Duval Roofing Operations
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:
- buy shingles and other roofing materials in bulk directly from the manufacturers, saving both time and money
- operate its own transfer station, recycling all shingles without having to haul waste long distances or sit in lines at commercial transfer stations
- maintain a full equipment fleet for operational efficiencies and to reduce dependence on outside vendors
The backbone of Duval’s business is its equipment fleet. Having well maintained and up-to-date equipment means they can handle any residential roofing job efficiently and reliably. Duval never uses dumpsters onsite, but brings their own dump trucks for waste removal. In addition to backup trucks, they have redundant insulation machines, generators and compressors so that no time is wasted on job day due to faulty equipment.
Duval also has its own seamless gutter-making machine that can be transported on site. And after the brutal winter of 2015, Duval acquired a steam machine for ice dam removal, so that customers can have their critical roofing needs met year round.
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.
Duval Roofing’s Transfer Station
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.