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Shingle Roofing

By Karen Lawson
Shingle Roofing

If you're getting ready to put a new roof on a building, you have to first remove the old shingles. While this task is not difficult to accomplish, it can be tedious. Not only do many homes have more than one level of shingles, but also these shingles can be very heavy. This makes removal complicated.

Shingle Roofing Removal Techniques

In some localities, shingle roofing cannot be simply disposed of in a city dump. In this case, it is often necessary to hire a professional waste remover to dispose of the old materials. However, in some cities you can take old shingles to the city dump. This makes the process of shingle removal easier for all involved. However, disposing of shingles in landfills can actually be dangerous to the environment. For this reason, you might want to consider disposing of your shingles via a recycling program.

Concerns with Shingle Roofing Removal

One thing you need to consider when thinking of shingle disposal is quantity. When you remove old roofing shingles, you generally have many shingles to dispose of. This can create a logistical problem for cleanup and movement. In most cases, getting a dumpster and hiring someone to remove it is the easiest way to deal with the issue. In addition, make sure you have a good idea of what materials you are removing. For example, shingles that have been exposed to asbestos are unable to be recycled.

Before arranging for roofing shingle removal, you should take care to understand your situation. Look up local laws regarding shingle removal and recycling. Also, consider cost and material before you begin to remove the old roof. This way you will be prepared to begin your roofing project.

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