Re: Siding just the front...for now...bad idea?
yes.. its is a bad idea. the exterior is more than just cosmetic.. if your going to dig into the exterior its best to do it all at once. especially if your getting into replacing windows and doors. reason being its more cost effective to bring in the crew once along with the staging.. you will have all the old stuff torn off.. any damage from leaks fixed all at once. all new flashings on windows and what not.. basically make the house watertight all at once so you have the same life expectancy for the hole exterior finish.. also with the asbestos you'll never find anything that matches as its a totally out of date product.. i run into asbestos shingled homes regularly. we completely strip the house and start fresh.. going over the old doesnt solve any issues it just covers it up for hte next guy to deal with if not causing a call back later down the road
fire up the saw and make some dust