Latest Discussions : Roofing & Siding


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
693 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.

Cyr Home and Commercial Property Inspections

Commercial Builder

LEED Green Associates


11:42PM | 04/25/14
I am looking to buy a 1945 house on 8 acres of land it describes the siding as bricktex/asphalt. Considering it was built in 1945 what are the chances it has aspestos


01:18PM | 08/01/15
Member Since: 08/01/15
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Can I paint over this type of siding and if so, what kind of paint do I use?


02:22PM | 05/28/16
Our house was built in 1932 and has this siding
I have been repairing the weathered side where the siding falls off
with new composite roofing material (shingles) and using black caulk to repair the tar paper backing. Seems to work OK.
Not sure if the old Asphalt siding has asbestos. If before 1945? I must have been when they put it on in the 30's.
Do you know the fancy name they gave this style of siding. Our house is historically noted in our town of Sausalito , CA.

Herb Newman
415-465-8425 cell feel free to call me


07:01PM | 10/18/17
I have a home that was built in 1920 with the insul brick siding 3 of the sides are very nice.Is there a company that still makes this?
Thank you


02:12PM | 04/01/19
Member Since: 04/01/19
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has anyone painted over this and with what?


01:43PM | 04/12/20
do they still make a asphalt brick looking siding? if so where do i find it?

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