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Is asbestos siding illegal?

Yes, always
19%
In most cases
10%
In some cases
27%
No, never
30%
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Question: Is asbestos siding illegal?
Top Answer (30% of 66 votes): No, never.

Answer: In most cases
Explanation: It is illegal to install new asbestos siding in Colorado. But, existing asbestos siding is legal. Asbestos siding must be properly removed and discarded during a remodel or demolition.
Quality Environmental
Answer: No, never
Explanation: This form of siding was used for many years throughout the US. It is not manufactured now because of the health hazards. Proper precautions must be used for any repair or replacement of the siding.
Reality Property Inspections
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Asbestos siding is not sold or used anymore. If you need to replace asbestos shingles there are several companies that make cement fiberboard shingles that have no asbestos in them.
Moran Property Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: I am not sure about sdtate to state, I would say yes.
North State Inspections
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Yes for new construction, but it is satisfactory on existing homes as long as it is still in tact.
Kairos Home Inspections
Answer: No, never
Explanation: It is not illegal but can be a hazard if it is disturbed. Cutting or breaking it can release the asbestos fibers.
Spire Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: New building codes do not allow asbestos to be used in any application of home construction
Able Home Inspections
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: some older homes still contain asbestos siding
Huskey Home Inspection, LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Not allowed in new installation.
Millyard Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Now it is.
Brewer Contract Consulting
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: According to current building codes yes. Asbestos has been used in thousands of applications in the past. There is still many homes that have asbestos components.
Look First Homes, LLC
Answer: No, never
Explanation: Asbestos siding, while not a common material in newer consrtruction, is not illegal. Many older homes still have asbestos siding in use. As an inspector I advise my clients to the presence of asbestos siding, and recommend that when or if they plan on replacing the asbestos siding to choose a newer material.
Morrow Inspection Services, PLLC
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: There are some cities that require it being covered with siding
At Ease Home Inspection
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: Harmful to humans
Ray REI
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: New installation is illegal, but existing asbestos siding is acceptable and considered encapsulated.
J. Michael Simon, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: New installation is illegal, but existing asbestos siding is acceptable if encapsulated.
Nicholas Home Inspection & Maintenance, Inc.
Answer: No, never
Explanation: Not used today but was an approved product in the past.
A Better Choice Home Inspection, Co
Answer: No, never
Explanation: It is not. However it is not commonly used today.
Your Home Property Consultants
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If it's friable and deteriorated.
Clearview Home Inspections Eccl.9:10
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I'm not sure if it's illegal. I know that you should be able to buy it anymore. It's still used in other countries.
JCs Environmental Technologies
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It is not illegal to own a home a home containing asbestos. It is illegal to sell asbestos products for home installation.
Corley Home Inspections, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: No, never
Explanation: No its is not illegal, but no longer produced
JKM Home Inspections
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