Commercial Roofing: 3 Reasons to Consider Duro-Last

If you’re a commercial property owner or architect, the choice of a commercial roofing system is one of the most important decisions you’ll face. The long-term viability of your property and your business investment is in many ways tied to the quality and performance of your roof. Fortunately, there’s a commercial roofing solution that can stand the test of time while offering a wide range of benefits.

When it comes to commercial roofing for flat roofs or those with a gentle slope, Duro-Last is one of the best options on the market. The Duro-Last system is special because it is composed of a robust reinforced membrane made with single-ply thermoplastic. 

This innovative construction is not only durable and long-lasting, but also watertight and chemical-resistant. Because these roofs are custom-fabricated in a factory setting to fit the specifications of each building, they are also quick to install and require very little maintenance over time.

Read on for some of the main advantages of selecting this roofing system to protect your commercial property from the elements.

1. Headache-Free Commercial Roofing Installation

If you’re worried installing a new roof for your building could be disruptive for your business, you’d be right in many cases. However, Duro-Last is different. Duro-Last roofs save building owners time and money by minimizing disruption to their normal operations. 

This type of roof is precision fabricated in advance according to the unique measurements of the building. Prefabrication results in less time, effort, and machinery required to install the roof. The installation process is also safer and less noisy than with a conventional roof. In many cases, Duro-Last roofs can even be installed on top of existing roofs, saving additional time and hassle so you can get back to business as usual.

2. Lower Energy Expenditures

With a Duro-Last roof in place, you can look forward to spending less on energy than you once did. Even the smallest monthly savings can make a huge difference for your business, which is why the energy savings offered by this type of roofing system should never be overlooked for business owners.

In its product line, Duro-Last offers a special white-colored membrane with superb reflective properties. In fact, this system is ranked by the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Roof Products Program as having the highest retained reflectivity of all single-ply roofing membranes.

Reflectivity equates to a cooler indoor environment. That’s because heat from the sun bounces off the reflective white surface of the roof rather than being absorbed by it. With less heat coming into your building, you’ll have less of a need to crank up the air conditioning in the hot summer months, thus reducing energy expenditures overall.

3. Fewer Chances for Problems to Occur

Most roof leaks occur at the seams, where multiple pieces are sealed together. The unique construction process of Duro-Last minimizes the number of seams required to create the final product, resulting in fewer weak points or problematic areas that have the potential to spring leaks. 

The vast majority of the seams on this type of roof are finished in a professional factory environment, not on-site. This process ensures a better seal and limits the risk of water intrusion. Stacks and curb flashings are also formed in the factory rather than during the installation process, limiting the need for rooftop labor on crucial transitional areas. 

Only about 15% of the remaining seams must be completed on-site on installation day. Installation is always completed by authorized Duro-Last contractors who will make certain your roof is primed for peak performance and long-term leak resistance.

Why wait to learn more about the advantages Duro-Last commercial roofing could have for your property? Reach out to AMW Contracting today at 904-725-4197 to get a free estimate for a Duro-Last roof custom-made for your building.