Thx painter,No heath problems they know about,
They even say that drinking the water that runs off the roof without filtering cause no problems as the fibers go in our gut and not our lungs.
However the longer you leave it the the more expensive replacement will become.
I know for a fact that tradesman are willing "now" to negotiate more as work becomes scarcer.
I had a price a few months ago to remove and replace one on a 120m2 high set house and it was $10,000.
Low set should be a lot cheaper to do as safety barriers are probably not required.
Shop around,what it cost you now,you will get back two fold or more later in resale.
Also it could lose you a sale when you really need to sell
Nutech paints at Rydlemere across Parra river from Silverwater.
They specialise in roof paint for tiled roofs but also have a paint for asbestos.
But if it is leaking I think it will require more than just paint.
Is it fastened by the old screw and lead washer which may only require
The other spots looks like a spore,I would try and wash that off with chlorine or bleach.
Are you telling me that chlorine doesn't kill mould?According to Shannon Lush of Spotless fame, chlorine merely whitens the spore. To kill it you should use a qtr teaspoon of oil of cloves in a litre of water. (My recollection)
I know her book is available from ABC book centers and would be helpful to many here.
The more I look at these pics, the more I think rain is blowing up under the sheets where the overlaps are not down tight. If this house has a precast ridge sheet, it's possible that the rafters have sagged a bit over time and opened a gap for rain to penetrate. I would silicon the overlap edges as well as any screws.
It would be interesting to know if the water damage at the manhole is directly below where it would leak from the ridge capping overlap.