Duro-Last Roofing, Inc. Adds Standing Seam Metal Product Line

Duro-Last Roofing®, Inc. has added a standing seam metal product line to its roofing system offerings. The new line will enable authorized Duro-Last contractors to provide a standing seam roofing installation to meet virtually any aesthetic requirements. The new standing seam program includes metal production capabilities provided by a nationwide network of independent regional manufacturers.

Depending on the installation location, roof panels will be produced at EXCEPTIONAL Metals’ Saginaw, Michigan, facility or by one of the regional manufacturers. All panels will be produced under the authority of EXCEPTIONAL® Metals, a division of Duro-Last.

Profiles, showcased below, will be available for architectural, structural, and flush wall/soffit panel standing seam applications. Paint and substrate warranties of 25 years and 35 years are available for panels, depending on the substrate metal they are made from and the finish that is applied.

EM 150SL

The 1-1/2″ Snap Lock metal roofing system is designed to be installed quickly, reducing labor costs, and offers the designer a concealed fastener and clip application that allows for expansion and contraction.

EM 150SS

The 1-1/2″ traditional mechanically seamed metal roof system enhances the architectural appearance and is engineered to exceed most wind-load requirements in the country. The seamed profile allows the designer the ability to specify various applications. The concealed fasteners and patented articulating two piece floating 150 Mitchell Clip assist in minimizing the appearance of oil canning.

EM 175S

The 1-3/4″ Snap Lock profile provides a continuous interlocking metal roof system. The system offers the designer a concealed fastener and clip application that allows for expansion and contraction. The Snap Lock metal roofing system can be installed quickly, reducing labor costs. This profile offers a simple installation and provides very high wind uplift resistance.

EM 200S

The 2″ mechanically seamed metal roof system enhances the architectural appearance and is engineered to exceed most wind load requirements in the country. The versatility of this profile’s engineering allows the designer the ability to specify both low and steep slope applications. The concealed fasteners and patented articulating two piece floating 200 Mitchell Clip assist in minimizing the appearance of oil canning.

Flush Wall/Soffit Panel

The Flush Wall/Soffit panel is designed for wall, fascia, and soffit applications where a flush or flat appearance is desired. Flush wall/soffit panels are available with optional stiffening beads and ventilation and are not intended for use in roofing or mansard applications.

Duro-Last® Recognizes “The Best” Roofing Contractors at National Sales Seminar at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Florida!

When it comes to our National Sales Seminar, “good” just doesn’t cut it. Our theme for this year’s event was “The Best Get Better” and, by many accounts, was the best Seminar we’ve ever held.

Our recent event in Orlando was the largest gathering we’ve ever hosted at a Seminar – over 1300 guests representing almost 200 authorized Duro-Last contractors.

We were able to celebrate an excellent sales increase in 2010 – 6.6% over 2009. We reached this because of the extraordinary efforts of our authorized contractors. In 2010, 23 Duro-Last contractors had sales over $1 million each, led by Parsons Commercial Roofing of Waco, Texas. This was the fifth consecutive Seminar where we have honored Parsons as the Duro-Last Contractor of the Year. They exceeded the $7 million sales threshold for the fourth year in a row, and in 2010 surpassed $7.5 million – the first contractor to reach that level.

Parsons
Contractor of the Year - Parsons Commercial Roofing of Waco, Texas

We introduced several new products, including our standing seam metal roofing line and our Duro-Fleece™ System.

Other Seminar highlights included presentations by General Session guest speakers Mike Hourigan and Ross Shafer, and Breakout Session guests Hillary Bressler, Mike Hourigan, and Steve Hackett.

Since our beginning, Duro-Last has valued community involvement, and for the second straight year our “Partners in Goodwill” program recognized contractors who have been active in making the world healthier, safer, and stronger. This year’s honorees were Tomkat Roofing of Streator, Illinois; Slagle Roofing and Construction of Finleyville, Pennsylvania; Roof Management of Farmington Hills, Michigan; Nohava Construction of LeMars, Iowa; and Kelly Roofing of Naples, Florida.

Our popular Roofers’ Challenge was back at this year’s Seminar. Thirteen two-man teams competed by installing a Duro-Last roofing system on a small deck. They were judged on accuracy, aesthetics, speed, and workmanship. This year’s winner was Roofing Plus of Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Roofing Plus
Roofers' Challenge Winner - Roofing Plus of Lawrenceville, Georgia

We were also excited to announce that the 2012 Duro-Last National Sales Seminar will be held at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida, January 29-31.

Again, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all Duro-Last contractors who made 2010 a great year for all of us. Have a terrific 2011, and we’ll see you in Clearwater Beach next January!