4 Important Benefits of Duro-Last Sustainable Cool Roof Systems

Reduces Energy Usage

Investing in a Duro-Last Cool Zone roofing system can deliver many energy savings that can ultimately save you money. In warmer Iowa months, a sustainable cool roof will offer you a lot of energy savings. Sustainable roofs can be up to 70 degrees cooler or more during hot Iowa summer days. Because of this, Duro-Last cool roofing systems reduce the amount of solar heat that is absorbed through the roof.  In return, a cool roof decreases the amount of energy required to power an air conditioning unit, saving you money.

Environmentally Friendly

It might be hard to believe, but cool roofing systems can help cool the city. Dark roofs on large buildings and asphalt streets can increase the overall air temperature in a city by up to 10 degrees. This phenomenon commonly known as “urban heat island” most commonly occurs in warmer climates. Average temperatures during Iowa summers reach the mid-80’s, sometimes peaking in the mid-90’s. In the heart of downtown Des Moines, the temperature might feel a few degrees warmer because of the urban heat island effect.

Protects Your Roof from the Sun

Sun can have damaging effects on your roof. A Duro-Last Cool Zone roofing system will help to protect your existing roof from the intense heat and rays that are constantly streaming down down causing decay and other damages. The Duro-Last cool zone layer will also help to regulate the interior temperature of your building by deflecting the heat and sun’s rays. Hot summer sun in Iowa can cause roof leaks, cracks, resulting in expensive repairs and hassle for the building’s occupants.  

A Smart Investment

Duro-Last sustainable cool roofing systems are a win-win. They are a smart investment because they save you money, and because they are good for the environment.  A sustainable roof will prolong the life of your roof, because it will deter the heat from your building. A roof without a cooling system can easily be expanded or warped.  The cool roof can help to protect your roof’s underlying insulation and the roofing from deterioration. Cool roofs are a smart investment because they are affordable, and will save you money by reducing your energy costs.  Installing a Duro-Last Cool Zone roofing system will protect your roof and extend its lifespan.

Duro-Last Cool Zone Roofing by Duerson

Duerson Corporation is proud to offer Duro-Last Cool Zone sustainable roofing systems. Duro-Last offers the most sustainable, energy-efficient roofs on the market. The Duro-Last Cool Zone roofing membrane is a simple, affordable solution to save you energy and money on your cooling costs. The cool zone membrane is like a sheet that lays over your existing roof, protecting it from the harmful effects of the sun. This solution works best for existing buildings who don’t want to undergo months of construction for an entire new roof.

Duro-Last Cool Zone roofs have a heat reflectivity of 87.5%. By investing in a sustainable Duro-Last roof you can start saving yourself energy, money, and also benefit the environment. Call Duerson Corporation today for more information about Duro-Last Cool Zone Roofing Systems in Des Moines, Ankeny, Altoona and Ames.

Posted: August 12, 2015 at 11:06 am

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