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Old 07-10-2019, 03:28 PM   #16
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Hire a handy man that can rip down the soffet, the gutter and any fascia that needs replacing.
Have hin inspect the rafters for rot and repair as needed, replace the fascia as needed.
He can advise you about soffet venting.

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Call a General Contractor who can pull permits.

Have it all done by the same person/company at the same time.
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Call a General Contractor who can pull permits.

Have it all done by the same person/company at the same time.

The roofer doesn't do aluminum, the aluminum guy doesn't do roofing.
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The roofer doesn't do aluminum, the aluminum guy doesn't do roofing.
And neither do carpentry.
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"Rooferman seems to be a pro whose world is specialization. But none of this is rock science. A competent know all can do every part of it."


What I meant to the OP in a general way was that when a pro says "I got a guy" homeowner may think he/she has to look for a guy.



Having said that, mea culpa, I am still learning how to use words in a public forum. Also, rooferman, my homedepot experience was a bet on my part and I didn't mean to use it as a comparison to you or other pros. Using homedepot was partly of the roof slope that scared me and vetting the roofers off the yellow pages was too irritating. I would have been looking over pros' shoulder anyway and maybe get more dirty looks.
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And neither do carpentry.
Yes they certainly don't do carpentry principally. But not-uncommonly some carpentry needs to be done in a roofing job and not-uncommonly some carpentry needs to be done in an aluminum job. So they have some members of the company that can do such basic carpentry or can get a carpenter on the job for a given project. Actually for a roofing company the carpenter often would be one or more than basic skills when it comes to roof framing that is structural.

I have talked to other roofing companies and every one can't understand why this roofing company is like this.

My answer seems to be that I need to hire a roofer who doesn't have a silly rule that won't allow their carpenter to touch a facia board even though they will work on rafters and soffits and every other part of the roof. One who is open to cooperating with the aluminum work to do what makes sense.

I started this OP wondering if I was missing something but I am clear now.
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The roofer doesn't do aluminum, the aluminum guy doesn't do roofing.
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Job Description for a General Contractor. A general contractor hires and organizes all necessary workers for a construction job. He or she also provides materials, obtains necessary permits, schedule inspections, complies with all building codes and sees the project through to completion.""
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In ontario, you said it, cooperation. Reality and making a good sense, is more like job protection. It is also general contractor's job to hold on to good sub contractors and better expertise means bigger egos. Maybe you should look for another roofing company. A roofing work that requires a general contractor means they do more commercial work. That could mean they have more experience/knowledge but you don't need it for fairly simple single family house. A roofer who does small jobs doesn't need a general contractor that just means added cost. Maybe you were pursuaded by a big advertisement?



When I went to homedepot, a salesman came to look at the house. Then another guy emailed me with a contract. This was the person I argued over the words in the contract, specifically the chimney flashing. I even gave him the words. Then I had to wait. I was willing to lose this contract. When the crew came, I had to make sure about the plywood, chimney cap and the caulk for flashing. I wanted gutter guards my way as well but the crew foreman would install plastic rolls only. I had to go back on my own with aluminum. Single story part was easy but I don't know when I can get to the two story part. This is because I forgot about the gutter guard. So you should get to know about roofing or ask here. Look at your roof and write down every part of it and make sure every bit is in the contract. Not sure about the fix or material, ask here. Since you're talking about the facia, why don't you describe the facia you have? Photo may help. You can tell the roofer that you want the fix such and such. Ask how about my idea? A good owner of a company will listen to you and tell you what will work and what will not. If exposed facia is 3/4" thick, means facia is 1x lumber that was painted. If you see a metal surface, a sheetmetal covers it.
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