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Metal Roof, Bully Offer

Dear David, We are renovating the second floor of our home. We will be removing a mansard roof and replacing it with a regular roof. Should we shingle our new roof with metal shingles? Does a metal roof really increase the house price? Is it worth the investment in a metal roof if we are

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Kitec Plumbing, Freshening Eaves and Facia

Dear David, We heard that some plumbing pipes used in the mid 2000’s had problems. What do we need to look out for? – HIGH AND DRY DEAR H&D: You’re thinking of the notorious Kitec plumbing, which consists of flexible aluminum pipe covered by inner and outer layers of plastic. Kitec was sold between 1995

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Major Improvements Required, Budgeting for First Home

Dear David: We fell in love with a house that needs a new roof & furnace. We can’t afford these projects right now, but don’t want to miss this opportunity. What can we do? — Heartbroken Dear Heartbroken: A roof and furnace are major improvements, but not necessarily a reason to walk away from a

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