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Old 4/28/12, 12:20 PM
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Default Slate vrs Asbestos Siding

I have a HI Monday on an old 1900 style home and on the listing sheet, it says Slate siding? By looking at the picture i am assuming it is an Asbestos Cement Siding. I realize if not friable it is perfectly acceptable and I need to point out that it "May" contain asbestos.
My question is, What is the technical term for this type of siding?

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Default Re: Slate vrs Asbestos Siding

"Cement Asbestos-board" siding seems to be the preferred term. I have not heard of it being called by any other name.

Here is a useful attachment that tends to really hit home and show the client what is involved if the siding actually is an ACM.....

http://www1.pscleanair.org/regulated...asb-siding.pdf

And no... that is not Slate siding. If you ever see slate siding, it will be on the mansions, not the 'servants quarters'.

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Thanks Jeff, Great article for the homeowner.




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Default Re: Slate vrs Asbestos Siding

Fiber cement siding

Which may contain asbestos



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Default Re: Slate vrs Asbestos Siding

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Fiber cement siding

Which may contain asbestos
Pete,
When I hear that term, they are usually referring to the newer Hardie Board type siding.

Guess it could be a regional thing.

http://hardieboard.org/
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Old 4/29/12, 7:52 AM
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Pete,
When I hear that term, they are usually referring to the newer Hardie Board type siding.

Guess it could be a regional thing.

http://hardieboard.org/

Jeff, I agree, but I like to distance myself from making any statement about asbestos and always recommend testing for confirmation.

Technically what was shown in the picture is a cement based siding that may contain (and probable does) asbestos.

Good info. in your link, thanks.



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