9. Either way, your wife is gonna cry. The wife ALWAYS knows more about it than her builder does. Mostly because they build brand new houses in 3O minutes on a TV show she saw, or pinterest. Also her friendsco workers will fuck with her about it and youll have to deal with the crazy. Leave the women out of it as much as you can. They arent built to deal with this kinda stress.
That's why I waited till my wife was on the road for a month to do this work on our house. She's in Connecticut this week and then on to Singapore and Malaysia for another 3. That way I'm the only one dealing with the siding guys and the deck builder as the point of contact and there's no back/forth.