Now that your new asphalt shingle roof is installed, what should be your next step? For starters, you should check whether there are a few shingles left over from the job. Make sure to keep them as they can still be used in a number of ways. In fact, you may be surprised at how useful leftover shingles can be. The trusted residential and commercial roofing company in the area, Frame Restoration Roofing and Construction, shares more here.
- Save them for shingle repairs in the future. Your new roofing system will start taking damage from harsh weather conditions eventually. It may not be for a few years, but it soon will. High winds, for example, can loosen the shingles or blow them off completely, while hailstones can create dents and cracks on the material upon impact. This is where a bundle of extra shingles from your previous roof installation may come in handy. Your contractor can use them to replace the damaged ones. And since these extra shingles are a match to those used on your roof, using them won’t make the roofing system look uneven.
- Use them for smaller projects. Do you plan to build a shed or a doghouse this season? Instead of buying a new roofing material to cover this small addition, you can just use the leftover shingles. You also have the option to repurpose the shingles as a sturdy doormat, or as a unique pathway you can incorporate to your landscape design. Just lay them down brick-style over an existing mulch path.
- Create an accent wall. If you have leftover asphalt shingles–ones that resemble slate or wood shakes–you can try assembling them as a stylish accent wall or as a unique piece of wall art. Paint over or stain them–it’s up to you. Just make sure you have enough extra shingles on hand. If you don’t, there’s also the alternative: using the shingles as an unconventional canvas for oil painting.
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