Duro-Last, Inc. has announced the winners of its annual category-specific Duro-Last Project Awards. The Saginaw, MI-based manufacturer of custom-fabricated, thermoplastic single-ply roofing systems announced the news earlier this year at the company’s national sales seminar in Orlando, FL. These Project Awards were created to honor Duro-Last contractors who complete outstanding commercial roofing projects in various categories. “We know our contractors work hard all year and want to recognize them for outstanding workmanship, best practices, and innovation while using Duro-Last products,” said Steve Ruth, vice president of sales and marketing.
Project of the Year: JBK, Inc. of Corbin, KY
Project: Lynn Camp Elementary School
Roof leaks had started to interfere with the daily activities of Lynn Camp Elementary School in Corbin, KY administrators knew it was time for a new roof. To maintain the building’s current design and blue color, JBK, Inc. presented a metal retrofit option using the Duro-Fleece® membrane with the Duro-Last Vinyl Rib system — more than 52,000 linear feet. By utilizing this system the project was completed in 90 days, several months sooner than a new metal roof would have taken.
Custom-Fabrication: Roof Management Co., Inc. of Farmington Hills, MI
Project: Cambridge Plaza
After repairing the roof and working with property manager Ross Financial for years, Roof Management was hired to install a custom-fabricated 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 with no disruption to any of the building tenants.
Edge-to-Edge & Deck-to-Sky™: Baker Roofing Co, Inc. of Stockton, CA
Project: E & J Gallo Winery
Since 1933, the E & J Gallo Winery has been producing high-quality wine in Northern California. When Baker Roofing Company was selected to install a new roof on one of the buildings on the vineyard’s grounds, they were honored to work with a company with so much history. This distinctive building required several Duro-Last and EXCEPTIONAL® Metals products, including edge metal that needed to match the metal on the windows. With the help of the EXCEPTIONAL Metals team, which worked directly with the glass company to make sure the colors matched, the end result was striking.
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 proposed installing the EXCEPTIONAL Metals EM Retro-R®, a metal roofing panel designed to go directly over an existing metal roof, the answer was clear. At more than 68,000 square feet, the large project required a combination of the EM Retro-R panel in white and white 50 mil Duro-Last membrane. This solution allowed for OST’s operations to continue running smoothly during construction and avoided the costs of a tear-off.
Sustainability: Roof Right, Inc. of Hampstead, MD
Project: Ceresville New Holland
When agricultural machinery dealer Ceresville New Holland of Frederick, MD approached Roof Right, Inc. with a roofing job that included more than 900 penetrations due to solar panels, Duro-Last’s custom-fabricated membrane and accessories were the ideal solution. The efficient process allowed Ceresville New Holland to remain open during construction.
Specialty Membrane Roofing: K2 Summit, LLC of Deerfield Beach, FL
Project: Flamingo South Beach – Center Tower
Situated on Miami Beach and towering over its neighbors, the Flamingo South Beach – Center Tower apartment building poses a unique roofing challenge. K2 Summit determined the best roofing solution would be a hybrid system that used both adhered Duro-Fleece Plus® membrane and mechanically attached Duro-Last. Since the building is 32 stories tall, wind was a major concern, so installing a perimeter enhancement around the entire roof helped it meet wind uplift requirements.