Asbestos Garage Roof Removal

Last Updated on May 22, 2024 by Dan

How to go about an asbestos garage roof removal

So, you’re in the process of buying a house that has asbestos garage roof present, or you already own a property that has and you’re wondering about asbestos garage roof removal.

You’re wondering whether or not you need to have the asbestos garage roof removed, or is it ok to leave it as is?

Any property built up until the late 1990s may have an asbestos roof.

An asbestos garage roof will generally consist of asbestos cement roofing sheets including internal or external asbestos cement systems.

The good news is that having a garage with an asbestos roof or walls is fine and can be left in situ as long as they are in good condition and encapsulated with paint or boards.

Asbestos is only dangerous once the fibres are released into the atmosphere, so an asbestos garage that’s in good condition will pose no danger to health, as long as the asbestos sheets remain undisturbed.

However, if the asbestos cement roof is in poor condition, damaged or not encapsulated, it will begin to degrade over time and release asbestos fibres into the air.

So if you are planning on doing any sort of DIY jobs or renovation to the garage that is likely to disturb the asbestos in any way, even if it’s only hammering a nail into an asbestos cement wall, then that’s when you face a problem.

It would be strongly advised that you either encapsulate asbestos debris or for complete peace of mind that you consider complete asbestos removal.

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Hire a professional contractor

If you need to encapsulate the asbestos or have the asbestos removed, then it’s not advisable to do this yourself as a DIY job due to the health risks involved with asbestos removal.

This is a job for a specialist who are appropriately trained for garage roof replacement services and who is competent at with asbestos removal.

A professional asbestos roof removal firm will perform an asbestos survey and wear the correct protective clothing and safety gear to undertake the job and will know exactly what to do and how to handle the asbestos containing materials.

You should contact a contractor who has had the correct asbestos removal training and has the correct insurance in place. An asbestos garage roof replacement firm will dismantle and correctly dispose of the asbestos material for you.

They must also possess a Hazardous Waste Carriers Licence.

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So what is it likely to cost to have my asbestos garage removed?

Removing asbestos waste can be a costly job and the total cost for removal of an asbestos garage will depend on various factors such as the size and quantity of asbestos to be removed.

However, as a rough starting point, to remove a single asbestos garage roof you’d be looking in the region of about £400 or about £700 if you include the sides.

The cost to remove a double garage roof would start at around £750 and about £1800 to include the sides.

To remove asbestos cement sheets or asbestos garage insulation ceiling boards the cost would start at around £1350.

It’s also worth contacting your local council about asbestos garage roofs and removal as most have their own services in place and will offer vastly reduced rates in comparison to private companies.

Some councils will even remove small amounts of asbestos containing materials for no cost at all!

If you need any help or friendly advice on dealing with asbestos garage removal, then please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0161 763 3727.

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