One of the widest uses of asbestos in the building industry was in roofing. In their undamaged state asbestos tiles are no risk.
But when you realise your asbestos roofing tiles have seriously deteriorated after many years of protecting your home, then its time to get roofing professionals in to safely remove your asbestos roof tiles and have them provide replacement roofing. That is exactly the steps taken by this resident in Dunshalt Fife who got in contact with New Carden Roofing and Building based in Cardenden Fife.
For those of you reading this blog post who may already have a home with asbestos tiles, it does not mean you need to go right now and make preparations to remove the tiles if they are still in good health. But take a look at your roof and see if you can identify whether you have asbestos roof tiles and suspect you may have cement asbestos shingles. If so, it is advisable that you monitor your roof to check for its health.
New Carden Roofing and Building worked with our client in Dunshalt in planning this asbestos roof tile removal work that was needed for their property. There comes a time when if a roof becomes damaged or begins to deteriorate, and it involves removing asbestos roof tiles, then the best bet is then to replace them with safer roofing products.
The cost of asbestos roof removal varies greatly depending on the configuration and size of the area that needs to be cleared. It is advisable that if you are looking to approach us as your local roofer, that would be a recommended first step so we can conduct a survey. The survey will provide you with information you need to obtain an estimate for the costs of removal and discuss the type of roof tiles to replace with.
By way of a rough estimate, expect to pay several hundred pounds for the removal of asbestos roofs from garages, and up to a few thousand pounds for removal of asbestos roofs on houses.
It is advisable to use a competent and experienced contractor like New Carden Roofing and Building who are aware of the guidelines associated with removing asbestos roof tiles and their disposal. While there are no legal restrictions in you doing this task, it is advisable that you do not remove asbestos roofs on your own. Instead, hire a reputable contractor, as they will ensure that the materials are properly removed and disposed of.
Once the asbestos roof was removed the task moved to putting in place replacement tiles. On this occasion a 16x10 Spanish Roof Tile was chosen by the customer. What is great about selecting Spanish tiles is the choice of which colors and styles suit your needs. When looking to buy you might find up to 50 different colour tones and tiles with different textures and with weathered patterns, or smooth, or scored tiles to reduce the amount of glare and enhance the appearance of your roof.
You can expect to pay by per square foot for Spanish Tiles. Talk to your roofer who will be in touch with the trade merchants and potentially get you a good deal. What can be said is that Spanish Roof Tiles are more than double the amount of asphalt shingles. If you're on a tight budget, composite Spanish roof tiles are considerably cheaper per sq ft, but won't give you the same benefits or appearance.
Because Spanish tiles and other clay roofing tiles are made from natural materials and can easily be recycled, they are incredibly environmentally friendly. SPanish tiles are also fire and heat resistant, receiving a Class A fire rating. Clay tiles reflect solar radiant heat, but they help insulate your home in the colder months. The curve in the Spanish tiles appearance means it can ventilate and keep hot air out.
Spanish Tiles are Low maintenance - Installing Spanish roof tiles are a little more expensive financially, but likely you won't have to spend much on repairs.
Depending on the roof type it can last 50-60 years. But regular exterior house maintenance checks are worthwhile. When you next walk around your property take a look at your external walls, guttering and of course the roof.
Do this usually twice a year. If you can easily get to your roof safely, look for any cracked or damaged, broken tiles caused by possible impact or wind damage.
And if you are still unsure how good your current roof is, give your local roofing company in Fife a call.
When was the last time you looked up towards your roof? If you have been in your property for a considerable number of years