Can painted shingle siding be repaired?
We own a 1916 2 family house in Buffalo, NY. The sides and back of the house have wooden (I guess cedar) shingle siding and the front has asbestos siding. The back of the house is a mess- some shingles are broken, some are split, some are buckled, a few are missing. At the corners, where the side and back of the house meet, the shingles are pulling away from each other. What would be the most cost effective way to repair (if possible) or replace this siding? I'm worried about the amount of water that is getting behind the shingles and feel that we have to do something this Spring before the damage becomes too extensive. Since the front of the house has asbestos on it, I really don't want to put a 3rd kind of siding on the back (vinyl), but it is a rental property (we live in 1st floor apartment) and needs a lot of work so I don't want to spend a fortune on the back of the house.