Are you considering installing or does your facility currently have a Duro-Last roof? Are you wondering about roof repairs for your Dro-Last roof? We can help!
Duro-Last roofs are made from an innovative PVC material that is exceptionally resilient to temperature changes, punctures, grease, and other hazards that can affect conventional roofs. This roofing system also promotes energy efficiency thanks to its ability to reflect the sun’s rays.
Duro-Last is so confident in the longevity of its product that it even offers warranties for up to 30 years! However, while this roofing system is definitely made to last, it can’t perform to its full potential unless it is properly cared for. Without conducting adequate maintenance, you can expect to have to pay for roof repairs at some point.
How to Prevent the Need for Roof Repairs
You’ve invested in an excellent roofing system, and it’s important to protect that investment. Understanding how to care for your roof and knowing the specific factors to avoid is key to increasing its longevity, promoting its durability, and ensuring your commercial property is always protected.
Here are some of the leading risk factors you should be aware of:
Using Asphalt or Asphalt-Based Products.
The Duro-Last PVC membrane should never come into contact with products that contain asphalt. Should this ever accidentally occur, the asphalt will seep into the membrane permanently, damaging its internal structure. This will open up opportunities for leaks and water damage to take hold. You can think of asphalt as your roof’s special brand of kryptonite.
A lot of sealants, fillers, and certain types of caulk are made with asphalt. Therefore, take the time to make certain any products used on your roof are free of this substance.
However, it’s not enough for only you to know about the risks of asphalt. Take steps to inform maintenance workers, HVAC installers, and any other individuals working on or near your roof about this danger.
Neglecting Regular Cleaning
Regular cleaning is a must for just about any investment exposed to the elements, and your Duro-Last roof is no exception. The problem is that many facility managers have an “out of sight, out of mind” attitude when it comes to their roofs. They’ll make sure every other part of their building is sparkling clean but completely forget about preventing dust, dirt, and grime from turning into build-up on the roof.
When it comes to cleaning a Duro-Last roof, there are two things to keep in mind:
- Choose soft-bristle brushes to avoid causing damage to the membrane
- Always use non-solvent cleaners
In addition, it’s always a good idea to spray the roof as the last step of the cleaning process to sweep away debris and any leftover cleaner.
Failing to Follow the Maintenance Checklist
Duro-Last provides a comprehensive, step-by-step checklist that makes it easy to figure out exactly what you should be doing to maintain your roof. That being said, this checklist isn’t just provided for your convenience. Following these steps is essential to remaining in compliance with the longer Duro-Last warranties.
Of course, that isn’t the only benefit to staying up to date with maintenance. It will also help you avoid the need for repairs and extend the number of years your roofing system remains effective.
Procrastinating on Getting Minor Roof Repairs Done
As part of the maintenance checklist, you should have your roof regularly inspected. It’s possible that the inspection will bring minor problems to light. While you may believe small issues can wait, this isn’t the case with something as important as the integrity of your roof. Make minor fixes a major priority to avoid the need for significant roof repairs.
Working with a certified Duro-Last roofing contractor is essential to ensuring your roof is properly cared for and any necessary roof repairs are done in line with the Duro-Last warranty. Call AMW Contracting today at 904-725-4197 to learn more about how we can help keep your roof in tip-top shape!