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Small Home Changes Can Improve Your Family's Health

My husband and I both suffer from allergies and asthma and, unfortunately, two of our children inherited our health problems. Living with both can be a struggle, but we take every step we can to keep our family healthy. One spring, when our seasonal allergies were especially bad, we decided to finally have our carpeting replaced with natural tile flooring and that was a great decision. Even though it seemed like we vacuumed constantly, I guess our carpets harbored more dust and mites than we ever expected! Since then, we have invested in other upgrades to improve our family's health, including antimicrobial kitchen counter tops. I enjoy helping others, so I decided to start a blog to share what we have learned about home upgrades and renovations. I plan to post on a variety of topics, so there will be something of interest to everyone!

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3 Tips For Saving Money When Replacing Your Roof

Ensuring that your home has a good-quality roof is important, and installing a new roof can be a great idea for a lot of reasons. A new roof can help you boost your property value and make your home have more curb appeal. It can also help you avoid the many problems that can go along with roof leaks, and it can save you money on both your heating and cooling bills and on repair bills that you might have to pay on an older roof. However, this does not mean that installing a new roof is cheap. Luckily, if you follow these tips, you'll be able to save quite a bit of money on installing a new roof.

1. Choose Asphalt Shingles

There are a lot of different roofing options out there for you to choose from, and they each have their own benefits. For example, you might have thought about installing a metal roof on your home because you have heard that they last for a long time. However, one of the more affordable roofing options is asphalt shingles. If you choose asphalt shingles, you can save money on materials and enjoy a traditional look. Plus, when properly installed, asphalt shingle roofs can last for many years without problems, too.

2. Consider Re-Covering

Another option that you can look into is re-covering your roof rather than completely replacing it. Re-covering involves installing new roofing materials on top of your existing roof. This can be a good option because you don't have to worry about the added labor that goes along with removing your existing roof. Along with saving you money, this can be a good option because you don't have to worry about disposing of the old roofing materials. Also, the project can be completed much faster, which can be a positive thing if you are worried about your household being disrupted during the roofing process.

3. Consider Filing an Insurance Claim

If you have just decided that you want to replace your roof, this might not be an option. If you are replacing your roof because of storm-related damage, however, you may be able to file an insurance claim with your homeowners insurance company. Then, you may not have to shoulder the cost of the replacement, other than the deductible.

As you can see, there are a few different ways that you can significantly cut costs when installing a new roof. Try one or all of these tips so that you can shave down costs while still being able to enjoy the benefits of a brand new roof.