What Is a Duro-Last PVC Roofing Material?
Duro-Last PVC roofing material is a proprietary thermoplastic roof system known for its reflectiveness, durability, and high quality. PVC, polyvinyl chloride, comes in both rigid and flexible forms. Duro-Last roof systems include flexible PVC that makes for simple installation. You can install Duro-Last over various existing roof systems like slope, flat, or metal roofs.
Duro-Last PVC roofing membrane comes in several different thicknesses:
Because of its versatility, Duro-Last can be installed on commercial buildings of any size. Let’s look at how to install this PVC membrane roof and its benefits for commercial business owners.
Duro-Last Roof Installation Process
Installing Duro-Last is relatively simple, but it needs to be done by roofing professionals who understand the material. There’s no need to tear off or break your existing roofing structure to install Duro-Last because most of the assembly process is completed at the factory. Plus, this simple installation process doesn’t distract building occupants with loud noises or disruption.
There are three installation options for Duro-Last PVC roof membrane:
Fasteners attach your roof with:
- Roofing screws
- Heavy-duty fasteners
- Construction fasteners
- Insulation fasteners and plates
Fasteners are a traditional installation tool contractors use for many roofs. Heavy-duty fasteners are reliable and help stabilize your PVC roofing material.
Install Duro-Last with solvent or water-based adhesives. Adhesives allow for a smooth application of the Duro-Last material and bond to the material to create a strong foundation for your roof. Plus, water-based adhesives are environmentally friendly and contain no volatile organic compounds, so they don’t release any toxic chemicals.
Duro-Bond is Duro-Last’s mechanically attached installation tool that uses non-penetrating, heat-welded technology. This technique connects the Duro-Last PVC roof membrane to a PVC-coated fastening plate. You can also fasten insulation and recovery board materials to the roof deck.
Heat-welding creates a secure barrier for your roofing membrane and helps reduce the likelihood of leaks.
Benefits of Duro-Last PVC Roof Membrane
Seamless installation isn’t the only benefit of Duro-Last PVC roofing membrane. Here are the top five benefits of Duro-Last roof systems:
Durability and Longer Lifespan
Durable and long-lasting—it’s in the name! Duro-Last is a dependable roofing material because it’s extremely resilient against rough weather conditions, like high winds and rain storms. Its durability helps increase the lifespan of your roof and keeps damage to a minimum.
Traditional roofing materials often break apart, rip, or lead to leaks because they’re not as resistant to damage. With Duro-Last, leaks are less likely, and it’s also fire-resistant.
Fire-resistant roofs are valuable for any commercial business, especially for those in the chemical and manufacturing industries. These industries work with flammable materials and liquids, so having a protective, fire-resistant roof increases the building’s overall safety.
Lower Energy and Maintenance Costs
Duro-Last is highly reflective and helps keep the heat out of your building by diverting the sunlight. White Duro-Last PVC roofing membrane has the highest retained reflectivity of any single-ply membrane on the market, so if you’re looking to save money on energy, this is the roofing solution for you.
This material also requires minimal maintenance because of its high durability. It’s relatively difficult to damage Duro-Last TPO roofing significantly. The weakest point of any standard roof is the joints, where two pieces come together—but this isn’t a problem with Duro-Last.
Up to 85% of the seams are completed during manufacturing, assuring a stronger seal. Stacks and curb flashings are also custom fabricated in the factory. When pieces are made and welded together during production, there’s less need for regular maintenance, because the pieces and joints of the roof are strong and reliable before even being installed.
As we mentioned earlier, Duro-Last helps prevent leaks which is incredibly important for all commercial facilities. Leaks often lead to:
- Significant roof damage
- Work disruptions
- Roof replacement (if the leak is large or damaging enough)
- Water stains
- Damaged insulation or piping
Duro-Last helps make leaks a thing of the past so you don’t have to worry about the above roofing issues.
Because Duro-Last is made of flexible PVC, it’s extremely customizable. Whether you have a flat or sloped roof, roofing contractors can customize the material to your facility’s unique shape. All industries can benefit from customized Duro-Last PVC roof membrane, including:
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