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Does anyone have a good narrative for older siding that may contain asbestos? you know the old cement stuff?



Based on the appearance of the siding and the age of this structure, some, most or all of the exterior siding material may contain asbestos. The client should be aware of this when considering repairs to, or replacement of this siding, and consult with qualified testing labs and/or abatement contractors as necessary.

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Although only a laboratory analysis can confirm it, the home appears to be sided with a shingle that may contain asbestos. Also called cement fiber siding or referred to by the trade name Transite, it was one of the most commonly installed siding materials during the mid to late 1950s and early 1960s. Asbestos is an inhalation hazard, but any fibers embedded in this siding product pose little risk of exposure if the siding is in good condition and not mechanically disturbed. However, there may be disposal costs associated with its removal, and you should inquire about that with the local authorities having jurisdiction prior to the close of escrow.

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[Asbestos Siding]]Exterior walls were covered with siding of a type which has a high probability of containing a large percentage of asbestos. Confirmation of the presence of asbestos in the shingle material will require analysis by a qualified laboratory.
Asbestos shingle siding, commonly installed in the 1940’s and early 1950’s, consists of a material known as “Transite”. Transite siding is composed of asbestos fibers embedded in a cement medium which prevents the release of fibers into the air where they might be inhaled.
Unless the material is ground into dust by application of power tools or other destructive processes, Transite is not regarded as a significant health hazard.
If you should decide to alter the exterior of the building, removal, handling and disposal of asbestos-containing material may need to be assigned to a specially licensed professional, and such services can be quite expensive. Requirements for removal, handling and disposal typically vary by area.
Also, when reselling the home, the presence of asbestos material must be disclosed, and this can adversely affect the interest of some buyers, regardless of the relative safety of the material.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has classified asbestos as a Class A, Human Carcinogen, based on inhalation studies.

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