Better Economics over the Long Haul

While some types of roofing may have lower initial costs, the true costs of a roofing system are measured over its total life cycle. These include maintenance and repair costs, energy savings, and tear-off and disposal costs. Clearly, economics is a very important criterion for building owners, and High-Performance Roofing systems must be economical if they are to become viable, real-world options.

A Duro-Last Cool Zone roofing system delivers excellent life-cycle economics. Key benefits include:

  • Reduced installation costs through custom factory prefabrication
  • Low maintenance and repair costs
  • Protection from interior damage costs through leak-proof performance
  • Elimination of extended warranty costs
  • Savings incurred through reduced energy consumption, and related rebates or incentives

The following example compares the life-cycle costs of a High-Performance Roofing system in this case, a prefabricated white PVC single-ply with popular black EPDM and BUR systems for a fully-warranted, 50,000 square-foot re-roof. This example comparison clearly demonstrates the impact that an energy-efficient, High-Performance Roof can have over time.

20-Year Life Cycle Cost Considerations Roof A (Black EPDM/BUR) Roof B (HPR White PVC Single Ply)
Roof Size 50,000 Square Feet 50,000 Square Feet
Roof Product Cost $70,000 $80,000
Installation (Labor + Overhead) $60,000 $45,000
Tear-Off, Disposal Costs $12,500 $0
Est. Maintenance Costs, 20 Years $5,000 $1,500
Est. Repair Costs, 20 Years $7,750 $0
Est. Energy Savings, 20 Years $0 ($84,000)
Est. Life Cycle Costs $155,250 $50,500