06:17PM | 06/22/05
Member Since: 06/21/05
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This old house has asphalt siding, the type that comes in panels that measure about 18 x 28 inches, designed to look like several courses of brick. It's nailed on over the original lapped wooden siding. Is it likely that this asphalt siding contains asbestos?


12:59PM | 06/23/05
Member Since: 01/28/03
694 lifetime posts
Its possible.

Some old shingles and BrickTex finishes contained asbestos.


07:48PM | 08/15/05
Member Since: 08/14/05
18 lifetime posts
I have the exact same asphalt siding. I don't know about you, but mine is covered in damp holes, the brick facade is flaking off, and the tar flashing is allowing water in the walls. I am looking to replace it, but am getting many different ideas on how to insulate underneath the siding any ideas? Should I have a moisture barrier? Keep in mind, I also have a damp, moldy basement!


12:56PM | 11/02/10
Member Since: 10/31/10
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You are describing a product that used to be called Insul-Bric or by a name of Ghetto Brick.

The chances of aesbestos content is very possible considering the time frame of the product.

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