Asbestos is a very good thermal insulator and increases the energy efficiency of the building.
It is highly resistant to fire and does not burn easily.
It forms a very strong material when mixed with cement and used as an additive to form a composite material called asbestos cement.
It is a very inexpensive and a very cost effective material, hence widely used.
It is extensively used as a protective roofing material in corrugated form.
It is highly durable and weatherproof.
It is resistant to damage from termites.
Asbestos is very easy to clean and maintain but difficult to repair.