A number of DIY tips have been given to people undertaking a home improvement scheme who want to make changes to their roofing in a responsible way, while keeping within budget at the same time.
Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor Alexandra Marks revealed that she and her partner are currently in the process of renovating a Connecticut farm house originally built in 1902 and recently wanted to know their options for energy-efficient roofing.
She decided that she wanted a standing seam metal roof – which is cost-effective and sustainable.
Ms Marks also suggested the dedicated eco-friendly carry out some research on roofs made entirely from recycled tyres and bottles.
However, fiance Martin fancied something different again.
"I want a cedar roof. It’s wood, it’s sustainable, it’s beautiful. It’s what the house deserves," he told her.
For those having as much trouble as the couple in deciding what kind of roofing to go for, she advised heading online onto CostHelper, which offers the pros and cons of the different types.
CostHelper also provides shopping information in categories ranging from healthcare to sport and fitness and personal finance.
Posted by Thomas Morris