Showing posts with label what size dumpster. Show all posts
Showing posts with label what size dumpster. Show all posts

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

What size dumpster do I need for shingles?

What Size Dumpster Do I Need For Shingles?

This is simple question, but the size dumpster you need might not include enough weight to cover the weight of the removed shingles.

The first thing that you will need to know is how many square feet (SF) or squares (SQS) (SF ÷ 100= SQS), how many layers, and shingle type (3 tab or 30 year/ Architectural).  See the chart below.

How many will each dumpster size hold?
Size in Cubic Yards
Total Sqs 3 tab
Total Sqs 30yr/Arch
* these are approximate figures and would leave enough space for minor bad decking and flashings.

The next thing you need to know is what will the weight be.  This is  very important so you can avoid or lessen the overages.  Every 10 Sqs of 3 tab shingles weights approximately 1 ton (2,000 lbs); remember if you have more than one layer of shingles you need multiply to account for the additional layers (example a double layered 30 Sqs roof is actually 60 Sqs). Every 10 Sqs of 30 year or Architectural is approximately 1.5 - 2+ tons; this shingle type can weight 1.5 - 2x the weight of 3 tab!

Once you know total Sqs and approximate weight you can make a good decision when ordering a dumpster for  your new shingle job. Remember that dumpster rental is based on size, weight, and time.

If you have any questions about dumpster rental in Atlanta, Marietta, or surrounding area please call us @ 404-692-2838 and we will be happy to help.

Friday, 31 July 2015

How are dumpster sizes determined?

Our 10 cubic yard bin (10' x 7' x  4')

A common  misconception is that dumpster sizes are based on length, but are actually based on the interior cubic yardage space. The dimension will vary by company, container manufacture, truck, and lift system.  

One  cubic yard is 3’ x 3’ x  3’ box and a 10 cubic yard bin would be able to hold 10 one cubic foot  boxes and a 20 yard would hold 20 boxes.

Figuring out cubic yard is pretty simple; (Length in feet x Width in feet x Height in feet)/27= cubic yard.  For example our 10 yard bin: (10 x 7 x 4 = 280)/27=10.37 cubic yards.

Bin There Dump That offers 10, 15, & 20 cubic yard dumpsters  in the metro Atlanta market.  We can be reached at 404-692-2838 or for pricing and  conditions. You can also check us out at