After working as a lumberjack, carpenter, tool and die maker and soldier, among other jobs, John R. Burt got into the swimming pool business. After a liner he had purchased failed, he recognized the importance of vertical integration to control quality and founded
Tri-City Vinyl to manufacture his own pool liners.
One day it occurred to him: If his product could keep water in, it could keep water out. In 1978, that insight became the Duro-Last Roofing System.
The majority of roofing system failures then (and still today) are not due to the product itself, but to workmanship on-site.
To solve this problem, Duro-Last developed custom prefabrication methods and specialized equipment that allows us to complete nearly 100% of the difficult roof details and up to 85% of field seams under ideal factory-controlled conditions. The result is lower on-site labor costs and better installation quality.
Duro-Last is now the world's largest manufacturer of custom-fabricated roofing systems. Duro-Last Roofing Systems, our contractor installation team, customer service and best-in-class warranties all set the quality standards for the roofing industry.
Duro-Last offers solutions from Edge-to-Edge & Deck-to-Sky. As a full roofing system provider, we offer a complete portfolio of integrated and custom solutions that work together to optimize protection. From edge metal and drainage products through our EXCEPTIONAL® Metals division, which includes unique vinyl-coated products, to fasteners and plates, adhesives and a full line of Duro-Guard® insulation products, we have everything covered.
The Duro-Life 600 roofing system is designed to deliver 600 consecutive months – that’s 50 years – of unparalleled, environmentally friendly roof and insulation performance.
This sustainable system is the result of a collaboration
between two long-standing, established American roofing materials manufacturers: Duro-Last® and DuPont™. If you
seek an energy-efficient, durable, low-slope roofing option,
while reducing building materials entering the waste stream,
turn to Duro-Life 600.
More about the Duro-Life 600:
Select Duro-Last 60-mil membrane or Duro-Last X™ 60-mil or 80-mil, mechanically fastened or Duro-Bond®, for a custom-fabricated membrane with a 25- or 30-year membrane and system warranty. Learn more information about our warranties.
Maximize energy efficiency with DuPont Styrofoam™ Brand Deckmate™ Plus Insulation or DuPont Styrofoam™ Brand Square Edge Insulation to meet your desired R-value spec or building code with a 50-year re-use and thermal warranty (DuPont™ Styrofoam™ Brand Insulation).
Manufactured with the same formulation as the industry-leading Duro-Last® membrane, Duro-Last X is an excellent choice for contractors seeking the convenience of roll goods coupled with the customization of custom-cut lengths. Designed to reduce scrap and improve installation efficiency over traditional roll goods, the Duro-Last X membrane is available in 10-foot wide rolls that can be custom-cut to any length up to 200 feet. While the formulation is the same, Duro-Last X is manufactured using a different process, resulting in a smooth matte finish. A complete line of custom-fabricated accessories and parapets are also available with Duro-Last X, which are made from the Duro-Last flagship membrane and have a glossier initial appearance.
There’s a reason Duro-Last is known as the “World’s Best Roof®”: its performance against the elements. But we also help enhance the performance of contractors like you, with training opportunities for your team and comprehensive technical support, and with professional support for your sales and marketing. So you cover that building. We’ll cover you.
When you install a custom-fabricated Duro-Last Roofing System, up to 85% of the seams are completed in a factory-controlled environment before the roofing system is delivered to the job site. By eliminating most of the on-site seaming, Duro-Last dramatically reduces the potential for leaks — and adds the advantages of ...
A building’s roof is the first line of defense against adverse weather events. Specifying a roof that can withstand these natural conditions, and more readily recover, is critical.
Learn more and Download the New Duro-Last Architect Brochure.
CEU - CONTINUING EDUCATION UNIT sponsored by Duro-Last
Program Title: Utilizing Utility Rebates to Drive Energy-Efficient Roofing
LEARNING OBJECTIVES - After reading this article, you should be able to:
1 Identify ways in which incentive programs for enhanced insulation and cool roofing options help drive energy efficiency in commercial roofing.
2 Provide an ...
Owners and facility managers know that a Duro-Last roof can stand up to the Canadian elements.
Duro-Last Roofing Systems are a popular choice for protecting a variety of buildings in Canada. Owners will appreciate the unique process of custom-fabricating the system in a factory-controlled environment, which means more watertight security with ...
Contractors can help their customers earn money toward installing an eco-friendly Duro-Last cool roof.
The city of Toronto now offers grant incentives for eco-friendly roofing systems, including cool roofs, on commercial buildings. Cool roofs are designed to reflect the sun’s rays and reduce heat build-up, mitigating dangerous urban heat islands that ...
Named The Launch, the project consisted of 360 multifamily units ranging from studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and eight separate work/live units. Johnstone Moyer Inc. from San Carlos, California, was selected to oversee the construction of the project, which broke ground in 2021. When it came time to select a partner to ...
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Heidi J. Ellsworth road trips east to visit with Mitch Gilbert and Jason Dark of Duro-Last about the evolution of the sustainability movement in the building industry. Known as a leader in sustainability, Duro-Last has been developing and supporting sustainable roofing systems and programs for decades. Now a ...
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Megan Ellsworth sits down with Dana Howell, president of Damschroder Roofing and Don Garno, custom fabrication manager at Duro-Last, to share their stories from the roof. The two also discuss the details of their job on the Andersons’ Arch Building in Freemont, Ohio. Join us to learn about their paths ...
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Heidi J. Ellsworth meets with NRCA experts Cheryl Ambrose and Rich Trewyn to talk about arguably the most important topic in roofing – fall prevention. This is an episode you and your company won't want to miss. Together, Cheryl, Rich and Heidi explore data about roofing accidents and discuss why ...
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To learn more about Duro-Last, visit our website or RCS Directory.
Project of the Year
Recognizing the project that best utilizes all aspects of a Duro-Last Roofing System and demonstrates a dedication to outstanding workmanship, best practices, innovation and customer service.
Contractor: Mid-Western Commercial Roofers from Mobile, Alabama
Project: First Baptist Church in Biloxi, Mississippi
To learn more about Duro-Last, visit their RCS Directory.
Duro-Last 2021 Project Award Winner - Roof of the Year
Duro-Last 2021 Project Award Winner - Custom-Fabrication
Duro-Last 2021 Project Award Winner - Edge-to-Edge & Deck-to-Sky
Duro-Last 2021 Project Award Winner - Sustainability
Duro-Last 2021 Project Award Winner - Specialty Membrane
Duro-Last 2021 Project Award Winner - ...