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Identify garage roof material

  • 12-08-2022 10:12pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3,299 ✭✭✭

    Can anyone tell me what material this is. Its covering an old garage and is in large corrugated sheets nailed down.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,742 ✭✭✭✭banie01

    Looks like asbestos to me, albeit with an inexpert eye.

  • Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭zidac

    I expect its a type of industrial corrugated sheets that came from factory or warehouse, someone picked up along the way probably roofer.

    Its very well fitted thought it appears not to overlap.

  • Registered Users Posts: 405 ✭✭embracingLife


  • Registered Users Posts: 405 ✭✭embracingLife

  • Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭zidac

    That's what i thought at first, what material is the capping? they look the same material to me. The OP will tell us if it can be hit with a hammer without breaking and then we will know for sure.

    It may be asbestos with lead capping.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 405 ✭✭embracingLife

    Capping? The op never mentioned that. Now you're dragging out a non issue.

    By the looks of it it's probably asbestos as well or concrete (sand & cement).

    Now you want the op to hit it with a hammer and report to you for your curiosity?!

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,299 ✭✭✭irishguy

    Thanks guys. I was thinking it's asbestos, but wasn't sure. Photo was taken at the front and it wraps around the side c 20sqm, so I doubt it will be cheap to remove if it is.

    Capping seems to be tile painted, it's not lead and I won't be hitting it with a hammer just yet 🙂

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,705 ✭✭✭chooseusername

    The short bottom piece does not appear to match the corrugations of the longer top piece so the overlap would never work properly.