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Old 07-01-2011, 03:59 PM   #1
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What kind of siding is this?


I was wondering if this was asbestos or maybe some sort of asphalt. Not sure if its possible to tell from pictures or not. any advice on how to tell the difference. Will i need to tear it off to put up vinyl siding.
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:29 PM   #2
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It’s some sort of "ugly old pressboard crap".

Yes, definitely tear it off so you can inspect the walls behind it and make any repairs if needed.

You don’t want to install new siding over a rotten wall.

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Looks like that old cellulose-asphalt kinda stuff from hear. I wonder if that stuff contained asbestos back then?

Does it look like a wood or paper fiber impregnated with asphalt and breaks easily?
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I think you may be right. Never seen that stuff on the left coast.
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Where are you Dowling?

I think that stuff is a Midwest thing. My parents had it in the St. Louis area.
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yeah it looks like cardboard or something. how can i tell if it has asbestos or not.What kind of siding is this?-imag0163.jpg

I'm in southeast Michigan.
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Yup, that's the stuff I had in mind. Don't know how to determine asbestos content (if any) but I'll bet it does. Seems like everything of that vintage contained some asbestos. You can have it tested at a lab, there must be plenty of them around these days with all the asbestos and lead testing that seems to be going on.
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Ill look into having someone test it. If it is asbestos I've heard a lot of people say to just go over it.
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I don't know if that is practical in this case. Seems problematic to me.
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thats Inselwood siding from Mastic,it's a celotex backer with an asphalt granular layer

only way to be sure is testing
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Well I can't afford to reside it right now anyways was just trying to figure out if I needed to include two or three grand on asbestos removal or not.

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