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Tomslate (Tomslate)
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Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 - 05:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

truly beautiful house might be worth re-roofing
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 06:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The leaks were probably on the back side of the chimney.
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Smbarnes (Smbarnes)
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Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 - 11:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There were a couple of leaks inside. We have decided to look around more, but thank you for your insight.
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Posted on Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 08:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It looks to be in pretty good shape. Asbestos was billed as the miracle fibre years ago, and it certainly is strong. If you stay off from them, those roofs will last a long time. 85 years isn't bad. From the looks of the picture, it might have been cleaned, but that really doesn't hurt anything. The asbestos is not friable in that state and only about 10% of the weight of the shingle is asbestos. Does it have any leaks? A couple of close up pictures would be helpful. On the other hand, Madison probably has more snow than we have in Kalamazoo right now. about 2 feet on the ground and more coming every day. Kind of hard to take pictures of slates beneath snow. good luck with that.
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Smbarnes (Smbarnes)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 11:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We are considering the purchase of a home with an asbestos shingle roof. The home was billed as having a slate roof, but the condition report notes that the roof shingles have asbestos in them. The home was built in the 30's. What types of things should we look for when we look at the roof? Can anyone recommend a roofing specialist or inspector for the Madison, WI area that has asbestos experience? This is the best picture of the roof that I have right now.roof image

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