If you have a flat or low-sloping roof, PVC membrane may be the perfect choice for you. PVC membrane is a synthetic plastic material used to cover and protect roof surfaces; it has many advantages over traditional materials like asphalt, metal, or wood roofing materials. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to the features of Duro-Last PVC membranes, the leading manufacturer of custom-fabricated PVC roofing systems, and tell you why they’re our number one choice at Diversified Services!
One of the key features of Duro-Last PVC membrane is that it is custom-fabricated in a factory to fit the exact dimensions and specifications of each roof. This means that each piece of membrane is measured, cut, and welded according to the unique shape and size of your roof. This eliminates the need for excessive on-site labor, such as measuring, cutting, and seaming, which can be time-consuming, costly, and prone to errors.
Custom fabrication also enables Duro-Last to accommodate various roof shapes, sizes, and features. No matter if your roof is flat, curved, sloped, or anything in between; we have you covered! Duro-Last can also handle various roof features, such as vents, pipes, skylights, and HVAC units, by creating custom flashings and accessories that integrate seamlessly with the membrane. This ensures a consistent and watertight seal for your roof.
Durability and Resistance
Another one of the key features of Duro-Last PVC membrane is its durability and resistance. Duro-Last PVC membrane is made of high-performance materials that can withstand harsh weather conditions and environmental factors. The membrane consists of two layers of PVC film, a polyester reinforcement scrim, and a thermoplastic flash strip. These layers work together to create a strong and resilient membrane that can protect your roof from various threats. Duro-Last PVC membrane features high tensile strength, puncture resistance, and flexibility – which means it can resist tearing, cracking, or breaking under stress or impact. Its also resistant to oils, acids, greases, and other substances that may damage your roof! By selecting this reliable long-term roofing solution, Duro-Last can extend the lifespan of your roof, reduce repairs and maintenance needs, improve safety, extend its lifespan further, reduce repair and maintenance expenses and enhance safety within buildings and their occupants. In short, Duro-Last membrane provides you with long-term roofing savings which save time, money and hassle in the long run.
One of the hallmarks of a Duro-Last roof is its ability to reduce thermal transfer and reflect solar heat up to 88%! Solar heat refers to solar rays heating up your roof’s surface; thermal transfer is when heat moves from one place (such as from your roof into your interior space ) into another (such as between your roof and interior space ). Both solar heat and thermal transfer increase cooling loads and energy costs significantly, creating additional costs on top of that! U.S. Department of Energy estimates that buildings account for 40% of U.S. energy consumption, with approximately 30% used for heating and cooling. By choosing a roofing system which lowers both cooling load and heat loss, you can save significant energy and money. Duro-Last can assist you in qualifying for tax credits, rebates and incentives from various programs promoting energy efficiency such as the ENERGY STAR Program, Cool Roof Rating Council or U.S. Green Building Council that reward energy efficient designs.
Are you curious to learn more about the features of Duro-Last PVC membranes and their potential advantages for your building? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – as an authorized Duro-Last Master Contractor, we offer free estimates and professional installations of these systems. Give us a call today!