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A Day in the Life of a Roof Inspector (a.k.a. Certified Roof Instructor)

6 a.m. – Inspectors arrive at the shop. After completing estimates and reports from the previous day’s TopSite inspections, they review the new work orders and the day’s “hit list.”   7:20 a.m. – First roof: a small one story building in Milaca, Minnesota.    No … More >>

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Mint Roofing Featured in Star Tribune

At Mint Roofing, we pride ourselves on making roofs last longer than average with our TopSite preventative maintenance program.    The dedicated work of everyone at Mint Roofing has led to not just an increase in profits and customers, but more importantly, an increase in well-maintained … More >>

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How to Select a Roofing Contractor: Tips from the Top

Roofs can be one of the most expensive construction components on any building (but also one of the most important since it protects all that is housed within). Although tempting to simply take the low bid, there are other questions you should be asking.   Who’s … More >>

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Mint Roofing Featured on KARE 11

Bryan Piatt of KARE 11 News recently featured Mint Roofing in his Tuesday morning segments of Bryan For Hire.   Piatt joined Mint Roofing President Kevin Krolczyk on the roof of Auburn Manor in Chaska, Minnesota Tuesday, June 2, and went to work as a new … More >>

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You Don’t Know Strong Unless You’ve Met My Mom

Remembering an Amazing Lady   Bernice Zumbusch (and husband, Doug) used to own and operate this company (then Dalbec Roofing). After a long struggle with Alzheimer’s, Bernice exited the world the way she had lived her life: Strong (understatement), feisty, brave and beautiful.   My parents … More >>

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What is there to LOVE about roofing?

It’s all in the eyes of the beholder.   Admittedly it’s not the most glamorous of industries, but when you’re full of passion about what you do (Mint Roofing Core Value No. 1), roofing (as seen through the eyes of the beholder) is the greatest profession … More >>

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65 and Counting!

Birthdays Really are for the Young   This is an exciting year for Mint Roofing (which started out in life as Dalbec Roofing). We’re turning 65, but we feel younger than ever!   The company was started in 1950 as Lester J. Dalbec Roofing & Sheet … More >>

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Busting Roofing Myths

Common misunderstandings can lead to a false sense of security.   Myth #1: My roof is new, so there’s nothing to worry about.   Sigh. If only that were true. Your roof is not protected by a bubble, and from the minute it’s installed, it’s doing … More >>

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Solar Panels on Roofs: The Bright Spots and Trouble Spots

Solar panels on rooftops, something we see more and more of, offer energy solutions, but also attract and reflect heat and light that can cause blisters on built-up roofs, and warping on EPDM (rubber) roofs.   Another issue or concern we often see on rubber roofs, … More >>

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The Low Bid vs. The Best Bid

  Battle of the Bids Makes for Some Interesting Sleuthing   Most everyone we know is pretty thrifty when it comes to spending money…especially when it’s on something substantial like a new roof. So the natural reaction is to start getting quotes to answer the big … More >>

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