Commercial Roof Goblins Beware! We’ve got eyes on you!

October 26, 2021

Roof goblins are a sneaky and mischievous bunch on Halloween and beyond when the weather is cooling down and the snow begins to fall, melt, freeze, and fall again. That’s when they begin to prey on top of commercial buildings. They have their eyes on your commercial roof. No treats – just tricks. Minnesota rooftop … Read More

Commercial Roofs Vs. Summer Heat

June 24, 2021

In Minnesota, the hottest temperatures are in July and August…the months we all live for and dream about in January and February when temps are at their coldest.   So what’s happening on your commercial roof during these hottest of summer days?  With a properly maintained roof, hopefully not much. But some common issues include … Read More

5 Tips for Bidding after Budgeting for a new Commercial Roof

June 17, 2021

So you’ve reached the point where it’s time to replace the roof on your commercial building. Hopefully you’ve planned ahead and your budget is set. If you’ve already built a relationship with a trusted roofing contractor, you’re one step ahead. Either way, here are five tips to help you with the selection process. Find a … Read More

How much does rain weigh on a commercial roof?

June 3, 2021

Keep the pool in the ground where it belongs by scheduling a TopSite commercial roof inspection.  Did you know one cubic foot of water weighs 63 pounds? A few inches of standing water in a 10′ x 10′ roof area adds a few thousand pounds of weight to your roof. All it takes is one … Read More

4 Reasons to Consider a Church or School Roof Replacement

May 27, 2021

4 Reasons you would consider roof replacement on your church or school. Eyes on your roof prevents raindrops on your head. Even as a place of faith or education, you can’t count on divine intervention or expect the golden rule to work with mother nature. While preventative maintenance can go a long way, there comes … Read More

Benefits of Hiring a Minnesota State-Approved CPV Contractor for Commercial Roofing

May 20, 2021

The how-to and benefits of hiring a Minnesota State-Approved CPV Contractor Before you begin the process of contracting a commercial roofing company, you may want to take note of an efficient way to obtain services without issuing a solicitation. Minnesota State-Approved Cooperative Purchasing Vendor (CPV) contracts lower the cost of goods to users because of … Read More

How to Avoid Costly Commercial Roof Repairs

May 13, 2021

Delane Cleveland at Channel 12 News Northwest interviewed Mint Roofing President, Kevin Krolczyk, and Inspector, Tristan Lundblad, on the importance of commercial roof inspections and how preventative maintenance can be 2.5x less than the cost of repairing a leaking roof.

Bid With the Best in the State

May 6, 2021

As a Minnesota State-Approved CPV Contractor, Mint Roofing has been vetted and approved to provide services to state agencies in the Twin Cities and regions across southern Minnesota. The commercial roofing expertise, quality and customer service that we provide qualified us for CPV approval, but it’s also how we have earned customer trust, loyalty, and … Read More

A Mint-y Fresh Perspective on Making Choices

April 22, 2021

  When you start working at a new company, you don’t know what to expect. Sure, you’ve done your research. You know it’s a family-owned and operated business, you’re impressed by their safety record, and to top it off, the scuttlebutt in the industry is nothing but complimentary.   You’re convinced you’re in the know, … Read More

To Exceed or Not To Exceed Expectations

April 15, 2021

Sometimes it just doesn’t take that much to make us happy, or even exceedingly happy. Like when the guy at the farmer’s market throws in an extra cob of corn (sometimes two!), you feel like you won the lottery. Score!   Or when the teller at the drive through window includes a doggie treat for … Read More

Top 10 Commercial Roof Problems

April 1, 2021

Our inspectors are out almost every day inspecting roofs all over Minnesota, and they see lots of interesting things going on. So what are the issues they see most often? Well, we don’t want the suspense to kill you, so read on!   This summer’s Top 10 List of Roof Issues (with pictures to boot!): … Read More

Why Relationships Matter: The Value of Partnerships

March 25, 2021

Imagine if every time you went to the dentist, you had to start from scratch. Sure, sure…they have your file from the “other” dentist, but they still want to do their own base level examination, complete with X-rays, just so they have a true understanding of your situation and any issues that may need to … Read More

Pretty as a Penny; Tough as Nails: Using Copper in Commercial Roofing

March 18, 2021

Using copper is a popular, albeit expensive, choice of commercial roofing materials. In fact, the expense is often the sole reason alternative materials are chosen. But there are some clear (and shiny) benefits to using copper as a roofing solution:   It’s durable. In some cases, it is known to have lasted centuries, but definitely … Read More

Growing Up Roofing: Being Raised in a Family Business

March 11, 2021

My dad began working at Dalbec Roofing (now Mint Roofing) back in 1952 as a sheet metal and roofing laborer working for my uncle, Lester Dalbec. It was a common (and embarrassing) occurrence to have a smelly tar kettle parked in our driveway, or a one-ton stake truck loaded for a job starting early the … Read More

Commercial Roof Inspector | A Day in the Life

March 4, 2021

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 matter the size, the process is the same: Walk … Read More

Commercial Roofing -What is there to LOVE?

February 18, 2021

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 ever. Just ask our team…   Tim: I love … Read More

What to Know About Solar Panels on Commercial Roofs

February 4, 2021

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, is the moving of rock (which is the ballast … Read More

Low Bid vs. The Best Bid in Commercial Roofing

January 28, 2021

  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 question of “what’s it going to cost?”   The … Read More

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure on a Commercial Roof

January 21, 2021

An Ounce of Prevention really is Worth a Pound of Cure.   True story: My sister has dentophobia (fear of the dentist), and consequently managed to stay away from the dentist for more than 10 years. Correct…10 years. But eventually she started having pain in a tooth and she was forced to go in. As … Read More

What a Commercial Roof and Your Teeth have in Common

January 14, 2021

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 our teeth last longer. Makes sense.   The same … Read More

Your Commercial Roof Gets Cold and Crabby In the Winter Too

January 7, 2021

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 weeks, everything was exposed. I know. You feel like … Read More

What’s in a Name? TopSite Commercial Roof Proactive Maintenance

January 1, 2021

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 point: the rebranding of our much-loved preventative maintenance program … Read More

Foot Traffic is a Problem For a Commercial Roof

December 31, 2020

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 the rooftop. As careful as they might be (or … Read More