Cost To Remove Asbestos Siding
The average price for asbestos siding removal is $1,000, with a range of $800-$1,200, according to Theasbestosinstitute.
Typically, the cost to repair asbestos siding can be much larger. A usual cost of $4,761 comes with a price range between $665-$8,856. Some projects can cost as low as $300, with a ceiling of $22,500. If you’re estimating the charge, between $2-$6 square foot is a typical range.
Asbestos Siding Repair Cost
Here is the national price range for asbestos siding repair:
- Lowest cost: $300
- Average cost: $4,761
- Highest cost: $22,500
Asbestos Siding Removal Costs
Per square foot, asbestos siding removal costs $8. The total price does include hourly labor from an abatement expert. Experts tend to charge an average of $200 per hour. Removal generally takes an hour for 25 square feet, so average costs for a full removal run around $800-$1,200 for 100 square feet.
Cost To Remove Asbestos Shingles
Removing asbestos shingle siding typically costs $8 per square foot or $200 per hour. A simple removing of roofing shingles can cost up to $120 per square foot.
Asbestos Siding Encapsulation Cost
Asbestos siding encapsulation can cost $2-$6 per square foot or $3,000-$9,000 for the entire project.
Material Siding Types
If your home’s siding was installed prior to the year 1989, there is a good chance that it contains asbestos.
- Brick: Asbestos cement adhesive bonds bricks, which gives it less of a chance of discharging fibers into the air.
- Cement: Lap or shingles are more likely to discharge fibers when the material falls apart, breaks or gets cut.
How To Properly Dispose Of Asbestos Siding
When your home tests positive for asbestos, removal is needed immediately. You will need to dispose of the asbestos siding safely, so there are two options for removal. You can either perform this process yourself or call an asbestos removal service. In some cases, though, simply placing new siding on top of the old asbestos siding can be effective.
Hire Asbestos Removal Company
This is your safest bet when dealing with asbestos. It is always better to hire a professional company rather than attempt the job yourself. Professionals will bring the necessary supplies for any removal tasks. These supplies include respirators, suits, shields and water to hold the dust down. You can read all about Native Environmental’s asbestos services right here.
DIY Asbestos Removal
In many parts of the U.S., there are really no laws forcing you to hire a professional asbestos removal company. This means if you wish to perform the removal yourself, you can. Make sure you know your local codes regarding the disposal process after the asbestos has been removed.
Staying safe during this process is the number one priority for any home/business owner performing a removal. Be extremely careful when drilling, cutting or sanding. Any sort of dust particles released during the cleaning can be harmful. The dust is highly toxic and can impact your overall health. It is suggested to remove a nail or the entire siding itself. You should stay safe during this task as long as the shingles are not brittle and don’t cause smoke to emit.
Make sure you have all of these supplies when attempting the asbestos removal:
- Crowbar to remove the nails.
- A nail-pulling device.
- Knife or scissors to sever the polyethylene sheet.
- HEPA respirator.
- Disposable garments to clean, such as coveralls, rubber boots, safety glasses, and rubber gloves.
- Container to hold the debris.
- Disposable bags meant for asbestos removal and some duct tape for the bags.
- Basic garden hose with water and a spray attachment.
- Liquid dishwashing detergent.
Types Of Asbestos
Chrysotile has been shown to account for up to 95 percent of the asbestos used in U.S. buildings. The good news is the type of asbestos found will not change your overall cost for this service.
- Chrysotile – This is part of the Serpentine family, featuring white fibers.
- Amosite – Brown fibers, part of the Amphibole family.
- Crocidolite – Also part of the Amphibole family, with blue fibers.
Native Environmental LLC In Phoenix, Arizona
Native Environmental LLC is a industrial cleaning company located in Phoenix, Arizona offering a full list of industrial cleaning services including mold removal/remediation, asbestos removal/remediation, mercury spill clean up, silo cleaning and more. We can also help with industrial cleaning in Tempe, Tucson, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, South Phoenix, Central Phoenix, Scottsdale, Arizona and more.