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Q. We’re concerned about lightning and our new house. Should we have lightning rods, and what are the dangers of different roofs, like regular shingles, slate or metal? What about solar collectors? Do they pose more attraction or danger? more
Q. We are re-building our home after years since Hurricane Sandy.  The dirt under our house collapsed.  We could see across under our garage . . . more
Q. We’re having an electrical problem and need advice. We recently bought our first home and decided to replace old ceiling fans. We moved in at the beginning of March and thought we had plenty of time to replace the fans before . . . more
Q. Our master bathroom was remodeled two years ago, and since then we’ve had a leak from the shower that drips into our son’s bedroom below. At first we thought the plumber could fix it, but we found out . . . more
Q. We’re redoing our kitchen and need to decide about flooring. The kitchen will be open to a large family room, and the living room blends into the kitchen also. We need a long-lasting floor that will hold up to our kids and . . . more
Q. This isn’t a question, but rather an observation. Now divorced, my husband and I started our home repair/renovation three years ago and in the process learned a lot about people, including each other. more
Q. We recently ran into zoning problems to do an extension and have stopped everything until we can regroup, since we had a specific time frame and failed to meet it before . . . more
Q. I want to flip houses, and need to make the whole process go as quickly as possible in order not to lose money. I know it takes time, but can you tell me the fastest way to . . . more
Q. We recently attended the first concert at the “new” Nassau Coliseum, and were very disappointed with the way things were done. It seems nothing is really new, except the outside has shiny fins and there is new paint and seating. more
Q. I have a fence in my front yard and want to replace it with a wall because I live on a main road, and cars have crashed into the fence a few times and I’ve had to replace it. It’s hard to understand . . . more
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