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Are you on the Roof? How to rent Dumpster Right Size for Roofing Shingles Project

You've likely placed a lot of thought into what kind of equipment you want to use when planning your roofing project, and whether you're going to have to tear off ancient roofing layers and how much it will cost. You may have received numerous offers from trusted contractors in your region, in reality. However, have you regarded what sort of dumpster you are going to need for all the debris generated by a roofing project?

The first step is to find out what kind of shingles you have on your ceiling and whether or not they will come off before the installation of your new roofing scheme. That's important because some are stronger shingle kinds than others. And dumpsters, while categorized in cubic yards, also have a weight limit.

The standard shingle is called a “three-tab” shingle, which is among the most commonly used and is lighter than the larger “architectural” shingles. If your home is quite old and was shingled with antiquated materials no longer produced, ask your roofing contractor their opinion on how much they weigh.

Do asphalt shingles mathematics

Your contractor for roofing could speak in a distinct lingo than you're used to. Have you heard them speak about "square," for example?"They will say your building is" 20 square "in the roofing sector, meaning that your roof has an area of 2,000 square feet. Each square is 100 square feet if you haven't already completed the math.

Three bundles of shingles will generally cover 100 square feet, or one square. Each three-tab bundle of shingles weighs 60 to 80 pounds. So if you have a roof of 2,000 square feet, you're going to have about 3,600 to 4,800 pounds of shingles coming off your roof and going into your dumpster.

Weighing in on other materials

Consider the following guidelines for the most prevalent weight per square foot of each product when peeling off products other than asphalt shingles:

  • Copper - .85 lbs

  • Wood shingles – 4.5 lbs

  • Slate – 10 lbs

  • Clay tile – 12-20 lbs

  • Fiberglass shingles – 4.5 lbs

  • Aluminum – .50 lbs

  • Concrete tile – 8 to 10 lbs

Other materials to consider

The shingles, of course, are not the only things that come out of your ceiling and enter your dumpster. Underlaying, commonly known as felt paper, and nails add weight to the project as well.

To obtain an precise determination of how much felt paper will contribute to your dumpster's weight, you must bear in mind that roofers use distinct dimensions and it is classified as 15, 30 or 45 pound paper.

Weighing around.2 pounds per square foot, fifteen-pound paper. Thirty pounds of paper weighs about.3 pounds per square foot, and at.5 pounds per square foot, 45 pounds of paper comes in. That implies you accumulate 400 to 1,000 additional pounds in felt paper alone if you have a 2,000-square-foot roof.

Get the right sized unit

The smallest rental units most dumpster companies offer are 6 cubic yards, which hold up to 3,000 pounds of debris. However, considering the weight of roofing materials, this dumpster would only be a good fit for fairly small projects, such as the roofing materials on a detached single car garage.

A more typical rental for a roofing project is a 10 cubic yard or 15 cubic yard dumpster. The smaller of the two will hold 4,000 pounds of waste and the larger will hold 5,000 pounds.

If your roofing project will account for two layers of roofing materials coming off, you will probably want to consider the 20 cubic yard unit, which will hold up to 7,000 pounds of material.

And if that project is on a large roof where multiple layers are taken off, you’ll need to consider a 30 cubic yard unit, which will hold 10,000 pounds of debris.

Renting a dumpster for roofing renovations

Don’t risk getting the wrong size unit – call an expert and get their opinion. At 1 Dumpster Rentals , we are the expert for the Toledo area. Our roll off dumpster rental services give you the assurances you need that your project to go off without a hitch. In fact, you can go to our “ask and expert” page on our website and ask your question there, or call us at 419-540-4374. We’re fast, reliable and ready to assist.


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