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.
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.