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Asbestos Siding

Between the 1930s and the 1970s, asbestos was a common ingredient in many types of siding used extensively in buildings and homes until it was banned. Because asbestos is a fibrous mineral, using it in siding increased the strength and durability of the siding while also providing a level of insulation and fireproofing to the structure.

Unfortunately, we now know how dangerous asbestos fibers in the air can be. If there are asbestos shingles on a home that are in good condition and will be left alone, then they are typically not a serious problem. Merely having asbestos around is not enough to cause a serious hazard. The fibers must be disturbed and released into the air to be a serious threat. So if asbestos is present in siding, the real danger from the fibers occurs when the family remodels the house or the siding is damaged by something.

The removal of asbestos is governed by federal law for the most part, except in single family homes. Single family homes that have asbestos receive their regulations from the state in which the home is located. The only federal rules that apply to homeowners are the ones governing the disposal of asbestos containing material.

In general, the best thing to do with something that contains asbestos that is in good condition is to leave it alone. This is a good policy but steps need to be taken by an individual to ensure that anyone who does work around or on the house knows of the presence of the material.

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If you have developed mesothelioma after years of exposure to asbestos, contact the mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Hart at 1-800-781-3955.

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