Duro-Last, Inc. has announced the winners of its annual category-specific Duro-Last Project Awards. Saginaw, MI-based manufacturer of custom single-ply thermoplastic roofing systems announced the news at the company’s national sales seminar in Orlando, FL earlier this year. These project awards were created in honor of Duro-Last contractors who complete outstanding commercial roofing projects in various categories. “We know our contractors work hard year round and we want to recognize them for outstanding build quality, best practices and innovation in using Duro-Last products,” said Steve Ruth, vice president of sales and marketing.
Lynn Camp Elementary School, Corbin, KY
Project of the year: JBK, Inc. from Corbin, KY
Project: Lynn Camp Elementary School
Roof leaks had started to interfere with the daily activities of the Lynn Camp Elementary School in Corbin. The KY administrators knew it was time for a new roof. To keep the building’s current design and blue color, JBK, Inc. unveiled a metal retrofit option using the Duro-Fleece® membrane with the Duro-Last Vinyl Rib system – more than 52,000 linear meters. With this system, the project was completed in 90 days, a few months earlier than a new metal roof.
Cambridge Plaza, Hazel Park, MI
Custom manufacture: Roof Management Co., Inc. of Farmington Hills, MI
Project: Cambridge Plaza
After years of repairing the roof and working with property manager Ross Financial, Roof Management was selected to install a bespoke 50 mil Duro Last membrane on the 103,000 square foot Cambridge Plaza project in Hazel Park, MI. They were able to complete the entire project without interruption for one of the building tenants.
E & J Gallo Winery, Northern California
Edge-to-Edge and Deck-to-Sky ™: Baker Roofing Co., Inc. of Stockton, CA.
Project: E & J Gallo winery
E & J Gallo Winery in Northern California has been producing high quality wine since 1933. When the Baker Roofing Company was selected to install a new roof on one of the buildings on the vineyard site, they were given the honor of partnering with a company with so much history. This distinctive building required several Duro-Last and EXCEPTIONAL® Metals products, including edging metal that had to match the metal on the windows. With the help of the EXCEPTIONAL Metals team who worked directly with the glass company to make sure the colors matched, the end result was impressive.
OST Trucking, Baltimore, MD
Metal roofing: Moser Roofing Solutions LLC of Lancaster, PA
Project: OST Trucking Inc.
For a busy trucking warehouse like OST Trucking in Baltimore, MD, shutting down operations to install a new roof is not an option. When Moser Roofing Solutions suggested installing the EXCEPTIONAL Metals EM Retro-R®, a metal roof panel that should run directly over an existing metal roof, the answer was clear. With a size of more than 68,000 square meters, the large project required a combination of the EM Retro-R panel made of a white and white 50-mil Duro-Last membrane. This solution allowed OST to continue operating smoothly during construction and avoided the cost of demolition.
Ceresville New Holland, Frederick, MD
Sustainability: Roof Right, Inc. of Hampstead, MD
Project: Ceresville New Holland
When agricultural equipment dealer Ceresville New Holland of Frederick, MD turned to Roof Right, Inc. with a roofing contract that included more than 900 penetrations due to solar panels, Duro-Last’s bespoke membranes and accessories were the ideal solution. The efficient process allowed Ceresville New Holland to stay open during construction.
Flamingo South Beach – Center Tower, Miami Beach, FL
Special membrane roof: K2 Summit, LLC from Deerfield Beach, FL
Project: Flamingo South Beach – Center Tower
The Flamingo South Beach – Center Tower apartment building is located on Miami Beach and towers over its neighbors. It is a unique challenge for the roofing. K2 Summit found that the best roof solution is a hybrid system that uses both an adhesive Duro-Fleece Plus® membrane and a mechanically attached Duro-Last. Since the building is 32 stories tall, wind was a major concern. The installation of a perimeter improvement around the entire roof helped meet the wind elevation requirements.