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...
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.
Please watch this video to better understand the dangers of asbestos
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.
We have complied a short list of various places you could potentially have asbestos in your home...
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