Longtime reader but new poster here. My wife and I recently purchased an early 1940s home in NC. I've done a lot of research on the house. By the 1950s, the lap siding (yellow pine), was covered with asbestos shingles, which are still on the house. This was presumably done not because of decay of the pine, but because it was an alternative to paint. In a few places, the lap siding is exposed and appears to be in really good shape. I'm considering having the asbestos removed, but wanted a little more info about how to determine if the original siding is salvageable. I'd appreciate any tips.