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Leaky garage roof. But it’s aspestos. Do we need a whole new roof because of this?

Anonymous user 30 November 2022 - 11.30 PM

Currently our garage is unusable because of a leaking roof and rotting doors. The roof is sadly the old asbestos kind. We can’t decide if it’s cheeper to pull the whole thing down than get it repaired with doors replaced ect. We have limited funds. So cost is important

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Anonymous user

The first thing is to find out what type of asbestos you have on the roof and then based on that decide if repair it or change the whole lot as some types of asbestos are very dangerous and can cause lung cancer! My advice is to speak to a specialist and act upon report from them!

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1 December 2022

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J.C.S Property Services
Rating: 5 out of 5552 reviews
Birmingham

If the roof is damaged then it is best to get it removed by a specialist and replaced asbestos is fine aslong as it's not disturbed or damaged but as soon as its damaged it can release fibres that can be harmful to your health.

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2 December 2022

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Anonymous user

If the roof leaks it would be beneficial for you to get it fixed / replaced asbestos is harmful if inhaled and has to be disposed off buy a qualified waste carrier

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4 December 2022

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Handy Harris Building and Garden Maintenance
Rating: 5 out of 5556 reviews
Chichester

All types of asbestos is dangerous if damaged and should be removed by a specialist company. Best bet is to have the all the asbestos removed, the area below the damaged roof cleaned by the specialist (an ordinary vacuum will just spread the contamination) and a new roof fitted.

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8 December 2022

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