Whether you have just had the old roofing shingles removed from your home, or you are about to have the work done, you might be interested in the various ways in which you can reuse the shingles. Sure, you might not be able to reuse all of them, especially if you have a very large roof. However, the more you can get additional use out of, the less that will have to be removed from your property. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Roofing For Dog Houses And Tool Sheds
Even if all of the shingles had aged a good bit, you might find enough out of the pile that is still in good enough shape to protect the structure of a dog house or a tool shed. This is a good thing to do because you then will not have to worry about those structures suffering from too much water damage, which would then result in you having to pay for new ones. Also, you won't have to worry about spending money on a few new bundles of shingles, as you should already have enough at your home that you can work with.
Non-Slip Pads For Outdoor Steps
Whether they are the wooden steps that lead up to your front door or the few steps up into a storage shed, you will want to make sure that you are doing everything you can in order to prevent yourself from slipping. During the rain or snow, wood steps can become rather dangerous and you wouldn't want anyone slipping and injuring themselves. You just never know if they could sue you or cause you to have to file a claim against your homeowner's insurance policy. All you need to do to help prevent some accidents from occurring is to nail some of your older, yet still intact, roofing singles to the steps. They will act as non-slip pads in that they will give you that little bit of added traction needed so you can get up the steps safely.
Lay Them In Your Flower Beds
By spreading your old roofing shingles around in your flower beds before you pour the mulch or stones, you will be providing a weed barrier. This is going to be an affordable option compared to you having to purchase several rolls of weed barrier, which can still easily rip apart. The thicker the weed barrier is, the less likely it is that you are going to have a problem with any intrusive weeds.