Asbestos Roof Repair
As experts in all types of roofing, from brand new developments to refurbishment and maintenance of existing structures, it’s common for us to get asked about asbestos roof repair.
Most people have heard about the dangers of asbestos – the silent killer which has claimed the lives of thousands and has regularly hit the news over the years because of the horrific respiratory illnesses it can cause.
Asbestos becomes dangerous when it is disturbed by damage from fire, severe weather and other sources – this might happen when it is present in an asbestos roof, for example. The damage to the asbestos roof forces the fibres contained within the material to be disturbed, letting them become airborne and subsequently, breathed in by anyone nearby.
Asbestos poisoning from a structure, such as an asbestos roof, is thought to kill around 5,000 workers in the UK each year with 20 people dying per week from exposure in the past. Globally, the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 107,000 people die every year as a result of occupational exposure to asbestos. And this is why the use of asbestos in the construction industry has been banned in the UK for a long time.
Up until the ban, it was common to see an asbestos roof installed in homes and businesses all over the UK, because of its hugely effective thermal qualities and the lack of knowledge about the dangers.
Subsequently, because of the frequency that asbestos was used in construction in the 20th century, asbestos roof removal is very common in today’s society and asbestos roof removal and replacement is normally the way forward.
If you are the owner of a building and have concerns about an asbestos roof, then it’s always a good idea to call a licensed specialist in with regard to asbestos roof removal or asbestos roof replacement, before work is started.
Our experienced team can deliver FREE no obligation quotations and information on your asbestos roof removal or repair within 48 hours.
The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) sets out guidelines for the duties of building owners and employers, with regard to managing asbestos.
This includes finding out about the presence of asbestos, and, if so, where it is and what condition it is in (if in doubt, materials must be presumed to contain asbestos). They must then assess the risk from asbestos present in the premises, make a plan to manage that risk and act on it, providing this information to other employers (eg building contractors) who are likely to disturb any asbestos present.
Options available to the building owner might include:
- asbestos roof removal
- asbestos roof repair
- asbestos roof replacement
Bear in mind that an asbestos roof is only dangerous when disturbed. If the asbestos roof is safely managed and contained, it doesn’t present a health hazard, so it’s advised that asbestos shouldn’t be removed unnecessarily – this can be more dangerous than leaving it in place and managing it through asbestos roof repair.
If you require a quote or advice from a professional regarding asbestos roof repair or replacement, call Stormseal Roofing today and speak to one of our friendly team on 01455 847839
Asbestos Garage Roof Removal
Stormseal Roofing specialise in domestic, commercial and industrial roofing refurbishment for a wide variety of construction projects. This includes asbestos garage roof removal and
asbestos garage roof replacement.
All our asbestos garage removal projects are undertaken professionally, considerately and confidently from beginning to end. Whether you’re looking for asbestos garage roof removal, or asbestos garage roof replacement, our team of roofing experts always stick to an efficient structure to ensure all work is completed on time and to an exceptionally high standard.
When you don’t need asbestos garage roof removal, we can arrange bespoke maintenance agreements involving general cleaning, upkeep and repairs for any type of roofing, including an asbestos garage roof, in situations where it has been decided that the safer option would be to not disturb the asbestos.
Asbestos Roof Sheets Removal
Corrugated roofing sheets that were made before the turn of the century are often found to have been made by adding asbestos to the cement to make them more heat resistant, weatherproof and durable. This was thought to be the safer way to protect against fire, when compared to the use of wood.
Little did the construction industry know at the time that the dangers posed by asbestos were even greater.
There are still a large number of buildings around the UK that have an asbestos roof sheets as part of the structure. As these cement asbestos roof sheets become affected by wear and tear over time, this means more chance of the asbestos fibres becoming exposed and loose, leading to the massive health risk that asbestos can cause.
Asbestos sheet removal can be carried out without the guidance of the local authority or HSE, but must always be done by an experienced, licensed asbestos removal contractor who will conduct a vital health and safety risk assessment, prior to commencing work and then ensure project and site management from beginning to end.
We are experienced in carrying out large commercial contracts as well as smaller domestic ones. In addition, there is a 24 hour emergency call out number for severely weather damaged asbestos roofs and leaks. We are also available for insurance repairs and refurbishments.
If you require a quote or advice from a professional asbestos roof specialist, call Stormseal Roofing today and speak to one of our friendly team on 01455 847839.Request a FREE Quote