Inspected a home with a rather interesting roof covering material. Im not sure of the exact age but it has to be 20+ years I’m guessing. The Owner says its cement fiber roof panels and its approx 18-20 years old. I’ve also been told these are asbestos composite panels. The house was built in 79 and this product was installed as the second roof covering (I can see the original shingles underneath in some areas). Wasn’t asbestos banned in the late 70’s or 80’s? I would think it unlikely to be asbestos composite panels based on approx when it was installed.
What are your thoughts? Any idea of what this material is and experiences with it?
On the rear there is a heavy build up of lichen on the roof as you can see in one of the photos.
Any info is greatly appreciated as always.