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Do You Have An Asbestos Roof on Your Garage?

Back in the 1960’s; 1970’s and even the 1980’s it was fashionable
for roofs of out-buildings and sheds to have a covering of
corrugated roofing sheets, which usually meant an Asbestos Roof.
This was especially popular for your garage roof.

The main reason was  it was just about the cheapest
covering that was available
for an economic roof construction and it was so easy to fit.
There were other advantages, mainly it was light weight
and the corrugated roofing sheets
absorbed noise such as the rain landing on it.

The acoustic advantage was due to the roof construction and the shape
effect of the corrugated roofing sheets

Have you ever sat in a conservatory with a Polycarbonate roof and
listened to the rain?
Did it sound like “The End Of The World?”

In a shed with an asbestos roof, you have to
hold your breath to hear the rain

If you sat in a shed with an asbestos roof, you would have to
hold your breath to hear the rain even in the most violent storm.

Asbestos sheeting looked stark when it was new and it soon deteriorated
to become a complete eyesore

This was mainly because of the moss it encouraged to grow on the porous surface
of the Cement Bonded Asbestos Sheets

Now in the 2010’s people don’t think about what it looks like;
they just get emotional about the ‘A’ word
ASBESTOS!

In truth, let me put your mind at ease; the most dangerous thing about
Asbestos Cement Sheeting on your Garage Roof, is the risk of
falling through the sheets if you are foolish enough to walk on them.

For those of you who are interested in the technicalities;
the asbestos content of these sheets is generally
less than 5% and that small amount is totally bonded in cement

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Finding A Local Roofing Repair Service

South Warwickshire’s leading Roofing Company, providing all aspects of
Industrial, Commercial and Domestic Roofing Repairs and Renewal.

Mayfield Roofing look after our valued clients in and around
East Worcestershire, South Warwickshire, North Gloucestershire
and West Oxfordshire; Providing a Wide Range of Services, some are detailed below.

Our services include:

  • Flat Roof Refurbishment; Built-up Three Layered Felt Roofs, with
  • High Performance Mineral Finish. 10 Year Guarantee as Standard.
  • Bonded Rubber EPDM roofing systems 40+year Proven Life Expectancy.
  • Total protection for all flat roofs.
  • uPVC Fascia and Barge Board Replacement; Maintenance Free.                                               Read the rest of this entry

What To Do With My Asbestos Roof

There are literally thousands of Sheds and Garages up and down the UK
with roofs of asbestos cement.

Many of these,  built in the 1950’s and 60’s and are now beginning to leak

In the ‘Good Old Days,’ the policy was to scrape of the moss off of the sheets
and coat the roof with a bitumen treatment.

Scraping the moss off is frowned upon these days because of the risks of
disturbing asbestos fibres that may be released from the sheet

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Typical Asbestos Garage Roof

So, what is the best solution?

One idea is to overlay the roof with Insulation and Steel Sheets

First you must fit the spacer bars

asbestos roofing expert

Then, if you wish, you can add Insulation.

asbestos roofing repairs

Here we have added a glass fibre quilt

Then you fit the roof sheets

asbestos roofing specialists

Then, when the sheeting is done, you must attend to the edge details

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And the roof is then finished

What to Do With an Old Wriggly Cement Roof?

Many years ago, it was the fashion to cover roofs with wriggly cement sheeting.

This looked bad enough when new but hideous once the moss takes hold

cement roofing replacement

There are few options available to deal with this
Sometimes it is best to ‘Just Start Again’roofing repairs

Please contact Mayfield Roofing if you would like help in planning your next refurbishment project
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Gutters & Fascias in New uPVC

Fit New Gutters & Fascias

One of the cheapest and most cost-effective methods of improving your house is to fit new Gutters & Fascias.   Here are very few pictures that demonstrate what I mean.

Cast Iron Gutter with brackets rusted away and eaves felt rotted

In this first image, you can see daylight between the gutter and fascia indicating that the under tile felt has rotted away in this area. This has allowed water to run between the gutter and the fascia, which in turn has caused the gutter brackets to rust away.

If you look closely, you may also notice the mould around the joint to the left of the outlet.
This is a very god indication that the gutter is leaking.

As this cast-iron gutter is no longer supported, it presents a serious hazard as it could fall at any time.

New uPVC Gutter fitted onto new Fascia & Soffit with Felt Support Tray to prevent splashback

Here you can see, in this second image, that the fascia has been clad with new UPVC.

Felt Support Tray

Where you previously saw daylight between the gutter and fascia, the Felt Support Tray has been fitted to ensure there really is no splashback down the fascia.

Felt Support Tray fitted under the Eaves Felt and into the New Gutter to prevent 'splash-back'

 


Felt Support Tray Detail

Here are 2 more images of new uPVC Gutter, Fascia & Soffit

This Fascia needs attention and the gutter is broken

The sections of wood, that were deteriorating were replaced with New Treated Timber and the remaining area was sprayed with wood preserver prior to fitting the new Fascia and Soffit

New uPVC Fascia, Gutter and Soffit