Fall is the optimal time to replace the shingles on your roof for a number of reasons. Firstly, with the summer months behind us, whoever is working diligently on your roof won’t have to worry about baking in the heat while they climb around on a hot roof all day. Secondly, by revamping your roof before winter comes storming in, you’ll be preparing your home for the snow and ice that’s going to befall it for the next few consecutive months. And finally, replacing your roof in the fall means less of a chance for your workers to experience those freak summertime thunderstorms we’re all so familiar with—which will spring out of nowhere and shut down work on your roof until it’s passed.
With fall being the prime time to get a roof redone, there are a few things that you, as a homeowner, should take into account—things that will help save you time, money and a lot of hassle when the time comes to address them. The first and largest of these factors is the disposal of your old shingles and roofing material.
Old shingles and other materials that are being pulled off of your roof are generally tossed over the side of your roof and left to land in a big heap below, contained safely within a huge rubbish bin. Generally this is a bin provided by the roofing contractor you’ve hired on to complete your new roofing job… however it doesn’t have to be and many times, shouldn’t be! Negotiate with your roofing contractor and ask if you can provide your own rubbish bin rentals in Ontario.
Why, you ask? Here’s the scoop: a rental bin provided by a roofing contractor is going to cost you far more than renting one yourself, simply because there are markups that many contractors put in place in order to turn a profit by using these bins. In reality, a homeowner living in Belleville, Trenton, Cobourg or Port Hope who wants to rent a bin and dispose of their own shingles only has to call Load-N-Lift Disposal to have their old materials disposed according to how much they weigh, with no markups associated!
When you enlist the help of your own rubbish bin rentals in Ontario, you’re only paying for two things: the weight of the materials being hauled away and the price of disposal for these materials—nothing more, nothing less. A contractor offering their own disposal service will generally put a large markup on the disposal portion or charge an additional rental fee to mark up this aspect of the job. It’s an easy way for contractors to make money and one that many homeowners never suspect.
If you’re planning on a fall reroofing in Belleville, Trenton, Cobourg or Port Hope, make sure you’re hiring a contractor who will allow you to use your own disposal method. Once you’ve found an accommodating professional, call Load-N-Lift Disposal to rent a bin for the job—you’ll be amazed at how much you save in the long run, from something as simple as a rubbish bin rental!