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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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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…


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 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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Roofing & Spring – Is your roof ready?

What a winter we have had! All the snow and ice has melted, and the rain is moving in. Winter has a way of making a tiny roof problem a large roof problem. If you haven’t yet, its imperative to perform an inspection on your roof. You can head off a lot of problems, wasted…

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Fall Protection on Roofs

Employers have more freedom to customize their fall protection plan under the new OSHA 1910 Walking-Working Surfaces Standard that went into effect in January. But they need to take great care: the flexibility it affords carries risk.    The new rule redefines safe distances from the roof edge and the degree of protection required within specified footage….

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How much will it cost?

We need a project completed but we just know how much it will cost. We’ve all been there.  Whether it we were remodeling an area of our home, dealing with a vehicle problem or a roofing project, we know that price is important. Not only do we offer free estimates but also comprehensive budget numbers….

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