7 ingenious uses for roofing shingles

Heres a little insider knowledge, courtesy of professional roofing contractors: Roof materials are measured by the square, with one square equal to 100 square feet. Roofing squares are further broken down into three bundles each. When you order a new roof, your contractor will estimate how many squares are needed, allowing 10 to 15 percent extra to account for waste, cutting to fit your roofs individual quirks, like hips and valleys, chimneys, and other features. Often there will be shingles left over. Depending on your agreement with the contractor, you may end up with a spare bundle or two on your hands. What to do with them? Heres help.Save at least one bundle of shingle