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Should a neighborhood be able to require all-wood shingles on homes for aesthetic reasons, despite a higher fire risk?

Asked at Buford M. Watson Jr. Park and South Park on May 3, 2004

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Photo of David Vance

“I don’t like those sorts of dictated standards. I understand historic preservation, but there are shingles with modern materials that have the same look but don’t have the risk of fire.”

Photo of Tomas Shump

“I think it should be up to the individual neighborhoods. They have to consider who’s living there and decide if that’s what they want.”

Photo of Michael Buck

“Generally, no, because a man’s home is his castle, and he should do whatever he wants with it.”

Photo of Kaitlin Stout

“I don’t think they should go by looks. They need to do what’s safest.”


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