Asbestos roof problems are very common , since most have been installed for more than 40 years and, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the life expectancy of these roofs is only 25-40 years.
Asbestos cement products were banned from use in the UK in 1999, but many older roofs remain in place today and are at, or have already exceeded their predicted life span. Consequently, many building owners are now experiencing difficulties with their asbestos cement roofs.
Before Liquasil Ltd was formed, our Chartered Building Surveying practice specialised in asbestos roofing issues and to this day, has a number of web sites dedicated to providing information about asbestos roofing issues.
The problems experienced are usually quite common and it’s not always necessary to replace the roof, though in most cases, this is what will be suggested by surveyors, since it gets rid of the asbestos and of course, new roofs add value and look good.
Because asbestos cement is banned from use, old asbestos roof and cladding sheets cannot be legally sold or taken off one roof to be installed on another building. Therefore, new roofs will usually be metal profile composite sheets comprising a layer of insulation material sandwiched between two metal sheets. This makes them very expensive, plus there’s the cost of removal and disposal to consider!
As you can imagine, not everybody can justify the cost of a new roof and consequently, alternative options need to be considered.
For wholesale refurbishment, Asbestoseal is the only BBA approved asbestos roof coating system on the market, making it the most cost-effective, independently tested system on the market.
Asbestoseal is only available through a Liquasil Approved Installer and from November 2016, comes with a 20 year latent defects, insurance warranty as standard on all installations of £10,000 or more in value – the first of its kind issued through a UK roof coatings manufacturer.Asbestoseal 20 MSDS Non-Sag Sealer MSDS