Asbestos Roof Replacement

As with all roofing material, as Asbestos ages, it can become damaged and the need for replacing it increases.  Although Asbestos roofs are lower risk compared with Asbestos pipe insulation or Asbestos insulation, trained professional should be called in to remove, dispose and replace them.  Here at Exall Roofing, we have 35 years experience and can do just that.

By removing and replacing your current, damaged Asbestos roof, we can create an overall safer environment, free of leaks, moss, mould and weather damage.  We’ll replace your Asbestos roof with a much more suitable and safer material that is guaranteed to last well into the future.  In fact, we’re so confident about the quality and professionalism of our work, that we offer you a 5-year guarantee with all our roof repairs.

Why would an Asbestos roof need to be replaced?

Asbestos was installed in many industrial and non-commercial buildings during the 1950’s through to the late 1990’s due to its fire resistance, soundproofing, durability and low costs.  However, 60 years on we now know that there is a health risk to materials that contain Asbestos.  This is the first reason to replace your Asbestos roof.  You might find that if you need to do work on your roofs, such as installing guttering or lighting, many companies won't want to work on your roof because of these health risks.  Replacing your Asbestos roof will save you a lot of trouble in the future.

Another obvious reason to replace your Asbestos roof is if it is damaged.  Damaged Asbestos roofs lead to leaks that can further damage the interior of your property.  This, in itself, can be a costly job.  However, there is a larger risk to damaged Asbestos roofs.  There is an increased risk to your health if the roof is damaged and small particles that become airborne are easily inhaled.  By replacing your damaged Asbestos roof you can alleviate this risk altogether.

What should I replace my Asbestos roof with?

This is a good question.  There are plenty of materials to choose from, each with its own benefit.  Steel Cladding is the most inexpensive option and the quickest to install.  It’s ideal for sloping roofs. So if you have a large roof that needs to be covered quickly then this could be the option for you. Also, they are coated with PVC Plastisol or Polyester paint, they come in a great range of colours, so will suit almost any building.

If you require more information about Asbestos roof replacement or would like a quote, please contact our professional and friendly team on 020 8037 1848.

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