Books about Asbestos Shingles and Roof Products

Over the past century, roofs were sometimes made with asbestos products. Roofing products include asbestos-cement shingles, asbestos roof coating, asbestos containing built-up roofing, and asbestos roofing felts. One book says that asbestos shingles are brittle, so they can be smashed. People doing roof replacement and installations could be exposed to the hazardous asbestos dust.

Barrett Built-up Roofing Systems Catalog

Barrett Built-up Roofing Systems Catalog
Allied Chemical. Barrett Asphalt-Asbestos Felt Roof, Asbestos shingles, and asbestos base flashing.

Philip Carey built-up roofing Catalog

Philip Carey built-up roofing Catalog (1965)
Asbestos was used in Carey's Fire-Chex Shingles and in many built-up roofing products.

Ruberoid Built-up Roofing Catalog

Ruberoid Built-up Roofing Catalog (1965)
Asbestos felt used for their roofing systems. Also asbestos used with Dupont's Tedlar for roofing.

BFG One-Ply Roofing System Brochure

BFG One-Ply Roofing System Brochure (1965)
The B. F. Goodrich Company. Describes their asbestos felt and Hypalon synthetic rubber roof material.

Johns-Manville Roof Insulations Brochure

Johns-Manville Roof Insulations Brochure (1964)
J-M Built-up Roofing used Asbestos Waterproofing Felt.

Roof Insulation Systems Catalog

Roof Insulation Systems Catalog (1965)
Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation. Asbestos mentioned in the section about Poured Gypsum Decks.

Styrofoam Insulation Catalog

Styrofoam Insulation Catalog (1965)
Insulation for Built-up roofing. Asbestos felt use shown. The Dow Chemical Company.

Hunter Aluma-Shake Shingles Catalog

Hunter Aluma-Shake Shingles Catalog
Asbestos felt used with their aluminum shingles.

Devoe Color Comfort Brochure

Devoe Color Comfort Brochure (1947)
This vintage Devoe Paint catalog mentions Devoe Asbestos Roof Coating Liquid.

Celotex Gypsum Products Catalog

Celotex Gypsum Products Catalog (1947)
Celo-Rok Weatherproof Sheathing use with asbestos shingles is described.

H. H. Robertson Company Advertisement

H. H. Robertson Company Advertisement
Robertson Protected Metal and Robertson Galbestos Metal for roofing and siding material. Use on industrial chemical buildings.

Stronghold Threaded Nails Catalog

Stronghold Threaded Nails Catalog (1965)
Specifications for nails used on asbestos board and asbestos shingle.

ALCOA Residential Building Products Catalog

ALCOA Residential Building Products Catalog
Asbestos shingle nails described.

Toch Bros. Inc. Catalog

Toch Bros. Inc. Catalog
Latex coating could be used with asbestos shingles.

Johns-Manville Documentation: Roof Coatings, Putties, Papers and Felts

Johns-Manville Documentation: Roof Coatings, Putties, Papers and Felts (1951)
Asbestos Fibrous Roof Coating, Black Plastic Cement, Asbestos Caulking Putty, and Asbestos Slaters Felt.

Johns-Manville Documentation on Roofs and Shingles

Johns-Manville Documentation on Roofs and Shingles
1940s-1950s. Asbestos felts used in built-up roofs, asbestos roof coating, asbestos shingles, and more.

J. C. Whitlam Manufacturing Co Advertisement

J. C. Whitlam Manufacturing Co Advertisement
Black Flash asbestos cement compound for repairing roof leaks and old flashings.

Independent Blade Company Advertisement

Independent Blade Company Advertisement
Blades for cutting asbestos shingles.

Flame X Control Corp Catalog

Flame X Control Corp Catalog
Circa 1968. Asbestos felt mentioned.

Wall & Ceiling Constructions Catalog

Wall & Ceiling Constructions Catalog
Circa 1947. United States Gypsum Company. Asbestos cement siding, ceiling construction with asbestos paper, and asbestos cement shingles.

Colonial Hand Split Shingles Catalog

Colonial Hand Split Shingles Catalog
Circa 1968. Asbestos paper mentioned.

Flintkote Roofing Catalog

Flintkote Roofing Catalog
Circa 1934. Roof coating and waterproofing mastic made out of asbestos.

2 Advertisements: H. H. Robertson & Philip Carey

2 Advertisements: H. H. Robertson & Philip Carey
Asbestos Protected Metal from H. H. Robertson Company. Asbestos roofing from Philip Carey.

Johns-Manville Built-Up Roofs Catalog

Johns-Manville Built-Up Roofs Catalog (1965)
Specifications for Johns-Manville asbestos roofing products, including built-up roofs.

Flintkote Roofing and Siding Catalog

Flintkote Roofing and Siding Catalog
Circa 1960. Asbestos-Cement Siding and Asbestos-Cement Roofing.

Ruberoid Building Products Catalog

Ruberoid Building Products Catalog
Circa 1960. Asbestos Cement Shingles, Asbestos Cement Siding and Asbestos Building Board.

