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    Question Asbestos roof shingles

    What do asbestos roof shingles look like? Are there different types? Are they still made?

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    Default Re: Asbestos roof shingles

    Thanks for the link WK.


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    Default Re: Asbestos roof shingles

    Asbestos single identification chart:

    Asbestos Shingle Identification Photos, Also known as Transite Roof Tiles

    Here in Chicago I see this pattern occasionally, you have to check all sides of all roofs, for example you may find it’s been left on garages when the main structure has been re-roofed:

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    http://www.customtileroofing.com/images2/Asbestos_Transite_Tiles/BELGIUM%20ETERNIT%20FIELD%20SLATE%20AND%20RIDGE.jp g

    One red flag to check further are shingles that overlap one other on one side:

    http://www.jenkinsslate.com/images/sidelapasbestos.jpg

    I’ve also seen this type of Transite roofing, usually on shed roofs:

    http://www.printedpages.net/images/3...mpany-1947.jpg
    http://www.asbestosnews.com/images/roof.jpg

    And this type, which mimics slate:

    http://www.customtileroofing.com/ima...UTCH%20LAP.jpg

    And also faux wood:

    http://www.printedpages.net/images/7...age_1-1955.jpg
    http://www.customtileroofing.com/ima...20American.jpg

    The bottom line is that asbestos can look,
    superficially
    at least, like just about any other kind of shingle roofing.

    Last edited by Michael Thomas; 06-09-2007 at 08:59 AM.

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    Default Re: Asbestos roof shingles

    Here is one home that I found in Roswell, NM with asbestos shingles.

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    Maybe the Aliens brought them with them?


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