A residential roofing company orders asphalt shingles by the “square,” the equivalent of 100 square feet of roofing area. There are bound to be spare shingles, which are typically used as a buffer for cutting mistakes or for capping ridges. Once the roof is completed, you may still end up with leftovers. Don’t throw them away: CQ Construction shares some ideas on how to reuse leftover asphalt shingles.
Save a Couple of Bundles for Repairs
If a part of your roof gets damaged, you don’t want it repaired using similar shingles; you want a perfect match. And what better way to match it than the same batch of roofing used during installation? Having a few spare bundles lets you achieve this, even if that particular color was discontinued by the manufacturer. Make sure you store the shingles at a place with the right temperature and humidity, otherwise it could deteriorate in storage.
Roofing Material for a Shed or Doghouse
Your leftover shingles may not be enough for a new roof construction, yet you might just have the perfect amount to cover a shed, a gazebo, or a doghouse. If you can match the installation instructions set forth by the manufacturer, then so much the better.
Most of today’s asphalt shingles come with reinforcing adhesive strips which, when combined with a proper nailing pattern, can enhance your project. Imagine having a gazebo that stays perfectly dry inside under moderate rain. And the best part is, it will match your existing roof, which can potentially boost your home’s curb appeal.
Protection for Pavers
Asphalt shingles provide excellent waterproofing, which makes them perfect for lining underneath pavers. The rough surface is perfect for stopping pavers from shifting around. The solid layer of shingles helps prevent weeds and tree roots from sprouting or poking out between the pavers. It also helps keep the ground level by preventing pavers from settling into the soil.
CQ Construction is your leading provider of asphalt shingle and metal roof replacement services. Give us a call at (850) 634-4007 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Crestview, FL, and surrounding areas.