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By ladyfarmer
ladyfarmer

on 2/2/2013 8:06:08 PM
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Asbestos or steel sheet is good for roofing?

Hello,

I am in process of constructing a farm house, have confusion in mind. What is good as the roofing materials - The Asbestor sheet or Steel sheet (coated one or simple)?

What are the pros and cons of both of them?

Thanks

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By sheonarayan
sheonarayan

on 2/2/2013 8:25:33 PM
Hi Lady Farmer,

Below are the pros and cons of Asbestor sheet and Steel sheet for roofing.

Asbestos sheet
In general Asbestos sheet is considered hazardous for health as when time passes a very tiny particles keep coming down from the sheet and that is considered dangerous for the heart and causes breathing related disease. Also very extra care should be taken when you are taking out those sheets for some reason.

Asbestos sheet are cheaper that steel sheet but seeing the risk of health I wouldn't suggest this. Also there is chance of breaking when time passes or while installing the sheet.

Steel sheet
I feel steel sheet is the way to go particularly when now steel sheets are coming with quoting (blue or green) so their life has increased and they also resist heat. You can for sure use them for rain water harvesting that you can't do in Asbestos sheet as some tiny particles gets mixed with the water. 

To make the home more cooler in the winter you may apply husk or straw over it. Of course, steel sheet is costly but seeing its benefit I recommend this.

I hope my answer would help.

Thanks

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By ladyfarmer
ladyfarmer

on 2/2/2013 8:29:18 PM
Thanks SheoNarayan for valuable advice. I would go for steel sheet roofing for sure.

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By tonyalbott
tonyalbott

on 1/5/2017 1:21:13 AM
Roofing is typical type of work you can say which can't be done by your own ,So  i always suggest to take the advice of  Roofing Contractor before doing any roof repair or replace.But your advice is really helpful for contractors also who are new in the business of Roofing. Thank you so much for sharing this useful information about Asbestos and steel sheets.

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By darreenharis
darreenharis

on 3/15/2017 1:37:49 AM
When debating whether or not you should replace your old asbestos roof with a new metal roof, there are some valid points to consider.Metal roofing has emerged as one of the large scale building material substitutes for asbestos cement sheets or any other roofing products. Metal roofing allows elegance and flexibility in the design for the outer shell of the industries or warehouses.My roof is also made from metal sheets as they are highly recommended by Roofing Contractor Margate.I had hired them for my roofing construction.

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By eligoldman12
eligoldman12

on 7/5/2017 2:07:12 AM
After reading your thought , I have concluded that i will surely go for Steel sheet roofing. I will ask the Roof Repair expert to install the steel sheet on the roof.Thanks for the advice.

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