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Old 02-08-2012, 11:47 AM
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We are considering buying a house but found out on "nassau property search" it says Asbestos Shingle under Exterior Walls.

1. What exacty does that mean?
2. Should we consider buying this house?
3. How costly to remove it? or should I just leave it along?
4. Can I just cover the "exterial walls" over using alum siding for example?

Any help are greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:58 AM
 
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I wouldn't worry about it too much being outside. If it were the exterior of your home, the only thing I would say is paint it, but don't power wash it because you can cause asbestos particles to go airborne.

You can remove it yourself, but its best done by a professional.

My parents have asbestos shingles, their house is in levittown and we just painted it last year. We also re-did a wall in the garage that has asbestos shingles, and we actually just removed them ourselves, being careful not to smash them up so no dust from them goes airborne.

I just bought a house in west Babylon and the way the description is worded, it sounds like they just put new siding on top of the asbestos shingles which is exactly how my house is in west babylon. Brand new vinyl siding, on top of old asbestos siding.

No need to remove it if that's the case - its cheaper than having them professionally removed that's why most people just put siding over it.

Don't worry about it!

PM me the MLSLI id and I can tell just from looking at the siding, if its asbestos on the outside, or if its underneath newer siding.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:23 PM
 
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We are considering buying a house but found out on "nassau property search" it says Asbestos Shingle under Exterior Walls.

1. What exacty does that mean?
2. Should we consider buying this house?
3. How costly to remove it? or should I just leave it along?
4. Can I just cover the "exterial walls" over using alum siding for example?

Any help are greatly appreciated.

Marsui is right on the ball.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:20 PM
 
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Marsui is right on the ball.
I wouldn't side over asbestos siding as it tends to break and cause bumps under foam and eventually siding. It shouldn't be any costlier than removing any other siding as it is quickly and easily removed. Any cartin company takes it in their containers. At the same time you can check to make sure your sheathing is in good condition.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:31 PM
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We actually thought about power washing the walls should we decide to buy it. What if we want to make expansion to the back of the house? should I take care of the shingles now by removing them so I don't have to worry about it later?

How can you tell if the tiles have asbestos? an experienced inspector should be able to identify it right?
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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We actually thought about power washing the walls should we decide to buy it. What if we want to make expansion to the back of the house? should I take care of the shingles now by removing them so I don't have to worry about it later?

How can you tell if the tiles have asbestos? an experienced inspector should be able to identify it right?
If you are gonna paint them then a simple hosing would suffice. When the time comes for construction you will probably want to remove and redo the whole house. If they seem like cement 12x24 tiles with 2 nails then its asbestos.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:39 PM
 
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Powerwashing will peel all the paint off to the actual asbestos causing alot more work.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:49 PM
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yup yup, glad I posted the question. always find many helpful advice here.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:14 PM
 
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Many Levitt (and other) houses have them and they were sided over. Back in the 70's the R value was considered a benefit and they were not (and still aren't) seen as a big asbestos threat. They were generally kept as a beneficial layer of insulation.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:19 PM
 
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As a note this type of siding takes paint really well.
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