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Is asbestos siding illegal?

Yes, always
18%
In most cases
11%
In some cases
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Question: Is asbestos siding illegal?
Top Answer (30% of 72 votes): No, never.

Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Asbestos is a specialty field.
Pinkerton Inspection Agency LLC
Answer: No, never
Explanation: Only if it is installed today. This material cannot be used by today's building codes. The EPA has a ban on this product.
Michael Moffitt, Moffitt Property Inspections & Consulting
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: No, asbestos siding is regulated and can be used. Some older versions of asbestos siding may have been made before current regulations and could be harmful.
Shedhorn Inspection Services, LLC
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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
Answer: No, never
Explanation: Not in my experience.
Spotlight Home Inspection L.L.C.
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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
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: It is not allowable to use now.
Royalty Home Solutions, Inc
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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
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: There is no requirement stipulating that , however, asbestos in all new installations regardless of location I been advised is illegal.
Contractors Corp.
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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
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I would check with your jurisdiction.
Best Choice Inspections
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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
Answer: No, never
Explanation: If undisturbed and structurally sound it can be left in place.
Rightway Residential Home Inspections
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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
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: if you have it you can keep it undesterbed I DONT THINK YOU CAN BUY IT
Artios Painting 309 788 9432
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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
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If installed under today's standards of practice.
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