Asbestos corrugated cement roof on a garage roof

We conduct Asbestos Garage Roof Removal nationwide, particularly across Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk & London. As a fully licensed Asbestos Contractor we can offer a safe and reliable service with all waste being disposed of correctly.

Why Remove an Asbestos Garage Roof?

Asbestos Garage Roof Removal is becoming an increasingly requested service. The need to more space in homes is resulting in people looking for ways of increasing the use of garages, perhaps turning them into workshops or summer rooms.

Many corrugated asbestos roof sheets have been in place for many years and are now brittle, resulting in cracks, leaks and dust. Whilst considered a ‘low grade’ ACM by many, asbestos cement sheets contain asbestos fibres which are hazardous if inhaled.

Asbestos Corrugated Roofing Sheets are the most common types used to construct garages from the 1940s until 1980s.

How Do I Tell If My Garage Roof Contains Asbestos?

Asbestos garage roofs are generally corrugated cement bonded sheets, usually wavy and gray in colour.   Less commonly, the garage roof sheets may be flat and may have been painted or covered with roofing felt.

Occasionally, a garage may have been lined with a product called asbestos insulating board (AIB) which requires additional removal measures. This requires specialist removal by a licensed asbestos removal contractor. It’s an offence to removal AIB without a licence and can result in prosecution.

How Does Asbestos Garage Roof Removal Take Place?

Our Operatives will inspect the area to ensure that the asbestos is in reasonably good condition and that access is available.  Using correct personal protection measures, Operatives will wet the area with a special detergent before the bolts or other fixing holding the asbestos sheets in place are cut to enable removal. The waste panels are then placed into polythene, wrapped and disposed of in the proper manner, keeping the panels whole where possible.

Does the Garage need to be Empty Prior to the Roof being Removed?

Yes please, it’s important to empty the garage prior to the removal works taking place to ensure full access for removals and cleaning. We are able to place protection around any large or heavy items which cannot be removed but this should be requested in advance of the quotation being prepared.

Some garage roofs are made from curved corrugated asbestos roofs.

Is bonded asbestos cement hazardous?

Left alone and in good condition asbestos cement sheets don’t usually pose any hazards or risks to human health. It is important to avoid breaking, drilling or scraping this type of material as doing so might release asbestos fibres which can be hazardous if inhaled. This is why people often prefer to employ the services of professionals for asbestos garage roof removal, rather than attempting to carry out the work themselves.

Why should I Employ A Professional To Remove The Material?

Removing asbestos can result in fibres being released which has the potential to cause health problems in later life.

A competent asbestos contractor has the training and expertise to ensure that all ACM’s are removed safely and in accordance with HSE regulations.

How much does it cost to have an asbestos garage roof removed?

The cost of removing an asbestos garage roof depends on the size or the garage and the location of the property. We offer free asbestos removal quotations. Any prices quoted on this page are based on the CO1 postcode are therefore only to be used as a guide.