6 Reasons To Replace An Asbestos Roof

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Asbestos, once favoured for its durability and fire resistance, has been banned since 1999 due to its serious health risks.

To comply with stringent health and environmental regulations and ensure the safety of your staff, replacing your asbestos roof may become necessary. While the initial cost of replacement may seem daunting, the long-term benefits often outweigh this investment.

Consider these six reasons why replacing an asbestos roof can result in substantial long-term savings:

1. DECREASED MAINTENANCE EXPENSES
Asbestos roofs are prone to damage and deterioration, necessitating frequent inspections. In contrast, modern roofing materials are renowned for their durability, requiring less maintenance reducing costs over time. Due to the fragility of Asbestos sheets, repairs if undertaken to a high standard and in accordance with HSE guidelines are costly and offer little guarantee’s of their success.

2. PREVENTION OF EMERGENCY REPAIRS
Aging asbestos roofs are susceptible to damage, potentially leading to costly emergency repairs. Opting for a roof replacement eliminates the need for such urgent interventions, saving both money and operational disruptions.

3. ENHANCED ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Modern roofing materials inclusive of insulation contribute significantly to improved energy efficiency in buildings. By reducing energy consumption, long-term savings on energy bills can be achieved. In addition, industrial roofs offer an excellent opportunity to install solar panels, further improving the energy efficiency of the building.

4. LOWER INSURANCE PREMIUMS
Due to the associated risks, insurance companies may charge higher premiums for properties with asbestos roofs. Replacing these roofs with modern alternatives can result in lower insurance costs, leading to substantial savings.

5. BOOSTED PROPERTY VALUE
Commercial properties with modern, well insulated roofs are more attractive to potential buyers or renters. Replacing an asbestos roof can enhance the property’s value, potentially increasing resale or rental income.

6. GOVERNMENT INCENTIVES
Government incentives, such as tax relief, are available to assist commercial property owners with the remediation of contaminated structures. This relief offers deductions of up to 150% for costs related to the clean-up of asbestos-containing roofing, providing significant financial benefits.

 

It’s crucial to note that the expenses associated with roof replacement can vary based on factors like building size and choice of materials.

Get in touch with one of our team to ensure you’re making informed decisions regarding your roofing needs.

This article, as with all other articles we produce, is for guidance purposes only. It does not constitute formal advice and should not be relied upon as such. For bespoke, unbiased advice relating to your commercial roofing project please contact us and we would be pleased to assist.

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