Originally Posted by nealtw
Why would you not remove the old siding?
To put it simply, cost. Not sure if it's a state or federal issue but if we were to remove the asbestos based shingles, they have to be triple bagged, special suits need to be worn, we would be responsbile if anything were to happen (eg, shingle shattered by accident and the asbestos were to be airborne), disposal costs, not recommended we stay in the house while that part of the work is getting done, etc. Ideally we would like the shingles gone but it's a huge financial commitment which we can't do.