Originally Posted by joecaption
Where is this window that's rotting?
First thing I noticed is no one took the time to build out the window trim before installing the siding.
That one thing can allow water to get in behind the J moulding.
Gasp! Heaven forbid the siding crew would want to do it right! That's why I quit installing siding, nobody does any of the prep work to make things right. How about when they install the vinyl siding and then the aluminum capping after the vinyl? Hmmm how does that work? I thought roofers were hacks, but the siding guys in my area are even worse!
RXB, I would remove the crown molding so that gutter can be installed flat to the fascia. The roof deck/substrate may need to be cut back a few inches, but if the roof is being replaced now would be the time. I would also suggest a self flashing type gutter such as: http://www.gutterexperts.com/box-commercial-gutters.htm
You can make a traditional K style gutter work, but it requires more prep work. In either case, I would first wrap the roof membrane over the fascia edge. This prevents any back up from getting inside the overhang. Then mount the gutter and strip in. In of the case of the K style gutter, a separate gutter flashing will need to be installed. But it is critical, in my opinion, that the low slope membrane be wrapped over the fascia and the gutter sit on it. I say this because of the numerous numerous problems I see when the edge is not properly detailed, especially when it's not properly detailed with the use of a K style gutter.
5 year workmanship guarantee is pretty typical for residential roofing/gutter. We will guarantee our roofs for 10, if the customer doesn't want to purchase the upgraded 15. And we guarantee our gutters for 6 years. The reason we do not guarantee our gutters for longer is because they are heavily dependant on maintenance, keeping them clean.
9 years in business makes you nervous?!?! He's already been in business longer than 85% of the people who start businesses. 5 years is considered the hump. 85% of businesses are out of business within the first 5 years. If they've been in business 9 years with no complaints (BBB only keeps complaints on file for 3 years) I would think they are qualified to do the work, assuming those 9 years in business have all been roofing. FWIW I started my roofing company in 2003, you can do the math.
Also ask about manufacturer certifications. Just because someone is certified doesn't make them great, but does help (depending on the manufacturer and the certification).
Don't ever make your decision based on price. Quality of material and scope of work will dictate price. http://www.reliableamerican.us/artic...contractor.htm