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Insulation identification. Does it contain asbestos?


Old 01-01-13, 03:02 PM
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Insulation identification. Does it contain asbestos?

Can someone please help me identify what type of insulation my house has? I am planning to do some home renovations, and need to know if the insulation has asbestos, so I can take the necessary precautions. I think the house was built in the late 50s. I have attached 2 photos of the insulation. It looks brown and fluffy and covered with brown paper.
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I am afraid no one can tell by pictures if your insulation contains asbestos, however having said that, I am a home inspector and my guess looking at time of construction it very well could be. You need to have it tested. There is a kit I believe home depot carries for you to send a sample in for test. Keep in mind asbestos is only dangerous if disturbed. Be safe call a pro.
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Looks like fiberglass to me. I have never seen asbestos that looks like that. Kind of hard to tell though, pictures are not the best.
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Those pictures are terrible. We'll need something better to render an opinion.
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Looks like fiberglass, but the only way to be sure is to have it tested, as bperry said.

If it is asbestos, what are you planning to do with it?
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