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Asbestos siding? (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Apr 26, 2011 10:58 AM
       Asbestos siding? (by RR78 [VA]) Apr 26, 2011 11:44 AM
       Asbestos siding? (by Reid [KS]) Apr 26, 2011 12:18 PM
       Asbestos siding? (by Dale [KY]) Apr 26, 2011 2:06 PM
       Asbestos siding? (by Steve [MA]) Apr 26, 2011 2:41 PM
       Asbestos siding? (by Virden [OH]) Apr 27, 2011 5:16 AM
       Asbestos siding? (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Apr 27, 2011 6:59 AM
       Asbestos siding? (by Jason PA [PA]) Apr 27, 2011 1:22 PM
       Asbestos siding? (by Barbara Goschy [MI]) Jul 24, 2013 8:22 AM
       Asbestos siding? (by Blue [IL]) Jan 19, 2014 10:25 AM

Asbestos siding? (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Posted on: Apr 26, 2011 10:58 AM

Can you put vinyl siding over asbestos?

Asbestos siding? (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Apr 26, 2011 11:44 AM

Yes, but there is sometimes a problem with the nails cracking the tiles. And chunks fall behind the siding.

If that starts to happen a cordless hamer drill with a masonry bit, and just have to pre drill nail holes

Asbestos siding? (by Reid [KS]) Posted on: Apr 26, 2011 12:18 PM

I have had it done without any major problems . It saved the hassle of having to have the AB siding removed and hauled off to the "special Dump"

Asbestos siding? (by Dale [KY]) Posted on: Apr 26, 2011 2:06 PM

My nephew owns a siding business and he covers asbestos with vinyl on occasion. He said he just uses nails and picks up any broken pieces right away and puts them in a zip lock bag. I’m not sure what he does with it then.

I try not to drill asbestos siding much, but when I do I use a regular metal drill bit and run a water hose on the hole as I drill. I guess a masonry bit will work ok, but I wouldn’t want to use the hammer setting on the siding.

Water does two things. 1- The water cools the bit and helps prevent it from burning up. 2- The water keep the nasty asbestos dust from blowing around and you breathing it.

I guess the dust can eventually dry out and be a problem later, but I think it helps with the water.

Asbestos siding? (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Apr 26, 2011 2:41 PM

I have successfully done it several times. I tape fan fold insulation to the existing siding, bend a U shape piece of trim to hook under the siding & the insulation then use a nail gun to install the starter strip. Once this is done you can use a nail gun with a siding attachment to hang any type of vinyl siding. It's very important to not over drive the nails vinyl & aluminum siding must be able to move freely. However you can use an ordinary roofing nail gun to install Certainteed Millennium siding. That's because this is one of the few vinyl sidings that is nailed tight to the substrate.

The insulation helps contain any of the cement board siding pieces. It also gives you a smoother surface to install the new siding on. You could use this same method to install cement lap siding like Hardi or Certainteed.

Millennium®, the siding with the patented Nail-Tight flexible hem, has been added to the CertainTeed product line but is still available through your Wolverine distributor. The Nail-Tight hem allows Millennium to float over minor wall imperfections and move as outside temperatures change for flat walls and tight laps. Installation is faster because you can nail tight to the wall using the StudNailing indicators as a guide to 16" o.c. fastening. In addition, Millennium is backed by CertainTeed's PermaColor™ Lifetime Fade Protection, as well the only "Won't Blow-Off" warranty in the industry.

IMO trying to install any kind of siding over asbestos shingles you need to use a nail gun. Otherwise you will cause too much damage to the asbestos shingles & end up with a huge mess.

Asbestos siding? (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Apr 27, 2011 5:16 AM

I use screws dipped into dishsoap, a old sink strainer full lasts about 2 panels.

Asbestos siding? (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Posted on: Apr 27, 2011 6:59 AM

Great info, thanks.

Someone who I would have guessed was uninformed, stated that vinyl siding could NOT be installed over asbestos siding. That didn't sound right to me.

Now I know he was spewing BS. Thanks.

Asbestos siding? (by Jason PA [PA]) Posted on: Apr 27, 2011 1:22 PM

i have done it but make sure it is okay in your area I think ma might have some screwy laws

Asbestos siding? (by Barbara Goschy [MI]) Posted on: Jul 24, 2013 8:22 AM

I am a 77 yr female living in 100 yr house - have a ton of bats and they keep coming. House is asbestos shingle siding and I need a new roof, money is scarce as I am on social security. Can I just side over the asbestos shingles? and how costly will a new roof be? Not looking for sympathy just need some advice... Thank you, Bobbie

Asbestos siding? (by Blue [IL]) Posted on: Jan 19, 2014 10:25 AM

He's not spewing BS. Don't do it. It's like nailing into porcelin plates. Here we can double bag and put in trash/dumpster. Do it once, do it right. --66.87.xx.xx

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