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Old 10-03-2011, 07:04 AM   #1
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I have an extensive home remodel that has new trusses, soffit and facia boards. It's starting to get cold here in Iowa and I don't have much time left for outside work. The roof/shingles/ice prevention are on.
I can hire someone to install vinyl/aluminum soffit and facia now, or wait till Spring, save some money, and do it myself since I am retired.
I would probably cover everything with plastic.
Has anyone left projects like this, over the Winter ?

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Old 10-03-2011, 07:09 AM   #2
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Are you dried in? Roof and Siding.

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Maybe it will be ok.

One thing I have learned about DIY. If I am ever in doubt based on time or any other factor, such as leaving something exposed during the winter, I pay to have it done by a pro.

Maybe it is just me, but if there is a chance something won't be good, the amount of money I can (maybe) save by doing it myself, I more than pay for in lack of peace of mind.

I have certainly had times where I thought doing it myself was the most inexpensive way, and it turned out I spent more money than a professional would have ever charged me. AND, in doing so, I spent days of my life in frustration.

Just a thought.
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The roof is on -
Wait till spring and save yourself some money.
Make sure any openings that "critters" can get in are plugged.
You should be "good to go"!

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Thanks for your replies. Great forum ! Have told many about you guys.

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kwikfishron - Have Tyvek on securely, No siding till spring also.

I have caulked all OSB that sits on concrete block, 3 courses out of ground.

Getting old and trying to do everything just doesn't work.
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But what about gutters? If you can reinstall the old gutters temporarily and divert the water away from the structure.
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Have Tyvek on securely, No siding till spring also.
You may need to replace the Tyvek come spring. The length of exposure to UV allowable for HomeWrap is 120 days (4 months). If you installed the commercial wrap you'll be good for 270 days (9 months).

http://www2.dupont.com/Tyvek_Weather..._builders.html
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Stymie222 -If you have the siding Id try to get it on. Its PERFECT siding weather right now. I agree with AGW on replacing the Tyvek if you wait until Spring.

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