Rochester Hills Roofing: Article About Dumpsters For Roofing Materials

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When a Rochester Hills roofing company performs a tear off in preparation of a reroofing project, they will often handle collection and removal of that waste. In fact, this task is usually quoted in the estimate. Nevertheless, some homeowners choose to take partial or full responsibility for old roofing materials, and there are a couple of reasons behind taking this extra step. It can be less expensive to rent a dumpster and pay the fees involved in allowing a hired roofing company to use it for discarding materials. Moreover, it gives the homeowner more control over where the shingles go, especially if the homeowner wants them recycled.

A homeowner who chooses to rent his or her own dumpster must ensure that the dumpster is in place before tear off is set to begin. Keep in mind that a dumpster must be available to the roofers throughout the project. Although the tear off will account for the greatest amount of waste, there will be roofing materials and supplies that the company will need to discard until the final cleanup occurs.

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Most dumpster companies allow their customers to put any nonhazardous materials in the dumpsters they rent, but there are often discounts available for placing shingles in one container and roofing nails and all other materials in another. If the homeowner chooses to go this route, they should be sure to talk it over with their contractors first. Note that if a consumer rents a dumpster for the purpose of shingle recycling, then there can actually be penalties or additional costs if materials are mixed.

As a rule of thumb, homeowners should rent dumpsters that are at least one size larger than needed. This provides overhead in the event that the estimates were off, and it ensures that the process of discarding materials is relatively easy from beginning to end. A dumpster that is improperly filled can make the work more difficult and time consuming.

Dumpsters are often marketed in terms of roofing squares, which means that if a homeowner has a 2,000 square foot roof, then he or she will require a dumpster rated for 20 squares. If a dumpster is not rated for squares, then the necessary dumpster can be determined by weight. Standard asphalt shingles weigh about 250 pounds per square, and 20 squares is the equivalent of 2.5 tons of waste. Dumpsters rated for 2.5 tons are usually eight to ten yards. Note that shingle types vary in weight. Architectural asphalt shingles, for instance, weigh approximately 400 pounds per square.

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