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Cement Roof Tiles

Posted by Dan Merrick on March 25th, 2003 10:07 AM

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 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?

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