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April 18, 2012 — Hurricane Irene brought a day of reckoning to The Seville, a 270-unit co-op complex in Bayside, Queens, last August. With leaks in six of 18 semi-attached townhouses, it was clear their 40-year-old roofs were living on borrowed time. “The question was whether you continue to put bandages on things, or looked to do something that is more life-sustaining,” says Felicia Chapman Jenkins, board secretary and a townhouse resident herself.

But the estimate for replacing all nine roofs at once before winter set in was nearly a quarter of a million dollars. Was there another way? Read more >>

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