The right Roll Off Containers for shingles renovation because once you’ve finally installed that last shingle, there is still much to be done.
Let’s go over the cost of renting a roll off container, how to estimate the weight of scrap roofing shingles, how to save money on roll container for singles renovation and more.
Your Shingles Matter!
You may not know, but there is a lot of different shingles! Not just in appearance, but also weight. The two main types of roofing shingles available are 3-tab asphalt shingles and architectural-style shingles. You most likely have one or the other.
3-tab shingles are your normal shingles found with a budgeted home owner. It’s also a relatively lightweight shingle, so it’s easier to stay under the container rental company’s weight limit compared to premium-style shingles.
Architectural shingles are a newer type of roofing shingle that gives a more “premium” look to a roof. If this is the type of shingle you’re disposing of, be aware that these shingles weigh considerable more than basic 3-tab shingles. Be careful not to go over weight! You can rack up costs very fast if you go over the weight limit.
Roofing “square” vs. square footage.
When you’re in the roofing business, there is something we like to call, “the square”. One square is equal to 100 square feet. For example, a 2,000 square foot roof is equal to 20 square.
If you know how many squares of shingles you have, and the right kind. It will be easy to talk to your container service people and figure out which container will fit your needs.
How big should I get my container?
Something to keep in mind, is that some roofs have lots of layers of shingles, so it might be more than you expect!
So, if you have a 20 square roof with two layers, that’s the same as 40 squares of shingles.Make sure you check before you order your container.It’s also a great ice breaker at parties to know how many layers you have on your roof.
3-tab shingles weigh about 250 lbs. per square.
10 sqs of roofing shingles = 1.25 total tons of weight: Go with a 6-to-10 yard container.
20 sqs of roofing shingles = 2.5 total tons of weight: Go with an 8-to-10 yard container.
30 sqs of roofing shingles = 3.75 total tons of weight: Go with a 12-to-15 yard container.
40 sqs of roofing shingles = 5 total tons of weight: Go with a 16-to-20 yard container.
50 square of roofing shingles = 6.25 total tons of weight: Go with at least a 20 yard container.
60 square of roofing shingles = 7.5 total tons of weight: Go with a 30 yard container or larger.
These roll off container sizes are only on capacity. Not on weight limit, make sure to ask your rental company about their weight limit. All companies are different.
For example, a container rental company may rent a 20-yard container for $350 with an included 4-ton weight allowance, while a competing company rents the same size container for $250 but only includes so much weight.
Always ask your Roll Off Service s about their own weight limits. Be careful though, some might be offended. Make sure they know it’s about the containers.
Architectural shingles weigh about 400 lbs. per square.
Architectural-style roofing shingles are on average about 40% heavier compared to 3-tab shingles, so you’ll need a slightly larger container to accommodate the extra bulk.
10 sqs of roofing shingles = 2 total tons of weight: Go with a 10 yard container.
20 sqs of roofing shingles = 4 total tons of weight: Go with a 10-to-12 yard container.
30 sqs of roofing shingles = 6 total tons of weight: Go with a 15-to-20 yard container.
40 sqs of roofing shingles = 8 total tons of weight: Go with a 20-to-30 yard container.
50 sqs of roofing shingles = 10 total tons of weight: Go with a 30-to-40 yard container.
60 sqs of roofing shingles = 12 total tons of weight: Go with a 40+ yard container.
Please visit R and R Container Services for more information on container size and rentals.