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Asbestos shingles

Posted by JB Slemmer, Environmental Health Safety Online on November 30th, 1999 11:51 PM
In reply to Now Im stuck with it ,how do I get rid of it? by j. jordan on October 8th, 1998 05:24 AM [Go to top of thread]

You may know that asbestos-cement shingles can cost a bundle to remove and properly dispose of.

Consequently, the most common and least expensive solution is to leave the original asbestos shingles in place and remove only the aluminum siding; this way you'll avoid the hazardous dust created by tearing the shingles off. Instead, cover the shingles with polystyrene-foam insulation panels, then hang the new vinyl siding using 2-in.-long nails.

For more information go to Environmental Health & safety in the Home at
and look at the asbestos pages (under "A")

I hope this helps!

JB Slemmer

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