Unique Ways To Make Use Of Old Roofing Shingles

Do you have plans to replace your roof or repair a large section of it? If so, you might find yourself with some old asphalt shingles that you do not know what to do with. After all, they are generally not allowed to be put out with the regular trash because most garbage companies ask that you rent a dumpster for building materials. To help you out and to prevent waste, take a look at the following unique ways to put those old shingles to good use:

Step Traction

If you have some wooden steps outside that tend to get extremely slippery when there is rain, ice, or snow, you need to do something about it. A slippery step is a safety hazard and a lawsuit just waiting to happen. Take a few of your old shingles and nail them down to your steps. You might have to use several in order to cover a good amount of the width of the steps. Also, make sure that none of the shingles are hanging over the edge or overlapping each other in order to prevent people from falling.

Dog House Shingles

Whether you are building a new dog house or simply updating an already existing one, you can use the old shingles for the roof. Just like any other shelter, you do not want water coming into the dog house, as it would cause the dog to suffer and the materials could become damaged. All you have to do is start layering shingles along the bottom edge of the dog house roof and work your way up so that the new row of shingles is slightly overlapping the previous row.

Patio Table Glass Coasters

Just like you enjoy having coasters for your glasses inside of your home, you might want to same for when you are enjoying life at your patio table. Simply take the old shingles and cut them into circles large enough to cover the bottom of an average glass. You could even get a little wild and crazy and cut the shingles into various shapes and sizes in order to mix it up a little.

As you can see, there really are a lot of things you can do with your old asphalt shingles. While the previously mentioned ideas might not be all of the things that you can do, they should certainly be enough to get you started in the right direction. So save those shingles and make sure that you are making use of them as soon as possible. This way, you will not have to worry about them becoming destroyed from deterioration thanks to various weather conditions.

To learn more, contact a company like Lakeside Roofing with any questions or concerns you have.