Q – We have a 1970’s house and are planning on having major work done that will include new windows, some siding repair, replacing some pillars in the front of the house, a new roof, and the exterior painting of the house.
Which order should we do get the work done?
Patty in Alpharetta
A – Congratulations on up-dating your home!
I usually like to work from the top down, but in this case I would modify that a bit. First you should get all the construction work done.
Fix, but don’t paint the new siding. Install the windows, patch any brick or concrete work that may need to be patched, fix the pillars – do all that first. Put your house back together first before you move on.
Then, when your house is all back together, get the roofers out to roof, the gutter guys (could be the roofers) out to gutter, then the painters out to paint.
Doing it that way keeps any one group from setting up their equipment on top of someone else’s stuff i.e. you don’t want the roofers leaning their ladders against your newly painted house.
Fix the house in whatever order you choose, then finish the house from the top down.
Then enjoy your new home!