This super simple but effective DIY kit will seal cracks and make your asbestos roof watertight again. The key is the flexible, self-adhesive butyl tape with a UV foil to protect against all weather. This is the ideal product for homeowners wondering how to repair a cracked asbestos roof. Are you are looking for easy-to-use products with step-by-step guides? Do you want to get the job done safely and efficiently? At GooForIt, we understand that you want a long term solution in as little time as possible. The crack repair kit is the ideal solution to getting the repairs done fast with durability assured.
What Do the Kits Contain and How Much Do They Cover?
The crack repair kit includes tough and durable butyl rubber tape for longevity. A primer to ensure adhesion of the tape. It also includes a brush for applying the primer and gloves to ensure you stay as safe and clean as possible.
Small kit contains: 10 m Foil Backed Butyl Tape, 500 ml AT WB Primer, 2″ Brush, 100ml A Clean, 1 pair gloves.
Medium kit contains: 20 m Foil Backed Butyl Tape, 1LT AT WB Primer, 2″ Brush, 100ml A Clean, 1 pair gloves.
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How to fix your leaking asbestos roof Asbestos roof repair? Sounds complicated, right?
Yet that water’s going to keep on dripping, ruining your property.
That’s why we made our kits so quick and easy to apply…AND still more effective than the bitumen or acrylic based solutions on the shelves today.
You get a watertight asbestos roof after just a simple application.
3. Apply Crack Repair Tape
First off, a few notes on safety:
Ensure your roof is structurally stable and that you’re safe at all times throughout the repair Check out the HSE Guidelines on working with asbestos. These are brilliant little guides that’ll keep you safe up there Got any questions? Get in touch and send us some pictures of your project How to clean your asbestos roof This is more like ‘how to make your repair last for longer’. A good thorough clean is the way to a watertight asbestos roof.
Use a soft brush to remove all moss, dirt and grime from the affected area. Moss is a common downfall for a once perfectly weatherproof roof, and removing it is an important start to the repair. You should be left with an area free from growths and mould.
For cracks, it’s best if you apply the asbestos repair tape to the full length of the sheet, so a strip going up the sheet needs to be cleaned too.
Next up, is the washing. Yes, there’s a bit of scrubbing but it’s made easy with ISO Paint’s A-Clean, a biocide especially designed for cleaning roofs and killing moss and spores. This powerful detergent stops growths from forming under the repair, the key to long-life weatherproofing. Mix 1 part A Clean to 50 parts water. Then dip a large brush in and scrub the area. Keep the area damp to avoid asbestos fibres becoming airborne.
How to prime your asbestos roof Once the area is all clean and completely dry, you can move on to priming. Like all porous surfaces, your repair area needs priming. This ensures strong adhesion and reliable waterproofing. Open up the tin of AT S Primer and apply generously to the crack and surrounding area. Coat at least 5cm either side of the crack. As we’re dealing with cracks in the asbestos sheets, it’s best to repair the whole length of the sheet. For priming this means applying the primer for the whole length, even if the crack appears in just a part of it. You should end up with a strip running up and down from the crack.
How to apply an asbestos roof tape to your roof Wait for the primer to dry before reaching for the tape. Unroll and cut to size. Where sheets overlap, it’s best to but the tape right up against the upper sheet, or tuck it underneath. Apply all along the crack and beyond, putting pressure on all parts of the tape to ensure adhesion. This foil backed tape goes butyl first, so the foil faces the sky.
The foil will protect the butyl from UV rays, making your repair last longer. And the tough wide butyl will instantly seal that crack, stopping your leak today.
Tips and tricks from the asbestos roof repair experts We’ve put our years of experience and our most trusted products into your asbestos roof repair kit. You don’t only get a watertight seal, but the confidence that these solutions can stay the course.
Any questions, queries or asbestos related topics you’d like to message us about? Get in touch to learn more, and get the perfect finish for your roof.
Get The Right Asbestos Roof Repair Kit For A Watertight Finish Forget the expense of contractors and asbestos dismantling and disposal. These are DIY kits that can save you time and money and make your repair quick, easy and effective in the long run.
So, you know you’ve got a leaking roof, but what else do you know about your asbestos roof?
Can you see any holes? If so, how big are they? Can you see any cracks? Are they just hairline ones or bigger? Got both holes and cracks in your asbestos roof? Have you got any generally porous areas where liquid is seeping through? Is rain coming through the boltheads? Is it an unknown leak?
‘I’ve Got Holes In My Asbestos Roof‘ Not to worry. You can pop a fibreglass style repair patch over the hole to completely seal it. These are called SpeedPatches and they’re perfect for covering holes in asbestos roofs and remaining waterproof in the long run. Having been used for years to seal holes in roofs of all kinds, they’re backed up by a reliable service history. Plus they’re super easy to use.
The SpeedPatches can be cut to size and used on holes from miniscule sizes up to 22cm x 12cms, although the bigger the size the less the SpeedPatch has to grip onto either side of the hole, which could affect longevity. There are three different sizes of kit so you can find the perfect match for your project. Click here to buy.
As well as SpeedPatches, you’ll need some A-Clean and UV Curing resin to properly prepare the area. You can get everything you need, as well as gloves, brushes and a guide with the Asbestos roof and gutter hole repair kit.
‘I’ve Got Cracks In My Asbestos Roof’ Easy. Pop some tough rubber butyl tape over the crack after a quick prime. Unlike bitumen or acryclic based solutions which crack in the cold and expand in the heat, butyl rubber is built to withstand temperature changes and stop your leak in the long run. This kit uses the foil backed butyl tape which means the rubber won’t break down after relentless sun exposure.
