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We know that the thought of asbestos on your property can be distressing or unnerving, so we make sure to get back to you as soon as possible and keep you regularly updated. If you have any questions about asbestos or you’d like some further information, take a look at our FAQs page.
Asbestos use in garage roofs
Asbestos was commonly used as a building material in garage roofs in the 70s and 80s. It was highly popular because of its extremely resistant qualities which helped to protect from weather damage, chemicals, electricity and heat.
This made asbestos perfect for garage roofs as it increased their longevity and prevented them from succumbing to natural wear and tear over time. However, even with a layer of asbestos for protection, garage roofs would inevitably begin to be worn down.
With weather conditions eventually taking a toll, scrapes, cracks and tears would damage the garage roofs and result in the disturbance of asbestos fibres. Asbestos is only dangerous once it has been disturbed, so at this point, your garage roof would be posing a very real health threat.
How to tell if your garage roof has asbestos
If your garage was built before 1999 (the year that asbestos was banned in the UK), then you should assume that asbestos cement sheets were used in the construction of your garage and home. Asbestos was in widespread use in a whole range of building materials before the ban was introduced, so there’s a good chance that old garage roofs, in particular, contain asbestos.
The asbestos garage roof removal process
The removal of asbestos garage roofs is a dangerous task that should only ever be undertaken by trained professionals. If the roof is damaged then the asbestos particles may well be airborne in the area. This means that you will be at increased risk of inhaling the particles and eventually developing an asbestos-related disease.
One of the reasons it’s essential to hire a qualified contractor is because it’s not always clear and obvious whether asbestos is present or not. If you are unsure, you need an asbestos survey to be carried out so the material can be submitted to a lab for analysis. Once this process has been completed, then the asbestos removal can be performed.
Removal of asbestos must be done with great care and ideally as quickly as possible. This requires skill and experience that only qualified professionals have. It’s also a job which should only be done by those who are well equipped and trained with the required equipment.
Once the roof has been carefully removed and wrapped up, it can then be disposed of. If asbestos isn’t disposed of properly it can be an ongoing health risk. The fact that more people in the UK die from asbestos every year than they do from car accidents emphasises the dangers of the substance and why it must be disposed of in the correct manner.
A new garage roof
After your asbestos roof has been safely taken away we can install a brand new one for you, so don’t worry about hiring multiple contractors.
So from start to finish, we can turn your garage into a safe and secure place.