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Removing a Roof in Orlando

Removing a Roof in Orlando

If you have decided to tackle the job of removing your home’s roof yourself or the contractor that you choose requests that you rent a roll-off container for him to use, then you need to know what size container that you will need. You can do some simple math to find the right answer, but if your answer is close to the line, it is always best to upgrade your roll-off container rental in Orlando.  

Asphalt Shingles

Each bundle of three-tab asphalt shingles weighs approximately 65 pounds. It takes three of them to cover about 100 square feet. Therefore, you can take your home’s square footage and divide it by 100. Then, multiply by 70 to determine the weight of the asphalt shingles in one layer on your roof. Remember, however, that your roof may contain more than one layer.  

For example, let’s assume that Tom’s roof is 2,000 square feet. Tom would take the 2,000 square feet and divide by 100 to get 20. Then, he would multiply the 20 by three to figure out that his roof has 60 bundles of shingles on it. Each bundle weighs 65 pounds. Therefore, each layer of his roof contains about 3,900 pounds. There are three layers, so Tom needs to prepare to rent roll-off dumpsters that can accommodate 11,700 pounds.  

If Tom has architectural shingles, however, then Tom needs to prepare for each bundle weighing 80 pounds. Therefore, his total for each layer would increase to 4,800 pounds, and his overall total would increase to 14,400 pounds.  

Other Roofing Materials

As we all know, Orlando homeowners use a variety of roofing materials on their homes, and each one weighs a different amount. Per square foot:
•    Copper weighs between 1 and 1.5 pounds depending on its gauge
•    Slate weighs between 7 and 30 pounds depending on its thickness
•    Wood shingles weigh between 2 and 4 pounds depending on their size
•    Gravel-surface built-up roofing weighs between 3 and 6 pounds depending on its ply
•    Standing seam metal weighs between .6 and 1.25 pounds depending on its composition

Other Roofing Materials

You or your roofer may also need to remove the underlayment, commonly called felt paper. If you have 15 pound felt paper on your roof, then you can expect it to weigh about 0.2 pounds per square foot. Thirty pound felt paper weighs about 0.3 pounds while 45 pound felt paper weighs about 0.5 pounds. You will also have extra weight from the nails, soffits and other fasteners used on your roof.  

What Size Rental Do I Need?

Once you have calculated the pounds of debris that you need to get rid of, then you will want to contact Tip Top Containers about roll-off dumpster rental in Orlando. A 10-cubic yard dumpster holds up to 4,000 pounds while a 15-cubic yard dumpster holds up to 5,000 pounds. Meanwhile, you need to talk to this roll-off dumpster rental in Orlando company about renting a 20-yard dumpster if your total is about 7,000 pounds.