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    Default Siding type ? Name of siding

    Inspected this old house today built in 1918, can anyone tell me the name of this siding and if it may contain asbestos. (asphalt siding) Thanks in advance
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    Default Re: Siding type ? Name of siding

    Appears to be fiberboard siding. Sometimes referred to as asphalt siding. Generally a fibre based backing sheet with asphalt impregnated covering. Typically identified with a concern when exposed to fire and fire spread. Of course not to forget about it's deterioration qualities over time depending on actual construction and proper wall construction detailing.

    Regarding asbestos content - this can only be determined by further evaluation lab testing.


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    Default Re: Siding type ? Name of siding

    possibly
    mastic asphalt product
    they had a fiberboard material "insel" with patterned acm asphalt surface coating
    testing would be required to verify

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    Default Re: Siding type ? Name of siding

    Do a search on "Insul-Brick".

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    Default Re: Siding type ? Name of siding

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Payson View Post
    Do a search on "Insul-Brick".
    Steve got it correct - Insul-Brick and it is mostly asphalt

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    Robert Young's Montreal Home Inspection Services Inc.
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    Robert,

    Great view of nails!

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    badair http://www.adairinspection.com Garland, TX 75042 TREC # 4563
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    Default Re: Siding type ? Name of siding

    Barry thanks for the image.
    Lots of deceit in the marketing narrative.
    Inside comfort, Outside beauty.
    Insulating siding products.

    Carson Dunlop (Exterior)
    http://www.carsondunlop.com/hrbook/PDF/Exterior.pdf
    CD Exterior:
    Despite its name, Insulbrick has "very little insulating value."
    Various types of Insulbrick werecommonly used from the 1930s to the 1950s.
    Insulbrick can be considered the forerunner toaluminum siding. Remember the sixties? Remember the movey Tin men. Danny DeVito. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyxTV5QXgZw

    Insulbrick consists of a fiberboardsheathing coated with tarand sprinkled with granular material.The surface is embossedto look like brick, or sometimesstone.

    Robert Young's Montreal Home Inspection Services Inc.
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