Proper order of improvements

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Posted by: from Beaconsfield
6/17/2012 at 11:48:17 AM

I plan to replace old aluminium sliding windows, replace or change swirly stucco, replace facia/evathroughs and need a new roof.

I'm curious as to the best order to perform this work over the next few years.

Do you have any suggestions?

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Sol Saca Renovation in Winnipeg
Date/Time6/17/2012 at 1:14:08 PM

I would start with the roof first and then facia evathroughts and then the stucco this way your stucco will not get damage and then you can replace your windows.



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Date/Time6/17/2012 at 1:38:53 PM

Pick the windows, you will save on heat.

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Gaby from Amg Renovation in Hearst
Date/Time6/17/2012 at 2:25:02 PM

Hi my name is Gabriel

Certified Contractor and Inspector,

For this one Pat is 100% right some people will give you other answers like the (WINDOWS) first????? anyway you wont have any better than this one (good answer pat).

I always get frustrated when (they call themselves Contractors and they can't even say the order of what to do) those people give us a bad name and we loose trust with clients.

Go with pat ideas its the only order you can go.

Good luck on your project.

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Gaby from Amg Renovation in Hearst
Date/Time6/17/2012 at 2:30:43 PM

Jerome have the best and only answer.

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Mark from Arbutus Sundecks in Richmond
Date/Time6/17/2012 at 2:43:13 PM

Fascia first ( not gutters yet), roofing next , now gutters, remove stucco install windows and door finally stucco and your done.

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Date/Time6/17/2012 at 3:42:10 PM

I agree with most stated below, however, I wouldn't do them in stages. I would suggest the roof and fascia at the same time. This is because the replacement of the drip edge is done while roofing and the fascia is installed. Doing them seperately is just an extra step.

I would agree with the removal of the stucco, installing the window and then re-stucco or install whatever siding/exterior wall covering you may desire. Bottom line, I would wait until you can afford more than one piece of the projects.

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Gaby from Amg Renovation in Hearst
Date/Time6/17/2012 at 5:27:01 PM

Hi Marc,

Let me explain something to you, you are right about doing roof and fascia on the same project, but you have to start with the roof because when he will install the starter the fascia will bent forward because you never nail a fascia's face if done right because the starter holds it, after the new starter is install the membrane is next and then the shingles, this way you wont scratch or even tear your new fascia.

Again the second answer up here was the right way to do it. But not every body is doing it the right way that's why we are here to help beginners get better, if you need help with your project please ask and we will guide you.

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Date/Time6/17/2012 at 7:15:34 PM

Would do the roof work first, than windows and do so fit fascia trough last.


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Date/Time6/17/2012 at 7:50:33 PM

Roof is first, windows are next. Because, when you change the windows There is a few things that may need to be done before you apply the stucco. If when the windows are removed, there may be rotten wood on the rough opening, And by repairing it after the stucco work is done, may cause Problems with the new stucco.

Or when you change the windows and find that the window flashings need to be repaired, Then to repair them properly the stucco above the windows may need to be removed.

And watch out with some of these guys changing your windows, Because in some cases, they cut all around the stucco with a saw. Breaking the seal between the stucco and the window expecting a caulking

To seal the window to the stucco, not knowing that caulking doesn't work on stucco. If it the same size windows that are being installed, there should be no damage to the existing stucco.

But the new recoat of stucco should be the last step. Stucco is a very messy job, Make sure all the new windows are covered in poly, Don't let them do the work otherwise.

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Date/Time6/17/2012 at 8:02:10 PM

Roof, facia soffits, windows then stucco last Is the best way to get the best results. Anyone that doesn't agree, should not be in the construction trade.

Roof is the most important, keep the water out of the home.

Facia soffits and gutters, are next so the stucco fills in the gap of the j trim to the wall.

Next is the windows, because building paper and window flashing installed the the stucco contactor

Sealing the window to the wall,

Installing stucco wire, the the base coat, then the stucco finish coat.

Last is the down pipes. Any other way is problemitic

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Ramandeep from Fat Boy Renovation in Regina
Date/Time6/18/2012 at 2:23:41 AM

Well it all depends how u wana do this but first is roof and all the vents u have on ur roof, the next is facia and eve,s then windows and last stuco.

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Date/Time6/18/2012 at 8:43:25 AM

Adding one point to Paulo's notes re window installation, Stucco doesn't handle water well on flat surfaces. So, part of the window installation should include a full sloped sill pan that will allow water to drain away from the window opening and far enough from the face of the stucco wall that it doesn't wash down the wall.

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Date/Time6/24/2012 at 5:53:46 AM

I would agree ..that the priority is roof and facia first..together, it makes most sense.

Focus on the big jobs......and do stucco last after everything else is complete.

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