My garage roof is made of asbestos and needs repair: what should I do?

You suspect that your garage is made from asbestos and it needs a repair. This article outlines your options for repairing the asbestos roof of your garage.

My garage roof is made of asbestos and needs repair: what should I do?
K&G Lettings Limited My garage roof is made of asbestos and needs repair: what should I do?

You suspect that your garage is made from asbestos and it needs a repair. This article outlines your options for repairing the asbestos roof of your garage.

What is asbestos? And why is it dangerous

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used in many different products, such as insulation, cement roof boards, cement and even brake pads. When these products are broken down over time, the asbestos fibers can become airborne and pose a risk to people who breathe them in. For this reason, it is important for  garage owners to know their options when they have a damaged or broken asbestos from their garage roof.

How to identify if my garage roof is asbestos

The best way to know if you have an asbestos garage roof is to have a professional come and survey the roof. It’s important that you make sure the people who are inspecting your garage don’t disturb anything. The likely cost of a survey is several hundred pounds.

How much will it cost to repair by asbestos garage roof?

Due to the dangerous nature of asbestos it can be almost impossible to get any tradesperson to undertake a repair. Instead you are left with two options: repair the garage roof  yourself; or repace the garage roof. Unless you are a competent DIY’er a repair can be complex and difficult. Its essential if you do attempt the repair yourself that you use the correct personal protective equipment, including an appropriate mask, disposable clothing and appropriate gloves. The next section explains more about the costs associated with replacing an asbestos garage roof.

How Much Does It Cost to replace an asbestos Garage Roof?

The cost of a new garage roof will vary depending on the size and style of your garage,  the type of roofing material you choose, and the significant cost of removing and disposing of asbestos cement roof sheets. Asbestos removal should always be done by an experienced, licensed asbestos removal contractor who will conduct a vital health and safety risk assessment and ensure project and site management from beginning to end. The total costs to remove and dispose of the asbestos are likely to be around £1,000 for a typically sized garage. With the average cost to replace a the roof ranging from £1,000 to £3,000, depending on the material used. This brings the likely cost of having a survey to identify if the roof is asbestos, asbestos removal and disposal, and roof replacement into the £0,000s.

What other options do I have?

The cost of disposing of the abestos roof can cost more than the value of the garage. If you don’t use the garage, your best option may be to sell the garage. At K&G Lettings Limited we specialise in buying Garages. We can take the stress and hassle out of having an asbestos garage or a garage with an asbestos roof. At K&G Lettings Limited, we specialise in buying garages quickly and without hassle. This removes the emotional and financial hassles that come with selling your Garage.

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The information presented in this article is for educational purposes only and should not be considered legal, financial, or as any other type of advice.