Need Siding Nailing Opinion

Old 08-29-05, 01:11 PM
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Need Siding Nailing Opinion


I am going over old asbestos style siding. I am going up with 1/2 rigid foam board and then Alside Arcitectural Classics. This is the same as Certainteed Cedar Perfections. My question is this I am going with 1 1/2 roofers in the foam would that be fine for the siding also?

Old 08-29-05, 03:35 PM
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I'd use 2" for the siding. Then again, if I was doing it, I would have taken the old asbestos slate siding off.
Old 08-29-05, 04:55 PM
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I would recommend 2" also because you're losing about 1/4"+ due to the thickness of the siding. While removal is optimum, I wouldn't take it off because of the environmental aspects of it. It's bad enough pounding the holes in it with nails. Asbestos is also a great insulator, so having it up will help with heating/cooling. Again, it would be better if it wasn't there at all, but since it is, I wouldn't take it off. And of course I have to tell you to wear a mask that lists asbestos dust as what it can filter. When you pound nails in it, some pieces will break off all together.
Old 10-16-05, 12:11 PM
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Thumbs up Drill holes

Just a thought, but still wear dust mask.
Drill small holes before nailing, only takes a sec with small battery drill.
Keeps dust down.
Old 10-16-05, 04:52 PM
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Use 2". You will lose 1/2" for insulation, 3/8" for the old siding and 1/4" for the new siding. The 2 siding loss sizes are rough guesses..
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I agree with stone pre drill before nailing. Asbestos is very brittle.
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I would think twice about drilling

Think of it this way; If we were talking about a 2x4 here instead of shakes, which would release more dust, pounding a nail through it or drilling a hole in it?

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