I need to replace some shingles on my 50yo house. I believe they're called
fiber-cement. I haven't been able to find any at Home Depot or a few other
local hardware stores. I live in NYC. Where can I get them? Thanks.
If they are 50 years old, they are probably asbestos. Those were great
lasting shingles (as siding). But no one wants asbestos anymore.
You might be able to get something similar from James Hardie company.
They have some connected together, sold in more of a plank dimension.
Yours are undoubtedly asbestos shingles. You will not find this
stuff at any of the box stores. We have one honest to God real
lumber yard left here, an old lumber yard in an older section of
town, that has several finishes of a similar shingle that does not
contain asbestos. They may not be a dead on match, but aren't
bad. About the only other source would be a demolition company
in your area. I had to remove quite a few on one job and
deliberately tried to save some. I never found an efficient way
to get them off in one piece and gave up.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
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