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SIxfinger33

12:38PM | 11/19/03
Member Since: 11/18/03
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I have an older house that has been resided multiple times. Currently there is a fiber board type of siding on the exterior. It is gray with an asphalt exterior and a low density type of fiber board. I would like to install new vinyl siding, but I feel I should remove the top layer of siding. My question is how do I know if my siding contains asbestos or is it only in cement siding?

Thanks for any and all help.

Shawn

Piffin

02:17PM | 11/23/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
from what you describe, it does not sound like you have asbestos, but you should still wear a dust massk P-95 or P-100 anyway. there are lots of other health haxards in dust.

SIxfinger33

04:46AM | 11/26/03
Member Since: 11/18/03
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Thanks for your help. Does anyone have any other opinions? Also if I wanted to test for asbestos how would I go about doing that? Thanks again for all the help.

chachi

05:02AM | 01/10/04
Member Since: 01/09/04
2 lifetime posts
I have the same problem. Once contractor says I should remove the old siding and the other says I should keep it? Did you ever get a good answer and what did you do?

tomh

08:29AM | 01/12/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
549 lifetime posts
The test for asbestos is simple and inexpensive. Simply take a piece of the material or core with the full depth. Deliver it to a local analytical laboratory (see yellow pages) and request a PLM (polarized light microscopy) test. Should be about $35. I agree with piffin on this. Is unlikely asbestos, and if it is, would be nonfriable with fiber locked into asphalt matrix.
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