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As a premier roofing company in Houston, Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc. partners with Duro-Last to offer only high quality products and great services. We are committed to meeting and even exceeding customer expectations. We guarantee that our roofing solutions will give you your money’s worth.
We understand that as a business, you want to provide the best product and service while keeping the costs down. Our roofs will be high-performing and will require less energy.
With proper insulation, our high-emissivity Duro-Last Cool Zone reflective roofing system can reduce your building’s energy consumption by up to 40%. It will prevent heat loss during the winter and will keep the building cool during the summer. Moreover, it will maintain the efficiency of rooftop air conditioning. It could also reduce HVAC capacity requirements.
Experts guarantee our roof’s energy-saving potential. We have exceeded the standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency, Cool Roof Rating Council, and California’s Energy Efficiency Standards.
Our products ensure little to no harm to the environment. They’re sustainable, meaning their design, production, maintenance, destruction, and possible recycling, meet environmental protection standards.
In fact, they measure up to the 5 E’s of sustainability: energy (reduces energy consumption); environment (has a low impact); endurance (long-lasting); economics (worth its cost); and engineering (reliable performance).
Moreover, single-ply roofing prefabrication also reduces waste, as the contractor orders and utilizes only the exact amount of materials required.
With our products, you can ensure that your building and occupants are safe while preserving the environment.
Great Design and Easy Installation
When you order our pre-fabricated single-ply roofing systems, you have several options to choose from. You can select the panel size, shape, and color that better suits the exterior of your commercial property.
With Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc. you’ll have less to worry about regarding installation. Duro-Last’s prefabrication work removes about 85% of on-site rooftop membrane seaming, preventing installation errors and future leaks. They also take about 50% less time to manufacture and install, compared to traditional roofs.
Our team of experts install prefabricated roofs all year long, regardless of the weather conditions. We will come to our clients when they need us.
Once in place, each project undergoes a final inspection from a Duro-Last factory certified inspector. This way, you can rest assured that the roof has been installed to the highest standards.
At Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc., we guarantee the effectiveness of our roofs. In fact, we offer one of the best warranties in the industry. Our roofs come with either a 15 + 5 or a 15-Year NDL warranty, that is transferable with no additional cost. Furthermore, it covers consequential damages and ponding water.
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The Top Reasons
Top Reasons to use a Duro-Last Energy Efficient Roofing System:
- Most Energy Efficient Roof in the World, EPA Energy Star Certified
- Best Warranty in Industry – 15 years included at No Cost – non-prorated.
- Warranty is transferable with no additional cost
- Warranty includes consequential damages & ponding water
- Most reflective roofing product on the market 88% Reflectivity
- Most emissive roofing system at 98%
- Minimum contribution to land fill – Saves the environment
- Prefabricated in factory and installed in 50% less time than conventional roofing
- Significant reduction in air conditioning-related energy costs
- Each Project has final inspection from Duro-Last factory certified inspector
- Over 2 billion Sq. Ft. of commercial roofing installed World Wide since 1978
- Fire rated membrane
- Lowest replacement cost due to ability to install over existing roof
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As a building owner and/or building maintenance manager, you know that operational costs have continued to escalate. With dramatic budget cuts and buildings that are in need of repair or updating, you have to utilize every source you can to get the best value for your investment.
Saving money on energy costs and products has become an increasingly important task in the facilities world. Sustainability must receive a lot of attention. Roof sustainability means the design, manufacture, maintenance, life-cycle impact, adaptive re-use, destruction and recycling of the roofing components that help meet the long term environmental standards demanded by today’s high-performance buildings.
What are the qualifications for a sustainable roof?
It is important to select a roof that delivers the Five E’s of high performance roofing:
- Energy: Reduces energy use and improves a building’s efficiency in any climate.
- Environment: Minimizes impact on the earth’s environment throughout the roof’s life and helps maintain healthy, productive environment inside the building.
- Endurance: Meets or exceeds performance requirements for long life: all-weather reliability; chemical, fire and puncture resistance; and ease of maintenance and repair.
- Economics: Makes economic sense at the time of purchase and in the long run. A true economic comparison analyzes the cost of a roof throughout its life-cycle.
- Engineering: The right materials, design and manufacturing process enable the other four E’s, resulting in a complete, integrated roofing system that can be installed quickly and easily and performs reliably over the long run.
The Duro-Last Roofing System plays a crucial part in providing you with an economical, energy saving, high-performance and sustainable roof. Over the past 25 years Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc. has installed over 30 million square feet of the Duro-Last single-ply membrane; you can rest assured that Duro-Last and Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc. have successfully proven ourselves and helped keep these facilities safe and dry while lowering their energy costs.
What to do with that old metal roof?
Metal roofing dates back to about 1000 B.C. when a temple in Jerusalem was built with a copper roof. Later on in human history, metal roofs caught on in certain parts of the world, like the Virgin Islands, and were effective for several reasons. They were strong enough to resist earthquakes, dramatic heat, and tropical hurricane winds. They also had an appealing look to them, which as we know, is very important in the design of structures.
