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username#132 04-07-2005 04:24 PM

Asbestos
 
Was asbestos ever used in roof insulation and if so, how do we check if the insulation in our roof contains asbestos? I've read that you send off a sample to a lab and they check it for you.
I've got the impression that it was only used in making stuff fire-retardent, so maybe it isn't found in roof insulation but the resources I've come across so far havn't been too helpful.
Thanks in advance.

knowltondata 04-13-2005 11:24 PM

It was used to insulate everything from pipes to air duct to stove doors to flooring tile. Find the age of the home, and contact a company that does this sort of thing... they can give you some info based on age, but have them check it. It is nothing to play around with... as a remodeling contractor, I wouldn't even mess with it.


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