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KarDan

04:03AM | 03/25/03
Member Since: 03/24/03
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I recently bought a house with cement roofing tiles. They are about 1 ft sq. each. The roof may be 60-70 years old, in a midwest climate. My first question, is can I determine what kind they are....ie. asbestos fiber cement...etc.? Is it possible to clean the tiles? Is it possible to seal the tiles? Should I avoid walking on the tiles? I have been told the roof needs replaced soon. Is it possible to replace the decking, and reuse the tiles? If I do have to replace the roof, is there any hazardous considerations for asbestos fiber concrete tile disposal?

Piffin

05:14PM | 03/30/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
If they are the thick, heavy concrete tiles, they are not like to have asbestos to worry about. The asbestos roofing was only about 3/16" thick. If that is what it is, you might still not have a terrible problem getting rid of them. Different localities have different regulations and the regs apply differently to commercial and to homeowner procedures.
In other words, if you take them off your own roof and double bag them in platic bags that are labeld as asbestos, ther not be any more cost than any other waste product. But if a roofer takes them off professionally, a whole new slue of costs apply.
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