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I agree with all of the above comments. The best is to start with the roof or where a leak is coing in from. Get that taken care of and then work on the foundation.
Make sure you hire a licensed and insured roofing and foundation companies. Also ask about the warranties they offer.
Our recommendation would be to do the massonry work first and then roofing for a few different reasons.
1.This gives the masons freedom to step and walk on the roof without causing damage to the new shingles.
2. You will want to make sure the new flashing that is intstalled around the chimney is installed correctly, accounting for any masonry changes and is not damaged due to installation.
3. Ultimately, that the new roof is not damaged and that the warranty does not get voided.
There are a lot of questions that would need to be answered. Here are just a few:
1. What is the size of the window you are looking for.
2. What type of material- vinyl, wood, fiberglass?
3. what style of window are you looking for? casement, double hung etc?
As a company we require that we meet with a customer just to find out all of the details, measurements etc. At this same meeting we give you a free written estimate right in hand. This will help you know exactly what you can expect to pay and the work we will cover.
Congrats on the new home! I think you have started off on a really good foundation with open dialog with your new neighbors. A few suggestions.
Make sure you communicate with your neighbors about you project and how long it will last. Let them know that if there is any concern that they can talk to you about it. Give them an easy way to contact you.
Have your contractors be respectful. There will obviously be early mornings or late nights for work to be done, but be respectful of your neighbors. Maybe offer some earplugs for them to block out the unwanted noises or ask the guys to start later on a Saturday or Sunday so your neighbors can sleep in.
Clean up.... Make sure that anyone who is building and installing cleans up after themselves. Cigarette butts, trash, cursing, loud music and loose nails are only some of the concerns of an active work sight. And those concerns grow for neighbors with children.
My biggest suggestion, at the completion of the job have an open house. Invite your neighbors to come see your new house and the project that was goign on next door. It will offer you a time to get to know one another better. Use it as a way to say thanks for dealing with the last few months.Good luck!!
We would suggest that in order not to damage a door, that you use an over the door hanger. An even bigger suggestion with an over the door hanger is adding a self adhesive felt dot to the back where it touches the door so if the hanger shifts it doesn't rub the paint off of your door. A hanger tends to be more weight tolerant and can be easily removed.
Another option is a commend hook, but you do risk it not holding and even though they claim to come off clean it can peel paint.
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