I am currently dealing with a contractor who has done some work on our house and will be redoing all the soffits and fasica next week. I am also dealing with a roofing company who will be removing our old asphault shingle roof and will be installing a new metal roof. They are 2 different individuals.
The contractor is waiting for the roofers to remove the old roof and remove the drip edges around the house, and then he will install the new fascia and soffits. Then the roofers will come back and put in new drip edges and the new roof. Our roof is very steep and the roofers will be installing “walk boards” (I believe that is what they are called) up on the roof, so that they can walk up and down it. Part of the facia or trim installation is at the top of this dormer-type part of the house, and the contractor will need to use walk boards to get up on the roof next week to install the trim boards.
Can anyone tell me when the roofers walk boards are installed? Will they be attached on top of the underlayment? (what I used to call “tar paper?”) And then are they removed as the roofers go across the roof and install the metal? When they remove them, do they just slap some roofing tar or caulk on the holes which are remaining when the walk boards are removed? I am thinking that the contractor will arrive on Monday, when there is just underlayment on the roof, and he will install some walk boards for him to get up to this dormer to install the trim. And then will he just remove the walk boards and put something there to cover the holes. Is this how it should be done?
Oh, and how do the roofers remove the old shingles? Do they install walk boards then, and then remove the walk boards to do the underlayment? And then put them back when they need to install the metal? I am confused on how this works. This all sounds like a lot of holes in my new roof. Is this the way it is done? Thanks for any advice.