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Do You Suspect Your Roof May Contain Asbestos?

Buildings built before 1990 in New Zealand have a medium – high likelihood of containing asbestos. With so many different places in a residential building that could contain asbestos, from old Decramastic Tile or Super Six Roofs, Hardies Asbestos Cladding, Soffits, Insulation, Popcorn Ceilings/Texture Ceilings & much more it is unlikely that a building is completely asbestos free.

This picture from Worksafe NZ explains in a easily understandable way the different locations of asbestos in a residential home. 

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JP Franklin's Asbestos Roofing Services

JP Franklin Roofing is considered as one of the leading companies for Asbestos roofing services across the country. We work with insurance companies, property managers and builders/developers as well servicing the residential market as well. Our Asbestos roofing team is dedicated, experienced and maintains a high quality finishing level to all of their works. Whether your roof needs to be repaired, maintained or replaced JP Franklin Roofing should be your go to company for affordable, expert level asbestos Roofing Services.

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Asbestos Roof Repairs

Asbestos Decramastic Tile Roofs can be extremely fragile so they are often damaged by inexperienced trades or people walking on them incorrectly. It is quite common that JP Franklin roofing gets called out to fix a roof that has dented tiles or broken batterns to try and stop it leaking.

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Asbestos Roof Removal & Replacement

If you have an older decramastic tile roofing then it may be best to look at having it replaced rather than repaired, especially due to the high risk of it containing asbestos! 

JP Franklin can remove your asbestos roof and replace it with either a new Colorsteeel Iron roof or new, asbestos free metal tiles. 

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Asbestos Roof Painting/Sealing

If you are looking to extend the life of your asbestos tile roof then you could choose to have it Sealed and painted. While this is a viable choice for some roofs, some may be too far gone to be able to paint/seal them correctly. 

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Common Types Of Asbestos Roofs In New Zealand

There are 4 main types of asbestos roofs – Decramastic Tile, Super Six (Residential), Super Six (Commercial) and Asbestos Shingle Roofs which present their own dangers & require different types of exprtise to deal with them. Read below to find our more about these roofs!

Decramastic Tile Roofs

Decramastic Tiles are scallop-shaped metal tiles also known by other names such as pressed metal tiles, Decrabond, and ‘stone chip roofs’. Decramastic Tile roofs were manufactured and widely used in New Zealand during the 1970s and 1980s. Due to the presence of asbestos, Decramastic Tiles are no longer manufactured and have been replaced by other types of metal tiles. There are still many original Decramastic Tile roofs on properties in New Zealand but as they are particularly vulnerable to deterioration over time, and with new laws in NZ regarding asbestos, there has been a boom in the maintenance and replacement of these in recent years.

Decramastic tile roofs are best replaced with either new metal tile roofs or with a colorsteel longrun roof.

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Super Six Roofing

Super Six and Super 8 roofs were once widely used in NZ to provide fire resistant, cost effective roofing for industrial, commercial and residential buildings. Super six was a very very brittle roofing type when it was first released and after years of dealing with NZ weather it has become increasable more so, meaning we 100% advise any person who has a super six roof to be cautious of breaking the sheets.

Super six can be easily replaced with colorsteel roofing as it follows the same general construction method.

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Asbestos Shingle Roofing

Asbestos Shignle Roofing or Fibre Cement Shingle Roofing was less commonly used in NZ that the other types of ACM roofing. The often resemble a slate tile roof and can be extremely fragile and hard to work on. Usually the best replacement roof type for a shingle roof would be to replace it with another new asphalt shingle roof

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About JP Franklin Roofing

JP Franklin provides clients across New Zealand with efficient, top quality, roofing services to protect your family and business from the elements. We pride ourselves on being a local one-stop shop for all your roofing needs by services almost every type of roof!  We are reasonably priced, easy to deal with, and are generally able to identify the best solution for your roof.

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Had a great experience with JP Franklin Roofing, had my old concrete tile roof replaced by a great team of roofers. Communication was excellent and everything done to a high quality of workmanship. From edge protection to total site clean up, everything was done exactly as I was told it would be. I highly recommend them to anyone in the future.
Haukaha Paul
Concrete Tile Roof Replacement West Auckland
Highly recommend the team at JP Franklin Roofing! Thank you so much for the quick turn around on the job and the easy communication. Thanks heaps!
Zoe Wood
Asbestos Tile Roof Repair
Really impressed by the way of JP Franklin Roofing performing jobs.They are very professional and timely.I couldn't find any other company of that manner in their works.Excellent team and deserve an A+
Tony Hopkins
Metal Roof Replacement
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