If you are looking to remodel your home, you may have questions about whether you should start with the roofing or siding. Many people usually don’t have an idea which of these two installations should come first. Well, the truth is there’s no perfect way to approach the installation. You have to consider a few things so you can have a clear picture of the installation.
Tearing off a roof is a strenuous task. There are various points of the process where the siding could become damaged. If your siding has already been replaced, the contractor has to take caution to avoid damaging them. This is also the case with gutters and downspouts. In this case, starting with the roof makes more sense. The siding and gutters will then be in perfect condition upon completion of the project.
Roof and Siding Install
Some roofing components, such as the flashing, are easier to install without the siding. On the other hand, you’ll find some siding parts need to be nailed down under the roof shingles. In this sense, it seems more practical to install the siding first. Otherwise, the siding installer will need to be extra cautious with the new roof.
If you plan to change the style and color scheme of your exterior, or if both your siding and roof need replacing, look at doing them together. Replacing both siding and roof at the same time will allow you to maintain the aesthetics of your home.
Making a judgment on whether to start with installing a roof or siding can go either way. In some cases, it makes sense to begin with the roof and then proceed to the siding. In other cases, the opposite is more logical. If you don’t know where to start, don’t worry. Your roofing contractor will look at the situation at hand and advice on the best strategy.
Whether you are looking to install a new roof, replace your siding, or both, you can rely on Straight Line Construction. Our team of experienced roofers is skilled in all matters to do with roofing and exterior construction.