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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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Leaking Chimney in Factory Roof?

Leaks in Factory Roofs are often caused by poor  attention to detail where Flues, Vents, Chimneys and other protrusions penetrate the Factory Roof.

 

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Sealed with sticky tape and a prayer

 

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Leaking Flue sealed with Hope

Leaking Chimney in Factory Roof? –
Can be Permanently sealed in one of TWO main methods

Flat plates fitted over the sheets and tucked under the ridge is a Fool-Proof Solution

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Plates tucked under the ridge

 

Dektite flashing kit systems are also very good
If you have a firm smooth surface to fix then to:

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Dektite Soaker Flashing

 

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Dektite Hot Soaker Flashing

 

 

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Dektite Flashing

 

 

 

If you need to fix a Dektite to a fibrous sheet, first you must fit a GRP sheet:

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GRP sheet fitted onto A/C sheet

 

For more information and a no obligation quotation,
contact Mayfield Roofing

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

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Then, if you wish, you can add Insulation.

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Here we have added a glass fibre quilt

Then you fit the roof sheets

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

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And the roof is then finished

“Do I Need Snow Guards?”

“Do I Need Snow Guards?”

That is a question I have been asked 100’s of times in the last 2 weeks

So; what is the answer?

Well, my answer is this.

If there is something under your roof that would be damaged
if a pile of snow fell on it; then “Yes”  You need them

Here are a few images of some we have fitted

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These were fitted onto Rafter Brackets

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These are fitted onto Brackets Screwed to the Wall

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This is another example of Snow Guards fitted Outside of the Gutter

Refurbishing roofs has been the main activity of Mayfield Roofing for more than 26 years.

You can get more information specifically about your own roof Here: Mayfield Roofing

 

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Below is a short video showing just a few of the thousands of success stories that our refurbishment programmes have achieved.

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If you would like your roof to be part of our success story get more information from
Here: Mayfield Roofing