A typical shingle roof lasts a maximum of 20 to 25 years, give or take. Once that time period is over, you’ll have to get your roof replaced completely. Roofing renovations and replacements are not small projects. They need a lot of time, energy and money. Apart from the installation costs, there’s always the cost of disposing the waste of the renovation project. The key is to determine the right size dumpster for your project needs.
For proper waste disposal of big roofing projects, the only solution homeowners have is to rent a dumpster. A dumpster rental is large enough to accommodate the waste produced from your roofing renovation and is the only way to efficiently dispose it.
Before you pick up that phone to call the dumpster rental services, there are a few things you need to make sure before renting anything.
#1: Know how much waste your roof will produce
Shingle roofs can give a decent estimate of the amount of waste that the replacement project will create. This waste is calculated according to the squares of shingles involved. Knowing exactly how many squares you’re dealing with will give you a good estimate for the size of dumpster you need to rent. If you’re a little unsure, always rent a size larger than what you have roughly estimated.
#2: Know the Weight of the Waste
The weight of shingles plays an important role when selecting the size of dumpster you’ll be renting. Generally most homes in the United States have either the 3-tab shingles or the architecture single. The 3-tab shingles are light in weight than the architectural type and can weigh around 200 to 250 pounds/square. The architectural shingles, on the other hand, can easily weigh over 400 pounds/square.
#3: Know the Type of Waste
Not all dumpster rental companies allow all kind of roofing materials to be disposed in their dumpsters but a great majority does. To stay on the safe side, talk to your dumpster rental services and ask them if they accept roofing materials like shingles and tiles.
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See yesterday's post here:
Dumpster Rental Safety Tips