Roll off container rental and the best DIY projects for fall – part 1

With fall fast approaching, you might be thinking about raking leaves and cleaning out the gutters. But there are a whole host of maintenance, repair, and upgrade tasks that fall is a great time to tackle. Of course, R&R Containers is here to help you clean up your property or the mess from your latest project with roll off container rental and junk hauling services. Let’s take a look at a few popular autumn projects, why you might do them, and why fall might be the best time to tackle them.

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Best DIY projects for fall

Repair or replace your roof

The freeze and thaw cycle of winter will make any existing leaks in your roof worse due to the expansion of the ice. Plus, nobody wants to have to go up on the roof when it’s covered in ice. For both of these reasons, it’s a good idea to check for leaks and fix any you find before the real cold comes, whether that means repairing your roof or having it replaced. If you’re removing old shingles, a roll off container rental is a great way to keep your job site clean and get rid of the waste.

Add insulation to your attic

Once the temperatures drop, any place where cold can get into your home means you’re losing money. Going up in the attic during the summer can be torture, so that’s one great reason to wait until the temperatures start to drop before doing any work up there. But the pros know another trick – once it cools off you can find drafts in your attic much more easily, which allows you to find and block the leaks better.

Check back soon for Roll off container rental and the best DIY projects for fall – part 2. In the meantime, check out our page on roll off container rental.

Weather Predictions for this Winter – Are You Ready? Part 2

This post is the second in a series on weather predictions for the 2018-2019 winter and preparing for the cold with roll off container rental and junk hauling services. If you haven’t read part 1 yet, I recommend you do before continuing.

Old Farmer’s Almanac vs. Farmer’s Almanac (continued)

Thomas’ almanac was based on the idea that the key to predicting the weather was monitoring solar activity. Specifically, Thomas was concerned with sun spots – magnetic storms that move across the surface of the sun. Most solar flares and coronal mass ejections occur alongside sunspots. Nowadays, the Old Farmer’s Almanac has updated their methodology somewhat. They also integrate data from prevailing climate patterns, jet-stream fluctuations, ocean temperature records, and data from weather satellites.

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Young’s almanac, on the other hand, uses a secret formula passed down from its original author. They’re very hush-hush about what goes into this formula, but they do say that it takes into account solar activity, lunar activity, and the position of the planets. Unlike the Old Farmer’s Almanac; however, the Farmer’s Almanac doesn’t integrate modern satellite technology into their method.

What are the predictions for this winter?

When it comes to the ’18-’19 winter, the predictions of these two almanacs are a bit different. The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts above normal temperatures for everywhere in the US except a small swath of the Southwest. They also predict above average levels of rain, and below average levels of snow. The Farmer’s Almanac, on the other hand, predicts a “teeth-chattering cold” winter, with above average amounts of snowfall for most of the US.

Be prepared for winter

With our almanacs disagreeing, and science unwilling to hazard a guess, what should we prepare for? Well, as the old saying goes, hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Even if the Farmer’s Almanac is right, we should still have plenty of time to get our projects done and baton down the hatches before the real winter weather comes. So get that roll off container rental or junk hauling service set up now, and get ready!

Weather Predictions for this Winter – Are You Ready? Part 1

Summer is drawing to a close, although we might not be able to feel it yet here in the Southeast. There’s still time to knock out any last minute projects you’ve got in mind, and R&R containers is here to help with roll off container rental and junk hauling services!

It’s around this time of year that the Farmer’s Almanac and Old Farmer’s Almanac issue their predictions for the coming winter. So, what do they have to say about it? What does winter have in store for us? First, let’s get to know these two sources a little better, then we’ll take a look at their predictions for this winter.

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Old Farmer’s Almanac vs. Farmer’s Almanac

First off, let’s be clear about one thing: both of these almanacs intend as much to entertain as they do to inform. Nowadays, if we want to know what the weather will be like, we’re probably more likely to check an app on our smartphone than an almanac hanging on a nail in our outhouse.

Nonetheless, both the Old Farmer’s Almanac and the Farmer’s Almanac take their weather predictions seriously, and they both tend to be right more often than not. Modern meteorologists are a bit more skeptical. The Farmer’s Almanac makes their weather predictions 16 months in advance, while the Old Farmer’s Almanac makes theirs 18 months in advance. Modern meteorologists say that anything beyond a 10-14 day forecast is basically guesswork.

Both almanacs are very old. The first edition of the Old Farmer’s Almanac was published in 1792 by a man named Robert Thomas. The Farmer’s Almanac, on the other hand was first released in 1818 by David Young.

Check back soon for Weather Predictions for this winter – are you ready? Part 2. In the meantime, check out our page on roll off container rental and get those last minute summer projects knocked out!

What Size Roll Off Container is Right for Your Project?

