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Is roofing and gutters considered capital improvements? I've lived here all my life and I have put new roofing and gutters twice.

Yes, but only the most recent replacement. From IRS Pub 523:

Examples of improvements you CAN’T include in your basis.
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· Any costs of any improvements that are no longer part of your home (for example, wall-to-wall carpeting that you installed but later replaced).


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