My house was built in 1840. I just bought it last year. Presently, the roof has ugly asbestos tiles on it (mid 1970's?). Had the roofer come out to replace a few cracked tiles earlier this year. I have no water in my attic, and there's nothing wrong with the roof apart from those few cracked tiles.
Here's the thing-
The ugly asbestos tiles are layered over a cedar shake roof. I know this because my attic ceiling is the cedar shingles.
I would LOVE to have a cedar shake roof on this house. Is it worth trying to salvage the underlying cedar shake roof? Or is that just too expensive/too great an undertaking?
I realize that asebestos abatement is costly, but if the tiles don't break when the are removed, then I can't see how the asbestos would be an issue.... especially where it's not abatement inside a building.
I am assuming that those few tiles that were cracked (5-6 of them)probably caused leaks onto the cedar shake roof. Should I be concerned about rot from that water?
I don't have an attic fan so my attic gets very hot- does the heat damage the cedar shingles? (attic fan is on my "to do" list still)
Thanks for your replies and input!
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