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Q. My son wants to be an architect. He’s really focused on drawing floor plans. I want to encourage him to do things that will mold him. He’s in sixth grade, and we regularly take him into the city, where . . . more
Q. I decided to rent out the house I inherited until I move back to Long Island. I hired an architect, who explained building codes and said we needed to legalize the family room my parents added back in 1973. We needed fireplace doors, according to him . . . more
Q. I keep reading about new apartment buildings and housing developments, converting golf courses into new, expensive neighborhoods my children can’t afford. Do you know anything about how the county plans to handle all the traffic? more
Q. My landscaper has taken a long time to rebuild our backyard deck, and now we’re wondering whether he can do the work in the winter. It was supposed to be done last fall, but he never showed. more
Q. I’ve been reading about new homeowners who applied for solar panels and found out they unknowingly bought a home that needs to be raised. What a mess! However, I really can’t get a grasp on the scope of the problem and which homes are affected. more
Q. I just had my deck and pool replaced. I wanted to do it before spring because I missed getting anyone to do it last summer. Everyone was too busy. I had an architect draw the structure plans but . . . more
Q. I’m writing about my flat roof leak. Please find enclosed photos of the inside and outside of my home. Since we bought it in 1975, we’ve been having trouble with the flat part of the roof. I’ve had the inside repaired . . . more
Q. Every winter I get terrible colds, and this year I got a postcard from a company that cleans air conditioning ducts. Does this help? I’m concerned about stirring up more dust. more
Q. This winter I want to be more prepared than I was two years ago. I was stranded in my house for days. Since I can’t do the work myself . . . more
Q. After the last snowstorm, my roof was covered with so much snow that the ceiling was wet in several places and I’ve had to make repairs inside. Unfortunately, I have to keep the buckets on hand because the roofer told me . . . more
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