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STOREFRONT CONVERSION

Just two weeks ago Harbor Freight opened their doors in Heath, Ohio. You may have seen a bit of construction happening on the top of the old HH Greg store. We built a 50’ wide by 20’ tall high wall façade to dawn the Harbor Freight signature sign.  We used metal studs and plywood to…

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SRI – The Quick Facts

What does SRI mean for you? First – What does SRI mean for you? If you choose a roofing material with a higher SRI number, then you can expect to keep your building inherently cooler in the warmer months. As a result, you’ll use less energy to cool your building, thus reducing your energy bill….

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Rooftop Safety & How We Can Help

Here are a few tidbits of information we came across, along with links to learn more about this important matter of safety. “Building owners, as contractual employers, must maintain their buildings in a safe condition to protect not only their own staff but contractors as well.” From 2017-2018 the top OSHA citation was for inadequate…

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Single-Ply in Patterns

Available in 3 options When building appearance is important, we can present several additional options for single-ply roofing that fall within the Designer Series of Duro-Last. This is still the same great single-ply membrane that you know and love but in 3 unique options. These patterns have become a popular solution for a variety of…

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THE WARRANTY & WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

What remains… As the crews clean up and head out, you are left with the roof system and your warranty. We encourage you to read the warranty AND the fine print. Make sure you ask questions and understand what is stated within. Duro-Last offers several warranty options for both 15-year and 20-year terms as well…

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Up & Over

Expansion & Contraction From the past 3 decades of roofing, along with our good ole science lesson from high school we know that expansion and contraction can occur within certain materials due to changes in temperature. On numerous occasions, we have witness roof membranes ballooning or trampolining as a result. When a roofing contractor chooses…

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3 Layers of Membrane

Performance Layer, Scrim, Bottom Layer If you are familiar with single-ply roofing systems, then you’ve likely heard the different thickness such as 40 mil, 50 mil, 60 mil etc.  Duro-Last wanted to take a closer look into the thickness of these membranes and how they are constructed from manufacturer to manufacturer. As shown in the…

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Roof Inspections

What do you need to consider? The first step is preparation – How do you prepare for a roof inspection? Do you know how old the roof is? Who was the last company that made repairs? How long ago was that? This article is provided by www.facilitiesnet.com to get the full scoop. Find it here: …

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Cool Roofs & Saving Energy

Note the section of this video that talks about SRI. The higher the number the better. For Duro-Last, the SRI is over 100… for black rubber roofs, the SRI number is in the negatives. It makes a difference and we hope you take a moment to view this video.

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How to choose between quotes.

Your building needs a new roof, so you reach out to a few local contractors. Each contractor comes out, performs and inspection and submits their proposals.  Each proposal is completely different than the next. Now what? This predicament happens often. How do you choose? Make sure each proposal contains all the ‘basic’ information. If the…

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