Roofing mess alternative

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 PA License - AB067198

Roofing mess and debris is one of the most ugly sides of roofing a home. Normally roofers drape tarps off the side of a house and everything slides down to the ground, nails, shingles, everything. it then needs to be picked up and put in a wheel barrow, pushed to a dumpster which then needs collecting at a later time.

However, at the Philadelphia Suburban Home & Garden Show this past weekend I saw a great idea at JH Roofing and Construction, Inc. Chatting with Tim Harley he explained how the system worked.

roof dumpster

Here is bad photo of what they use. The dumpster is actually moved up to the edge of the roof and it lifts right to the bottom of the roof. The shingles and all the other debris can be put straight into the dumpster, which has a cover that unfolds acting as a guide for the debris sliding down into the dumpster. Removing the several stages, speeds up the roofing and keeps the debris out of your flower beds, your driveway and especially those old roofing nails out of your tires as well.

Seemed a good idea to the normal roofing mess and provided an alternative.

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Jim Courtney
OklaHomes Realty, Claremore Oklahoma - Claremore, OK

Cool tool and a great idea!I know my tires which were flat from the last roofing job on listing of mine, really appreciate it! :)

Feb 28, 2011 05:25 AM #1
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

Who ever Designed this USE to pound roofing nails. Focus on the word USE to. They deserve to be laying on a warm beach somewhere with an umbrella floating out of their drink!

Feb 28, 2011 05:39 AM #2
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Have not seen it in action, but I know how backbreaking picking up a roof can be, and yes Rob, the guy who deisgned it should be enjoying a warm beach. It is pretty small, so can only really clear about 400 sq feet of roof at a time, but it should speed up the process.

Feb 28, 2011 06:08 AM #3
David J. Caracausa
The Premier Properties Group - North Wales, PA

Very interesting, found this while looking for similar alternatives. I'll have to recommend this to a friend that is a Philly roofing contractor. Always good to see people using their heads with a great solution for debris.

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