How to Reuse Roofing Shingles


Roofing shingles, like the popular asphalt material, can last anywhere from 15 to 25 years depending on how well maintained they are. Eventually, some or all of these shingles must be replaced and thrown away. Rather than throwing them out, re-purpose them in different areas of your home.

Watch Your Step
Are you ever nervous to walk down your basement or attic stairs? Have no fear, your new stair grips are here! Install these used shingles with the rough side up so they can provide you with a non-slip grip. Nail or glue these shingle towards the front center of each step for maximum support.

Mess Be Gone
A lot of the time your driveway and garage will become your workshop.Whether you’re building something out of wood or working on a car, things can get messy. By building a mat made out of shingles, you can catch any sawdust or oil that might hit the floor during the process.

Prepare For Next Season
Roof repairs and replacement are usually done in the spring and summer, but there’s no reason why you can’t prepare for next winter! Design a path to go from your front door to your driveway or sidewalk using these shingles. This non-slip walkway is a perfect alternative to salt and can last you the entire winter due to their design to withstand all weather conditions.

What’s the point in throwing out our roofing shingles if you can successfully re-purpose them for other areas around your house? When it’s time for your roof to be repaired, re-roofed, or replaced, contact the expert installers at Preferred Exterior. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (516) 354-7252.

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