Elite Home Exteriors NW

Asbestos Siding Replacement

Replace your hazardous exterior with James HardiePlank!

We Are a James Hardie ELITE Preferred Contractor. As a James Hardie ELITE Preferred Contractor, you can rest assured that all products will be installed properly for ultimate performance. We comply with James Hardie Installation Best Practices and maintain a satisfactory credit report.

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We offer full siding replacements. We do not offer ANY siding repairs or partial replacements.

    What Is Asbestos Siding?

    Asbestos is a type of material that was commonly used in construction, particularly from the 1920s to the 1980s. It was valued for its durability, fire resistance, and insulating properties. This siding typically consists of a mixture of asbestos fibers and cement, formed into shingles or sheets for covering the exterior walls of buildings.

    Asbestos itself is a naturally occurring mineral known for its heat resistance and durability. However, it was later discovered that exposure to this product’s fibers can lead to serious health risks, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. As a result, the use of asbestos in construction materials, has been heavily regulated or banned in many countries.

    If a property has asbestos, it can pose health risks if it becomes damaged or disturbed, releasing fibers into the air. Therefore, proper handling and disposal procedures are necessary if this type of siding needs to be removed or replaced. Homeowners with asbestos should consider consulting professionals trained in dealing with asbestos-containing materials to ensure safety and compliance with regulations.

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    SPECIAL NOTE: Elite Home Exteriors NW is NOT a certified Asbestos Abatement company. We will refer you to a contractor who can tear off and dispose this product, and then Elite Home Exteriors NW will install new siding like James Hardie Fiber Cement.

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    What are the dangers of Asbestos?

    While asbestos siding itself isn’t inherently dangerous, it poses significant health risks when the fibers become airborne and are inhaled. These fibers are microscopic and invisible to the naked eye, making them particularly hazardous. Here’s a breakdown of the health hazards associated with asbestos siding:

    Health Conditions:


    A rare and aggressive cancer affecting the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. Asbestos exposure is the primary cause of mesothelioma.

    Lung cancer: 

    Asbestos exposure significantly increases the risk of lung cancer, even for non-smokers.


    This scarring of the lung tissue can cause shortness of breath, coughing, and difficulty breathing.

    Exposure Scenarios:

    Disturbing the siding: 

    Activities like drilling, sanding, sawing, or demolishing asbestos siding can release large amounts of fibers into the air.


    Over time, weathering and wear can cause the siding to crumble, releasing fibers.

    Natural disasters: 

    Events like storms or earthquakes can damage the siding and release fibers.

    Important to Remember:

    Undisturbed siding: 

    Intact and undamaged asbestos siding generally poses minimal risk. However, it’s crucial to exercise caution to avoid disturbing it.

    Professional handling: 

    If you suspect you have asbestos, it’s vital to consult licensed professionals for inspection, assessment, and potential abatement, if necessary. They have the proper training and equipment to handle asbestos safely.

    Prioritizing safety: 

    Never attempt to remove or handle asbestos  yourself. DIY projects can put you and others at significant risk of exposure.

    Additional Considerations:


    Some areas have regulations regarding asbestos testing and abatement. Be sure to check your local guidelines for legal requirements.

    Peace of mind: 

    If you’re concerned about the potential health risks, removing asbestos and replacing it with safer materials can offer peace of mind and protect your health in the long run.

    Remember, the key is to be informed, exercise caution, and seek professional help if you suspect asbestos in your home.

    Why Elite Home Exteriors NW Recommends James Hardie Siding!

    The wet, humid climate of the Pacific NW can test the limits of your home exterior, but not with James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

    James Hardie siding is the perfect exterior product for Pacific NW homes and is durable enough to withstand the weather and climate for years to come. 

    We recommend James Hardie siding to our clients because it is:

    • #1 Rated Durability
    • Rot-resistant
    • Fire-resistant
    • Insect-resistant
    • Uncompromising Performance
    • Elegant Aesthetics 

    James Hardie siding requires little to no maintenance and is way more cost-effective than other siding options like Cedar.

    If you’re looking for a beautiful, natural-looking exterior and long-lasting investment, you can’t go wrong with James Hardie.

    Elite Home Exteriors NW is a Certified Preferred James Hardie Installer And Contractor

    Elite Home Exteriors NW proudly serves the Portland and Vancouver areas as a James Hardie Certified Preferred Contractor. 

    We comply with James Hardie ELITE Installation Best Practices and maintain a satisfactory credit report so we can provide all of our customers with a 30-year non-prorated warranty on James Hardie siding.

    With Elite Home Exteriors NW, you can expect a professional James Hardie siding installation or replacement with a satisfaction guarantee.

    Call us today to schedule a free estimate for your James Hardie siding installation or replacement.

