Commercial Roofing: Duro-Last Roofing for a Flat or Low-Sloped Roof

When it comes to installing a flat commercial roofing system, a continuous membrane is often the best choice. Because water pooling is one of the main culprits of leaks on flat or low-sloped roofs having a watertight membrane covering your roof can make a huge difference in preventing water damage. 

However, not all single-ply membrane roofs offer the same advantages. Duro-Last is known throughout the roofing industry for its ease of installation and exceptional functionality. Billions of square feet of this exceptional roofing membrane have been installed since its creation in 1978.

Understanding the Benefits of Duro-Last For Your Commercial Roofing System

Duro-Last is a type of single-ply membrane that is custom fabricated in a controlled factory environment to provide an excellent fit for flat or low-sloped roofs. This type of commercial roofing system provides a number of benefits, from minimal maintenance to exceptional resilience and even energy savings thanks to its reflective properties. 

Take a look at the advantages listed below to learn more about why building managers and property owners often choose Duro-Last for their flat roofs.

Installation is a Breeze

The installation of a conventional commercial roof can result in a huge mess, not to mention delays and extensive on-site work that could disrupt your business. In comparison, the installation of a Duro-Last roof is a streamlined process that minimizes downtime without cutting corners.

Every Duro-Last roof is crafted according to the precise specifications of the building in question. This pre-fabrication process reduces the need to conduct seaming on-site, thus limiting the potential for leaks at the seams. It also cuts down on the time it takes to install the roof. Not only can you count on the membrane fitting your roof perfectly, but you can also look forward to enjoying the benefits of your secure new roof right away.

Leaks are Less of a Worry 

A flat roof’s seams are often its primary source of vulnerability when it comes to leaks. Almost 85% of the seaming for a Duro-Last membrane is done in a factory environment, not on the roof itself, limiting the likelihood of leaks occurring due to poor seaming. 

However, Duro-Last isn’t only less vulnerable to leaks because of this careful construction and installation process. The membrane itself is composed of innovative thermoplastic that is extremely resilient to the elements. Rather than absorbing liquid like some other roofing materials, the PVC membrane prevents penetration and is significantly less prone to water damage. 

Long-Term Commercial Roofing Durability 

Water isn’t the only worry when it comes to your commercial roofing system. Depending on your industry and the specific location of your building, you may also be concerned about fire, grease, bacterial growth, extreme temperature changes, or high winds. 

The good news is that Duro-Last can withstand these and other dangers, including the possibility of punctures and tears. Furthermore, because Duro-Last offers some of the best warranties in the business, you can maintain peace of mind no matter what types of hazards your flat roof faces.

A Better Bottom Line 

When you manage a commercial property, you have to keep your bottom line in mind for every decision you make. Because Duro-Last has the ability to help lower energy costs, including cooling costs, it is often the right choice for budget-minded property owners. 

Choosing a white Duro-Last membrane, which reflects the sun’s rays instead of absorbing heat and radiation, could significantly reduce the energy consumption of your property. In fact, the Energy Star Roof Products Program® led by the EPA has rated this membrane as offering the highest retained reflectivity for a single-ply membrane. 

Choosing the right commercial roofing system for your flat or low-sloped roof is easy when you understand the benefits that Duro-Last offers. If you’d like to learn more about Duro-Last from a certified contractor, get in touch with AMW Contracting today at 904-725-4197 or click for a free estimate.