3 Ways To Manage Waste When You're Getting Your Roof Redone

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Calculations, shopping around, making design tweaks. These are some of the many things that homeowners consider when getting a roof replaced. One thing that many homeowners overlook, however, is the nasty issue of getting all that waste out of your yard in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Of course, this issue depends on a number of factors, including whether or not you'll have any other construction projects running concurrently with the roofing project, or if you're a particularly competent DIYer with an eye for repurposing old building materials. To help you make this decision as stress-free and effective as possible, here are three possible ways to deal with the waste generated by getting your roof replaced. 

Removal by the Contractor

This is typically the preferred choice for homeowners who are just getting their roof done and nothing more. Roofing contractors will often either give you the option to keep your discarded shingles and construction debris, or they will work with a local waste company to get rid of the old roofing materials for a fee. This solution is very convenient for homeowners since it takes off a lot of the pressure associated with getting your roof redone. 

Removal as Part of a Bigger Renovation

On the other hand, if your roof makeover is being done as part of a larger renovation or addition, other disposal methods might be better for you. If you're doing a large project like adding an apartment above your garage or adding a new wing to your home, then you'll likely require a dumpster or other waste disposal system anyway, so it's best to streamline your roofing waste with this removal system. This means renting a dumpster at the beginning of your project and keeping it on your property as needed through the entirety of the project, which will save you money as opposed to having each contractor remove their own waste individually. 

Repurposing

Both asphalt and wooden shingles are prime for repurposing, since even if they can't keep your roof from leaking, they can still be used for plenty of other things. Asphalt shingles are often used by drummers as a super grippy surface on which to set up a kit. Another popular idea is to glue the old shingles together to make a homemade doormat. Wooden shingles, on the other hand, can be used for paneling in small areas or to put onto an otherwise plain pair of shutters on your kitchen or bathroom window, for example. Of course, you can always donate the old shingles to a nonprofit or house of worship, or even use them for a smaller project like a dog house in the future. Talk to your roofing contractor, like Pyramid Roofing Inc, for more help.

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