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Abestos (by Cathie [MA]) Apr 30, 2021 8:15 PM
       Abestos (by plenty [MO]) Apr 30, 2021 9:16 PM
       Abestos (by Ken [NY]) Apr 30, 2021 9:45 PM
       Abestos (by MikeA [TX]) Apr 30, 2021 9:56 PM
       Abestos (by Robert J [CA]) Apr 30, 2021 10:19 PM
       Abestos (by Steve [MA]) May 1, 2021 6:27 AM
       Abestos (by Deanna [TX]) May 1, 2021 9:09 AM
       Abestos (by Ken [NY]) May 1, 2021 9:12 AM
       Abestos (by Salernitana [CA]) May 1, 2021 12:01 PM
       Abestos (by Larry [MN]) May 1, 2021 7:43 PM
       Abestos (by Allym [NJ]) May 2, 2021 10:10 AM
       Abestos (by Cathie [MA]) May 2, 2021 3:27 PM
       Abestos (by LordZen [MA]) May 2, 2021 10:22 PM

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Abestos (by Cathie [MA]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2021 8:15 PM

Anyone have abestos siding in rental properties? When disclose it do you have any issue renting it out? I am considering putting vinyl siding over current siding but not sure how much will cost. Do you have any contractors you can refer ? I am in Lynn. Thank you. --24.34.xxx.xx

Abestos (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2021 9:16 PM

Best siding ever. I have two rental houses with it. Love it. No issues in my area. --172.56.xx.xxx

Abestos (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2021 9:45 PM

What is there to dsclose?I have no disclosure requirements in my state, if you put vinyl over it the asbestos is still there so what are you trying to accomplish? --72.231.xxx.xxx

Abestos (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2021 9:56 PM

I have several with asbestos shingles. I've never had anyone ask about it and there are no requirements to disclose. Asbestos is fine unless you break it up and sniff the fibers like brake mechanics did for years. Just leave it alone and enjoy how well it holds up to the element. --64.130.xx.xx

Abestos (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Apr 30, 2021 10:19 PM

I had siding composed of some asbestos. I conducted a test and determined people rubbing against it would send asbestos fibers into the air......a NO-NO in California.

So I had several choices. I chose the easiest and cheapest way to go. Encapsulation. I purchased the most expensive primer of my life. It is a Bonding Primer that will adhere to the siding, covering all exposed surfaces. Then one the Bonding Primer Dried, I could put a custom painting on it for a desired finish.


Abestos (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: May 1, 2021 6:27 AM

As long as the siding is sound & in good condition there isn't any MA law that I'm aware of that would require you to notify anyone that your cement board siding may or may not contain asbestos. Knowing the area where your building is located, I would be more concerned about the possibility of there being lead paint on either the interior or the exterior of the building.

IMO right now with the material & labor issues (availability, prices, lead times, permitting, inspections, etc) would not be a good time to do any unnecessary renovations of rental properties.

In case you haven't rented anything recently rents in the 01901-05 have skyrocketed in the last couple of years. --71.184.xxx.xx

Abestos (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: May 1, 2021 9:09 AM

I once had a house for rent. (WWII cottage, 1945, 850 sf 2/1 with original siding.) Someone contacted me about being interested in renting it from us, because back in the day, her boyfriend used to live there. I knew what condition it was in when we got it in 2011, so if he had lived there anytime since the 80's, they totally weren't people I'd be willing to consider. ;)

As a bargaining point, she tried saying, "I know the siding is asbestos, so maybe you can knock some of the rent off?"

And I'm like, "Asbestos siding isn't a problem, unless you're planning on crumbling it up and breathing it in. But if it's something that you're not comfortable with, I definitely don't think you ought to rent a house that you feel is dangerous."

She didn't really have an answer for that, because that wasn't how she expected the conversation to go.

(When I have to patch in missing asbestos siding, I've been using that fiber cement siding. It's not the cheapest siding, by far, and it doesn't come in the variety of colors that the asbestos used to, but it's the right size and shape.) --137.118.xx.xxx

Abestos (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: May 1, 2021 9:12 AM

Deanna, we have used lauan as replacement when needed,also we have removed pieces from the back of the house to use then side the back with something else more readily available --72.231.xxx.xxx

Abestos (by Salernitana [CA]) Posted on: May 1, 2021 12:01 PM

A cool hipster musician in Alameda pointed out the asbestos siding on the Victorian home he was renting. He mentioned it because I had remarked how beautiful his place was. He was very proud to live there, and he probably was very lliberal.

You can choose tenants who are smart and cooperative enough to adhere to your lease clause. Best of luck on filling your rental.


Abestos (by Larry [MN]) Posted on: May 1, 2021 7:43 PM

The neighborhood I grew up in was identical tract homes all with pastel asbestos siding. Pastel blue, green, pink, yellow or white. Built in 1958. I wish I had a color photo from back then. Most of the houses still have the siding. They have all been painted. Holds paint really well. --174.53.xxx.xxx

Abestos (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: May 2, 2021 10:10 AM

If you try to get someone to put siding on top of that it would actually release asbestos fibers into the air. Please read or re read what Robert J. (CA) said and do that. --108.24.xx.xx

Abestos (by Cathie [MA]) Posted on: May 2, 2021 3:27 PM

Thanks Everyone! Great advice! I think I will paint for now. It is in good shape so I will not do anything more than that. --24.34.xxx.xx

Abestos (by LordZen [MA]) Posted on: May 2, 2021 10:22 PM

My multifamily has Asbestos siding and there is no issues with it, no one complains, no one says anything, yes i quote 2 companies to remove them and the price was over 80 K, less than a year ago...

Robert J i am going to look for that Bonding Primer hehehe, thanks.

Steve Hello my friend, yes indeed everything is expensive this days...

Cathie has you heard about the Mass Landlord website?? Is a very good resource for us the Landlords in MA, give a try, they always have workshops and information, everything is not free but is worth it, believe me, i am a new landlord... --98.216.xx.xxx

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