Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 23
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NaptownDIYer Gets the job done
I purchased a home built in 1954 that has old fiber shingles on it. I needed a few replacement shingles as I'm replacing windows, and for a few other places where the originals had been damaged.
These work well and match the original shingles quite well. A coat of paint and you can't even tell the old from the new. I picked up a hand scoring tool with two carbide tips in the tile aisle at the local Home Depot, and once you score these tiles they snap easily right where you want them to.
The only down side to these is that they cost about $10-15 bucks per tile, or $151 for 33 sq ft. I'm glad I don't need many, but it beats residing the entire house!
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by peeter great
easy to work with great looking matches perfect a baby could use this product la la la la la la la did I use 50 yet
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bulldog Siding Tiles
Exact match for the existing siding tiles. Just drill and nail starting at the bottom and work up. You can do it I know you can.
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pleasenomorefixin okay when no other quick options
replacing broken tiles and filling in where windows were changed. Original siding was 27 inches in length and these are only 24 inches so there is a bit of planning to do, also the original siding was placed with the drilled holes on the bottom of the tiles and as i'm just replacing what needs to be replaced i have to follow suit but i have to redrill the holes up a bit higher to clear the tile below it. Lucky for me i had the correct drill bit for cement/slate siding. the only problem i ran across with breakage is sawing the odd size piece, but that too can be taken care of if you stop half way thru and turn the tile and start again on the outside and meet in the middle.
June 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MelM Only option to match old siding, but britle
We found this siding to be the best match for the fiber-cement siding that covers the rest of our house. Once painted, it is nearly impossible to distinguish this new siding from the old asbestos-containing siding.
However, while installing the siding we realized that the asbestos this type of siding used to contain probably added a lot of strength to the shingles which is just simply not there with these replacement shingles. A few became chipped or cracked during the installation, in spite of care taken not to break the shingles.
If you are starting fresh with siding a house, I would not recommend using these shingles. If, though, you are trying to match old asbestos-containing shingles, I doubt you will find any other products that are visually as good of a match.
September 16, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by unhappy Great replacement for asbestos
The siding was exactly the same size as my current siding so I didn't need to trim the edges to fit it in place. I just painted it first & then nailed it in place.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by khead siding
Very good product went up easy . matched the old siding you can not tell the difference between the old and the new. just follow the derections and have a drill bit that will drill through it and you will have no problems it a little expencive but a good product
April 30, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by amcdenver Great replacement for asbestos siding
Would be a 5-star but for how fragile it is. It comes with predrilled holes only on one side, and to be really secure and flush with the other pieces on my home I needed to be able to nail it both top and bottom. Drilling my own caused the pieces to break, and that was frustrating.
October 29, 2013