8 Ingenious Ways to Repurpose Old Shingles

19 Jun 8 Ingenious Ways to Repurpose Old Shingles

black shinglesRecently replaced old, worn-out shingles on your roof? Or are you perhaps considering investing in a new roof soon? Knowing what to do with your old shingles it vital to promoting sustainability and can make for some major life conveniences. Here are 10 ways that you can reuse and repurpose old roof shingles.

Recycle them.

Many roofing contractors offer cleanup services alongside their re-roofing surfaces and will take your old, worn-out shingles to a shingle recycling facility so that the materials in the shingles can be repurposed and reused. Asphalt shingles, for example, get broken down and given new life in highway construction.

Donate them.

It’s also a great option to donate your old shingles to an organization that could use them—Habitat for Humanity or a local theatre set-building company, for example. This is, of course, best done with shingles that still have some life left in them.

Absorb oil stains.

Old drips from the undercarriage of a car or motorcycle can leave unsightly oil stains on a garage floor or driveway. Protect the surface your vehicle rests on with a large patch of shingles.

Block weeds.

Shingles also make great weed blockers. Use them in your landscaping paths or around plants in your garden to prevent weeds from cropping up. You can even cover the shingles with some soil to help them maintain a low profile in your landscaping.

Create a path.

Believe it or not, you can create attractive landscaping with your old shingles. Consider laying them brick-style over an existing mulch path for a sturdier walkway.

Provide traction.

Shingles can be used in the place of sand on icy days to provide traction on a snow filled driveway or walkway. You can also set them on the floor of an unfinished attic if the flooring there could use some traction.

Create a mat.

On a similar note, you could also try creating a mat for your front door or garage door with your old shingles by gluing them together.

Make art.

Don’t forget about the artistic possibilities that asphalt shingles can offer. Consider helping a child cut out shaped pieces for a multi-medium, textured piece of artwork.

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