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Old 01-10-2012, 06:03 PM   #41
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It was like pulling teeth to get Tom to give me another sample, I know.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:00 PM   #42
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I totally forgot about these. We re-roofed it a few months ago with TPO. They added an addition and replaced a walk out deck roof.


Typical D/L quality. Unsure of exact age of roof.


















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Thanks for the photos. I love bidding against DuroLast ))
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:49 PM   #44
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Bah, I can beat those pics GT.
Disclaimer: This is not a DL roof
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Of course the owner was rather miffed at my report and proposal. Am sure he called the same guys back in to put a new one of these on...whatever it is.

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Fellas, don’t fool your selves. Get off the forums and go do something. You sound like a bunch of sour puss idiots who are having a tough time with their businesses.
I’ve got a few incontrovertible facts to share with you young fellas.
1. Guys that negative sell and worry constantly about others usually go out of business.
2. I’ve seen ****ty roofs from just about every manufacturer. It’s the roofer not the manufacturer.
3. Continued success doesn’t happen by accident. Do you understand?
Cheer up fellas and do something positive today. You will feel much better about yourselves.
Best wishes.
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God has spoken!!

Way to make an entrance Donny.
You make a habit of coming in flaming things you know nothing about?
Most of us here are very successful in our businesses. Doesn't mean we are on them every minute of the day.
Most of us are also quite well aware of successes and failures in roofing and that is the basic premise of this topic. The reason it is on CT and not elsewhere is because it's a place contractors can talk privately without affecting JQ public.

Welcome to the forum...nice entrance Ricky Bobby
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Fellas, donít fool your selves. Get off the forums and go do something. You sound like a bunch of sour puss idiots who are having a tough time with their businesses.

But its my lunch break and this is what I do. If you would read some of the post you would realize most of us have said "I'm sure D/L has some quality contractors but I have yet come across one". No tough time's here actually we are too busy for the season it is. I only hope the weather holds out a bit longer.


Iíve got a few incontrovertible facts to share with you young fellas.

Ok Shoot!

1. Guys that negative sell and worry constantly about others usually go out of business.

I don't negative sale. I will give the customers facts about the roofing systems. There are two types of common roofing systems I dislike D/L and spray foam. My simple reply to a customer who has questions about them is "I would not put this on my house/buisness". No negativity there.


2. Iíve seen ****ty roofs from just about every manufacturer. Itís the roofer not the manufacturer.

I have too! Everything from EPDM to BUR's We all have seen Joe Blow's work and it isn't good. I've also seen MANUFACTURERS put out a defective product, D/L has I've also seen TPO's that were installed good but the sheet had a defect. Think Hypalon.

3. Continued success doesnít happen by accident. Do you understand?

This company has been in business for 30 years, no accident there.

Cheer up fellas and do something positive today. You will feel much better about yourselves.

I am happy, I love when people like you jump in here with out reading the whole thing. I get a good chuckle at lunch and for that I say thank you.

Best wishes.

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Fellas, don't fool your selves. Get off the forums and go do something. You sound like a bunch of sour puss idiots who are having a tough time with their businesses.
I've got a few incontrovertible facts to share with you young fellas.
1. Guys that negative sell and worry constantly about others usually go out of business.
2. I've seen ****ty roofs from just about every manufacturer. It's the roofer not the manufacturer.
3. Continued success doesn't happen by accident. Do you understand?
Cheer up fellas and do something positive today. You will feel much better about yourselves.
Best wishes.
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Whats the sheapest way to get roofing leads in dfw area. Some body help
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Whats the sheapest way to get roofing leads in dfw area. Some body help
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Cheapest way to get leads in Dallas-Ft Worth would be to become a rep for the cheapest membranes on the market. Not naming names because I don't know pricing other than IB, because its in the top tier of performers.

If Don or anyone has an IB failure I would love to know about it, because I do not believe they have one. And I only check this thread when an alert comes to my phone that someone added something, because I came here to ask about DuroLast. And I got the answers I suspected to get, because the product is so-so, and an insane process of installation. Seems like they don't trust their contractors enough to let them field weld seams, so they make the majority in a factory. Nuts in my book. Anyway, IB for me, no question. Many don't apply or support it because IB doesn't just let Joe Schmucatelli pull in and buy some. You have to be certified to buy it, unlike the 'big boys' like Carlisle, JM, etc. Good day gents, and thanks for the feedback and photos.
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We just installed a Duro-Last roof, and I assure you it looks NOTHING like those cruddy, wrinkled, patched up messes in the photo. I was there mainly to do framing and decking, but I got my hands on a hot air welder for the first time

I'm new to single ply, but some of the things the guys have said make sense. The prefab roof thing seems like it could be inviting problems, and creating issues in areas where none need to exist.

I'm new to single ply, but I've installed plenty of sheet vinyl floors (yech!). It's not hard to roll out a sheet and cut corners and penetrations in the field, and it's more accurate to cut something in place.

The only thing that makes prefab attractive to me, is that you don't need a robotic welder to run long seams which saves a capital investment of around $7k - 10k. I guess you could hand weld everything, but on a big roof thats a lot of work.

As far as fixing errors, if they are relatively frequent, fixing them could take just as much time as welding seams on 10' goods and just having it right the first time, so it'd be a wash. If they are infrequent, it would save labor. Even if it's a wash, I'd rather do it right the first time than fix things.

As far as the seams bucking water, I think it's a good idea - DL might say that it's a single piece, but what makes their single ply welds any different than another systems? Just because it's done in a factory???

Well, I'm going to Duro-Last training Monday, and I'm bringing a bag of questions
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Be prepared to have them tell you how superior their roof is.
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I'm sure they ALL do that. Personally if I were looking for a brand of membrane to install, I'd be looking at IB and Sarnafil first - but I'm not the guy that picks the membrane. I don't see anything wrong with the Duro-Last membrane, it's just the roof-in-a-bag idea that seems kind of odd to me. Then again, most roof framing I've seen these days is truss-on-a-truck and those work pretty well.
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Donny's just apparently a hit-and-run poster. Bummer, was hoping for more words of wisdom from him.
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Donny's just apparently a hit-and-run poster. Bummer, was hoping for more words of wisdom from him.
he's most likley a DL pr rep.
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So far, not one word about being the best roof in the world or anything like that. Just teaching us how to install the stuff properly.
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I've used the Duro-last system quiet a few times and still have the same opinion as the very first time I cut open in to the pallet of goodies...PAIN IN THE ASS!!!!

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