Roof replacements can be messy. The contractor will need to remove the old roof and the supporting structure before installing a new roof. You'll have a lot of debris falling from your roof as the contractor removes the old roof.
If you want to keep the mess to a minimum, you will need to think of waste disposal methods. The best option would be a roll-off dumpster rental for several days to a week. Here is why you should rent a roll-off dumpster.
You Will Have Ample Time To Clean Up
During and after roof replacement, you will need to clean up after the roofing crew. You can try to clean up and pile up all the roofing waste in a day, but it won't be as effective as a prolonged cleanup.
If you clean up in a hurry, you will likely miss some nails, shingles, and other roofing materials. However, if you rent a roll-off dumpster for several days, you can clean up one area at a time. Once you are done, the dumpster company will come and collect the filled dumpster.
You Can Recycle Some of the Construction Materials
Not everything that comes off your roof needs to be thrown away. Some nails, shingles, and fascia boards can be recycled or repurposed. If you clean up in a hurry, you will likely throw away most of the construction waste without sorting it.
With a roll-off dumpster rental, you can schedule to hold it for a few more days. During this time, you can sort the construction waste and recycle some of the roofing materials. For example, you don't need to purchase insulation if the old insulation is in good condition. This will help reduce the amount of waste going to landfills.
You Can Dispose of Shingles With Ease
Once you have completed your roof replacement project, where do the shingles go? Since you are replacing the entire roof, you will have to do away with the existing shingles. Hiring a junk removal service would be expensive, considering the amount of waste you will have.
A better option would be to get a roll-off dumpster rental and dispose of the shingles as you remove them. If you have a big roof, rent a 40-yard roll-off dumpster as it can hold 12,000 pounds of asphalt shingles. If your roof is smaller, you can get a 30-yard or 20-yard dumpster.