04:46PM | 12/26/04
Member Since: 12/25/04
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My kids live in a company-provided home that (allegedly) has asbestos siding. It is not asphalt siding, it is a very rigid hard white material that is quite brittle and breaks easily. The squares are about 12 x 8 inches. The house may be 40 years old and is in Arizona. Are you familiar with such materials, and are they likely to present a health hazard?


08:45AM | 12/27/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
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This is a common siding material and does not pose a hazard unless it is cut with saws, sanded or broken into small pieces. Asbestos content is normally around 15% is is usually chrysotile variety. Keeping the siding in good condition, and routine painting is the best management. If repair or removal is necessary, there are both DIY and contractor solutions; also, the siding can be covered over with non-asbestos types like vinyl or cement (Hardie) siding. Would be glad to help further if you have specific questions.


07:56AM | 12/28/04
Member Since: 12/25/04
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Thanks for the quick response, Tom. This is a ranch house so there is really not much my kids are able to do because it is owned by the ranch. However, knowing that this siding is relatively safe is helpful because they have 2 small children. This material acts lots like concrete and it probably retains the asbestos fibers pretty well.


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