Posted on: 31 October 2018
If you're like most homeowners, you are always looking for ways to save some money on household costs. Here are a few property updates you can make that can help you get the job done:
Plant a Few Fruit Trees Around Your Yard
Planting some new fruit trees in your yard can help save your household some money in a number of ways as time goes on. First and foremost, you'll have access to free, healthy, and delicious food that should save you a noticeable amount on money on your grocery bills throughout the year. Secondly, the fruit trees will help shade your home from the hot sun during the summer so you don't have to use your air conditioner as much and you can save some money on your energy bills.
And your fruit trees will even shade other foliage in the yard which means that won't lose water as fast — so you can save a little money on water costs too. Planting at least three different varieties of fruit trees in the yard that are ready for harvest during different times of the year will help ensure that you have access to free food throughout most of the year instead of during just one season.
Create a Covered Outdoor Entertainment Space
Spending time outside can provide your family with a host of health benefits to take advantage of in the coming years. Enjoying nature can reduce your family's chance of developing health problems like diabetes and high blood pressure. And the outdoors can help reduce stress levels and help you get better sleep at night.
And spending time outside while you're at home can help you save some money on power too. When you and your family are outside, you don't have to have lights or the HVAC system on, and nobody will be watching television or playing on the computer.
So create a covered outdoor entertainment space in your yard that will protect your household members from the hot sun and rain. This will help ensure that everyone spends more time outside and less using up energy inside the house. Consider building a gazebo, setting up a heavy duty canopy, or installing a roof on your porch.
Replace Your Old Roof With Clay or Concrete Tiles
If you haven't replaced your roof in the last several years, chances are that doing so can help save you quite a bit of money on energy as the coming years pass. Whether clay or concrete, tile roofing is naturally thermally resistant so heat and cold is repelled instead of absorbed throughout the day. And when installed, tile roofing offers natural ventilation for your home which most other types of roofing can't do.
You may also qualify for tax credits and energy incentives after installing a new tile roof, which will help pay for the roof. Tile roofing will give your home a new look and feel, helping to improve curb appeal and increase the perceived value of your property overall. Tile roofing comes in a variety of colors, so you should be able to easily customize the look of your roof to match the rest of your home's current décor. Learn more by talking to a roofing contractor in your area.Share