Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I is for irreplaceable insulbrick

insulbrick

Insulbrick was a common asbestos or asphalt siding used between the 1920s and the 1950s. It is unusual to see whole houses still covered in this irreplaceable (as in no longer manufactured) material and now that that the elderly owner of this house has passed on, it is doubtful we will see it for much longer.

ABC Wednesday

8 comments:

jabblog said...

It will be a long job to take that house apart.

mrsnesbitt said...

What a shame - it looks lovely too. Guess it is a reminder of the phrase "skin deep"

Thanks so much
Denise
ABC Team

Vernz said...

this is such a classic American Home.. so sad same materials are no longer available...

Julie Jordan Scott said...

I learned something new today. I wonder will the house be torn down or will just the siding be taken off it and replaced?

My I is for... a big surprise!

Sylvia K said...

What an interesting post for the I Day! Brought back some memories for me as I do remember that particular siding. Haven't seen any like that in a very long time! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Roger Owen Green said...

my old house for the 1st 18 years had that sidinf. hated it; it was rough to the touch.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

All that asbestos siding could be a bit unhealthy to remove. it looks like its held the home together quite well.

RedPat said...

You don't see the grey insulbrick too often - mostly the red. Hope someone buys the house and puts some nice siding on it.

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