How to Prepare Your Commercial Roof for Summer



Many residents and business owners believe winter to be the hardest season for your commercial roof. Actually, it’s the Houston summer! The long hours of sunlight and intense temperatures cause lasting damage when you don’t properly prepare.


On long, summer days the sun beats down on your roof. During that time, your commercial roof heats and expands. Then, when the sun sets, the materials contract back to their normal size. Though this is a common occurrence, it can still cause cracks — and eventually leaks — in the roof.


You can’t fight the sun, but you can prevent the damage it causes by keeping your roof as cool as possible. So, step one means installing a Cool Roof from Duro-Last. A cool roof is designed to absorb less heat and reflect more sunlight than traditional roofs. Think of it similarly to how you wear light colors and airy fabrics to keep yourself cool in the summer.


A Cool Roof from Duro-Last has many benefits such as:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Increased lifespan of roof service
  • Reducing indoor temperature
  • Environmentally Friendly


Before Installing your Duro-Last Cool Roofing System, follow these steps to protect from the heat.


  1. Have Your Roof Inspected for Damage

Before covering your roof with a protective layer, it’s important to repair any existing damage.

  1. Inspect Skylights, Vents, and Chimneys

Your commercial roof isn’t likely one flat piece. Instead, you’ll have vents, skylights or other features that make your roof unique, but susceptible to leaks.

  1. Observe the Drainage System and Signs of Water Damage

Unprotected flat roofs are prone to water damage. Before covering a problem, have your commercial roofer check for signs of damage that will need to be repaired.


For more information on protecting your roof for Houston heat, speak to the commercial roof company, Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc.. We are standing by to help get your building summer ready.

Stop Rust and Leaks in Your Commercial Roof


At Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc., we know your commercial building in Houston needs protection from water damage. That’s why we recommend installing a Duro-Shield Roofing System. This renowned roofing system offers premium surface protection, ensuring your roof will safely and efficiently last longer.

Some problems associated with unprotected metal roofs include:

  • Loose Screws, Seams, and Cracks. Your metal roof expands with heat and contracts with cold temperatures. During these changes, the roof pulls at its seems, causing cracks or loosened screws.
  • Rust and Corrosion. It’s no secret that metal rusts. Similarly, metal roofs exposed to snow, rain, and ponding water suffer from corrosion.
  • Interior Drips. Without proper insulation for your roof, cold temperatures allow warm, water vapor inside the building. Then, the vapor collects as frost on the roofing panels. You could experience dripping, or even rusting, inside your building.


The Duro-Shield Roofing System fits over your metal roof. That means it saves time and money in labor during installation. Like other Duro-Last systems, Duro-Shield is prefabricated and customized for your building.

Duro-Shield protects your metal roof from extreme weather, including ponding water. The quality of these roofing systems is unmatched. They are resistant to both extreme heat and cold and are able to withstand strong winds. What’s more, you can stop worrying knowing you made a good investment in your building because Duro-Shield offers 20-year warranties.

Code Approvals

Not only is the Duro-shield roofing system code compliant for all local and national roofing standards, it exceeds the minimum requirement. As the roofing system is prefabricated before the installation, you can be sure that it meets those regulations before work begins.

If you notice signs of wear and tear on your metal roofing, contact the premier Houston roofers at Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc.. We can assess your roof and determine if a Duro-Shield roofing system can offer protection for your business.


Commercial Roofing Gets Environmentally Friendly


Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc. provides Duro-Last roofing systems. You can celebrate these systems for their long-life span, quick installation, and great warranties. Not to mention, they are notorious for being environmentally friendly! Here are just a few ways your commercial roof could be environmentally friendly with the help of Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc..

Energy Efficiency

The Cool Zone membranes — manufactured by Duro-Last — cool roofs in every climate. That means you can expect a 40% reduction in energy consumption during the hot months in Houston. But, there are even more reasons to get behind the energy efficiency of Cool Roofs, as they can:

  • Reduce heat loss during winter and heat gain during summer.
  • Increase the efficiency of rooftop air conditioning.
  • Decrease Urban Heat Island effects and related air pollution.

Waste Reduction

Commercial roofing projects withDuro-Last allow commercial roofing contractors to fully customize each project. Contractors only order the exact material needed for the job. Without the need for a collection of raw materials, much less waste is sent to the Houston landfills.

To compare, asphalt shingle roofing projects generate eleven million tons of waste. While you can recycle the shingles, many commercial roofing companies don’t.

As Houston’s leading commercial roofing contractors, we value containing the cost and waste of each project through efficiency. We make sure our membranes are pre-cut, so we can finish projects more quickly. In other words, we aren’t just saving waste, we’re saving time, too!


Duro-last is third-party verified as sustainable, durable and high performing — one of only two manufacturers to earn NSF/ANSI 347 Platinum certification. Duro-last earned a reputation as a leader in recycling and waste diversion. They even collect left-over yarn in a vacuuming system during the manufacturing process for use in carpet padding, pillows, and mattress pads.

For more information on eco-friendly roofs, or for a free estimate on your commercial roofing project, call the expert commercial roofing company in Houston at (800) 265-5226.