Some information about Asbestos Garage Roofs

Although the use of Asbestos dates back for decades its use in the UK is now prohibited by law. Asbestsos comes in various forms and all are known to be carcinogenic but there is large difference in the ‘degree of potency’ between serpentine and amphibole asbestos due to differences in their chemical composition and their degree of potency as a health hazard when inhaled. There are three main types: crocidolite (blue), amosite (brown) and chrysotile (white) all composed of fibres which are so small most can only be detected under a microscope. As asbestos ages, it becomes crumbly or "friable" and fibres are released more easily.

White Asbestos used in Corrugated Roofing Sheets

In the UK one of the most common applications of White Asbestos - obtained from serpentine rocks and chemical formula : Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4 , is to be found on garage roofs in the form of corrugated cement roofing sheets. In the picture below on the left you can see a typical example of these corrugated roofing sheets:

BEFORE: Description: Asbestos Garage Roof Before Refurbisment AFTER: Description: Asbestos Garage Roof After Refurbisment with Asbestosafe

What To Do with the Asbestos Roofing Sheets on Your Garage

Such a Corrugated Asbestos Roof can either be removed (dismantled and shipped to specially designated Asbestos Disposal Site) or left in situ and rendered safe by a process of Encapsulation (as recommended by the Health and Safety Executive – an example can be seen in the picture above on the right).

There are various ways of encapsulating an asbestos corrugated roof but very few methods not only actually safely cover the hazard but also makes the roof into a sturdy and aesthetically pleasing long term replacement.

See how ASBESTOSAFE® can provide the Answer

For 10 years now a specialised company called Asbestosafe Roofing Systems have been successfully encapsulating asbestos corrugated roofs. They can offer guaranteed solutions that are not only Safe, Robust and Attractive but also typically cost considerably less than the Land fill option.

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