It’s a frustrating moment when the factory roof begins to leak. If the leak isn’t patched, you might lose hundreds of thousands of pounds in stock – and the rain is getting heavier by the second! Work must continue as normal, but you need a professional to repair your roof immediately. If you suspect or know your roof contains asbestos, it’s important to employ an asbestos roof repair contractor who has worked with asbestos before and can complete the repairs with minimal downtime.¬†Find additional information at Roofers Youngstown, OH in Struthers

How do I know if I’m dealing with Asbestos?
Asbestos was commonly used in the construction of factory roofs in the latter half of the twentieth century. Fibre cement roofing sheets made of white asbestos are used on these roofs (also known as Chrysotile Asbestos). If you think the roof contains asbestos, contact a company that specialises in asbestos roofs. They will be able to easily determine if this is the case. It’s generally difficult to recognise asbestos because the colour alone cannot tell you what kind of asbestos is present. Specialist organisations will conduct an asbestos survey to determine whether or not asbestos is present and what form of asbestos it is.

What Happens After That?
The majority of asbestos roof repair projects include stripping and resheeting the asbestos roof, or using overlay or encapsulation – this causes the least amount of damage to your home, enabling you to go about your business as usual. Since asbestos roofs are known for their brittleness, it’s important to employ an experienced industrial roofing contractor to complete the job so that asbestos fibres aren’t released into the air and inhaled, causing lung damage. Try using a company that uses Giromax technology if you’re looking for a repair that won’t disrupt your daily operations. Your roof will be encased in silicone membrane, which will have a lightweight, breathable, and waterproof repair solution.

Final thoughts
Even if you’re reasonably sure that your building’s roof does not contain asbestos, you should never attempt an asbestos roof repair on your own. Wearing a mask to perform repairs would not completely shield you from the tiny fibres that asbestos roofs will emit, putting your health, as well as the health of your staff, at risk, and potentially exposing you to liability lawsuits. To ensure the job is done safely, employ a professionally trained and professional commercial roofing contractor who specialises in asbestos roof repairs.