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Well, that wasn't the answer I wanted! So OK, trying to understand the logic here. Both roofs and appliances wear out and have to be replaced, so the difference is the effect on "extending the life of the building." Does "the life of the building" mean only the structural integrity, or does it also mean function?

For example, we also replaced our single-pane windows with double-paned. I think that's a capital improvement. Is it? And why or why not?

Any IRS pub available that can provide more clarity?

Thanks.
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