Weatherside fiber cement siding is the one and only solution for replacing or repairing old asbestos siding shingles. It is available in a variety of sizes and shapes to match many of the old siding shingles installed over the last 60 years. Unlike some of the original siding shingles that it replaces, Weatherside pre-primed siding shingles contain no asbestos. It is easy to install, after properly removing the old siding, simply nail the WeatherSide siding in place and paint. WeatherSide is even resistant to warping, denting, rotting, expansion/contraction and termite infiltration.
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83%of customersrecommend this product5 of 6reviews
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83%of customersrecommend this product5 of 6reviews
These shingles were a perfect match to the old shingles on the house. They are somewhat gray in color so I will be painting everything to match. The price was a shock but there aren't many suppliers of this product so they can get whatever the market will bear. I use a tile wet saw to cut these so every cut was perfect. At $8 per shingle I couldn't afford breaks and mistakes. I used a masonry bit to drill holes on the cut tiles. As long as the hole is supported on four sides and you use medium, steady pressure; you should have no problems with breaks. Have them delivered to the store and open the boxes in the store before you take them home. They are very-well packaged but they can still break if the boxes are mishandled. Again...$8 each.
These shingles are a perfect match to the old asbestos siding, however they can not be handled, drilled or cut without damaging them. Any sightest impact destroys them. The price has more than doubled in just a year or so. These should be available for no more 2/3 the price of other cement board siding products, it is less than 1/2 as thick and is other fiber cement as well. The pricing is absurd. Cedar is actually cheaper!
I would reccommend changing all your siding to another type one wall at a time. If you need to replace asbestos shingles then find them used in real asbestos or change to another siding. THis stuff is awful.
There used to be a special tool that punched and sheared this type of material. HD does not have nor rent the tool. Not sure if it would work on this product as it is extremely brittle to begin with.
Pros: matches original siding
Cons: breaks and cracks at the gentlest touch, breaks and cracks when drilled, can not cut without breaking
This is a great replacement for that pesky asbestos siding. Looks exactly like my existing siding. Easy to score and break. Use a diamond tipped bit for drilling holes and ceramic jigsaw blade for tricky cuts. I had a few pieces break while working with them but not nearly as many as I feared. The only problem I had was the replacement shingles are 9" and my shingles are 8.5". So I had to drill holes in every shingle to make it match the existing but it was not too difficult. I will blame that on my siding. They can't make a replacement shingle for every type out there. Five stars.
We received two shipments of these siding tiles. The second shipment was excellent. Strong, sturdy, easy to install. The first was very different. It seemed slightly soft, like it had absorbed some moisture. We tried to work with them and discovered hairline cracks, probably from shipping.
Because every other course starts with a half-shingle, you will need to drill additional holes. We used a ceramic drill bit and rented a shingle cutter (highly recommend) to break the siding tiles evenly.
Pros: Easy to Install, Light Weight
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Review 5 for Weatherside Profile 9 Shingle Siding
Great product, perfect replacement for asbestos shingles
It's hard to find old asbestos siding these days, and it's no fun to work with. This fiber cement product was great. It had the same pattern as the old asbestos stuff on my old house so I could patch the spots I needed without it looked "off". It's an expensive product, but compared with the alternative (residing the whole house) it's not bad.
Some things to note: This product is 9" tall, and my old siding was 8 1/4". Piece are shorter too, but that wasn't much of an issue. Often had to drill my own nail holes, but I don't know how you would get around that.
I needed to match the existing siding when I pulled the plywood t1-11 from the sun porch. The remainder of the house is brick front with a 1960 fiber/cement vertical comb shingle siding. I like the existing siding for its durablity and was amazed to find a similar pattern made by GAF when looking at local retailers I was ready for 2 distributors in the states or minimun orders of 4 pallets. Home Depot online came through with flying colors.
I order (1) box to cover the sun porch and thought the install went well. I would suggest utalizing the shingle sheer suggested, I lost (2) shingles the first due the the late hour of my install and lack of scoring depth, the second was a operator error in trying to crack the shingle in the air instead of over a hard edge.