08:10AM | 07/27/05
Member Since: 07/26/05
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I'm in the process of cleaning out my 100+ year old mother's home and have run across numerous items my father saved from building our home in the 1940s and his salvage forays in the area in the 1960s. Among my 'finds' so far are two bundles of brand new asbestos-cement siding, plus the equivalent of about two bundles more that were carefully removed without serious damage from another old house in the neighborhood.

Because I've heard the word 'asbestos' in a negative light for so long ... I'm curious whether these can be sold? I know there are folks looking for replacements ... but am I risking legal problems if I try to sell these?

Thanks for any help you can give!


02:24PM | 07/27/05
Member Since: 02/17/05
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As far as I know, there is no law that would prohibit your selling a few pieces here and there--if you can find a buyer. I've seen stuff like this on ebay (usually small quantities, however). I'm not sure what kind of person would actually buy asbestos siding to install it however. If you do, I'd be interested in knowing about it. Just call it professional curiosity. Good luck!

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03:33PM | 10/04/05
Member Since: 10/03/05
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I am very much interested in purchasing some old asbestos cement siding. The reason is that some of siding shingles in my old house have been damaged and I would like to replace them.


03:35PM | 10/06/05
Member Since: 06/23/04
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Likewise I have several squares of salvaged asbestos roof shingles. They are 16 x 16 x 1/8". I have about 2 squares of dutch pattern (layed square to eaves with 3 to 4 inch overlap) and 2 squares of french/hexagonal pattern (layed 45 degrees to the eaves with a chamfered corner). This isn't enough to roof a house but is good for replacement or repair. These were salvaged and have a nice weathered patina that can't be duplicated with new material. Located in Texas.



02:10PM | 04/20/06
Member Since: 04/19/06
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To AVeryOldHome - do you still have the siding from your mother's home?

To anyone else - interested in buying this siding. Please respond


08:39PM | 07/25/06
Member Since: 07/25/06
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I have about 1500 sq ft of unbroken used asbestos cement siding. White in collor. I know there are people who want to replace broken pieces, email me at I haev found this is hard to find.


08:35AM | 08/05/06
Member Since: 08/04/06
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I am looking for at least 6 or 7 pieces of asbestos-cement siding (wavy preferred but any will do). I need this to make repairs on an old home. Do you possible have 6-7 pieces you are willing to sell to me?

Thank you,



09:07AM | 08/05/06
Member Since: 07/26/05
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Hi Shirley -- and others:

Yes, I still have the siding. Haven't had a chance to list it on the auctions, but will probably do so soon.

Please let me know at if you want some before I auction it and I'll try to accommodate you. I have both *new* and carefully-removed salavage pieces.

I'll need to pull some and see what packed weight is for shipping, but will get back to anyone interested as soon as possible.




05:44PM | 08/05/06
Member Since: 10/03/05
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All interested in replacing old fiber cement shingles should check out a company called Weatherside, which has been bought by GAF. They produce exact replicas of the fiber cement shingles, only without the asbestos. Here is a link to their website where these shingles may be ordered online:


10:40AM | 08/06/06
Member Since: 08/04/06
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I am looking to buy some white asbestos siding to replace in an old home I have.

You can also reach me by my email:

Thank you,

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