The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Tuesday that an Israeli government agency had issued a safety bulletin warning of the risk of aluminum roof leaks.
The agency warned that aluminum roof installations are susceptible to moisture, corrosion and can break down.
According to Haaretz, the bulletin says the following: If an aluminum roof fails, it can lead to a fire or other serious health hazard that requires immediate attention and rescue.
In addition, the risk for corrosion and leaks increases with time.
It is important to maintain a safe environment for the installation of the roof, as the metal is highly susceptible to water and humidity.
The advisory comes after several recent reports that aluminum roofs were leaking in residential buildings, particularly in the occupied West Bank.
A number of Israeli authorities have called for building inspectors to inspect and demolish buildings that are suspected of leaking aluminum roofs.
In response to the advisory, a spokesperson for the Interior Ministry told Haaretz that it “has issued a number of orders to inspect, dismantle and/or remove all aluminum roof systems.
This includes, but is not limited to, the building’s concrete and timber floors, the concrete foundations, the structural foundation and roofing materials.”
According to Ha’aretz, aluminum roofs are considered hazardous to the health and safety of their occupants.
In addition, aluminum roof installation has been known to break down or leak due to improper cleaning procedures.
Haaretz says that it was not immediately clear if aluminum roof repair would require a mandatory evacuation order.
In November, Haaretz quoted an official as saying that “in the last few years, we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of cases of metal roof collapse due to incorrect maintenance procedures.”
Haaretz also reported that the agency has been ordered to investigate the circumstances of a case in which a family was killed when an aluminum foil roofing unit caught fire.
The agency also reported on a fire that took place on a roof in Jerusalem on July 6, 2017.
Ha’ews report said that an elderly woman and her husband had installed aluminum foil panels on their home in a residential neighborhood in the city’s central neighborhood.
They had been repairing the roof when the fire broke out.
The building was completely destroyed, with at least one person dead and many others injured.
According the report, the owner of the building had refused to give up the panels, but the building was demolished by fire brigade officials.
According to the Israeli Civil Administration, the city of Jerusalem has issued over 6,500 permits for aluminum roof construction.
In 2016, the number was 9,800, but only 5,700 of these were in residential or commercial buildings.
According a 2016 report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEA), in the year 2015, there were 1,200 aluminum roof permits issued in Israel.
In 2015, Israeli companies built approximately 9,400 aluminum roof structures.
The number of aluminum building permits issued is currently 1,600.