Cracks in worn asbestos cement are fairly common, and this crack repair kit was designed for quick and easy use. The tough butyl is 100% weatherproof and easily fits over hairline cracks so you don’t have to be an expert to repair your roof. These are top quality products that have been chosen after years of real world testing. The result is that they make it easier than ever to repair your asbestos roof.
For the foil backed butyl to create a watertight seal, your asbestos roof needs to be cleaned and primed first. This kit gives you everything you need, including the roof biocide A-Clean and a specialist primer. Check out the Asbestos Crack Repair Kit and get your leak sealed before the next rainfall.
‘I’ve Got Both Holes And Cracks In My Asbestos Roof‘ You’re not alone. With the amount of asbestos roofs out there in the UK, chances are some of your neighbours’ roofs are also shot through with holes and cracks. Not to worry. That’s exactly why we’re here. For both holes and cracks, it’s best pick up both the Asbestos Roof Hole Repair Kit and the Asbestos Crack Repair Kit. Equipped with both you can seal both the holes and cracks in your asbestos roof and get a watertight roof in no time.
‘I’ve Got Cracks And A Generally Porous Area Where Water Is Getting Through My Asbestos Roof‘ Cracks can cause huge amounts of water to leak into your property and cause havoc to machinery, furnishings and interior walls. Coupled with generally porous roof sheets, your roof could be as useful as sieve during the next storm. It’s easy for you to wake up one morning to find irrevocable damage to your building. That’s why we’ve invented a kit to stop those leaks today and with only one repair method necessary.
This kit gives you the mighty fleecebacked butyl tape. Combine this with our most popular Alltimes Liquid Rubber, and you’ve got a highly durable and watertight seal that can stop your leaks today. The fleece fixed to the weatherproof butyl tape will embed itself to the Alltimes Liquid Rubber, creating a reinforced repair that can outlast many standard DIY roof repair products.
Get everything you need, including gloves, brushes and a step by step photo guide that makes application easy. Built by experts, this kit is designed to seal your roof asap and save your building from further water damage. Check out the Asbestos roof sheet repair kit to save your property.
‘I’ve Got Rain Coming Through The Bolt Heads In My Asbestos Roof’ Forget asbestos disposal fees and sleep easy knowing you’ve saved yourself heaps of time and money. Bolts in asbestos roofs can often be the cause of roof leaks, and many people are led to believe that replacement or overclad are the only options. The bolt holes can expand after years of temperature changes and let your roof down. That’s why we’ve dedicated this asbestos roof repair to sealing your bolt holes.
Unlike vulnerable bitumen or acrylic based repairs, this 6mm thick butyl tape has the durability to waterproof your roof in the long run. Coupled with the UV resistant and Alltimes Reinforced Liquid Rubber, this butyl provides a watertight seal around the whole bolt head. You can get everything you need to seal your boltheads and weatherproof your roof with the Asbestos Roof Bolts Repair Kit.
‘I’ve Got An Unknown Leak On My Asbestos Roof‘ Moss, dirt and grime can conceal exactly why your roof is leaking. Under all that dirt there could be holes, cracks and generally damaged sheets, all contributing to your problem leak.
The first thing you’ll need to do is to give your roof a good clean. Use the specialist Biocide A-Clean to get a completely clean surface that’s ready for repair.
Next up you’ll need to consider whether or not it’s best to patch repair parts of go for a complete refurbishment. Patch repair will be along the lines above. And for refurbishment, we recommend using the highly durable coating Alltimes Liquid Rubber coating system to completely seal the roof.
1) Do I Need Any Extra Tools Or Experience To Apply It? No. This is a complete DIY kit. You’ll get everything you need to stop the leak. The only extras you’ll need is a bucket to mix the A-Clean and water together, and a soft brush for the cleaning. This can be a standard dustpan style brush, so long as the bristles are soft.
2) Why Should I Get A Kit? All of the products in the kit have been carefully selected. They’re generally more durable, longer lasting and easier to apply than what you’ll find at the local hardware store. Roofing contractors have been using these materials for years, and they’re now available to you. It’s also more cost effective to order a kit than to buy the items seperately.
3) How Long Will The Repair Last? You should expecct 5-10 years, but it could be much longer, or shorter if it gets damaged. There’s no clear cut answer for this as it’ll depend on the roof conditions and future weathering. What we can say is that the butyl tapes can easily outlast many other solutions.
4) Is Asbestos Safe To Repair? Yes, so long as you follow HSE guidelines. Keep yourself safe at all times.
5) Why Should I Use Butyl Tape? Butyl is a tough rubber that can handle temperate change and building movement. This sets it apart from other roofing tapes and solutions, particularly bitumen which has a reputation for cracking in the cold. The butyl is completely waterproof and forms a well adhered seal when combined with a coating or primer.
6) Why Is The Butyl Tape Foil Or Fleece Backed? The foil provides a UV resistant barrier to protect the rubber tape from sun exposure. And the fleece reinforced the tape and holds any subsequently applied coating.
The Surprisingly Simple Ways Of Working With Asbestos Safely It’s not as difficult as you think to stay safe when working with asbestos.
Simple HSE regulations can protect you from fibres and give you a quick, easy and effective watertight repair.
Keeping asbestos wet, as these regulations explain, can prevent fibres becoming airborne: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/guidance/em5.pdf
The same goes for clearing debri from asbestos gutters: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/guidance/a10.pdf
The HSE reccommend using a biocide on asbestos cement, and the ISO-A Clean is included with every kit.
There’s also some great info on Personal Protection Equipment: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/guidance/em6.pdf
When in doubt, consult the HSE guidelines on Asbestos Essentials or you can get in touch here.
‘Brilliant service and products. A lot of our work is based on asbestos roofing and we rely on these products for both patch repair and full refurbishment. They’re easy to use and importantly, make the roof look great! Always had great service from the team and we especially like how durable the butyl tapes and coatings are.’
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