What Makes Duro-Last a Green Roof?
Sustainability has always been a part of the Duro-Last culture – making us a green roofing solution. Our founder, John R. Burt, created our flooring division, Oscoda Plastics®, Inc., to make Protect-All® flooring out of manufacturing scrap. He was able to look at old roofs and scrap most people would see as trash and reimagine it into resilient flooring, walkway pads and Proflex® Concrete Expansion Joints. In addition, our prefabricated roof systems allow roofing contractors to reduce scrap on the job site and make roof installations much quicker.
Duro-Last has a focus on recycling at every step of the manufacturing process — all the way through the entire life of its membranes. In addition to our manufacturing process that allows scrap to be recycled back into production, we take old roofs back at the end of their useful life through our Take Back Program.
Certifications Mean Transparency
Although many building products make grand sustainability claims, finding products that have third-party certifications is becoming increasingly important. Duro-Last membranes have obtained the NSF/ANSI 347 Gold Certification, which takes product design, product manufacturing, membrane durability, corporate governance and innovation into consideration, with the first three categories carrying the most weight.
Duro-Last also published the first product-specific PVC environmental product declaration (EPD). Certified by global public health organization NSF International, EPDs report environmental impact data which assists building contractors, architects and designers in making more informed purchasing decisions.
The Power of PVC
All of Duro-Last’s membranes are made from PVC, an extremely serviceable and durable product. Duro-Last’s proprietary formula for PVC roofing membranes makes them flame resistant, highly flexible, recyclable and resistant to bacterial growth.