Three Reasons to Rent a Roll-off Container for Re-Roofing

Three Reasons to Rent a Roll-off Container for Re-Roofing

Three reasons to rent a roll-off container for re-roofing because even after the last nail has secured the final shingle, there’s still work to be done. Getting rid of the old roofing shingles can be quite a chore. The right roll-off container can definitely come in handy.  Why?

Three Reasons to Rent a Roll-off Container for Re-Roofing

  1. Most local waste disposal services won’t pick up old shingles.
  2. Old shingles contain nails that pose danger to pets and children.
  3. It’s against environmental laws to bury or burn old shingles.

The bottom line, if you don’t rent a roll-off container you will need to load up a vehicle and haul the debris away yourself.  With a roll-off container, when the job is finished, the container is picked up and hauled to the local land fill so that you don’t have to worry about disposal.

Plus, the roll-off container can be placed directly below the roof.  The old roof goes directly into the container instead of being strewn across the yard.  Who wants to spend hours picking up shingles and nails? 

The roofing contractor can estimate how much of the roof needs replacing.  Shingles come in bundles.  Each bundle has a weight range.

  • Standard Shingles- 50 to 80 pounds per bundle.
  • Architectural Shingles- 65 to 80 pounds per bundle.
  • Three Tab Shingles- 50 to 65 pounds per bundle.

(Weight of a bundle) x (total bundles needed) x (number of layers) = shingle weight.

By calling ahead to rent your container and providing them with the estimated number of bundles, the roll-off container service company can factor in added weight from old nails, tar paper, and rotten wood and recommend the roll-off container that best has the weight capacity you will need.  In most cases, it will be a 20-yard or 30-yard dumpster.

If you have further questions about roll-off containers and disposal of old roofing materials, contact R & R Container Services.  They will be more than happy to assist you. Call today at 770-975-9554.