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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Roofing Services Warwick

As one of the most respected Roofing Contractors in Warwickshire, we are
called out to so many different roofing repairs that we are very rarely
surprised at the things we find.  Just a week or so back, we were called
to a Vicar’s house in Warwick; to investigate a leaking roof and this is
a picture of what we found:

gutter roofing services

Do I need my gutter cleaning?

No surprises there really, this is not an uncommon site when we
look at a roof valley that is not easily accessible.  If it’s not a
leaking roof, then it is not something you think of much.   We are
often asked about fixing roof leaks, when all that is needed is
roof cleaning and a few tiles replaced.

However; whilst we took a closer look at the leaking roof and
decide which roofing repairs were necessary, we suddenly
wondered if the Vicar got his inspiration from ‘on high’?

roof gutter services

Gutter Cleaning can be interesting

Needless to say, as soon as the roofing repairs had been carried out
to the roof valley and the gutter cleaning was complete, the debris
from the leaking roof was disposed of.

Not the sort of plant you expect to see on a vicars roof

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.

 

flue roofing repairs

Sealed with sticky tape and a prayer

 

leaking roof flue repairs

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

commercial roofing repairs

Plates tucked under the ridge

 

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

soaker flue roof repair

Dektite Soaker Flashing

 

silicone flue roof repair

Dektite Hot Soaker Flashing

 

 

eziseal flue roof repair

Dektite Flashing

 

 

 

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

GRP roofing sheet

GRP sheet fitted onto A/C sheet

 

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

VAT Increase January 1st 2011

If you are anything like me, you are probably sick to your back teeth
with all of all the signs outside Pubs and restaurants reminding
you to book your Christmas Party with them!

These signs appear about mid August and stay on show until
they are replaced with the “Book Your Easter Party” with us signs
that appear about mid January.

Rather than book a lunch in three months time, I am someone
who lives in the hear and now and would rather concentrate on
today’s lunch and let tomorrow take care of it’self!

However, the “here and now” is fine where lunch is concerned
but when it comes to TAX, that is a different ball game.

Take Notice; On January 1st 2011 The Rate of VAT in the UK
Will Increase from 17½% to 20%

Only 2½% you think, no big deal!

OK if you are a tax collector but not OK if you want you house repaired

Let us suppose you are contemplating house repairs or improvements
that could cost about £5,000.00

If you wait until “After The Christmas Party” to do the work
You will have to pay an extra £125.00 VAT

Just small change for the likes of David Cameron or Gordon Brown
but the Cost Of The Christmas Party for the rest of us

You get no benefit for this extra money, it is just extra TAX

If you are contemplating house repairs, DO IT NOW
Don’t wait for the Tax Increases