Old Slate Siding On House

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I was chatting with a house painting contractor recently who had an interesting question. ” I’ve been asked to give a bid on painting a house with asbestos shingle siding (probably from the late 40’s or early 50’s) and a number of shingles are cracked or broken. I doubt if one can buy these shingle anymore and I was wondering if you know of any satisfactory replacement product. Would any special precaution be needed in removing the old broken shingles? The shingles have never been painted, would they require a special primer or special paint?”. Personally, I like to have a little asbestos in my cereal in the morning—great fiber. I’m kidding of course, but once again, common sense should be our guide. The siding he’s talking about is likely called Transite and was manufactured in Canada from the 1920’s through the 1950’s.