Duraflo Metal vs Plastic

December 11, 2018 Brendan Ellingham

The Barrie Baycats pummeled the competition, but the Duraflo vents had the perfect game!

Watch the 2016 Intercounty Baseball League Champions take their best shot at the Duraflo roof vent and put this easy-to-install product to the test.


Duraflo products are more than plastic versions of metal competitors. For both homeowners and roofers alike, Duraflo roof vents are a home run.

For homeowners, our products are designed to extend the life of shingles, protect attics from weather infiltration, and of course, be aesthetically pleasing. These roof vents can also take a fastball without so much as a dent, showcasing the quality of this Duraflo product.

As a homeowner, would you like to save energy and prevent damage in your attic due to moisture problems? When it comes to roof ventilation, Duraflo plastic roof vents are the reliable choice. “Some of the metal vents—a lot of people are using aluminum—even when you take the product out of the box, it can curl or bend” said Donna Burtch, Duraflo Product Manager at Canplas. Unlike metal roof vents, Duraflo products do not collect as much condensation with temperature changes. Condensation in humid climates (such as British Columbia) can lead to moss growing around metal roof vents. Over time, this results in rust and corrosion. For roofers, Duraflo’s resilient plastic vents can be installed quickly and in a variety of temperatures – extending the roofing season.

Our polypropylene roof vents are designed, tested and manufactured in North America. Built for the extreme Canadian climate, Duraflo roof vents can weather a variety of harsh conditions. Unlike polyethylene resins, Duraflo vents can withstand frigid temperatures up to -40 degrees Celsius without cracking. UV protective additives are also incorporated into our proprietary material formulation, ensuring our products will defy the elements, whether it be rain, hail or baseballs.

We’ve shown you how our product stands up to the competition and we’re ready for the big leagues: your attic!

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