Blackstone Exteriors of Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska prides itself in staying abreast of current and developing roof technologies. Commercial structures vastly differ from residential structures, in terms of both design and infrastructure needs. Whether it’s new construction or re-roofing of a current commercial structure, Blackstone stands ready to provide a variety of solutions for every commercial building. We offer our customers comprehensive knowledge and experience in the industry, and an array of commercial roofing material options:
Duro-Last vinyl roofing membrane
Membrane roofing is used on flat or mostly flat roofs to prevent leaks and move water off the roof. The Duro-Last vinyl roof membrane is a proprietary material consisting of PVC resins, plasticizers, stabilizers, biocides, flame retardants, and U.V. absorbents. The Duro-Last single-ply membrane is available in white, gray, dark gray, tan, or terra cotta.
Duro-Last has met or exceeded all major fire and wind code requirements and has received regional approvals as necessary throughout the country. These certifications reinforce Duro-Last’s leadership in providing the consistent, watertight integrity that building owners expect.
Duro-Last is proud to be a charter partner of the ENERGY STAR® Roof Products Program. The ENERGY STAR® label indicates to building owners and managers that the Duro-Last white vinyl roof membrane can save them money on cooling costs due to its high reflectivity (which reflects 88% of the sun’s energy).
TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) & EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer)
TPO and EPDM are two popular membranes commonly used in single ply roofing. TPO is a thermoplastic membrane made up of polypropylene and ethylene propylene polymers and EPDM is a synthetic rubber. Benefits of both these options include:
- Due to their usual white reflective color, they are great at deflecting ozone and ultraviolet rays
- Recyclable after their lifespan
- LEED® and ENERGY STAR® recommended, showing energy efficiency
- Long-lasting durability of 40+ years
- Cost effective
- Able to withstand extreme temperatures
While there are many brands of both TPO and EPDM in the roofing market today, Blackstone will be able to guide you to help find the best option for you.
Metal roofing is the traditionally preferred option for commercial structures due to its incredible durability, flexibility, and low-maintenance needs. Other benefits of metal roofing include:
- Durability for 50+ years
- Wide variety of designs and colors that imitate ceramic tiles, shingles, etc.
- Able to withstand high winds and heavy precipitation
- Fire resistant
- Energy efficient, can save up to 40% on cooling costs
- Can be recycled after lifetime
The most prevalent complaint in the Iowa construction industry, roofing included, is timeliness of response. Blackstone aims to eliminate that complaint through commitment to our customers and the hard work of our customer service team. From the simplest of commercial roofing needs to the most complex, we gladly offer a quick response with free quotes, free proposals, and roofing consultations. For Iowa and the surrounding area’s premier commercial roofing services, Jason Reels and Jeff Simmerman are available for your inquiries at any time throughout the day or week.