If you have had your roof replaced recently, you may have ended up with at least a bundle of leftover shingles. While they are worth keeping, know that they can be used in various ways. Trusted roofing and gutter installation contractor Pechacek’s General Contracting, Roofing & Siding LLC, discusses them below.
Garden Trail Underlayment
If your landscaping plans involve stonework that will serve as pathways around your property, consider laying down your leftover asphalt shingles on the ground first. Doing so helps keep the pavers from shifting out of place. You also stop weeds from growing between the stonework.
Canvas for Artwork
Leftover wood shingles can be used as a substitute for canvas when you do oil paintings. These will give an attractive, rustic look to your masterpieces. Make sure to coat the shingle pieces with matte acrylic on both sides to preserve their color and keep them from warping.
Smaller Home Improvement Projects
Need to build a shelter for your pet, cover a shed or decorate your gazebo? Your leftover shingles can be used for any of these small home improvements. You may not have to worry about matching the color or design, especially if they are hidden somewhere on your property. However, if it is visible from the street, roofing and siding installation experts recommend coordinating its roofing to your existing roof and home exterior to boost curb appeal.
With the winter season already underway, you’ll want to protect yourself and your loved ones from slips and falls. Consider laying down your leftover asphalt shingles on your front walkway. Apart from providing traction underfoot, these will eliminate the need to use deicing compounds on concrete walkways.
Pechacek’s General Contracting, Roofing & Siding LLC is the leading contractor for your roof replacement and gutter repair needs. Call (715) 425-9801 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in River Falls, WI, and the surrounding communities.