Flat Roof Replacements

At Watertite Roofing, we specialize in providing top-tier roofing solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. When it comes to roof replacements, we pride ourselves on utilizing the most advanced materials and techniques to ensure superior performance and long-lasting durability. Our go-to choice for flat roofing replacements is the Duro-Last PVC single-ply roof system, renowned for its exceptional quality and numerous benefits.

The versatility of the Duro-Last system allows for two installation methods to suit varying needs:

Overlay/Retrofit Installation: Ideal for situations where the existing roof substrates are dry and structurally sound, this method involves installing the Duro-Last membrane directly over the existing roof. This approach not only saves significant funds in materials and labor but also minimizes disruption to daily operations.

Roof Replacement: In cases where the existing roof substrates are saturated with water from leaks or other damage, a complete roof replacement is necessary. This method involves removing all existing roofing and insulation materials before installing the Duro-Last system, ensuring a fresh start and optimal performance for years to come.

The Duro-Last PVC single-ply roof system is a cutting-edge solution that offers a multitude of advantages, making it the preferred option for flat roof replacements:

Financial Benefits:

Material Savings: One of the primary financial advantages of an overlay/retrofit installation is the reduction in material costs. By installing the Duro-Last membrane directly over the existing roof substrate, there's no need to incur expenses for tearing off and disposing of the old roofing materials. This eliminates the costs associated with purchasing new roofing materials, such as insulation and vapour retardant membranes, resulting in project savings.

Labor Savings: In addition to material savings, an overlay/retrofit installation with a Duro-Last PVC roof system also reduces labor costs. The installation process is typically faster and more streamlined compared to a complete roof replacement, as there's no need for extensive teardown and disposal of old roofing materials. This translates to fewer labor hours required for installation, leading to lower labor costs and overall project expenses.

Minimal Disruption: The overlay/retrofit installation method minimizes disruption to building operations and occupants, resulting in indirect cost savings. Unlike complete roof replacement projects that may require temporary relocation of occupants or interruptions to business activities, the overlay process is less invasive and generates fewer disruptions. This can help businesses avoid productivity losses and revenue interruptions associated with prolonged construction activities.

Extended Roof Lifespan: By retrofitting the existing roof with a Duro-Last membrane, building owners can extend the lifespan of their roofing system, thereby reducing the frequency of roof replacements and associated expenses. Duro-Last roofs are known for their exceptional durability and longevity, offering reliable protection against the elements for decades. This long-term durability translates to cost savings over the life of the roof, as maintenance and replacement costs are minimized.

Energy Savings: Duro-Last PVC roofs are designed with energy efficiency in mind, featuring highly reflective surfaces that help reduce heat absorption and lower cooling costs. By keeping the building cooler during hot weather, Duro-Last roofs reduce the strain on HVAC systems, resulting in energy savings and lower utility bills. These energy savings contribute to the overall financial benefits of installing a Duro-Last roof system. Reduced Maintenance Costs: Duro-Last roofs require minimal maintenance to keep them in optimal condition. The PVC membrane is resistant to mold, mildew, and algae growth, reducing the need for regular cleaning and maintenance. Additionally, the smooth surface of the membrane prevents debris buildup, minimizing the risk of clogs and drainage issues.

Environmental Benefits:

Energy Efficiency: Duro-Last roofs are designed with energy efficiency in mind. By incorporating highly reflective materials into the membrane, Duro-Last roofs help reduce heat absorption and keep buildings cooler during hot weather. This reflective property decreases the demand for air conditioning, resulting in lower energy consumption and reduced carbon emissions, ultimately contributing to environmental conservation.This also benefits the systems HVAC equipment by putting less strain on air conditioners, prolonging their service life.

Resource Conservation: Retrofitting an existing roof with a Duro-Last membrane conserves resources by extending the lifespan of the building's roofing system. Instead of replacing the entire roof, which would require additional materials and energy, the overlay installation maximizes the use of existing resources while enhancing the roof's performance and durability.

Long-Term Sustainability: Duro-Last roofs are renowned for their longevity and durability, which contribute to long-term sustainability. By installing a Duro-Last membrane through an overlay/retrofit approach, building owners can benefit from an extended roof lifespan, reducing the need for frequent replacements and the associated environmental impact. Additionally, the minimal maintenance requirements of Duro-Last roofs further enhance their sustainability by reducing the consumption of resources over time.

Recyclability: Through the "Recycle Your Roof" program, Duro-Last offers building owners a solution for the environmentally responsible disposal of their old roofing materials. Instead of sending removed Duro-Last membranes to landfills, where they would contribute to waste accumulation, the program facilitates the recycling of these materials, giving them a new life and reducing their environmental impact.

Quality Matters:

Superior Durability: Engineered to withstand the harshest weather conditions, the Duro-Last system provides unmatched durability and resilience. Leak Resistance: With its heat-welded seams and watertight construction, the Duro-Last membrane offers superior leak protection, ensuring peace of mind for building owners.

Exceptional Durability: Duro-Last roofs are engineered to withstand the most demanding conditions. The PVC membrane is highly resistant to punctures, tears, and other forms of damage, providing unparalleled durability even in harsh weather environments. This durability ensures that the roof maintains its integrity over time, reducing the risk of leaks, water damage, and costly repairs.

Watertight Construction: Duro-Last roofs feature heat-welded seams that create a seamless, watertight barrier against moisture infiltration. Unlike traditional roofing systems with vulnerable seams and joints, the heat-welded seams of a Duro-Last membrane provide superior leak protection, ensuring the interior of the building remains dry and free from water damage.

Customized Fit: Duro-Last has embraced the customization of their roof system. Custom sized and fitted roofing sheets can be ordered to eliminate roofing seams. Furthermore, custom fitted accessories are available for all roofing details such as stacks, vents, & roof curbs. This custom ability eliminates gaps and overlaps common in traditional roofing installations, reducing the risk of water infiltration and improving overall performance and longevity.

At Watertite Roofing, we are committed to delivering superior roofing solutions that combine quality craftsmanship with innovative technology. With our expertise and the unmatched benefits of the Duro-Last PVC single-ply roof system, we guarantee exceptional results that stand the test of time. We extend our roofing experience and trusted expertise throughout Southern Ontario, in locations such as Hamilton, Burlington, Simcoe, Brantford, Haldimand, Grimsby, Stoney Creek, St. Catharines, Welland, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, Niagara and Fort Erie. Contact us today to learn more about our roof replacement services and how we can enhance the longevity and performance of your commercial property.


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