Ken Duval has long recognized the truth of the expression that “you’re only as good as your tools” and has invested in equipment, materials and land that assure the company can provide the best roofing materials and service at competitive prices.
In the late 90s Duval was able to acquire a 3-acre parcel of commercially zoned land in North Reading, Massachusetts which has allowed the company to:
The backbone of Duval’s business is his equipment fleet. Having well maintained and up-to-date equipment means Duval Roofing can handle any roof replacement job efficiently and reliably. They use their own dump trucks for waste removal, eliminating the need for dumpsters. In addition to backup trucks, Duval has redundant generators and compressors so that no time is wasted on job day due to faulty equipment.
The crew also brings a special truck housing its seamless gutter-making machine to the job site so they can install custom made gutters the same day the roof is replaced. In the winter, Duval can deploy a steam machine for ice dam removal, so that customers can have their critical roofing needs met year round.
Duval’s truck terminal allows the company to receive shipments of roofing materials by the tractor-trailer load, store them on site, and then transfer them to delivery trucks as needed.
This gives Duval considerable purchasing leverage over smaller operators without such facilities. Shingles and other roofing materials can be ordered in bulk in advance at guaranteed pricing. And because the materials are on site, crews do not lose time due to inaccurate orders or delivery mixups.
Since 2013, Duval Roofing has been recycling almost all roofing debris at its own transfer station, thanks to the acquisition of a conveyor machine that can separate asphalt shingles from non-recyclable materials.
A roof can generate 2-4 tons of asphalt shingle debris, which makes up more than 95% of the debris generated from a re-roofing job. Asphalt shingles can be recycled and used in pavement, keeping the waste out of landfills and saving time and money in the process.
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