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Old 10-24-2011, 05:04 PM   #16
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ive done quite a few jobs such as yours,many in just one neighborhood where our company is very highly sought after. most of the homes in this neighborhood had asbestos installed back when they were built. the original higher end homes had cedar put on them

we dont mess around with the asbestos, we call in a company who is licensed in asbestos removal. they rip it off and properly dispose of it.. its not cheap.. $800 doesnt sound right at all to me. the last one we did consisted of all the siding removed and 3/4 of the plaster inside to be removed, this cost nearly $10, 000 i believe.

anyhow. we dont leave anything on the outside thats original. this way we can see anything wrong with the sheathing as to if its rotting or any other water damage. from there we install 1" foam over the entire house. 1" foam is the minimum if you want to gain any real effective thermal break. 3/8 or 1/2" foam is only for making the wall a little more flat when going over old siding. i did one house where we put foam over the asbestos then the new siding.. it didnt go very smoothly.mind you this was done through a different general contractor who is known for cutting corners


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Old 10-24-2011, 05:08 PM   #17
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'here' homeowner has right to take off and properly dispose of himself. A contractor has to go by abatement rules so I vote get a heavy caedboard box or shipping crate,,,line with double layer of cheap heavy tarp. keep wall wet, wear a rainsuit on a drizzle rain day works best. Use a tater fork or shingle remover from bottom up,,,use a drop cloth type tarp for easy clean up. It doesnt take long and your problem disappears.

In another 10-20 years laws may change,,,think of what was 20 years ago. Might cost alot to abate. Dispose at local landfill here yet,,,maybe not in future. I wouldnt want those broken lumps under my siding either.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:48 PM   #18
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