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Chinese Drywall Frustrates Homeowners

By Al Pefley email

Boynton Beach, FL (WFLX)

The Chinese drywall situation is literally trapping some homeowners.

Experts say the bad drywall emits a gas that corrodes copper wires and air-conditioner coils, and it may pose a health threat.

Some, like Steven and Jennifer Roberts who live west of Boynton Beach, want to move out and asked their mortgage company if they could delay paying their mortgage for a few months so they could afford to go rent another house.

But the mortgage company said it could ruin their credit score.

"It just dumbfounded me, I mean it was basically shocking. It did take a major hit on our credit score which is something we've worked on for years to try and keep up," Roberts said.

Since they don't want to do anything that would jeopardize their credit rating, he says they have no choice but to stay in a house that may be a health threat to them and their 11 month old baby girl.

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