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A roll off container rental is a great way to save time and money on a project that’s going to produce waste. You could spend hours of your time and money on gas driving a pickup to the transfer station and back. Or you can have us drop off a container, fill it up, and watch your waste disappear! But what size container is right for your project? Let’s take a look at a couple of different container sizes and what they’re good for.

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12 cubic yard roll off container

  • A 12 cubic yard container holds just a bit less than four full size pickup beds full.
  • 12 cubic yards is enough space for the debris from a smaller renovation project, like a bathroom or small kitchen
  • A 12 yard container is great for yard clean outs for a small or medium sized yard
  • 12 cubic yards is enough space to accommodate a deck removal, as long as your deck is around 200 square feet or less
  • A 12 cubic yard container has room for around 16 square of shingles, or around 1600 square feet. For reference, asphalt and composite shingles typically come in bundles that cover around a third of a square.
  • 12 cubic yards is enough space for a basement clean out, or a single car garage

15 cubic yard roll off container

  • A 15 cubic yard container holds around as much as 5 full size pick up beds. That’s a lot of driving time saved!
  • 15 cubic yards is enough for a larger renovation project, like replacing flooring in a medium-large house
  • A 15 yard container can handle a large deck removal of ~250 to ~350 square feet
  • 15 cubic yards is enough for a major yard clean out or debris removal on a larger property
  • A 15 yard container can hold around 20 square of shingles, or enough to cover around 2000 square feet

Easy loading, easy hauling

All our roll off containers feature side entry for loading of heavy objects. Once your container is full, just give us a call and we’ll make sure your waste is disposed of in an efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly manner.

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Environmentally Friendly Roll Off Container Rental Services and Earth Day 2018

Today is the 48th Earth Day – A Great Time for an Environmentally Friendly Roll Off Container Rental!

Earth Day history

Earth Day was started in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson. His goal was to bring environmental issues to the forefront of political discussion. Ever since, people have observed Earth Day by raising awareness about environmental issues and good ecological stewardship. In that spirit, let’s learn a little more about Earth Day, and then we’ll talk about environmentally friendly roll off container rentals.

Environmentally Friendly Roll Off Container Rentals for Earth Day 2018

This year, Earth Day organizers asked members of the public to fill out a survey about how many disposable plastic containers they consume and make a pledge to reduce that amount in the coming year.

Plastic pollution is a huge problem, both in the United States and globally. Did you know that we, as a society, have produced more plastic over the last ten years than in the previous century? Despite the explosion in demand for plastics, we still recover only about 5% of what we produce, and more than half of plastic products are used just once before they’re sent to the landfill, or worse yet, end up as litter in the environment. (1)

At R&R Containers, we’re committed to disposing of plastics and other roll off container waste in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

While it’s important to keep an eye on how much we consume, we’re still going to end up with trash. Storm season is coming up, which means downed branches and trees. As the weather turns, people start up their summer construction and remodeling projects. These activities and others produce a wide variety of waste streams that are difficult for the average consumer to deal with themselves. So call the pros at R&R to get rid of that waste, and rest easy knowing we’ll respect the Earth when we’re disposing of your waste.

What’s more, R&R Containers is a locally owned and operated business, and we keep our roll off container service area small. This keeps fuel costs down, which means savings for you and less pollution in the environment.

Happy Earth Day from R&R Containers!

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Roll off Container Rental for Winter Home Improvement

Why not spruce up the place while you’re cooped up inside this winter?

Now that we’re rapidly heading for the shortest day of the year, winter feels in full swing. Winter home improvement projects are a great way to stay active in the dark winter months, and they will make your home even more warm and inviting during the rest of the winter and coming spring. Of course, R&R Containers is here to help with all your roll off container rental needs!

Broadly speaking, we can look at winter home improvement projects through two categories – those that improve efficiency and those that improve livability. Some would say that all of the efficiency upgrades should be done before winter begins, but it’s never too late to start saving money!

R&R Containers is your source for roll off container rental for winter home improvement

Home improvement projects to boost efficiency

Science never stops making things more efficient. When it comes to home improvements, there are a dizzying array of options for making your home more green. Some of them, however, are best left for the spring. So, what efficiency minded projects are a good fit for winter time?

Seal up the cracks – any gap big enough to see light through means you’re losing money. Use weatherstripping, caulking, plaster, or another appropriate material to make sure your home is airtight.

Add insulation – the most obvious candidate for insulation is the attic, but don’t forget about crawl spaces, and places like your attic door and water heater.

Making your home more livable

Since you’re trapped inside anyway, why not take on a project to improve your interior space, like new carpet? What about any renovations you might be putting off, like a bathroom? There will be plenty of time in the spring for things landscaping and painting your home’s exterior. Why not use the colder months to make the insides shine?

Whether your project needs just some junk hauling service or a 15 yard roll off container rental, look no further than R&R Containers. Call today for a quote!