Trying to Match or Replace, Old Asbestos Siding?
Are there homes in your area that have old asbestos siding shingles? Have homeowners inquired about what they can do to repair damaged shingles? If so, there is a solution.
We all know the potential dangers of asbestos and that it’s best to leave it alone if it’s in good condition. However, if homeowners are asking for a replacement product, you know it can be difficult to find one that matches. To address this problem, and give you a product you can use on those jobs you used to pass on, GAF has developed a fiber-cement replacement product called WeatherSide™ Fiber Cement Siding. These shingles are specifically designed to match many of the most popular asbestos siding shingles installed in the past. Here are some of the benefits:
- Unlike many of the original siding shingles it matches, WeatherSide™ Fiber Cement Siding contains absolutely no asbestos – safer for you and your customer.
- The shingles are perfectly designed with wavy, straight, and thatched edges, as well as striated, textured, and wood-grain surfacing, to match the most popular styles of old asbestos siding shingles.
- It is another way for you to help your customer avoid the hassle and expense of replacing all the siding on their home or building.
- WeatherSide™ Fiber Cement Siding comes pre-primed from the factory. They are ready to be painted to match the existing siding on the home.
- Easy installation. Remove the old shingle*, nail the WeatherSide™ Fiber Cement Siding into place, and paint to match.
- The shingles are low maintenance and help resist warping, denting, rotting, expansion, contraction, and termite infiltration.
- Matching accessories, including siding backer strips, pre-primed individual corners, and high quality siding nails are available to allow for a complete replacement job.
- WeatherSide™ Fiber Cement Siding allows you to differentiate yourself and build your business by providing customers a unique solution to the difficult problem of replacing old asbestos siding.
- It also offers homeowners peace of mind as they come with a 25-year ltd. warranty.**
Learn more about WeatherSide™ Fiber Cement Siding.
*We recommend that any removal and disposal of asbestos-containing products be done by a professionally trained asbestos-removal contractor.
**See WeatherSide™ Limited Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.