Carey Building Products Catalog

Carey Building Products Catalog
Circa 1960. Philip Carey Manufacturing Company. Asbestos shingles, built-up roofs, and asbestos-cement wallboard.

K&M Asbestos-Cement Building Materials Catalog

K&M Asbestos-Cement Building Materials Catalog
Circa 1960. Asbestos shingles, roofing tile, asbestos cement panels, asbestos cement air duct for HVAC, and corrugated asbestos.

Louvers in Extruded Aluminum, Door Louvers, and Brick Size Vents Catalog

Louvers in Extruded Aluminum, Door Louvers, and Brick Size Vents Catalog (1961)
Specifications state that the underside of the roof is to be insulated with asbestos membrane coating.

Vanco Roof Ventilators Catalog

Vanco Roof Ventilators Catalog (1960)
Asbestos is mentioned in the description of roof ventilators.

Barclite Translucent Fiberglass Reinforced Panels Catalog

Barclite Translucent Fiberglass Reinforced Panels Catalog
Circa 1961. Installation diagram shows the use of asbestos corner roll.

Filon Translucent Fiberglass and Nylon Reinforced Panels Catalog

Filon Translucent Fiberglass and Nylon Reinforced Panels Catalog (1960)
Assembly diagram shows the use of asbestos corner roll.

Ventilating Louvers - Airolite Company Catalog

Ventilating Louvers - Airolite Company Catalog (1961)
Diagram shows roof area insulated with asbestos membrane undercoating.

Johns-Manville Waterproofing Documentation

Johns-Manville Waterproofing Documentation
Asbestos Waterproofing Felt, Asbestos Fibrous Roof Coating, and Asphalt-Asbestos Bituminous Putty.

Careystone Corrugated Asbestos-Cement Roofing & Siding Catalog

Careystone Corrugated Asbestos-Cement Roofing & Siding Catalog
1930s. Careystone contained asbestos and cement. Uses included roofing and siding.

Ruberoid Built-Up Roofing Catalog

Ruberoid Built-Up Roofing Catalog (1966)
Built-up roofs with Asphalt Tarred Asbestos and with T/NA 200 roofing membrane which contained asbestos.

Johns-Manville Bonded Roofs Advertisement

Johns-Manville Bonded Roofs Advertisement
1920s ad for Johns-Manville asbestos roofs.

Ruberoid Building Materials Catalog

Ruberoid Building Materials Catalog
A division of GAF. 1960s. Asphalt asbestos roof shingles, asbestos cement board, asbestos asphalt floor tile.

Gold Bond Asbestos Cement Catalog

Gold Bond Asbestos Cement Catalog (1965)
National Gypsum Company. Asbestos cement faced building panels and corrugated asbestos-cement sheet for roofing and siding.

Careystone Corrugated Asbestos-Cement Roofing & Siding Brochure

Careystone Corrugated Asbestos-Cement Roofing & Siding Brochure (1965)
Philip Carey Mfg Company. Industrial A-C Board contained asbestos.

Philip Carey Insulation Brochure

Philip Carey Insulation Brochure (1968)
Careytemp Asbestos Cement, Careytemp Adhesive, Asbestos Roofing Felts, MW-50 Insulating Cement & more.

Tnemec Coatings Brochure

Tnemec Coatings Brochure
Asbestos Roof Coating

The Philip Carey Company - Lot of 1930s Documents

The Philip Carey Company - Lot of 1930s Documents
Careystone Corrugated Asbestos-Cement Roofing and Siding, Built-up Roofing, and Heat Insulation.

Ruberoid Co Advertisement

Ruberoid Co Advertisement
Circa 1933. Asbestos roofing, shingles, pipe covering, lagging, and roll board.

Century Asbestos Corrugated Brochure

Century Asbestos Corrugated Brochure
Circa 1952. Keasbey & Mattison Company. Asbestos corrugated roofing and siding.

Keasbey & Mattison Company Advertisement

Keasbey & Mattison Company Advertisement
Many asbestos products described, including corrugated sheets, pipe insulation, paper, millboard, gaskets, etc.

The American Asbestos Products Company (AMASPRO) Brochure

The American Asbestos Products Company (AMASPRO) Brochure
Circa 1952. Describes liquid asbestos roofing products.

Roofing Systems: Materials and Application

Roofing Systems: Materials and Application (1979)
Pictures of asbestos felt being mopped by hand. Information on the manufacture of asbestos felt, the use of asbestos felt roof coating, and more.

Roofing Repairs and Utilities: War Department Technical Manual

Roofing Repairs and Utilities: War Department Technical Manual (1945)
U.S. Army. Cement-Asbestos Shingle Roofs. Repairing asphalt-prepared roll roofings with asbestos products.

Materials of Construction

Materials of Construction (1966)
Galbestos and other asbestos building products.

Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers

Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers (1976)
Building engineering chapter has information on asbestos use.

Application Instructions for Johns-Manville Built up Roofing

Application Instructions for Johns-Manville Built up Roofing (1953)
Asbestos felts for Flexstone Built-up Roofs, Asbestos base flashing, and Asbestile flashing.

Popular Science Magazine, 1965

Popular Science Magazine, 1965
Asbestos roofing and siding.

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