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Many houses in Hamilton NJ and West Windsor NJ still have asbestos siding on their walls. Asbestos was very popular product back in the fifties and sixties, then in the eighties we found out that asbestos can be harmful to our health. So now many people ask a question what to do about that asbestos siding on their house. Let's see when to remove it or leave it on.
When you own a house or just bought one with asbestos siding on it, don't be upset about that too much. Asbestos siding in most cases is a "non-friable" material, it means that siding is not easily releases it's fibers into the air, as long as it is not disturbed by cutting it with a saw. When you don't cut it or break it into small pieces, asbestos siding is not going to pose any threat to your health. The new vinyl siding can be easily installed over top of the asbestos siding. But before the new vinyl siding installation check with your township and see if it is allowed to leave asbestos siding on. In the State of New Jersey in Hamilton, Princeton and West Windsor Townships it is allowed to install new vinyl siding on top of the existing asbestos siding.
Anyway, why to Remove Asbestos Siding from the walls of your house:
Let's see when to Leave Asbestos Siding On:
All in all, it is for you to decide what to do. We provided some clues about asbestos siding removal, but as always we keep the door open for you, so you can make your own decision, which reflects your goals and desires.