Category Archives: Minnesota Roofing

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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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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Congrats to our Winter Freeze Winners!

The Winter Freeze Contest wrapped up at the end of March. Congrats to our two winners who successfully guessed the lowest temperatures for February and March (although given the interesting weather patterns we had in March, we should have asked people to guess the warmest temperature!).  … More >>

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Do I haaave to go to the dentist?

Not many people relish the idea of going to the dentist…for lots of reasons. But most of us make ourselves go every six months to a year for our regular cleanings and preventative maintenance. We all know that taking care of our teeth proactively will make … More >>

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Hello. It’s me. Your roof.

I know you probably think I shouldn’t have as many complaints after this milder winter, but man…it was still cold out there!   Let me tell you that with so little snow, there was also no protection or insulation up there. During those subzero days and … 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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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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