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Ageing Asbestos Roof Given New Lease of Life

31 October 2019

A deteriorating asbestos roof on an indoor karting track in Plymouth is brought back to life with new hybrid coating system - Advantage

 

A 1,400sqm asbestos roof on a Plymouth karting track was completely rejuvenated with Alltimes Coatings's new Advantage for Asbestos system. A single component, solvent free coating, Advantage is a moisture cured hybrid system that is saving roofing contractors time and money on asbestos roof coating jobs around the country. It is damp tolerant during application meaning there's no waiting for the perfect weather window and with the option of full insurance underwritten in the UK, including labour, materials, access and safety, clients can have peace of mind.

The roof was in bad condition and the owners were struggling with multiple leaks throughout the building. The decision was made to clean, repair and coat and works were carried out by asbestos specialists Prothos Contracting Ltd. Tom Swainson, Director of Prothos Contracting, said: "The roof was one of the worst I've ever seen. The end result was incredible considering the condition at the start".

old asbestos roof made safe with protective coating

The chrysotile asbestos roof was cleaned with ISO A clean and primed with Advantage OptiSeal before the top coat of Advantage for Asbestos was applied. Tom said: "We didn't have to wait for the roof to be completely dry before we could start work so there was no wasted time for the team. As the coating is 100% solids we only needed to spray a single fine layer of coating which meant less time applying and less equipment on the roof. It was a really quick system to use, which was fortunate as the seagulls up there could be pretty vicious! Using the Optiseal gave a brilliant finish and the client was very happy with the end result. We were really impressed with the Advantage system, so much so we're using it on a large asbestos roof job we're starting soon in Oxfordshire".

The Advantage system covers all areas of roof repairs including gutters, cut edge corrosion and skylights. The latest addition to the range is Advantage Graphene for metal roofs. With added graphene the coating has industry leading anti-corrosion properties alongside the many other benefits of the coating. It is solvent, Isocyanate and VOC free, can be easily re-coated and has excellent UV and high weather resistance. It gives the re-coating convenience of an old style silicone coating but with the application moisture tolerance of the latest hybrid roof coating systems.

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