Owning a new home is the dream of every man and woman. Building your dream home right from the start is going to be a humongous task and will involve a lot of your money, time and effort. You need to have the money and resources in place well in advance of starting the construction. As a homeowner, you will always be looking at ways and means of how to save money on the new construction. You are totally new to the art of home construction and only a reliable and reputable building contractor will be able to guide you in building your dream home at the most affordable costs.

The following are some of the ways you can save on the new home construction costs by making very simple sacrifices:


Finishing the flooring in your new home will cost you a lot of money and will also be time-consuming. If you are on a tight budget after completing the construction of your new home, you can look to do away with the flooring installation in some of the very low traffic areas. Once you have the necessary funds in hand, you can very well think of completing the flooring in the leftover areas.


Be sure to check out all of your roofing options. There are some that will appear to have a cost savings, but in the long run your pockets will be exhausted from maintenance bills. According to SparrowExteriors, “Some of the best roofing systems available will last over 50 years.” Manufactured roofing products like composite roofing tiles are guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Say “no” to additional rooms

If you wanted to add some additional rooms like exercise rooms, playroom or extra guest rooms or decks in your new home, then you can hold on to building the add-on rooms for the moment. These rooms are just add-ons and are not an essential for everyday usage. This is one way of saving some money early on in your home construction. You can always finish the rooms after you have moved in and after the budget to build the additional rooms is ready.

Do not invest in landscaping upfront

At the beginning of the home construction, it is better to avoid looking for professional landscapers to design your outdoor space. It would be ideal to first finish the construction of the house and if you have money left, then you can think of investing in landscaping. There are other ways to add greenery to your new home. You can think of planting green stuff that will grow quickly and create a lawn-like appearance.


Use less expensive counter-top materials

If you are nearing the completion of the new home construction and are running short of cash, then you can initially think of using low cost, but attractive kitchen and bathroom countertops. They can be replaced in the future with granite or marble counter-tops once you have arranged for the money. You can even think of skipping the fixing of backsplashes in kitchens and bathrooms initially to save some money.

You can even reduce the expenses of building your new home by doing away with the paving of the driveway. The construction company you have employed will be able to suggest you the different ways you can save money during the home construction process. They can also help you out in adding the fixtures, add-on rooms, etc., later, after you have the money ready to carry out the upgrade.

barrel tile roofs

It is very important to know about the quality of service, the reputation of the company and many other things related to roofing before installing barrel tile roofs. You are going to suffer a lot of monetary losses as well as mental strain and tensions if you do not hire the right roofing contractor for your home. A poor job on the roofs can result in costly roof leaks and repairs in the future. The entire building structure, the furniture, and other costly items, etc., can all be compromised if the roof is not in proper condition. When you call a roofer to your home for accessing the damage and for the estimate, you should put yourself in the shoes of a Human Resources Manager and start to judge the roofer.

Ask plenty of quality questions

There is no doubt that you should ask the barrel roofer about the number of years of service in doing roofing repairs, the license that he has, the warranties that he provides and the insurance. Apart from this, you should shoot a lot of open-minded questions to the roofing expert and questions that cannot be answered with just ‘yes’ or a ‘no’. By asking open-minded questions, they would have some related stories and incidents to share with you. If there is no useful information or conversation happening between you, then it is time to move on and look for another roofing contractor.

Absorb Nonverbal Clues

There are a few nonverbal clues that you should check out when you are talking with the roofing contractor.

  • The first thing you need to check is whether or not he is making an eye contact with you when he is speaking.
  • A good roofing contractor must be ready to listen to all that you have to say and should not force himself on you. He should be a good listener and should never dominate a conversation.
  • Check if he is taking notes when you are having a conversation with him. If he does, then it means that he values his customer’s inputs.
  • Never fall prey to a roofer who tries to use the factory supplied material to showcase his point. The main problems with roofing arise from poor workmanship and not material issues.
  • If you find the roofer to be not listening to your needs and do not have eye contact with you, then you can conclude that he is more concerned about selling something to you rather than doing a great roofing job for you.

Keep an eye on roofer’s character

It is important for you to not indulge too much into talking about roof shingles, roof colors and other things. It would be better off for you to spend time discussing the barrel roofing guy who will be doing the job for you. This is one way of reading the character of the person by getting to know more about him. You should first be ready to choose the roofer and then only you should look for the stuff and roofing materials that can be used. Reading the roofer will help you to easily find the most reliable roofing expert to take care of your home roofs.