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It seems a silly question but "Is asbestos siding dangerous?" is an important topic to discuss. The general impression of asbestos has changed over time so that many people now wrongly assuming that it is a highly dangerous, toxic substance that must be immediately removed..
For much of the th century, asbestos cement sheets provided builders with a rugged solution for simple roofing and siding projects. While these products were cheap to manufacture and buy, their true cost emerged years later in the form of deadly asbestos related illnesses..
Hi Frank, Unless asbestos siding is disturbed, it doesn't pose a significant health hazard and does not need to be removed. Both the EPA and the Vinyl Siding Institute recommend not disturbing asbestos if at all possible. Installing vinyl siding will require disturbing the asbestos by nailing into it..
The EPA asbestos web site contains general information on asbestos sources, exposure and health effects, what to do if you suspect asbestos, training, and laws and regulations..