When it comes to replacing asbestos with cladding, safety and effectiveness are paramount. Asbestos was once a common building material due to its fire resistant properties, but it is now well-known for its health hazards. However, as the chill of winter sets in, the challenges of maintaining and repairing roofs become more pronounced, and especially for buildings with old asbestos roofs, which combined with their likelihood to leak due to age, pose unique health and safety concerns. Thankfully over-sheeting or over-cladding as it’s sometimes referred to, is an effective solution to this problem. Here at Cladspray Solutions, we pride ourselves on our innovative roofing services, and we can offer a comprehensive over-clad solution for these asbestos roofs that can be carried out at almost any time of the year.
WHAT IS OVER-CLADDING?
Over-cladding is a process where new, metal sheets are effectively fixed over the top of the existing asbestos roof. This method ensures that the original roof remains in situ, minimising health risks and bypassing the complexities of removing asbestos. The process involves installing a new metal roof grid over the existing roof. This grid is then used to fix new metal cladding sheets, effectively creating a ‘roof on a roof’ scenario. New insulation is also installed between the asbestos roof and the new metal roof, preventing condensation issues. This method not only enhances the safety of the structure but also rejuvenates its appearance with new and modern materials.
WHY Choose Over-cladding?
Unlike other asbestos roof treatments, over-cladding can be undertaken in any season, including winter. This eliminates the wait for warmer weather to address roofing concerns, ensuring continuous protection for your building. This is especially pertinent in winter, when the elements expose our ageing roofs to high levels of potential damage.
With over-cladding asbestos, or over-sheeting, the process involves minimal interaction with the asbestos material, significantly reducing health and safety risks associated with asbestos exposure during cleaning or removal.
HIRING A PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTOR FOR ASBESTOS REMOVAL AND CLADDING INSTALLATION
Replacing asbestos with cladding is a complex undertaking that requires the expertise of professionals. Hiring a licensed asbestos removal company and an experienced cladding contractor is crucial to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the project.
If you’re looking for a contractor, it’s good to consider the following:
- Licence and certifications: Ensure that the contractors hold the necessary licences and certifications to perform asbestos removal and cladding installation.
- Experience and track record: Look for contractors with extensive experience in asbestos removal and cladding installation. Ask for references and examples of their previous work.
- Insurance coverage: Verify that the contractors have adequate liability insurance and workers’ compensation coverage to protect yourself from any potential liabilities.
- Contract and warranty: Obtain a detailed contract that outlines the scope of work, project timeline, payment terms, and warranty information. Review the contract carefully before signing to avoid any misunderstandings.
WHY CLADSPRAY SOLUTIONS ARE YOUR PERFECT PARTNER FOR OVERCLADDING
At Cladspray Solutions, we address the challenge of installing internal fall arrest safety netting, which is a prerequisite for asbestos roof coating work. When internal netting is not feasible, we employ a sacrificial netting solution on the exterior. This external netting safeguards against falls and is eventually enclosed within the new roof structure.
Offering up to a 25-year warranty, Cladspray Solutions ensures peace of mind with our in-house roofing teams’ expertise. This long-term warranty underscores the durability and quality of our over-cladding asbestos service.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Cladspray Solutions are an on-site, multi-skilled company based near Norwich (Norfolk) in the East of England; but our teams are available to work nationwide 24/7. We use the latest HVLP and airless spraying equipment to ensure a factory finish. We fully understand the importance of schedules and budgets, and aim to stay within both at all times. If you feel you could benefit from our services, please feel free to contact us and we will advise you of the best solution for you and your premises.