If you're hired a roofer to replace your house's roof or conduct a major repair job, he or she will rent a dumpster and have it delivered to your driveway. Major roof work creates a lot of waste, so filling the dumpster and arranging to have it hauled away at a later date will prevent the roofer from having to take numerous runs to the dump. The presence of the dumpster may make you think about getting rid of some household waste, but here are some dos and don'ts to think about first.
Do: Ask Permission First
Your roofer has rented a dumpster that has a size that will accommodate the amount of waste the roofing job will produce. Don't assume that the dumpster can hold your household items or that the roofer wants these things placed in the dumpster. It's polite to always check with your roofer to see if he or she has a problem with you throwing a few things into the bin at some point during the day.
Don't: Add Large Items
You may feel compelled to add large items to the dumpster, especially if your local waste collection service won't pick these items up at the curb. The big issue, however, is that large items can take up a lot of space in the dumpster, potentially preventing the roofer from being able to fill it with shingles and other waste. It will be a problem if you place a lot of things in the dumpster, only for the roofer to have a lot more waste that needs a place to go.
Do: Wait Until The Work Is Done
Your best solution after you've received permission to add some items to the dumpster is to wait until the roofing work is done. This way, you'll know how much you can add without interfering with the roofer's job. Sometimes, the dumpster won't be picked up for a day or two after the roofing work is finished, and you may want to use this time to select items from your home for disposal.
Don't: Add Heavy Items
Heavy items can increase the dumpster's weight significantly. In many cases, the roofer will be paying a flat rate for the dumpster, provided that it's under a certain weight once he or she has filled it. If it's heavier than this limit because of your items, the roofer may have to pay more to the waste disposal company.
To learn more about dumpsters, contact a company in your area that offers roll-off dumpster rental services like Samson Construction LLC DBA Samson Disposal.
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