My older (1930s) home is covered with asbestos siding over tar paper sheathing. Some of the siding is cracked/missing and some of the tar paper beneath it is torn.
At present I can't re-side the entire home. But GAF makes a current non-asbestos (fiber cement) product (GAF Weatherside Purity Wave) which is essentially similar to the currently installed siding. I've ordered 3 bundles, which will cover about 100 sq. ft. I want to patch the broken/missing siding areas, and then remove some rather sloppily applied old latex paint and then re-paint the entire home.
While I've patched a shingle here and there in past, I wanted to ask about the proper/best techniques for patching the tar paper sheathing under the shingles and then applying the new shingles for optimum long term performance. I also want to ask about removing the old latex paint. I have access to a pressure washer, but that stuff is awful stubborn (and, coming off in bits and pieces, it looks terrible!).