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Question DetailsAsked on 9/10/2015

I need to replace my roof, soffit and fascia. Which should be replaced first?

Should a roofing contractor replace the soffit and fascia or a window installer?

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A handyman is my first choice followed by roofer,with window guy carrying the hindmost. Always soffit & fascia, then roof (doing a complete down to the sheathing tearoff) and finally me-the gutter guy. And if you need it the gutter cover guy.

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Answered 5 years ago by jccasper


If the fascia board itself is being replaced due to rot, then roofer will sometimes do that. Fascia cover depends on which type you are using - some lie in over the top of the fascia board so cut the nails through the sheathing into the fascia board, so that should be done before the reroofing, then when the roofing is off those cut-through nails into the fascia removed (so they do not jack up through the shingles) and replaced to hold the sheating down. The facade type fascia cover - covers only the face and wraps around the bottom - can be put on before or after the roofing. Soffits should go in after the fascia board change of course, so they fit right.

The roofing has to be done after the fascia board change, because the nails from the dripedge, front edge of sheathing, and some of the starter row shingle nails penetrate it, so changing out the fascia board after redoing the roofing would be cutting through those nails.

I don't know about the window installer - why - unless you are talking new windows too. Fascia and soffits is commonly, at least in my experience, a Roofer, specialty gutter and soffit contractor, or a Siding - not Window - contractor.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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