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

There cannot be any loose fibres; if the sheet is not broken!

Moreover, the asbestos contained in these sheets is generally
the harmless White Asbestos as opposed to the deadly
Blue or Brown varieties.

So what do you do, if you have one of these roofs now
and don’t like the idea?

Or if you have a leaking roof and are looking for roofing contractors
who specialise in roofing repairs and roof replacement

Asbestos sheet roof leaking

Asbestos sheet roof on block of garages in Stratford

There are many options open to you

Call Mayfield Roofing Today to discuss the options open to You

Probably the most popular is to replace your asbestos roof
with modern plastic coated steel sheets
Like this:-

Asbestos Sheet roof replaced

Asbestos Sheet roof replaced with Plastisol coated Galvanised steel

If you want to keep an eye on your roofing costs, then the most cost effective solution
is to overclad it with plastic coated, galvanised steel sheets

You can even add roof insulation inside the sandwich if you wish

There are many examples of Asbestos Roof projects we have completed over on our
Asbestos Garage Roof website, you can see some of them if you Follow This Link

If you have an Asbestos roof and would like some independent advise without any obligation

Just phone 01789 778114; reply below in the comments box
or click the Roofer Roy popup box and send us an email

 

 

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