You have probably put plenty of thought into which type of materials you would like to use as you plan on your roofing project, and whether you will have to tear off older layers of roofing, and how much all of that will cost you in the long run. In fact, you have probably gotten various bids from trusted contractors around you. But have you considered which kind of dumpster you will need for all of that debris that a roofing project generates? The very first step is to figure out which type of shingles you have on your roof and whether or not they’ll come off before your newer roofing system is installed. This matters because some shingles are heavier than others. And dumpsters, while categorized within cubic yards, have a weight limit too. Read on to learn how to rent the right-sized dumpster for your roofing project.
Doing Math for Asphalt Shingles
Your roofing contractor may talk in different lingo than you are accustomed to. For example, have you ever heard them discuss terms in “square?” They might say your home is “20 square,” which means your roof has an area of about 2,000 square feet. Each square is 100 square feet. Normally, three bundles of shingles will cover around 100 square feet or one square.
Get the Properly-Sized Unit
The smallest rental units that most dumpster services offer are around six cubic yards, which holds up to 3,000 pounds of debris. However, considering the weight of your roofing materials, this dumpster would only be a solid fit for small projects, like the roofing materials on a detached car garage. A more normal rental for your roofing project is around ten cubic yards or 15 cubic yard dumpsters. The smaller of the two will hold around 4,000 pounds of total waste, and the larger ones will hold 5,000 pounds. If your roofing project will account for two layers of roofing materials, you will probably want to consider a 20-yard cubic yard unit.
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