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Old 07-30-2010, 10:47 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by xxPaulCPxx View Post
Where do you see those last two?
The mineral siding is the white wavy line product behind the homosote.
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:04 PM   #17
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Two points:

In my jurisdiction, Arlington County, Virginia, cement mineral fiber siding materials do not require special handling, regardless of whether or not they contain asbestos. "Non-friable asbestos (will not crumble in your hand) in small quantities may be safety disposed of in the regular trash. If you have larger quantities, you may dispose of them at a debris landfill (a landfill for inert materials such as building materials)." See:http://www.arlingtonva.us/department...oldHazMat.aspx
I doubt that they make this stuff up, or are in violation of EPA regulations. Therefore, you should be able to remove the shingles yourself without the kinds of precautions that are appropriate for friable asbestos. You will want to check with your own jurisdiction on this matter.

That said, to keep you job simple and straightforward, I would suggest you ask the question: Aside from cosmetics, how does the current Aluminum siding look? Does it lie flat to the wall? Is it properly installed, j-channeled etc. so that the wall isn't leaking into the house. If that is the case, then, the easy choice may be to just pull off the Aluminum, leaving the trim intact, and put the Vinyl up in its place. Obviously, you could replace damaged trim if need be, or for best aesthetics. If you remove the AL and the cement mineral fiber siding, then you'll have to deal with building up the thickness to match your new windows. There are various ways to do this, but they add to the work.
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