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
some additional frugal tips to save money on
- 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.