Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by xroads Perfect match for the old, existing shingles
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.
April 25, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BigGuy Close to the original
Terrible to cut, but comes close to the old siding
October 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MCDRen Great replacement product.
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.
December 11, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hamburger Product as described.
The cement shingles are a good replacement for the old asbestos slate shingles used for siding in the grand old days! Pleased with the product !
June 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Leo124 Perfect match
Great replacement for damaged asbestos shingles. Perfect match. I used a wet saw to cut and a standard drill bit for pilot holes.
June 24, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DJE3 Poor quality, absurd pricing
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.
March 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kene Just what I needed
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.
December 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DoverMom Great product, perfect replacement for asbestos shingles
These shingles are easy to install and easy to paint. We'd recommend them to anyone who needs to replace their old asbestos siding shingles.
October 18, 2011