Three stores in a small shopping center in Vevay, Indiana had some issues of leaking and their roofing system coming apart with their flat roofs. The CVS, Cash Savers (IGA), and Family Dollar building owner signed up with Exterior Pro for the loved Duro Last roofing system.
The polyurethane foam is said to be one of the most affordable and high performing roofing systems for commercial roofing today. Although there may be good benefits from studies, Duro Last has these same benefits and more. There are benefits for the polyurethane foam like lasting protection, long term cost effect and energy savings. But there are some doubts about polyurethane foam. The Duro Last roofing systems compared to the polyurethane foam can outweigh the benefits.
Dark/black roofing is one of the major contributors to what is called "the urban heat island". This means urban areas tend to reach temperatures of 3 - 8 degrees higher than in neighboring rural areas. The other factors are dark pavements and the lack of green vegetation in towns and cities.
Often building owners and Manufacturing facilities in Indiana choose metal roofs to cover their business and to keep their warehouses dry. Metal can lower initial construction cost and offers superior protection against fire. However the weather in Indiana, extreme expansion- contraction cycles, and rust and corrosion can take its toll on metal and diminish the roofs performance over time. As a result leaking metal roofs are very common in Indiana.
All but gone are the days of mopping on hot tar and using torches to heat up roofing material, not only are those roofing techniques expensive, messy and dangerous, the technology is antiquated.
If you own a home or building with box gutters then you understand the unique maintenance
challenge they can present. They are easily clogged by leaves and other debris and are often high up and hard to access, not to mention the time it takes to clean and maintain them. Also box gutters can leak in different ways when they are clogged or when they are clean which can make diagnosing the problem tricky.