Most people don’t know that there are really two types of standing seam metal roofs: architectural and structural. Architectural are those you can see from the ground. They are aesthetic in design and intended to look good on the building.
Structural standing seam roofs are flat/low-sloped roof decks that are intended to be more functional than aesthetic.
Modern metal roofs are among some of the most practical and long lasting available. They offer great security and protection to the building, and they are usually a reliable and worry free long-term choice. However time catches up with everything and rusted roof decks and leaks may start to compromise the building’s integrity.
With over 60 billion square feet of metal roofing in place in the United States and two billion more installed each year, that adds up to a lot of leaks – and a lot of money spent fighting them. When the integrity of the structural metal roof deteriorates, membrane retrofit solutions can provide a better option than replacing the metal roof or continuing to repair it. Membrane retrofits are a cost-effective, single-ply roofing solution that can usually be installed directly over existing metal roofs.
We offer the Duro-Shield Metal Retrofit Roofing System to protect the building against rain, temperature changes, interior drips, ice build-up, as well as rust and corrosion. Our prefabricated membrane is custom designed to fit the metal roof exactly, and is assembled in our factory, eliminating 80-85% of rooftop installation labor. This solution keeps Mother Nature outside, while your inventory, equipment, and workers stay safe and dry inside.
Roof Dilemma: Maintain or Replace?
Is roof replacement a better option than maintaining it when the roof’s watertight integrity – its primary function – fails? In other words, at what point do roof leaks become intolerable, and it’s time to replace the roof?
Think about how roof leaks can affect the bottom line:
- Interior damage: To ceiling tiles, carpet, computers, gymnasium floors that could cost $500,000 to replace.
- Production downtime: Shutting a line down for a day could cost thousands of dollars in lost productivity.
- Lost business: Roof leaks at a four-star hotel can make the priciest rooms unavailable for guests.
Delaying roof replacement can add costs to a new roof project once the decision to replace it is made. Ineffective and inconsistent patching and other maintenance can allow water to penetrate the membrane and cause irreparable damage to roof system components, including insulation and the roof deck itself. Here are some potential added-cost considerations:
- Tear off – add $1-2 per square foot.
- Roof deck replacement – add $2.50-6.00.
- Asbestos removal (possible for some older facilities) – add 10% or more.
The roof contributes – on average – 5% to the construction cost of a building, but is the most litigated component of a commercial building.
Building owners/managers should use their experience to establish a projected average service life of roofs. Several factors will influence a roof’s service life: design quality, installation integrity, products, maintenance, roof use, and weather.
Here’s an example: If you manage a million square feet of roofing that has a projected life expectancy of 20-30 years, you might consider budgeting to replace 1/20 or 5% (50,000 square feet) per year. If the average installation cost is $5 per square foot, look to budget $250,000 each year.
So when you are deciding between maintaining or replacing, look at your annual maintenance costs and if they are exceeding what your annual new roof budget is, it may be time to replace.
The Art Of Specifying A New Or Replacement Roofing System
Putting a new roof on a building is a major undertaking. Assembling the right team to plan and carry out the project can help ensure that the job proceeds smoothly, and that the finished product looks and performs up to expectations.
An important first step is determining who to include in the decision-making process. While the exact titles will vary with each project, two individuals or groups are key. One is the employee most familiar with the current roof, any problems it’s been experiencing, and the solutions that have been used.
Not surprisingly, it’s also helpful to include the individual who will have final approval over the decisions to install the roof and the amount to be spent. Depending on the company, this individual may be the facility manager, building owner, purchasing manager, company owner, or head of finance.
In addition, roofing systems slated for installation on new construction often require the input of an architect or designer. Including them early on in the process helps ensure that all concerns are addressed up-front.
Another key member of the roofing team is, of course, the contractor chosen to install the roof. Facilities professionals evaluating contractors should consider the experience each contractor has with different roofing systems.
The Contractor’s and Manufacturer’s Roles
Before re-roofing begins, the contractor should complete a thorough investigation of the current roof and determine what, if any, problems have arisen.
The contractor also should ask the building owner or manager about any constraints the installers might face, such as, if there are times during which the noise that accompanies a roofing job would interfere with building operations.
Building owners and managers should also stay in contact with the manufacturer of the roofing system. If the contractor that installed the roof retires, for example, the manufacturer should be able to help the building owner locate another one.
When a new roof is installed, the initial cost typically is top of mind for most building owners and managers. However, there are other costs that facilities managers should factor into roofing decisions. The warranty also plays a key role in the overall costs of the roof. What does it cover and what does it exclude? Some warranties cover damage to a building’s interior that results from a leaking roof, while others don’t.
Equally important to consider are the ongoing roof maintenance costs and its expected life. The less it costs to maintain a roof and the longer it lasts, of course, the lower the overall cost will be.
Assembling the right team, keeping the lines of communication open, and considering both the initial and long-term costs of different roofing systems help ensure a successful roofing project.