Start by hooking the siding on the bottom of the starter strip with the nail holes facing upward.
How do you cool an asbestos siding house.
Asbestos siding removal isn t free but if you re having it replaced with something else you just might be able to get a good deal with the company you end up choosing.
Asbestos shingles are relatively strong but brittle.
In the photo above a 1920s house was resided with asbestos cement siding likely sometime in the 1950s.
Now that you have your backer board up and set firmly in place you can put the siding up safely without worrying about the asbestos falling down behind the siding.
Cement asbestos siding tiles do not need to be removed simply because they contain asbestos.
There is no legal requirement to do so nor is there significant real estate benefit.
If your siding fits either of these descriptions you should consider having it tested.
If you find that you do in fact have asbestos in your exterior siding there are several things you can do to make your home safe.
These are easily prepared and easy to repaint.
The siding may also contain asbestos if it is old with a wood grain texture to resemble cedar.
You can power wash any loose paint or simply scrape and remove any.
Let the siding dry then prime and paint with the best exterior latex you can find.
You can see the earlier novelty wood siding at the area where there is missing and damaged asbestos siding.
When you nail siding to the house remember to nail the siding.
Cutting sanding or breaking asbestos cement tiles poses a distinct health hazard.
You can t drive screws and nails through them without pre drilling.
Also we recommend that if you do have to remove or disturb the siding for any reason never do the work yourself.
When you say asbestos shingles i presume you mean asbestos siding shingles.
Testing your siding for asbestos.
The first option is to do nothing.
Even re siding over existing asbestos siding that is left in place requires approval and safe handling.
If your siding is in good condition and intact the asbestos poses a relatively low health risk to your home and the environment.
The reported costs for such projects range from 500 to 4 500 while the typical cost for asbestos siding removal is generally between 1 000 and 2 500.
These shingles are generally 12 by 24 inches and the bottom tends to have a wave like pattern though that is not always the case.
Because of the safety precautions necessary for repairing the damage or removing the siding it will be expensive.
If the test comes back positive and you do decide to remove asbestos siding yourself it s important to follow all safety guidelines and dispose of the asbestos material properly including.