Being Proactive Pays Off!

By: Tim Hart, Vice President of West Coast Operations

As contractors across the country navigate industry-wide supply chain shortages, some projects have been postponed or canceled because products aren’t available, and timelines start to overlap. Contractors lose track of bids submitted, and building owners are left in limbo as they try to find someone who can meet their needs within their budget. That’s where taking a proactive approach can pay off!

Over this past year, numerous school and government projects have been re-awarded to Duro-Last contractors simply because they followed up on bids and offered solutions that other contractors couldn’t provide. As a Duro-Last contractor, you are in a unique position to offer an industry-leading, high-quality roofing system that is specifically designed to work together, meaning everything you need from Edge-to-Edge & Deck-to-Sky™ is available with one phone call. This streamlines your product sourcing process and ensures everything you need can be manufactured and delivered much more efficiently than competing roofing systems. 

While proactively following up on projects is one piece of the puzzle, planning ahead is your key to success. It’s important to note that lead times for products have been temporarily extended and must be accounted for in your project timelines. Duro-Last is here to help you navigate your timelines with various resources, most notably the Product Pricing and Availability tab on the Contractor Portal. This page is updated daily with realistic lead-time estimates and availability information, helping you to plan your projects and keep building owners updated strategically. We encourage you to visit this page regularly and reach out to us as soon as you know your project needs so orders can be placed and delivered according to your timelines. 

Duro-Last is always here to support you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns. Duro-Last’s staff can help you with your planning to ensure your next project goes smoothly!