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Can a homeowner remove asbestos siding?
Last Updated: 13th June, 2020
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Accordingly, do you need a permit to remove asbestos siding?
If you're the homeowner, asbestos siding removal is permitted in most states without any special licensing or training or permits, if you handle the task yourself. If you hire a professional, though, they must be licensed to handle asbestos abatement.
Furthermore, how much does it cost to remove asbestos siding? The cost to remove asbestos siding is around $8 per square foot. The total price includes the hourly labor from an abatement professional. Qualified contractors charge around $200 per hour. Since it takes about one hour to remove 25 square feet, the average removal costs about $800 to $1,200 for 100 square feet.
In this manner, is asbestos siding on a house dangerous?
Asbestos siding can be very dangerous if handled improperly. Asbestos is only dangerous when cut, sawn, or broken into small enough pieces so that asbestos fibers are sent into the air. If asbestos remains intact in siding, insulation, popcorn ceilings, or other materials it poses no risk and is not dangerous.
How do you remove asbestos siding?
Use a flat pry bar to remove the asbestos siding or roofing material, starting from the top. Keep the asbestos material that has been removed wet. Put the asbestos siding or roofing material in sealed plastic bags, and dispose of it properly at a landfill designed to handle hazardous waste.