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    How to identify if my garage roof contains asbestos

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    How do I know if my old garage roof is asbestos? It needs to come down but im worried that it might be asbestos. Should I be wearing protective clothing or should I just get a specialist company in?

    Asked by caroline on 29th Mar 2020
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    Jeff Jones Property Maintenance

    "Personally I would take a small sample and send it away for testing. It cost roughly £10 per test and you will know for sure. The test could come back showing that it’s cement board which looks identical to asbestos roofing but is 100% safe to remove.
    If your results come back as asbestos, ideally you should hire an approved company to remove it for you."

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Spectrum decorators

    "It would be wise to seek out a specialist company, you can tell if its asbestos by looking at it.
    Hope this is helpful.
    Thanks,
    Spectrum decorating."

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Demolition Solutions Ltd

    "To check if the roof is made of asbestos, look for a grey coloured corrugated material. If it is, then it's more than likely asbestos.

    I do recommend you to use an asbestos specialist for this job and not to DIY."

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    JMG Building Services & Landscape Gardening

    "Don't take a chance with asbestos. Call in a specialist.
    Regards
    James"

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Sep 2018 - report
    Building Transformers A & G Limited

    "Have a specialised company to check, don't risk to touch!"

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report

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