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AsbestoKote - Asbestos Coating - Asbestos Roof Coating - Durban - South Africa

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There are millions of asbestos roofs in South Africa, they formed the basis of most public and private roofing choices going back almost a hundred years.

What most people do not know is how dangerous asbestos fibers are and the aging process of these roofs has resulted in loose fibers floating in the air around schools, clinics, hospitals, farms, industry, and almost everywhere.

On a hot windy day, the loose fibers will dislodge and become airborne. If this is in the area where children are playing etc, then you can expect them to breathe these fibers into their lungs, and according to Professor Howarth...

Howarth: We believe the danger from asbestos occurs only when the fibers are available to enter the lungs. That is why the hundreds of locations of damaged asbestos materials in schools are so troubling. Each area of damage releases fibers into the air. If not immediately breathed in by a passing student or teacher, they settle to the ground with the potential to be stirred up into the air repeatedly unless removed through cleaning.

AsbestoKote Solution

Kote Products have over 40 years of protective coatings experience and we know exactly how to solve the asbestos fiber threat.

ASBESTOKOTE is a super tough, UV stable, flexible, high grade pure acrylic combo polymer with exceptionally effective additives to deal with binding the fibers on the roof.

Our proprietary formulation has been perfected to soak into the asbestos sheeting, it penetrates and creeps into the pores of the asbestos and then hardens within a few hours to seal the dangerous fibers in place.

Once the sheeting has been examined and repaired where needed, according to legal requirements, it is sealed with ASBESTOKOTE as a primer and base protective coating. Thereafter, we recommend the top coating of the roof with our heat cheating ceramic coating known as InsulKote. This product has been formulated to withstand the elements and reduce heat by up to 40%. It will also provide a most aesthetically pleasing finish at the same time.

The Dangers of Asbestos Video

Please watch this video to better understand the dangers of asbestos

Asbestos Roofing

If your house was built using asbestos sheeting then you stand to be at risk and the wise and lawful action is to ensure that it does not contribute to health hazards for you, your family or your neighbours. It is dangerous, no matter the date your roof was installed.

In this video (left) you can see a few demonstrations of what the asbestos roof looks like. As advised by anyone who is working to solve the asbestos roofing or asbestos tiling problem it is better to allow professionals to safely remove the asbestos sheeting because it can cause more damage to your health if you attempt to remove them yourself.

What does asbestos do to the body?

The asbestos fibers irritate and scar lung tissue, causing the lungs to become stiff. This makes it difficult to breathe. As asbestosis progresses, more and more lung tissue becomes scarred. Eventually, your lung tissue becomes so stiff that it can't contract and expand normally

Do popcorn ceilings have asbestos?

Popcorn ceilings generally contain between 1 and 10 percent asbestos. While 1 percent may seem insignificant, it's important to note that any percentage of asbestos in a popcorn ceiling is cause for concern and should be addressed.

Where can hazardous asbestos be found:

We have complied a short list of various places you could potentially have asbestos in your home...

  • Attic and wall insulation produced containing vermiculite
  • Vinyl floor tiles and the backing on vinyl sheet flooring and adhesives
  • Roofing and siding shingles
  • Textured paint and patching compounds used on walls and ceilings
  • Walls and floors around wood-burning stoves protected with asbestos paper, millboard, or cement sheets
  • Hot water and steam pipes coated with asbestos material or covered with an asbestos blanket or tape
  • Oil and coal furnaces and door gaskets with asbestos insulation
  • Heat-resistant fabrics
  • Automobile clutches and brakes

Send us your Before and After shots

Show off the transformation the your home or any surface by sending us your photos of the 'before' and the 'after' effect once you've applied our product.

We will add your images to our website to help inspire others and to show just how creative you can be with out product.

AsbestoKote - Asbestos Coating - Asbestos Roof Coating - Durban - South Africa

CONTACT US:

DAVE METZLER

dave@kote.co.za

0312616866

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