I'm not too concerned about the asbestos abatement cost and plan to either do it myself and dispose of it properly or pay a pro crew to do it. It's only about $1.50-$2.00 per square foot in this area for an approved crew to do it, and that includes permits and/or disposal. Given that we have some tax credit incentive, it's very reasonable.

We intend to move into the house eventually. The asbestos siding is coming off, it's just a question of when, and whether I can salvage the the siding underneath. I've done a lot of painting but I've never taken on anything like this.