Post Number: 1089
|Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 11:02 pm: ||
Here is how we did a repair this year. Hopefully the picture link will work.
Post Number: 837
|Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 09:25 pm: ||
Repairing Asbestos Roofs
Asbestos is a brittle and fragile material. It cannot be walked on as the tiles will crack and these hairline cracks, which are hard to see, will leak. Asbestos tiles can be cut with a Slate Cutter, which, in fact, was originally manufactured to cut asbestos tiles. This tool will also punch holes in asbestos tiles - no small feat as they tend to crack otherwise. You can also put holes in asbestos tiles by using a small masonry drill bit (3/16" for example). You can work on asbestos roofs by using hook ladders. The ladder hook is inexpensive and works pretty well on asbestos roofs. Slate hooks work well for fastening replacement tiles in place. On diamond shaped tiles use two hooks, one at 4 o' clock and one at 8 o' clock (see below). When you use slate hooks you don't have to drill the tiles or caulk anything. You can also use copper nails to nail the asbestos tiles back in place after taking the roof apart (such as when you replace flashings). The last (top) row of tiles, however, will probably have to be installed with slate hooks.
Below is an example of an asbestos roof flashing repair job. The flashing on the chimney needed replaced so the asbestos tiles were lifted, new copper flashing was installed, and the same tiles were put back in the same place.
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 02:28 pm: ||
There used to be a guy that traveled throughout Georgia and Alabama fixing asbestos roofs- does anyone know who he is and have his contact info. I have a guy in Dublin thatnneds some repair- not a whole roof