Graphical Construction Glossary >> Roofs and roofing. >> Roof Coverings >> Asbestos roofing
Imitation slate, tiles or shingles roof, containing asbestos material. Fixed on a 1950's era house in Australia. But for the house being a heritage listed, this roofing would have been removed long ago.
The individual tiles are approximately 10 thick by 200 x 200. (The part seen). The purpose made ridge and hip flashing are also asbestos containing products.
Hardies Super Six roof sheeting, also showing the asbestos containing hip and ridge flashing and a ridge vent.
Another category of roofing that contains asbestos are thinner, say 3mm thick sheets that were made out of asbestos reinforced vinyl sheets of similar size and appearance to composition shingles. These were typically made and fixed with a diamond pattern.
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