The roof of your home takes a beating during the winter in Hamilton, Ontario. Year in, and year out it gets covered with snow and ice, which then thaws and cracks, refreezes and repeats the cycle over and over every winter. This takes a huge toll on our shingles and sub-roof, until after a while we discover cracks and leaks.
Replacing your roof has many advantages. It is a great home renovation for the spring and summer months because workers can get their job done easily, quickly and safely compared to the winter when your roof is like a skating rink. A new roof will look great, add value to your home and it also has environmental benefits. Even if it isn’t leaking water just yet, you can be assured that your old roof is definitely leaking hot and cold air, which means a higher energy bill. Leaving your old roof unrepaired is like trying to insulate it with fishnet stockings. It’s not going to work, and you are better off simply getting it done sooner than later so you can lower your monthly energy bills and enjoy a more temperature controlled environment.
Tearing that old roof off means you are going to need to rent a disposal bin that can be rolled off a truck, and placed on your driveway so workers can easily access it from above. You will almost certainly need a large bin because even if you have a smaller bungalow sized home, removing a roof means a ton of unwanted material and debris that has to be safely removed and disposed of at a local recycling centre.
Depending on the size of your home, you can probably expect to require more than one truckload of material to be removed, so when you order your bin online, you can schedule pickups and deliveries at time that is convenient for you. This way your full dumpster bin can be picked up, cleaned out and replaced as quickly as possible so your crew can continue with their jobs and have your new roof done quickly and efficiently.
Replacing a roof can take anywhere from a couple of days to a week or more depending on the size of your home, and most people tend to have their roofs replaced during the spring and summer months. You will want to plan ahead and get a couple of quotes from roofing companies in advance of spring, and book your disposal bin as early as possible. This way you will have all of your ducks in line when the weather warms up and the hammers start to fly.