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Hi, this is Ken, licensed CA contractor, and the answer is YES! I've done it many times. for example, plumbing, electrical and painting. If you ever get in a pinch and want to do, say tile work, convince the customer that he also needs a new faucet in the lav or something. There is alway some other work that can be done. and since you normally provide a lump sum contract, you can throw in anything you want.
Best of luck to you.
Thank you for your response.
In other word, the general contractor must have two other unrelated trades in the contract if his contract doesn't involve carpentry or framing?
Sorry for the delay, I did not get notified of your reply for some reason!
Yes, that's correct. At least 2 other trades. A good example of this might be, say, in a remodel. You may be asked to install new flooring, upgrade the HVAC, and provide a new electrical panel. Many general's have been on the job long enough to handle all of these, and this saves the owner form having to deal with 3 separate contractors.
Of course you can mix and match. I myself am an electrical engineer, so I have always done all of my own electrical. I also fancy myself to be a decent painter. But I suck as a plumber, so that I always subbed out.
If the job is to instal new cement siding only
1) the work doesn't involve carpentry or framing, Correct?
2) it doesn't have two other unrelated trades? .
Is it correct that there is NO two other unrelated trades involved in adding new cement siding?
Unless there is something you are not telling me, no. I am assuming there is some existing type of siding. In this case, there would be demolition of the old siding and re-plastering. What other trades did you think there might be? I'm trying to zero in on your uncertainty.
Thank you for your answer.
I can't think of any other trades for this job. We believe it involves only one trade which to add new siding.
I am not a contractor. I asked the questions and want to get a certain answer: It is correct that a Class B Contractor can't sign a contract which is to add new cement siding on top of the existing siding only. Thank you for your time.
For one final clarification, to do the cement siding only, it requires a C-35 license.
Thanks for the opportunity to help you! If you have any further questions, I'll be here.
There seems to be a bit of confusion. This is the situation.
An exterior wall has wood lap siding.
Question: Add Cement Shingle Siding on top of existing wood lap siding is this a one trade project?
Sorry, I thought we were dealing with cement, not cement siding. But the answer is almost the same, except it requires a D-41 license.
Here is the law exactly, which explains that a B licensed contractor may not take this job, except with other unrelated trades, or he must also hold a D-41 license.
Ken, Thank you very much.