Does anyone know how much of a hassle it is to remove asbestos siding? There is a home for sale, but it has the old asbestos siding. It is still intact, but looking old and we would much rather just remove the old siding and take care of the issue. We have no clue as to how much to figure into our budget for such a job. It is a single family average size 4 bedroom home with 2 floors.
Thanks for any guesses!
Are you sure it's asbestos? It's about $200-300 for an asbestos test which could save you a lot of money on abatement if it turns out not to be asbestos.
Probably a better idea to just put new siding on top of it. acts as insulation and your wont disturb it. and of course will save u a lot of money
This - it could be cement siding (that has no asbestos in it). Or it could be cement siding with asbestos in it.
Originally Posted by the mule
Does it look like the second one shown here:
Fiber-Cement Siding: GAF WeatherSide
Unlikely to be fiber cement siding, that's a relatively new product, but asphalt siding was fairly ubiquitous for a time.
Originally Posted by jbk
Nails would break the shingles and cause them to fall and pile up in weird spots I would imagine.
Originally Posted by qweezyq
Absolutely don't put new siding over the asbestos siding. You'll end up with a giant mess behind the vinyl.
Asbestos siding isn't the kind of product that is dangerous to your health unless you do something like sand it or grind it up. You don't have to do anything special to get rid of it, similar to the old asbestos flooring. Theres a thread on that somewhere on here. Unless there is some local thing I'm not aware of, you can just bag it up and throw it in a dumpster.
"Asbestos containing resilient floor coverings and asphalt based roofing products which are
nonfriable and will not be made friable through sanding, grinding, cutting, or abrading are not
regulated as asbestos-containing material under the National Emission Standard for Asbestos
(NESHAP) or Solid Waste Management Rule 329 IAC 10-8.1-12. Therefore, floor tiles, asphalt
based siding and asphalt-based roofing materials which are in good condition may be removed and
sent to a permitted solid waste disposal site as solid waste. No bagging, labeling, special handling,
permits, or additional fees are required."
Interesting. The back of my home has asbestos siding and when doing the home inspection, the home inspector told me that disposal does have to be handled in a specific way. Was he simply wrong?
Originally Posted by StrangeTanks
Hmmm.... Dont put a siding on top of that asbestos, it will only be a hassle later on. For professional advice, i suggest you click here.
Like I said, there might be a local thing that I'm not aware of concerning disposal. I've never had a house with the stuff so I can't say if he was wrong or not.
Non-friable asbestos is considered household haz waste in Philly. So you're not supposed to set it out at the curb, and it is (supposed to be) accepted only at monthly HHW events. But otherwise there are no requirements, to my knowledge.
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