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Sealing asbestos garage roof

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mintspie Mon 24-Oct-16 12:57:26

We have a garage in a block which all have asbestos roofs. Someone told me that we could get it sealed to make it safer. Does anyone know about this?

johnd2 Mon 24-Oct-16 13:32:11

If it's the asbestos cement board provided you don't saw/drill/snap it then it's not a danger. Even if you sealed it, you still shouldn't do any of those things. Just leave it be, and if you need a new roof, get it removed carefully.
If on the other hand it's some kind of insulation, be very careful and get a specialist in ASAP as that kind does need sealing in place or removing by a specialist.

mintspie Mon 24-Oct-16 13:36:03

We're aware that we shouldn't damage it however we see a small crack in it so want to get the inside and outside sealed. The rest of the roof looks okay.

SquinkiesRule Mon 24-Oct-16 21:50:36

Dh sealed ours, he knows not to saw of remove any of it and as it was in great shape and not leaking he sealed it with some sort of black looking stuff he bought online after a lot of research. Unfortunately he;s away till Wednesday so I can't what it was called.

Soon2bC Tue 25-Oct-16 13:22:13

watching with interest as mine is leaking like a shower head when it rains

mintspie Tue 25-Oct-16 18:52:38

Looking forward to your DH's return Squikie!

SquinkiesRule Tue 25-Oct-16 19:16:56

He should be on his way by now, but you never know with traffic.

SquinkiesRule Fri 28-Oct-16 21:11:47

Sorry I didn't get back sooner he finally got here and I went to bed, then working long days. He said he used Black Jack All weather roof coating, and it was cheapest with free delivery from Toolstation if there isn't one near you for pick up. Roof has to be all dry before using it.
black jack

mintspie Tue 01-Nov-16 09:03:57

Thank you very much.

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