    See what homeowners are saying about our work!

    Adam Tuck
    Adam Tuck
    My home has a fairly complex exterior, and we were looking to re-side the home as we were dealing with constant issues of water intrusion. I was searching the greater Portland/Vancouver area for Siding Contractors for Hardie Siding, as we really just wanted something that would hold up against the elements and protect us in the case of any nearby fires (we’re close to some woods). After meeting Ian from Elite Home Exteriors, we decided to go with him and we couldn’t have been happier that we decided to go with him as out Siding Contractor. We had additional problems from the water damage too, and the folks he recommended were also top notch. Ian and team are a James Hardie Elite Preferred Siding Contractor, which means basically that he’s passed the highest certification for installing James Hardie siding products. I would work with him again, but based on his fit and finish, I probably won’t need to! Thanks Ian!
    D Gray (DGray)
    D Gray (DGray)
    Working with Ian and his company was an absolute pleasure. I currently own 2 homes and have had 3 previous houses, so I’ve had experience with many contractors over the last 20 years and most are not good. My husband and I had a water intrusion issue (undisclosed to us during a house purchase) that we subsequently discovered for ourselves 6 months later in the rainy season. After meeting with many contactors to figure out how to execute the repair, we decided that their prices were outrageous even for just a patch job and we decided to do the right thing and replace all the wood siding with Hardie plank. My husband found Ian online, and we met with him. He is excellent at communication, through emails/text and/or phone calls. He was always pleasant to meet with and didn’t talk to me as if I was a dumb homeowner, which happens quite a bit in this industry. He was happy to answer all my questions and work with us on a documented design for adding architectural details so there was no questions on how the job would look. He and his crew were always punctual and professional. They finished the job ahead of schedule and did everything promised. Honestly, the water intrusion situation was very stressful, but Ian made it a pleasure to get resolved. I am so happy that we went with him and have had excellent results. My high-strung HOA was even happy about his work and gave us a compliment. I wholeheartedly recommend him, and I would be happy to talk to anyone wanting a reference about our pleasant experience. It isn’t every day that such a huge job is completed with such ease and professionalism. I 100% recommend working with Ian and Elite Home Exteriors NW – you won’t be disappointed!
    roxanne sutton
    roxanne sutton
    The South wall of the house had rot and cut siding from a previous connected wood deck. Ian was a pleasure to work with and a consummate professional from start to finish. He answered detailed questions, gave me several options to fit within my budget. Ian communicated with me throughout the process, and was accommodating when I requested more detail, or a change during planning phase. His crew shows up on schedule, were friendly and courteous of my property, and cleaned up thoroughly before leaving. The job was completed quickly and within budget. The new siding and paint is an asset to this house and exceeds my expectations. I enjoyed working with Ian, and would recommend Elite Home Exteriors NW to anyone considering a siding update for their home.
    Justin Acciavatti
    Justin Acciavatti
    Glad I hired Ian and his team to replace siding on the south-facing side of my house. Communication with Ian throughout project was as good as any contractor I've worked with. The work was done well, went smoothly, just what you want. Also glad to see them not show up in expensive vehicle wrapped graphics, etc that the customer pays for. I'll have more siding to do on my house and will hire them again.
    Lori Clark
    Lori Clark
    Great communication by the company. The workers are skilled, arrived on time, and they are very friendly. We love the work they did on our house. The new siding makes our older home look like a new house!
    Keith Belshaw
    Keith Belshaw
    I chose to contract the team at Elite Home Exteriors NW to replace my siding as they had a fair price and provided a detail guide of materials, process and standards. They exceeded my expectations by finishing work early, were quick to communicate, did a fantastic job of replacing the siding and the team that did the install were friendly and helpful. I would solidly recommend Elite Home Exteriors!
    Brendan Greenen
    Brendan Greenen
    Elite Home Exteriors NW did an outstanding job on re-siding our home. From the initial survey and quote, to scheduling and completing the work, they were extremely transparent, communicative and professional! Very happy with our new siding and paint for our home!
    Kosal Sam
    Kosal Sam
    Ian and his team done a fantastic job. We resided our home with new siding and exterior paint. We are very happy of the outcome of their work. They did a great job!
    Kelsey Baker
    Kelsey Baker
    Travis Smith
    Travis Smith
    Update: The team went above and beyond. I had additional projects I needed help with on the exterior of my home and the team was right there quickly and throughly helped me accomplish them. Superior service. - Elite Home Exteriors was amazing. Definitely the largest renovation I’ve ever done my to my house and the team took care of me the entire way. They were always responsive and always took the time to answer all my questions. They even completed the project ahead of schedule! All I had to do was sit back and wait. Would defiantly recommend Elite Home Exteriors NW. They went above and beyond!

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