After your roof installation is complete, you might end up with a bundle or two of leftover shingles. You do not want to scrap them and waste money. Instead, you can repurpose these shingles in creative ways. Here’s how.
- Use them on the front walkway. Place a row of asphalt shingles on your front pathway. The rough surfaces of the material provide a level of traction, therefore helping minimize slip-and-fall accidents. This also terminates the need to use deicing compounds in the winter that might damage your concrete walkway.
- Use them as a garden path. If you are planning on constructing stonework for a garden pathway, consider preparing the ground by putting down asphalt shingles. Doing this prevents the stones and pavers from moving out of place. Another benefit of using shingles on your garden is that it keeps weeds from sprouting between them.
- Use them as interior décor. If you happen to have a natural slate or cedar shingle roof, incorporate the leftover shingles into your home’s interior space for added visual interest. If it is your preference, opt to paint over or stain wood shingles.
- Use them for smaller projects. Leftover shingles are not completely a waste of resources. In fact, you can use the sturdy material for future home improvement tasks. For example, if you are building a doghouse, shed or any outdoor storage, you can install asphalt shingles left from your previous roofing project, which not only saves you money, but also allows you to save time by skipping the material ordering process.
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