Posted by Chris in FL on March 15, 2006 at 13:36:03:
Fits exactly with my experience. I own multiple homes with asbestos shingle siding (99% sure that is what you are talking about). Entire neighborhoods like that built here about 50 years ago. I was told by local officials that, left alone, the stuff is fine. I can go over it with paint, vinyl siding, whatever. However, should I choose to disturb it, I must hire asbestos removal professionals (which I was told would be very expensive). If the quote you have is a legitimate, autorized asbestos removal person (that sounds very cheap), and doesn’t have hidden add-ons, then it doesn’t sound cost prohibitive to remove it if that is what you want to do. Good luck with your decision.