Roofing materials play a crucial role in the longevity, energy efficiency, and overall performance of a building. Whether you’re constructing a new commercial space or renovating a residential property, choosing the right roofing system is essential. In this blog post, we’ll explore the key differences between Duro-Last and traditional roofing materials, shedding light on why Duro-Last emerges as the superior choice.
What Is Duro-Last?
Duro-Last is a commercial roofing system that consists of a single-ply, reinforced membrane made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Unlike other systems which involve multiple layers, seams and fasteners to cover an entire roof surface, Duro-Last uses only one sheet that covers every inch. This eliminates leaks, cracks and punctures while speeding up installation time significantly. Duro-Last is also known for its exceptional durability, as it can withstand harsh weather conditions, such as high winds, hail, snow, and extreme temperatures. Duro-Last is designed to last for decades, and comes with industry-leading warranties that cover both material and labor costs. Duro-Last is made of PVC, a synthetic plastic polymer that has many advantages for roofing applications. PVC is highly flexible, which allows it to conform to any roof shape and size, and highly reflective, reducing the amount of heat absorbed by your roof, and lowering the energy costs for cooling the building. PVC also stands up well against chemicals, fire, UV rays and weather, making it perfect for schools, hospitals, restaurants and factories alike.
What About TPO?
TPO roofing is a type of single-ply roofing in which sheets of TPO membrane are used as the primary waterproofing material. TPO, which stands for “thermoplastic polyolefin”, is heat-weldable and extremely UV-resistant. TPO roofing is a popular choice for flat or low-sloped roofs, such as those found on commercial buildings but it lacks some of the advantages of PVC. Some of the differences between Duro-Last and traditional TPO include:
- Prefabrication: Duro-Last roofing is custom-made to fit the size and shape of the roof, with minimal seams and waste. This reduces the installation time and labor costs, as well as the potential for errors and leaks.
- Warranty: Duro-Last roofs come with a comprehensive warranty that covers both the material and the installation, giving you peace of mind and protection. TPO roofing warranties vary depending on the manufacturer and the installer, and they may not cover all the aspects of the roofing system.
- Performance: Duro-Last roofing has a higher tensile strength and puncture resistance than TPO roofing, which makes it less prone to damage and deterioration. It also has a higher R-value, which measures the thermal resistance of the material. This means that it can keep the building warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, saving energy and money.
Why Choose Duro-Last?
- Quality: Duro-Last consistently delivers top-notch quality.
- Longevity: Its lifespan surpasses traditional options.
- Energy Savings: Reduced cooling costs benefit both the environment and your wallet.
Whether you’re in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, or Grand Rapids, consider the differences between Duro-Last and traditional options, and make the smart choice that combines durability, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness. Reach out to us at (269) 312-8804 or online for expert solutions and a roof that stands the test of time!