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I need a new roof. I also need new siding. Not sure I want to fork out the money for the siding right now at the same time. Will there be issues down the road if I do a roof first and then say 5 years from now do the siding? I need to put new soffit, facia and gutters up with the new roof, do roofers do that or do I need to find a siding company to do that first and then do hire a different person for the roof? There needs to be some windows replaced also. The roof absolutely must be replaced before winter either way, whether I do the siding or not. Husband thinks putting the roof and facia/guttering on first is 'backwards' and will interfere w siding installation later. Please advise on what order I need to do this. And also if you are in this area, let me know if you are interested in looking at it.
 

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Tough call. I've always found the good guys don't need to advertise so I go looking for them on a job. One guy told me being on a job was the best advertising he could do, always people stopping to ask.

Next is the contractor vehicles at the lumber yards, not necessarily the box stores. They are more professional if they have an account with a lumber yard.

Then ask neighbors of course but be careful as neighbors may be reluctant to criticize their own choice.

Note, this time of year most will be booked solid.

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With new construction we put the fascia on, the roofers do the roof and the gutter people come after that. Then we put the windows in and the siding guys come last and they do the soffit.

I think you might get roofers to do the fascia.
 

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well the problem is that the rafters (I think that's what they are called) are rotted out at the ends, they need repaired, before the roof goes on, and then of course the fascia goes onto that. So wasn't sure what to do first. I'd love to find one place to do the roof and the soffit/fascia .
 

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well the problem is that the rafters (I think that's what they are called) are rotted out at the ends, they need repaired, before the roof goes on, and then of course the fascia goes onto that. So wasn't sure what to do first. I'd love to find one place to do the roof and the soffit/fascia .
I would ask roofers, they change out rotten sheeting.
Have you had ice dam and icicle issues after a snow fall?
 

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yes we have one area of the house that has water shed issues, it is a sloped roof that was an addition. It gets ice dams. The sheeting we have is well , no sheeting, we have oak planks, house was built in the early 40's.
 

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Had one ask for 100% up front. He didn't like it when I laughed.
I asked another for a certificate of insurance covering him and all employees who will be on site plus protecting me as well. Workers comp and liability. If he is using sub-contractors each has to provide their own proof of insurance. Someone takes a fall off of the roof and they own your home. Check with your home owners insurance to see what they cover and what additional insurance the contractor should provide. That contractor yelled at me and said I was the only one who ever insisted on the certificate. Obviously O did not hire him.

A reputable contractor will not hesitate to provide the proof of insurance and will not be asking for 100% up front. IMO, 1/3rd when shingles are delivered, 1/3 when done, and final payment after that 3rd party inspection. More active contractors will give better opinions.

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Many contractors try to say their employees are subs, but there are specific requirements for that and most don't qualify. If he list them as subs then he reduces the wages he has to report. Either a call to workers comp or your own home owners insurance co should be able to help. Lots of web pages on this topic, try this one:
https://citizensgeneral.com/busines...ee-7-signs-your-sub-might-be-classified-wrong

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