Asbestos Garage Roof Removal Glasgow
You will have seen asbestos garage roofs in people’s gardens (perhaps your own if you are on this page!) all over Glasgow and Central Scotland. Because they where so popular up until the 90’s, there are still tens of thousands of them around in Scotland today.
Does your shed or garage roof contain asbestos sheets? Are you thinking about having it removed? If you have discovered that your garage roof has some asbestos materials, or perhaps you only suspect it does and need this suspicion verified, you will be wondering what to do next? You will want to know whether it can be easily removed with minimal cost and damage to your roof. We can help you to identify asbestos. We will check to see if your roof is made of a grey coloured corrugated material, if so, it will probably contain asbestos. If your roof sheets are old, a fundamental sign they contain asbestos, is how resistant they have been to all kinds of harshweather. Tough roof panels like that don’t erode when exposed to the wind and rain will most likely be made with asbestos.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used in many different products, such as insulation, cement roof boards, cement and even brake pads. When these products are broken down over time, the asbestos fibres can become airborne and pose a risk to people who breathe them in. For this reason, it is important for garage owners to know their options when they have a damaged or broken asbestos from their garage roof.
Risks Of Having Asbestos in Your Roof
Asbestos has been used by humans for thousands of years in mining etc. In the past 100 years it became popular due to its desirable properties in building for things like fire resistance, sound absorption and its reasonable price. It became a common product to use in building insulation. However, it became notable that asbestos was causing health issues with people who had been exposed to it and it is now recognised that het dust and fibres can cause serious and even fatal illness such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. If it is sealed it cannot cause these problems but any old buildings will be unsealed and this is where you have to consider asbestos
removal from your old garage roof. These roofing sheets consist of a mix of cement with between 10 and 15% of asbestos, typically a white variety called chrysotile. On roofs, asbestos can be found in panels, gutters, felt or the whole roof. The Government law has banned asbestos at the turn of the millennium. This included white asbestos or chrysotile, following a partial ban in 1985 on the
importation of blue and brown versions. This was due to the deadly nature of the material when its fibres are inhaled, and the clear links with mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer, all of which are potentially fatal; asbestos is considered to pose such a threat to human health that it is no longer used in the UK.
But, given its popularity at one time, it’s not uncommon to find asbestos in garage roofs on any properties built before 1999. Luckily however, this is an issue with a number of possible solutions.
Does Your Garage Roof Contain Asbestos?
Asbestos sheets and cement can be found in garages built before 1980. This cement was most widely used in this time. Garages built in Glasgow during the 60s or 70s in will often have roof sheets containing asbestos and also wall cladding. This roof sheeting is usually a grey corrugated material, which may now be showing signs of wear and tear and weather damage, and this is where it can become a health hazard and need to be removed. If you have any of the sign signs in list below you could be endangering your life and the life of others by inhaling the dangerous asbestos fibres. Once it has been confirmed that your roof or garage does contain asbestos your next step will be to think about it’s safe removal. The cement made with asbestos is very hard wearing and will last a long time so as long as it’s not showing signs of decay it can be left.
Signs Your Garage Roof Contains Asbestos
It can be impossible to tell if a material contains asbestos just by looking at it (especially if you don’t have any experience working with it), however, there are some signs that it may do, including:
*Leaks that are difficult to repair.
*Broken roof sheets.
*Lost roof sheets.
*Mould on ceiling or anywhere.
*Growing plants on roof.
*Corrugated roofing panels.
*Garages built pre-1999.
*Moss or lichen growth.
*Cracks and breaks in the roof panels.
*Small surface dimples or craters.
Safe Asbestos Removal and Disposal
The asbestos in your roof must be disposed of safely in a sealed licensed container and taken to a SEPA approved disposal centre where it will be correctly disposed of it and a unique SEPA issued code will be applied. The main disposable site we use is based in Glasgow. Waste removal companies charge more to get rid of asbestos materials than for any other rubbish, due to its high toxicity and danger to health.
About Garage Roofs Glasgow Ltd.
Garage Roofs Glasgow Ltd. was formed in 2021, working alongside Collins Roofing & Solar Solutions for many years before that and our owner has 21 years experience working as a roofer. We have installed thousands of flat roofs and garage roofs across Scotland, providing the best value in the country echoed by our perfect track record of strong customer reviews.
We have a strong background in all aspects of roofing, however, we are specialists in garage roofing and flat roofing installing literally thousands of these types of roofs across Scotland over the years.
As stated above our areas of expertise includes garage roof replacement and repair, asbestos garage roof overcladding & replacement and all aspects of flat roofing including EPDM Firestone rubber roof application.
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All of our quotes are completed by the company owner. We pride ourselves on offering transparent, honest pricing with no hard sales. Our quality of workmanship, strong track record and competitive rates mean we do not have to use such tactics.
Roof Survey For Asbestos
The best way to know if you have an asbestos garage roof is to call us to come and survey the roof. We are licensed SEPA (Scottish Environmental Protection Agency) to dispose of asbestos. We have the experience and skills and all the equipment required. We are local and work throughout Glasgow, Edinburgh and Central Scotland.
Can My Asbestos Roof Be Repaired?
Asbestos garage roofs are often too dangerous and impossible to repair, it is recommended that you have a full garage roof removal and replacement if you are wishing to keep your garage.
There are occasions where asbestos garage roof repair is possible though, even if it’s a short term fix to prevent leaks etc if you don’t have the budget for anything else at the time.
Cost Of Asbestos Garage Roof Removal and Replacement
The cost will be varying depending on the size of your garage, the material you choose to use, the type and size of roof you have and the cost of the asbestos removal is included. The cost for asbestos garage roof removal also varies, it really is best to contact us to arrange a free home survey. If it is just the asbestos garage roof removal service you are looking for, we will do our best to provide a ballpark price on the phone.
Best Option For An Asbestos Garage Roof
Removing the asbestos roof is always the best option for you, especially if it’s starting to leak, chipping, or has other damage that is way beyond repair. If it has holes or cracks, it is best to be removed as soon as possible. We can take the roof away carefully for you, avoiding health hazards. Then help you with the best option for replacement or complete garage removal.
Will An Asbestos Garage Roof Effect The Value Of My Home
Having asbestos in your garage roof could affect the selling of you home (price wise) especially if it has been damaged. Although asbestos surveys are not compulsory on new house buys property surveyors will be on the lookout for an old garage that may have asbestos. So it will be flagged up during the house sale process. Better to get it sorted now. Perhaps your house or the house you are
buying has an asbestos garage? If so, it would be safe for you provided the garage or shed in question has a roof, and or walls that are in satisfactory condition and are encapsulated internally.
Any damage to the asbestos will result in the fibres being released and further the spread of asbestos. Additionally, should the inside of the roof not be encapsulated with paint, it will begin to degrade and release fibres into the area especially after abrasion or knocks. A damaged or relatively old looking garage should be considered for removal.
Health & Safety With Removal Of Asbestos Garage Roofs
To this day, it is thought that asbestos kills around 4,000 in the UK each year. This number should begin to diminish with far less people working in environments with asbestos around. By breathing in asbestos fibres, your lungs are damaged, and you can be struck down by severe illness many years after your exposure to it. That is why strict guidance exists on asbestos garage removal and disposal.
Any property built up until the 1990s may have an asbestos garage and
consequently, it is suggested that only professional SEPA licensed asbestos garage removal firms should be contacted, to get rid and dispose of the material. By so doing, any risk of asbestos to humanhealth will be eradicated whilst at the same time ensuring the protection of the environment.
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