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Old 09-10-2019, 01:44 PM   #41
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Our water bill is between 25-40/month. We put in Astro-turf due to the water shortage and zero maintenance. We have the plants and garden on automatic sprinklers.
Interesting. We can't do that as part of our hoa, but when we last looked into it the cost to install was very expensive and the replacement cycle made it not cost effective. Maybe different installation costs in different areas?
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:53 PM   #42
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On spending to save recurring expenses: I'll be looking seriously into a metal roof when our asphalt shingles crump out (probably about 10 more years). The snap-down concealed fastener style looks good to me, and they are reportedly very resistant to hail, etc. Lower insurance costs, no future roof leak issues, and a >real< 50 year expected lifetime for the installation (i.e. I'll never need to do it again) are all considerations.
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:57 PM   #43
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On spending to save recurring expenses: I'll be looking seriously into a metal roof when our asphalt shingles crump out (probably about 10 more years). The snap-down concealed fastener style looks good to me, and they are reportedly very resistant to hail, etc. Lower insurance costs, no future roof leak issues, and a >real< 50 year expected lifetime for the installation (i.e. I'll never need to do it again) are all considerations.
I have done concealed fasteners metal roof for very same reasons last year. Huge sticker shock but I am glad it is past us.
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I have been planning to install rain harvest system to help with recurring water costs. We already have solar to help with electric cost.
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What happens to your roof runoff? Maybe a combination of rain barrels and switching to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xeriscaping that the HOA could live with. Seems that there would be more than just one person from the HOA interested in being environmentally friendly...
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TB, my husband is very handy so installed it himself. We bought high quality grass and even with all our sunshine it still looks brand new. Some HOA’s around here are allowing it.
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