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I own a roof cleaning company in S. Florida. In 2016 we clean a large metal roof of a condo and a few weeks later, the granule roof material, started to come off. I have cleaned hundreds of metal roofs and never experienced such a thing. The condo now is suing my company for the damages. I did find out the the roof was installed in 2006 and it is in fact Dura Loc and that the condo reach out a deal with Gerard Roofs where they got free material to install a new roof (no labor though). I know the roof coating is defective. My light bleach solution should had not cause this damage. I have done so many other similar roofs and never experience such a thing. I am looking for some help here. Anything will do, any information will help, information about a chemist will be the best that can prove that Dura Loc coating is defective will be the best.
Thank you. I am sorry about your situation. I'd say you probably need an attorney and a coatings consultant and perhaps a metal roofing expert witness. Ron Lewarchik is a good coatings consultant you can find online. Your situation is similar to some other expert witness work I have done .... but there are many great folks out there. Feel free to email me at [email protected] to discuss possible experts you could talk to.
Do you know when the tiles were discontinued??
I believe that Dura Loc ceased operations in 2006.
Yes I see that they were re-branded. But do you know if those specific tiles have been discontinued? If so, when? I called Dura-Loc and they told me they are still manufacturing them however, if you try to purchase they state discontinued. I just wanted to know when they were discontinued. There isnt any info on that anywhere :/
The assets ended up in the hands of Metals USA / Gerard. The assets of that are now in the hands of Boral Steel Tile which is owned by Westlake Chemical. Dura Loc produced several lines of metal shingles. I do not know which if any of those product lines are still produced. I would suggest contacting Boral Steel Tile.
Thank you Todd, I really appreciate your help!!
I can certainly add some information to this inquiry. All profiles that were Dura-Loc have been discontinued since 2017. The dies to form the product do not exist any longer.
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