Roofing tear off

Old 06-19-09, 04:27 AM
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Roofing tear off

I am planning to tear the roof off of my home and install a new one. The current problem is the waste container hauling wants to know what type of shingles I have. Ashalt or composition. I do not know the difference. How can I tell. Thanks for the help.
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They asked you if you had asphalt or composition? I'm not any kind of expert on roofing materials but I think that those two terms are synonymous.
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The two are typically the same. The dumpster companies ask me what kind of roof, asphalt or cedar. Cedar weighs much much much less than asphalt. If I am tearing off asphalt they won't send out larger than a 20 yard dumpster, the weight will be too much for the truck lifting the full box.

Figure you'll need 1/2 yard per roofing square per layer. Also figure each square will weigh about 250 lbs per square per layer more or less. A ton is 2000 lbs so ask how many tons you are allowed in your dumpster box and what the overages may be for the over tons.

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