Is your roof Socially Responsible?

February 8, 2022 11:33 am Published by

As a business owner you have several pressing concerns and one of those concerns is being socially responsible (ESG or Environmental, Social, and Governance). “Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance is an evaluation of a firm’s collective conscientiousness for social and environmental factors.” When it comes to your roof, Prime source roofing offers that product via the Duro-Last roof system.  Since 2015 Duro-Last received gold & platinum certifications through NSF/ANSI 347.

But what does that mean? And who or what exactly is NSF/ANSI?  The NSF (formerly known as National Sanitation Foundation) along with ANSI (American National Standards Institute) has standardized what that means in the building and construction industry.  ANSI has been around since 1918 as the standard-bearer of the construction industry safety.  NSF has been around since 1944 providing environmental and public health standards for products from soda machines, pools, and biosafe cabinetry.  These two organizations have helped to establish a standard of safety for us and our planet for the last century.

Now these independent organizations along with a team of building material experts have developed a standard for roofing membranes that will help you feel secure and proud to do your part in protecting our environment.  This standard is called the NSF/ANSI 347 standard.

“NSF/ANSI 347 Sustainability Assessment for Single Ply Roofing Membranes is the leading consensus standard for evaluating and certifying sustainable attributes of single ply roofing membranes over their entire product life cycle.”

They test the membrane throughout the life span of the roof system,  from production to disposal and in-between and have determined that the Duro-Last membrane meets and even exceeds their expectations.  Duro-Last has received platinum and gold standards with several products.   So when you use Prime Source Roofing to install a Duro-Last roof you can rest easy knowing you are not only protecting your building and the product inside but your roof is also being socially responsible.


NSF/ANSI 347: The Architect’s Guide to Specifying Sustainable Single-Ply Roofing Membranes by Kathy Price-Robinson

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