40 SQ-16" X 1/2" Wood Shake Tear Off


#1

How many yards of dumpster space should a 40 SQ wood shake tear off require? The shakes are 16" long and 1/2" thick.

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#2

I’d say 2 or 3, 20 yard dumpsters. All depends if you want somone packing the crap down as you rip it off or not. Cedar doesnt sit nice and tight like other materials.


#3

How many layers of shingles to go with that? I would think 2 40 yarders but hey we have dump trucks so it has been awhile.


#4

I crammed 20sq’s of machine made cedar shingles into a 14 yard trailer once.

Did a 25sq three layer tear off with a layer of machined wood, hand splint, and asphalt shingles. Seperated the shingles as we went and made two full loads with a skid loader of wood shingles.

Today we tore off 35 squares of New Horizons and it took up about 8-9 yards of space. The shingles were tossed into the trailer flat which really makes a big difference.


#5

Questions for you:

Are you the “end user” of the new roof?

Are you doing the tear off yourself & need to know how many dumpsters to order (or) are you trying to see if your contractor is overcharging for dump fees?


#6

it depends if it breaks up much the felt in between is kinda brutal if you want i can take pictures of the nasty one were ripping now hehe j/k its the worst of all if you ask me… I can’t think of one trick for ripping them off the nails stink


#7

seriously…why respond to 1 year old posts?


#8

sorry havent been around in awile wasn’t paying attention its starting to slow down with bad weather


#9

Yes, 6 nails. Especially in hurricane or high wind prone areas & on a mansard roof or slopes of 12:12 or more.


#10

The six nail thing is a joke and actually on anything over a 12 pitch you need daub of tar every 12" inches and 6 nails ups the wind warranty