If your home was built between 1920 and 1980, it’s possible that your siding contains asbestos. Famed for its properties both as an insulator and a binding agent, asbestos was widely used across NJ and the rest of the world. However, due to later determinations about its carcinogenic effects, its usage stopped and it was mostly removed from building sites. However, many homes in New Jersey still have asbestos siding boards.
If you’d like to remove the boards and replace them with something safer, we stand ready to help. Our team of experts is licensed and certified to handle asbestos removal in NJ, and we can also help you select a replacement siding option with similar properties (like CertainTeed or fiber cement). We can handle the entire operation from start to finish, including inspection, removal, disposal, and installation of a new exterior. If this sounds good to you, call us today!
You may be wondering: if my home has asbestos siding, is it dangerous? The answer is likely no. As a binding agent, asbestos fiber was added to concrete to make an early form of fiber cement. It’s durable, relatively light, and has useful thermal properties--but if dislodged, the fibers can pose a health hazard. What’s most important is that you do not scour, scrub, or abrade the panels in any way, as this can break some of the fibers free and expose you to them. As long as they’re in good condition, they’re stable.
However, if the presence of asbestos siding in your home is a concern, give us a call and let us handle it. Our team of experts can safely remove the siding, dispose of it in accordance with all state and federal regulations, and install a pristine exterior on your home. In fact, modern fiber cement siding maintains all the hardiness benefits of asbestos panels with none of the risk. We’re happy to start the conversation--give us a call today at 201-243-3711 to learn more.
While it’s possible to dispose of asbestos siding yourself, we don’t recommend it--for one, any dislodging or breaking up of panels will release some of the fibers, and for another, it’s a rigid and difficult-to-work material. We find that asbestos siding removals in NJ go much more smoothly when a trained and experienced crew conducts them. And to that end, our team is ready to assist you.
We’ll ensure that we meet all safety regulations regarding protection of both you and your home. We’ll place protective sheeting as we work through the site to remove all traces of asbestos siding, storing it in sealed containers for disposal elsewhere. You won’t have to worry, and what’s more: you’ll also have a beautiful new home exterior. Contact us today to learn more and get the process started.