What is asbestos siding? Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was pressed into siding shingles which resulted in a durable, and fire-resistant product that also absorbed paint well. Asbestos siding was very common in the 1920s until the 1980s. The reason it was so prevalent during this era was due to the fact it was easy and relatively cheap to manufacture.A common misconception about asbestos siding is that is dangerous no matter what. However, asbestos is only hazardous to one’s health when the product begins to be broken down.
If you’re looking to buy a home or you own a home that you may think has asbestos siding on it here’s what you should do. It is always smart to have a piece of the siding tested as many manufacturers also made a similar looking product that does not contain us Bestos. Free testing is available for most presidents depending on the state you live in while other states require a minimum fee.
Once your results have come in. The next step is to find a contractor who can safely remove the asbestos for you as well as properly dispose of it. Be sure to do your research when looking for the right contractor to do the removal. The process of removal is not only dangerous for your family but also the contractors and your neighbors surrounding you.
Hire the professionals at Hatch Homes for your proper asbestos removal.