Rolloff Dumpster Rental: Two Things to Know

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Rolloff Dumpster Rentals Grand Junction

 Whether you are a general contractor or just the average Joe there are dozens of reasons for renting a rolloff dumpster. It doesn’t matter if you are renting a 15-Yard rolloff to do some Spring cleaning or a 40-foot one for managing waste from an entire home renovation project, here are a few things that will help you get the most out of your rolloff rental experience. Some of these tips will seem really simple but that’s the beauty of renting a rolloff, if you plan it out well and sprinkle in a little prudence, it can be smooth and easy. Regardless, if this is your first rental or your one-hundreth rolloff rendezvous, these tips will help you so keep them in mind. 

1.) Protect Yourself & Your Sensitive Information

 

Rolloff dumpsters are extremely convenient for cleanup and disposal projects. When you rent a rolloff, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to protect yourself from those people who might seek to take advantage of an opportunity to go “shopping” or perusing through your discarded items. Just follow these tips and you can greatly lessen the chances of having an infestation of binning burglars. 

 In order to prevent yourself from being a victim of dumpster divers or significant insurance liability get your rolloff rental party off to a good start by scheduling the pick-up date before it arrives to minimize the time the rolloff just sits on your property. When the rolloff arrives, place it off of the street if you can. Leave an outdoor light on to prevent people from skulking around your rolloff in the shadows. Regardless of where you place it, make sure to cover your rolloff when you aren’t using or monitoring it. Lashing down a simple tarp with rope or bungie cords is all it takes to provide an added level of deterrence to garbage gleaners.  

 It’s a great idea to let your neighbors know that you are not going to give anyone permission to go through your rolloff. If anyone is spotted trying to grab something out of your rolloff while you’re away, they won’t be able to use “having permission” as an excuse. This also gives you added security by creating awareness throughout your community while also pre-empting any requests of neighbors to “grab something out of the rolloff really quickly”. Keep in mind that anyone who gets into the rolloff is your responsibility. Yes, you may be considered liable if they get hurt (thes may be the case whether or not they have your permission).   

 Finally, make sure to break apart any office or furniture items that you are disposing of. This makes them look far less appealing to the drive by rolloff dumpster picker. If you have any personal documents that are getting thrown away, shred or otherwise destroy them before tossing them into your rolloff dumpster. Make sure to consider what data may be on old CDs, computers, flash drives and external hard-drives that are being discarded too. Taking a few extra minutes to take these precautions can make all the difference in the world and help to protect your identity.  

2.) A Few Caveats Of Roofing Cleanup

 Many people rent a rolloff for the first time during roofing renovation projects since a rolloff definitely comes in handy for disposal of all the accumulated waste. Before you embark on your rolloff roofing adventure, keep in mind that even some of the seemingly most obvious things can wind up being a little tricky. There is more to roofing clean-up than just tossing shingles in your newly rented rolloff. Care and consideration before renting a rolloff will save you time and considerable headache later. Many people dive right in when it comes to their roofing projects but with a little-premeditated consideration and the clean-up will go much more smoothly.  

 

Many people rent a rolloff for the first time during roofing renovation projects since a rolloff definitely comes in handy for disposal of all the accumulated waste. Before you embark on your rolloff roofing adventure, keep in mind that even some of the seemingly most obvious things can wind up being a little tricky. There is more to roofing clean-up than just tossing shingles in your newly rented rolloff. Care and consideration before renting a rolloff will save you time and considerable headache later. Many people dive right in when it comes to their roofing projects but with a little-premeditated consideration and the clean-up will go much more smoothly. 

Imagine that you have a two-story house that is about 2,300 square feet with a roof area of about 1,500 square feet. If you want to sound like a pro, you can refer to that 1,500 square foot roof as being “fifteen squares” since, in the world of roofing, a “square” equals 100 square feet. Now, before you rent a rolloff to start packing all those squares in like a Tetris pro, you’ll need to check for a couple of things. First, determine how many layers of shingle are on the roof. Some roofs have multiple layers, so your calculations will be significantly off if you plan for one layer but wind up dealing with two! Secondly, make sure to weigh one of your shingles. The importance of being able to calculate a ballpark estimate of the total weight can’t be overstated because once you rent your rolloff, if you go over the agreed weight limit, you could be charged considerably more.

 The world of shingles is vast and wide. That is why it is not a one-size-fits-all job when it comes to rolloff dumpster rental for a roof replacement clean-up project. There are slate shingles, wood shingles, laminate shingles, copper shingles, at least seven different types of tile shingles (metal, ceramic, concrete, bituminous, polymer-sand, copper, and composite), and three types of asphalt shingles just to name a few. Now, to be fair, the odds are that your home has the more common (read, cheaper) shingle which is the light-weight three-tab asphalt shingle. If you have a more “premium-upscale” look to your roof, then you probably have an architectural shingle of some sort.  

 All of that having been said, again keep in mind that rolloff contracts have weight limits, after which you get charged additional fees. Architectural shingles are heavier so know that depending on the contract you have with the rolloff company, you may find yourself hitting the weight limit sooner than you might think if you get a smaller (perhaps a 15 foot) rolloff dumpster. So basically, before you go ahead and rent the smallest rolloff possible for your roofing project, keep in mind that it would be very helpful to know what kind of shingle you sleep beneath each night!  

So Basically for Rolloff Rentals in Grand Junction…

 

A little mindfulness and common sense go a long way to ensuring that your rolloff dumpster renting experience goes smoothly. Ask lots of questions to the rolloff company when you call them. Remember, they are providing a service which is coming to your home, the more well informed you are on the process and expectations (both yours and theirs), the more efficient your rolloff rental will be.