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Q: We would appreciate your advice regarding our San Francisco home's roof. We have a 1915 Edwardian with a flat tar-and-gravel roof in one of the "sunny" San Francisco neighborhoods. We've had the home for a dozen years, and while we don't know the date of the last roofing job, my husband thinks it's time to reroof. I would like some insulation on our top floor -- insulation seems an afterthought in the house as a whole -- and my husband is thinking of installing tubular skylights called Solar Tubes to bring light into the two north rooms of the house. There is some blown-in insulation -- not sure how extensive because the access to the attic is via a small space I can barely poke my head into. Last, we'll add a solar-energy system, although we are not sure when. We...