Considerations for Roofing Dumpster Rentals
Although most of our roofing dumpster rentals are for roofing contractors, we’re here to help commercial and residential customers who need to secure the right dumpster to keep their roofing project moving efficiently. Three of the main factors to consider when choosing a roofing dumpster are materials, roof size, and weight of roofing waste.
Roofing Materials We Accept
Roofing shingles are one of the heaviest housing materials to dispose of, and redbox+ Dumpsters can help you discard those as well as other additional roofing materials. We accept the following in our roofing dumpsters:
- Terracotta Tiles
- Concrete Tiles
- Slate Tiles
- Cedar Shakes
Estimating the Right Roofing Dumpster Size
Because roofing waste is so heavy, it’s often better to rent one of our smaller dumpster sizes and have us empty it multiple times rather than opt for a larger capacity container that will get too heavy before it’s even full. The average residential roofing project uses a 20-yard roll-off dumpster, but to calculate the best dumpster size for your specific roofing project, you’ll want to figure out both the total area of the roof and the weight of the current roofing materials.
Measuring your roof
100 square feet of shingles = 1 roofing square
In roofing, the standard unit of measurement is a “roofing square.” You’ll want to measure your roof in square feet first, and then convert that into roofing squares. Also, check how many layers of shingles are currently on your roof. If the roof has more than one layer of shingles that needs to be removed, multiply the original number of roofing squares by the number of layers.
Consider the weight of materials
Some types of shingles are heavier than others, and different sizes of roll-off dumpsters have different weight limits. For example:
- 3-tab shingles are your standard asphalt shingle – they generally weigh about 250 pounds per roofing square.
- Architectural shingles, on the other hand, are larger – they weigh closer to 400 pounds per roofing square.
A 20-yard dumpster has an average weight limit of 4,000-6,000 pounds, which works out to be about 2,500-3,000 square feet of single layer standard shingles. If you are close to a dumpster’s capacity when estimating the weight and amount of your roofing materials, we recommend going up a size since you’ll have additional waste aside from the shingles.
Not a fan of math? Prefer to leave the roofing + dumpster calculations to the professionals? No problem! The waste removal experts at redbox+ Dumpsters are here to help. Simply call our team to discuss the specifics of your roofing project. We’ll help you select the right size and type of dumpster to meet your needs.