As everyone below notes and as i understand it, As long as it is encapsulated by paint, or siding or something there should be no issues. But who really knows? I suggest that you continue your due diligence and speak to someone that you feel has the authority to give that clear cut answer.
Although I feel there is not one out there. Do what you are comfortable withâ€¦ If it makes you feel better, I have it under my siding!
All the best,
I have heard from general contractors that the best thing to do is to go over them with siding. They are not dangerous until they are broken. That's when the asbestos is released into the air.
I would recommend you do your due diligence and search the internet for more information.
From what I understand and my experience, siding is an option but if you want to remove it, that's an option too. You can also contact an asbestos contractor and get an estimate of what it would cost to remove it. You can also get an estimate of what it would cost to put siding over it.
I'm not sure if you are referring to a home that you are buying and the asbestos came up in the home inspection and if yes, you can get an estimate and either request the seller fix it or issue a credit. If you decide to purchase the home and want to remove the asbestos, make sure you hire a an asbestos contractor to make sure it is removed properly and correctly.