Need a Dumpster for Roofing Shingles?


You probably are thinking about what kind of components you want in your roofing project, and whether you need to remove old roofing layers, and how much it will cost. You probably have received multiple bids in your area from trusted contractors. But you have thought of what kind of dumpster you will need for all the stuff generated by a roofing project?

The initial step is to find out the shingle type on your roof and whether it will come out before installing a new roofing system. This is important because some shingle types are weightier than others. And dumpsters also have a weight limit while classified in cubic yards. According to the weight and volume of old shingles, you should hire our dumpster rental in OKC for expert advice.

The standard shingle, known as the “three-tab” shingle is one of the most widely used, lighter than the larger ‘architectural’ shingles.’ Ask your roofing contractor about their weight if your house is quite old and has old shingles that are no longer produced or available.

Asphalt Shingles

Your roofer may use other terms than you are used to. Have you found them using terms like ‘square?’ “They’ll say your house is 20-square in the roofing industry, meaning your roof is about 2,000 square feet. Each square is 100 square feet.

Three bundles of shingles are usually 100 square feet or a square. Each three-tab shingle bundle weighs between 60 and 80 pounds. So, you’d have approximately 2,000 square feet of roof, you must go for a dumpster rental in OKC with accommodation of 3,600 to 4,800 pounds of shingles.


Other Materials to Consider

The shingles are not the only objects that come from your roof to your dumpster, of course. Underlayment, commonly known as felt paper, and nails are also heavy adding weight to the project.

To determine exactly how much felt paper is going to add weight, you must bear in mind that roofers use different sizes and those are divided into 15, 30 or 45 pound felt.

Your Unit

The smallest available rental unit offered by most dumpster companies is six cubic yards that can contain 3,000 pounds of waste.

However, this dumpster would only work well for quite smaller projects, such as the roofing materials on a separate one-car garage, given the weight of the roofing material. A 10 cubic yard or 15 cubic yard dumpster is a more typical roofing project rental. The smaller of the two is 4,000 pounds and the larger is 5,000 pounds.

Renting a Dumpster

Do not take the risk of hiring a dumpster of the wrong size. Talk to us at Junk Frog for dumpster rental services in OKC to avoid overload or underload issues.

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When you know you need waste disposal, but you don’t know where to start, give Junk Frog a call and we’ll help you make a plan for your junk removal. With just a little information about your project and what kind of junk you’ll be removing, we can ensure you get the best support possible. We’re committed to providing waste disposal services that fit your needs—not ours.

Junk Frog is the Oklahoma City metro’s only junk removal service that offers flat rate junk removal pricing. All of our upfront, transparent prices include labor and any fees required for the transport and disposal or recycling of your junk. If we end up donating any of your junk, we’ll even send you a tax-deductible receipt. To find out more about your flat-rate junk removal fees, or to schedule a pickup, call Junk Frog today at 405-444-5865.

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