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How To Rent The Best Dumpster For Your Roof Replacement Project

You are planning your roof replacement project. You know just what type of roof you want right down to the color of the material, and you are now making plans for the actual project. One thing you will need to do as a homeowner is to rent a dumpster before the project begins. You can contact a dumpster rental service and get the waste receptacle you need, but it is best if you know what type of container will be most fitting for the purpose. Take a look at some of the questions to know the answers to before you pick a dumpster. 

Will the old roofing be removed before installation?

You will need a dumpster whether the old roofing materials will be removed or not, but if you are having old materials stripped off, you will definitely be needing a larger unit. Old roofing doesn't always have to be removed before new roofing is installed. In fact, it can act as a nice insulative layer if it is possible to leave it in place. But, you may need to remove old materials if you are installing a certain type of roofing. Therefore, talk to your roofer if you must to find out what will take place with the underlying materials before placing an order for a rented dumpster. 

What kind of old roofing will be removed?

You also have to consider what kind of old roofing will be removed from your roof when renting a dumpster. Something like metal panels can take up a lot of space, but they also will not weigh as much as a ton of asphalt shingles. Some dumpster rentals have weight limitations, so that is something to keep in mind when reserving your unit as well. Even if the material will fit in a small dumpster, it may be too overweight for the smaller unit.

How big is your home?

You have to take into consideration the size of your home for a few reasons. One, if the old roofing materials are going to be removed, the size of your home will directly affect how much waste you have. Two, if you have a larger home, there will be more trash overall resulting from the install. For example, there will be a lot more packages to dispose of if you have a larger home being roofed with asphalt shingles. Your roofer can help you to determine how much waste you will have.