Does anyone have experience with asbestos siding? Were buying a place that has it (trying to anyway). The reaction I get from folks when I tell them this seems to range from all out face cringe with accompanying âOh noâ to a shrug and a âitâs not such a big dealâ. From what I can gather so far, if the asbestos is not too punky (punky is apparently an official asbestos term which means squishy) I can spray foam over it and just cover it all with vinyl siding. Iâve also been told that if I do this it might break off and bulge under the new siding. I spoke to an asbestos removal company that said I could save myself a lot of money if I get the safety equipment (mask respirator and suit) and tear it down myself and bag it, then they will come and dispose of it. I guess you have to constantly spray it with a garden hose to keep it from flaking away. Has anyone tried this? Iâm all for saving the money but this stuff scares me a little. Thanks in advance.