Asbestos Garage Removal - Roof & Walls
- Fast Asbestos Roof or Full Garage Removal – Usually 1 Day.
- Asbestos Garage Removal – Safely and Legally.
- All jobs include an Asbestos Disposal Certificate within 14 days.
Asbestos Garage Work
All jobs include an asbestos certificate within 14 days - a legal requirement.
JS Van Fleet
JS Asbestos Team
How do I get a quote to remove our garage roof?
Our quotes are based on the size of your garage. Remember back in the maths class, at school, calculating the area of shapes? Its the same here.
We multiply the length by the width using metres as your unit of measure.
For example length is 5m, width 3m so 5m x 3m = 15m2.
A typical single garage roof is approximately 12 to 15m2. This costs £695.
The larger the roof, the more the price will be. You can email us at email@example.com and provide your dimensions and any images for a specific quote.
How do I get a quote to replace our garage roof?
For replacement the cost is dependant on the materials required for your new roof, and the size of the new roof.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your dimensions and any images for a specific quote.
Do we have to have both removal & replacement of our garage roof?
Currently we offer removal only, or removal and replacement.
We do not supply new roofs without removing the old one at the moment.
How quickly can you complete a garage roof or full removal?
Typically we aim to offer both a full garage removal, or garage roof removal within 1 – 3 working days.
A garage roof removal and replacement will take a little longer because of the materials required to replace your old roof. The materials will need to be paid for in advance.
How do we pay?
All jobs are invoiced upon completion, and require payment to be paid the same day by bank transfer.
Your asbestos safe disposal certificate, otherwise known as consignment note, will be emailed approximately 14 days after completion and cleared payment.
If you require a roof replacement, the cost of the materials must be paid for at the point of booking.
Why should I remove my asbestos garage?
Removing an asbestos garage is a decision that should be made carefully, taking into account various factors. Asbestos was commonly used in construction materials, including garages, due to its fire-resistant and insulating properties. However, asbestos poses significant health risks when it becomes friable (crumbles or easily crumbled) and releases asbestos fibers into the air. Here are some reasons why you might consider removing an asbestos garage:
- Health and Safety: Asbestos exposure is known to cause serious health issues, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. When asbestos-containing materials deteriorate, they can release airborne asbestos fibers that can be inhaled. If your asbestos garage is in poor condition, it poses a health risk to you, your family, and anyone else who may come into contact with it.
- Legal and Regulatory Compliance: Many countries and regions have strict regulations governing the handling, removal, and disposal of asbestos-containing materials. If your garage contains asbestos and you are planning any renovations, repairs, or demolition, you may be legally required to remove it by certified asbestos professionals. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in fines and legal consequences.
- Renovation or Demolition: If you intend to renovate your property or demolish the garage, it is generally safer and more practical to have the asbestos-containing materials removed beforehand. This ensures that asbestos fibers are not released during the renovation or demolition process, protecting the health of workers and residents.
- Property Value: Asbestos-containing garages may reduce the overall value of your property. Potential buyers may be reluctant to purchase a property with asbestos, or they may factor in the cost of asbestos removal when negotiating the price.
- Peace of Mind: Removing asbestos from your property can provide peace of mind, knowing that you’ve eliminated a potential health hazard. It can also make your property more attractive to potential buyers or renters.
- Preventing Further Deterioration: Asbestos-containing materials deteriorate over time, especially if they are exposed to the elements. Removing the garage prevents further deterioration and the release of asbestos fibers.
- Environmental Concerns: Asbestos removal and disposal should be carried out in an environmentally responsible manner. Certified professionals can ensure that asbestos waste is properly contained and disposed of at approved disposal sites.
When considering the removal of an asbestos garage, it’s crucial to consult with asbestos abatement professionals who are trained and certified in safe asbestos removal and disposal practices. They will conduct thorough assessments, develop a safe removal plan, and follow strict protocols to minimize asbestos exposure risks. Removing asbestos is not a DIY project, and it should be carried out by experts to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
How to Tell if my Garage Roof is Asbestos?
When considering changing the roof on your garage it helps to know the signs to look for that will tell you whether your garage roof contains asbestos and if you need asbestos garage removal services.
Homeowners with a preference for older properties are often the most likely to find out that their garage roof has asbestos within its makeup. While properties from last century can possess some excellent period features, good-sized rooms, and a solid structure, they also tend to come with significant quantities of asbestos – and the earlier the year, the more of it there is likely to be.
It’s little surprise, then, that the majority of people who request a quote for the removal of their garage roof own homes typically built in the first half of the twentieth century. What is perhaps more surprising is the number of people who previously had no idea that their garage or outbuilding contained asbestos.
Tricky to Spot
Asbestos can be a tricky product to spot. Because it was used so freely, many people are familiar with its appearance without realising that what they are seeing is an extremely hazardous material. What’s more, asbestos was regularly mixed with other products such as cement and then moulded to mimic and look just like other, similar products.
The most common garage roof material is corrugated cement known as AIB boards in the trade.
The cement used in this kind of roof construction is quite thin and will often contain asbestos. If you look more closely at the texture of the cement, you may see thin fibres running through it – this is a clear sign that asbestos has been mixed in with the cement. The cement may also look like it has a texture to it, like fabric.
If your roof looks like it might contain asbestos, it’s worth bearing in mind that the glue used to bind the sheets together may also contain it.
Sometimes, the asbestos is internal, in the garage ceiling. In this case, you’ll be looking out for textured paint (sometimes known as Artex, among other names), or white tiles with the same fibrous texture as you can see in the cement.
Asbestos Garage Removal
Thanks to the prevalence of asbestos in construction right up until it was banned in 1999, you can usually find some hanging around, and a garage roof or ceiling is one of the most common occurrences. Sadly, wherever it is, it is a good idea to get it removed, otherwise you run the risk of it posing a major health hazard to you and your family.
Of course, this is not something to try yourself. Removing and replacing an asbestos roof isn’t technically difficult (as a material, asbestos functions in just the same way as many other roofing products) – but it is considerably more dangerous, and you need to take special care (not to mention the proper equipment and protective clothing) to be able to handle and dispose of asbestos correctly.
How do I get rid of my roof?
You’ll need the experts for this! It is best to avoid using any tools on the roof or touching it in any way. Asbestos sheets on the roof that are intact and undisturbed pose little risk to health, however once disturbed or damaged asbestos releases microscopic fibres into the air – when you breathe them in, they get trapped in your lungs and damage the lining of your lungs and windpipe.
JS Removals will bring all the specialist equipment and PPE to ensure that our workers are protected from these tiny, harmful fibres. We also make sure we clear up thoroughly after we’ve removed all the asbestos, to get rid of any lingering dust that could still pose a risk.
Here’s a guide to our asbestos garage roof removal costs which are all fully inclusive with no hidden charges. All our services include a minimum of a 2-man team to ensure that the loading runs smoothly.
Then, in accordance with the laws on asbestos removal, you should receive a certificate from the Environment Agency within 14 days of removal, confirming that your asbestos has been legally and safely disposed of.
Asbestos Garage Roof Replacement
Now the asbestos material has gone you’re free to get on with replacing your garage roof with a new one, safe in the knowledge that there are no more harmful materials that can pose a threat to your health.
Again, JS Removals can come to your aid with our garage roof replacement services. We offer a like for like, cost effective option to replace your garage roof with suitable materials that are quick and easy to use and will have your garage weatherproof and back in action in no time.