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Save money on your roof by making it energy efficient.  When the time comes to replace your roof, choose a light color.  Dark colors absorb heat, and make your home hotter in the summer.  A lighter color will keep your house cooler.


You can save a lot of money roofing your home yourself.  If you only have one layer of asphalt shingles on your roof, you can put another layer on top of it.  Take a class at one of the home improvement stores and make it a DIY, thrift friendly project.


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Frugal footnotes:

Here are some additional frugal tips to save money on roofs.


- If you can afford it, and are planning on staying in your home, you will save money be installing something that lasts longer than asphalt or shingles, like a metal roof.
- Many tiles roofs last for over 50 years.  It average life of an asphalt roof is 15 years.
- If you hire a roofer, be sure he is licenses and bonded, and only pay part of the cost upfront.
- It is best to find a referral for a roofer from someone you trust.
- Make sure your roofer has plenty of experience.
- Have a signed contract with your roofer before beginning work.







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tips in alphabetical order


A - Frugal Tips: Acne - Automobiles


B - Frugal Tips:  Babies - Buttons


C - Frugal Tips: Cakes - Cutting Boards


D - Frugal Tips:  Dandruff - Dryers


E - Frugal Tips:  Eating Out - Eyeliner


F - Frugal Tips:  Fabric - Furniture


G- Frugal Tips:  Garage Sales - Groceries


H - Frugal Tips:  Hair Humidifiers


I - Frugal Tips:  Ice - Ironing


J - Frugal Tips:  Jars - Junk Mail


K - Frugal Tips:  Ketchup - Kitchen Pot Hangers


L - Frugal Tips:  Ladders - Lotions


M - Frugal Tips:  Mac and Cheese - Mushrooms


N - Frugal Tips:  Nail Polish - Nuts


O - Frugal Tips: Oatmeal - Ovens


P - Frugal Tips: Paint - Pumpkins


Q - Frugal Tips: Quiche - Quilting


R - Frugal Tips: Radishes - Rubbing Alcohol


S - Frugal Tips: Sales - Sweetened Condensed Milk


T - Frugal Tips: Tablecloths - TV Dinners


U - Frugal Tips: Upholstery Fabric - Utilities


V - Frugal Tips: Vacations - Vinyl Tablecloths


W - Frugal Tips: Wallpaper - Wreaths


XYZ - Frugal Tips - Yams - Zucchini