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Roofing shingles are good for more than just repairing or replacing your roof during a project. When roofers come out and get up on your roof to use them, chances are there will be leftover shingles after the job is done. These shingles are yours to do with what you want but there are some reasons why you should hold onto them in the future. Here are five ways to use roofing shingles after your roof is replaced or repaired.

5 Ways to Use Roofing Shingles After the Job is Done

Save for future repairs

Always save at least one bundle of roofing shingles whenever possible. Shingle manufacturers often change colors over the years, which means if you need to repair or replace a part of your roof, you may have to have the whole thing replaced if the colors are off.

Use for other projects

If you have a dog house, shed, gazebo or a smaller project, you can reroof it as well to match your home. This can be a great way to use roofing shingles and match your home’s roof, too.

Prevent slips and falls during winter

If you lay down asphalt roofing shingles on your walkway during winter, especially before the snow freezes up, you’ll add another level of traction for those walking to and from.

Use as a foundation for stonework

If you’re installing stonework on grass, you can use asphalt roofing shingles as a way to keep the stones in place during installation as well as preventing weeds from sprouting up down the line.

Create art with wood roofing shingles

Wood roofing shingles can be used as an oil paint canvas. It’ll give any painting a rustic, old-fashioned look you can’t get with a modern canvas. You’ll need to treat the wood shakes before you begin painting but this will create a unique art project for any painter.

As you can see, roofing shingles – no matter the type – can be used for a variety of purposes beyond repairing or replacing your roof. Consider that the next time you have your roof repaired or replaced and save a bundle of shingles for use in the future.