Asbestos Roofing - Superfix(fibrolite) and Decramastic
There are two types of roofs that would be suspect for containing asbestos. You can be certain that any old fibrolite roof would contain asbestos. However not so commonly known is that the old decramastic roofs that may well have asbestos in them also. Those that used an acrylic bonding system would be ok but many of the older roofs used mastic and these would be the suspect ones. Most of these have gone past their used by date and need replacing anyway and we would best recommend replacing. To encapsulate them this could be done by a roof painting company, this could be an option, but as they really need a hard water blast first, this could spread small pieces with asbestos over your property. Also these roofs are very old and prone to rusting as well as when badly dented can cause leaks.
We are in a good position to carry out a removal for you, as in our previous business of owning Kowhai Home Improvements Ltd we have had years of experience restoring & painting roofs. We have even in later years put roofs on but we no longer do so. If you are a roofing company or client who has a preferred roofer we can provide a quote and work in with the roofing company. Alternatively, we can provide a one-stop service to remove the asbestos roof and replace the roof as a complete service. We work together, but provide two separate quotes, but there is no loaded mark up between us to remain more competitive. We can on occasions remove a section and get it replaced as we go along which saves tying down tarpaulins but of course we have tarpaulins handy as a precaution. We have to work closely with the independent inspector to achieve this, but is better all around for everyone and obviously pick a good weather pattern.