If you are looking for a roofing system that is durable, energy-efficient, and easy to install, you might want to consider a Duro-Last roof. A Duro-Last roof is a type of thermoplastic single-ply roofing system that is custom-fabricated to fit the building. It is made of a flexible, white membrane that reflects up to 88% of the sun’s heat, reducing cooling costs and environmental impact. It is also resistant to fire, chemicals, punctures, and wind.
However, like any roof, a Duro-Last roof requires some care and maintenance to extend the life of your roof. In this blog post, we will share some tips for keeping your Duro-Last roof in good shape, so you can enjoy its benefits for years to come.
Inspect your roof regularly
Don’t skip inspections! One of the most important things you can do to extend the life of your roof is to inspect it regularly for any signs of damage, such as punctures, tears, cracks, or leaks. If you find any problems, contact us to repair them as soon as possible. You can also schedule inspections by a Duro-Last Quality Assurance Technical Representative when recommended or required by your warranty.
Clean your roof periodically
Another way to preserve your roof is to clean it periodically to remove dirt, debris, and biological growth. You can use a broom, leaf blower, or low-pressure water spray to gently remove loose materials. Avoid using harsh chemicals, solvents, or power washers that can damage the membrane or void the warranty.
Avoid walking on your roof unnecessarily
Walking on your roof can cause wear and tear, especially in areas of high traffic or stress. To minimize the impact, limit the access to your roof to necessary personnel only and maintain a roof access log to keep track of who has been up there and for what purpose. When accessing it for any reason whatsoever, walkway pads can protect surfaces if necessary and self-adhesive membranes can provide extra ice and water protection in vulnerable spots!
Check the ventilation and insulation of your ceiling
Proper ventilation and insulation of your ceiling can prevent condensation, ice dams, and heat loss that can affect your roof’s performance and longevity. Make sure your exhaust fans are properly vented to the outside and not into the ceiling, as this can create moisture and mold problems. You can also add more insulation or install a radiant barrier to reduce heat transfer and lower your energy bills.
By following these tips, you can extend the life of your roof, lower your energy costs, and keep your investment performing at its peak! You should also review your warranty document and schedule inspections with Diversified Services when needed. This way, you can ensure your roof meets the warranty standards and avoid any potential issues.
Diversified Services is your one-stop roofing shop offering Duro-Last roofs and so much more in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids and all of Southwest Michigan. With more than 30 years of experience installing, repairing and maintaining various types of roofs we can meet all your roofing needs. Contact us today!