What Happens to Old Asphalt Shingles After Being Removed?

It’s best to remove old roofing materials before installing a new roof. Fortunately, most roofers include the disposal of old asphalt shingles in their service packages. If you’re wondering how they dispose of old roofing materials or how you can do it yourself, here are three common options.

What Happens To Old Asphalt Shingles After Being Removed?

Hire a Junk Removal Company

One hundred square feet of asphalt shingles can weigh about 230 to 1,000 pounds. And since a residential roof has an average size of 1,700 square feet, disposing of old shingles by yourself can be a lot of work. For efficiency and convenience, hire a junk removal company to haul away your refuse materials. Sometimes, roofing companies can take care of this for you. But in case they don’t offer that service, your best option is to enlist a professional junk removal service.

Donate Your Old Shingles

If your shingles are still in good condition and you only replaced them because you wanted a change of color or style, you can donate your shingles for reuse. There are groups who buy or take such shingles for free and then use them to roof low-income homes as charity.

Rent a Roll Off Dumpster

You can simply rent a dumpster for the entire duration of your project. Once your roofers are done, schedule a pickup, and have the debris hauled away. Make sure to rent a dumpster size that fits your project. Also, don’t forget to check if you need to use separate bins for different types of roofing materials.

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