Category Archives: Commercial Roofing MN

What’s in a Name?

Shakespeare’s famous line from Romeo and Juliet, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” implies that the names of things do not affect what they really are. The guy was poetic, for sure, but that may not always ring true.   Case in … More >>

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Winter Freeze February Winner Revealed!

The first month of Mint Roofing’s Winter Freeze Contest has ended! The lowest temperature for the month of February in our area was a balmy -11 degrees.   The contest saw one guess for -12 degrees and one for -10 degrees, but no one guessed -11! … More >>

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Bigfoot: A Hairy Problem

One of the leading causes of roof punctures is foot traffic. That’s right…foot traffic. In the case of commercial roofs, the rooftop is often where mechanical units are housed. This means that other service technicians performing repairs and maintenance on these units are walking around on … More >>

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Flood, Sweat, and Tears

We get calls on a regular basis to come and fix what appears to be a leak on a roof. But sometimes it turns out to be a condensation problem. It’s like the roof is sweating, and that water then drips inside the building (which is … More >>

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Wade a Minute, Baby!

With more than 10,000 lakes in Minnesota, the last place you want to find one is on your roof. But that’s exactly what can happen if water can’t drain properly!   Whether it’s snowmelt or a heavy rain, water has to go somewhere. Commercial roofs use … More >>

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Prevent Ice Dams: A Serious Problem, We Swear

Chances are if you’ve lived in this winter climate for any amount of time, you’ve had some experience with ice dams on your own house. The warm air under the insulated portion of the roof causes snow to melt. When the water travels down to the … More >>

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Snow Load: A Weighty Issue

This winter hasn’t generated any monster snow build-ups…yet. But we have a long way to go before we’re in the clear. And believe it or not, no snow can do a different kind of damage. Just like a light blanket of snow insulates the grass and … More >>

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Seal the Deal with Protection and Prevention

No one wants to get an “F”, especially on his or her roof. Cheer up…we’ve got study notes for you.   It’s time to get schooled on Sealant Failures. First, it helps to understand that sealants are used in a variety of ways on a roof. … More >>

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Don’t Let Your Roof Do the Splits!

Splits. If only we were talking about bananas and ice cream.   Splits (cracks or gaps that appear on the surface of a commercial roof) occur for all kinds of reasons, but extreme weather is a big one. Have you ever had a can of pop … More >>

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Enter Our Winter Freeze Contest and Win Big!

Things may look frozen out there, but trust us…there’s a lot happening on your roof right now. Performing regular roof maintenance is like putting Chap Stick on your lips before they get dry and cracked…it’s far less painful and keeps you happier in the long run. … More >>

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