Cement siding

Originally Posted By: awalden
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Should you recommend having cement siding tested for asbestos before any repairs or replacements are made to the loose and broken panels?


Thank you,


Anna


Originally Posted By: jpope
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Depends on the age of the home and the manufacturer of the siding.


If the work is being performed by a qualified contractor, they can make their own determination as to the materials used in the siding (whether or not they are hazardous materials).


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Jeff Pope
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Originally Posted By: dfox
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I wouldn’t even mention “asbestos” unless you know for sure the tiles are asbestos. It’s one of those words, like “mold”, that turn people into jibbering idiots. A competent contractor can make the determination themselves.


Note the tiles as "unknown material" and call for professional repair.

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