Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Steve Miskinis's Avatar
    Steve Miskinis Guest

    Default asbestos shingles

    Hi all, been reading for a while, but need to ask a question after inspection today. This home was built in 1958 and I believe the shingles to be asbestos, how do you judge the age of these and what is the normal lifespan?

    Similar Threads:
    Inspection Referral SOC

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Spring Hill (Nashville), TN
    Posts
    5,847

    Default Re: asbestos shingles

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Miskinis View Post
    Hi all, been reading for a while, but need to ask a question after inspection today. This home was built in 1958 and I believe the shingles to be asbestos, how do you judge the age of these and what is the normal lifespan?
    Any pictures?

    If they are original and it is very possible, I would say that after 50 years that they have given about all they have to give. Most likely the fasteners will give way before the shingles will deteriorate not to mention that the underlayment most likely started to fall apart 20+ years ago.

    Scott Patterson, ACI
    Spring Hill, TN
    www.traceinspections.com

  3. #3
    Steve Miskinis's Avatar
    Steve Miskinis Guest

    Default Re: asbestos shingles

    yes have pics but cant figure out how to post them on here, tells me the file is to big. The majority of the roof is covered in an orange mold like substance.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Memphis TN.
    Posts
    4,311

    Default Re: asbestos shingles

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Miskinis View Post

    yes have pics but cant figure out how to post them on here, tells me the file is to big. The majority of the roof is covered in an orange mold like substance.
    .
    Steve,

    I use Bomes Image resizer ( free down load ) and check the properties ( under 193k ) if the picture file is larger I just reduce them again in bomes.

    This is also great to include photos in your email report as it reduces the sent file size ( saved me a lot of problems.)

    It Might have Choked Artie But it ain't gone'a choke Stymie! Our Gang " The Pooch " (1932)
    Billy J. Stephens HI Service Memphis TN.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Philadelphia PA
    Posts
    3,177

    Default Re: asbestos shingles

    I use irfanview, also free.

    www.irfanview.us

    "There is no exception to the rule that every rule has an exception." -James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)
    www.ArnoldHomeInspections.com

  6. #6
    Steve Miskinis's Avatar
    Steve Miskinis Guest

    Default Re: asbestos shingles

    here is pic. Thanks for the info on resizing

    ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Memphis TN.
    Posts
    4,311

    Default Re: asbestos shingles

    Found this photo on asbestos shingles using a quick search.
    * has mold growth on shingles.

    Also found wood grain examples.
    .

    ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images
    It Might have Choked Artie But it ain't gone'a choke Stymie! Our Gang " The Pooch " (1932)
    Billy J. Stephens HI Service Memphis TN.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •