concrete asbestos shingles

Old 02-25-08, 09:31 AM
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concrete asbestos shingles

Can I remove them myself? Is it safe? How would one dispose of them? Does a roofer have to be "certified" to remove and dispose of them. I am sure I can reroof my house, but a big deal was made of our shingles when we bought the house. We got one estimate for $6K, but I laughed that away! I have read they really are not a health risk unless I smash them into powder and continuously breath the dust. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Old 02-25-08, 11:56 AM
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You'll have to check your local laws. Here a homeowner can remove them but you have to dispose of them properly which simply involves taking them to a dump that has an area dedicated to asbestos.

Unless you plan to saw them up you should be just fine.
Old 02-25-08, 06:54 PM
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In Va, they have dsposal rules that need following. But, call around to some of the dumpster companies. One or more will be able to comply with the rules and supply you a dumpster for the purpose.

Don't try disposing of them yourself without some WRITTEN permit from your city, county, or state agency.

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