7 Signs It Might Be Time to Replace Your Commercial Roof

June 11, 2024

Will you know when it’s time to replace your commercial roof?  How do you know when it’s time to replace your commercial roof? Since your building is often your most valuable asset, it’s critical to preserve it.  A commercial roof’s primary function is to protect the contents of your building from leaks. Unfortunately, many weaknesses … Read More

How to Select The Best Commercial Roofing Contractor

June 4, 2024

How to select the best commercial roofing contractor for your commercial building. Deciding on the best commercial roofing contractor for your flat roof project can be a confusing and daunting task. We’ve put together a few tips that will help you find the best fit for your commercial roof installation, maintenance, or repair project. Do … Read More

Commercial Roofing Types: What’s Most Common in Minnesota?

May 28, 2024

What are the most common commercial roofing types used on commercial buildings in Minnesota? In this blog, we’ll explore this question and discuss the types of roofing materials commonly used to keep our buildings dry.Minnesotans have bragging rights when it comes to extreme climate. With 140-degree temperature swings from summer to winter, we see almost … Read More

Flat Commercial Roof Replacement Process: 5 Phases

May 21, 2024

When it’s time for a flat commercial roof replacement, property managers and building owners can expect a few phases of work. Although the specific steps may vary depending on the contractor, project scope, and local regulations, some general things happen during every roof replacement project. This blog post will outline what to expect from beginning … Read More

Understanding Flat Commercial Roofs: Load Capacity and Durability

May 14, 2024

Understanding Flat Commercial Roofs: Load Capacity and Durability Flat roofs are popular for commercial buildings due to their cost-effectiveness, ease of installation, and versatility. However, one crucial aspect of flat commercial roofs that often goes overlooked is their load capacity.   Understanding the types of loads your building’s roof is built to withstand is important … Read More

My Commercial Roof Is Leaking: Who should I call first?

May 7, 2024

My Commercial Roof Is Leaking: Who should I call first? It’s easy to ignore the roof of your commercial building during a historic drought like we had in 2022. But what do you do if you suddenly find your commercial roof is leaking after a heavy downpour? Who should you call first? While this may … Read More

Commercial Flat Roof Tips: Get Ready for Spring and Summer (2024)

April 30, 2024

As the weather starts to warm up, it’s important to be thinking about getting your commercial roof ready for Spring. The last thing you want when the rain starts to pour is a leaky roof! This blog post will discuss some commercial flat roof tips to keep in mind to get your commercial roof ready … Read More

7 Commercial Roofing Myths

April 23, 2024

Every industry has its own folklore and has to deal with myths, misunderstandings, and misinformation. The commercial roofing industry is no different. This blog post lists some of the most common commercial roofing myths that we hear. Myth #1: My roof is new, so there’s nothing to worry about. Sigh. If only that were true. … Read More

Springtime Commercial Roof Inspections: What Our Roofers Find!

April 9, 2024

It’s finally starting to feel like Spring. Even though we’ve had an unusually mild winter, there’s nothing quite like Spring in Minnesota to lift one’s spirits and put the thoughts of cold weather on the shelf for the next six months. And with Spring weather comes one of our busiest times of the year: Commercial … Read More

It’s Time to Find Out How Well Your Commercial Roof Survived Winter

April 2, 2024

Do you know how your commercial roof survived winter? This past winter was historically mild, with minimal snowfall and several spells of warmer weather. While you might think that this means your flat commercial roof didn’t experience any damage, the truth is that it still went through a lot and may need some attention. Factors … Read More

The Impact of Heavy Snow and Spring Rain on Commercial Roofs

March 26, 2024

Well, we almost made it. The winter of 2023-24 was one of the mildest on record and it looked like we were going to break a record for the lowest winter snowfall in recorded history. Then came March… Our recent heavy, wet snowfall is causing all sorts of problems with our clients’ flat commercial roofs. … Read More

Spring Roof Inspection Checklist for Minneapolis Commercial Properties

March 19, 2024

Why Spring Roof Inspections are Essential After a Minneapolis Winter. Minneapolis didn’t see the traditionally heavy snowfall or extreme temperatures this year, but the historically mild winter doesn’t mean your roof is in the clear.   Even mild winters pose threats, from ice dams to temperature fluctuation, resulting in roof materials expanding and contracting. These conditions … Read More

Early Detection and Repair of Commercial Roof Leaks

March 12, 2024

Why early mitigation of commercial roof leaks will save you money and safeguard your investment over time. “Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.” – Benjamin Franklin Your commercial building is similar to a ship in many ways. And just like a ship, it needs protection from leaks to continue … Read More

How Does a Flat Commercial Roof Drain?

March 5, 2024

Flat commercial roofs require a functional drainage system to protect the interior of the building from water damage. Your commercial roof may incorporate one of several different types of drainage systems, some using more than one. So, how does a flat commercial roof drain? Is my roof really flat? While your roof may be considered … Read More

Commercial Roofing Maintenance: Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes

February 27, 2024

5 Common Commercial Roofing Maintenance Mistakes. Many commercial roofing maintenance mistakes are not all that difficult to avoid. With some basic knowledge and understanding, you can keep your business free from costly repairs and downtime. There are many simple things that you can do to ensure your commercial roof’s longevity, keeping it healthy and strong … Read More

Budgeting for a Commercial Roof Replacement

February 21, 2024

Replacing a commercial flat roof can be a significant investment for any business. As a commercial roof contractor, several considerations go into budgeting for such a project when working with a client. What We Take Into Account When Bidding a New Commercial Roof Here are the key considerations that need to be taken into account … Read More

What Are the Leading Causes of Commercial Roof Damage?

February 13, 2024

The 6 Leading Causes of Commercial Roof Damage. Being aware of the causes of commercial roof damage can help prevent the expense and business disruption of a damaged, leaky roof. If you are a building owner, Property Manager, or Facilities Manager, chances are you have had to deal with a leaky roof at some point … Read More

Does Foot Traffic Damage a Flat Commercial Roof?

February 6, 2024

 Commercial roofs are more than just an architectural feature; they are a crucial infrastructure investment, safeguarding the business assets underneath.  Flat commercial roofs face a unique set of challenges, one of which is foot traffic. Building owners, facility managers, and even employees often have to access the roof for maintenance, repair, or inspection purposes. However, … Read More

Commercial Roof Flashing 101: The Basics

January 30, 2024

What is commercial roof flashing, and do I need to know about it? When a roofing company is in the process of building a new commercial structure, one of the most critical components to consider is flashing. Flashing refers to the materials used to seal around edges, corners, and roof penetration that protect against water … Read More

How Do Commercial Flat Roofs Drain in the Winter?

January 23, 2024

How Do Commercial Flat Roofs Drain in the Winter? Building owners, property managers, and facility managers tend to stress out about the unique challenges that come with maintaining a commercial flat roof during the colder months. It’s bad enough that it’s cold and often quite difficult to even get up on the roof, but the … Read More

Commercial Roofing Contractors: How to Hire the Best for Your Business

January 16, 2024

If you’re a business owner, you know that it’s important to keep your property in top condition. This includes the roofing! A leaky roof can bring a business to its knees, causing downtime, lost revenue, and damaged inventory, fixtures, and equipment. Good commercial roofing contractors can help take care of any repairs or replacements your … Read More

Can solar panels damage my commercial roof?

January 9, 2024

As the cost of electricity increases, many companies are looking for new ways to generate affordable power. Solar panels offer an attractive option because they require minimal maintenance and can be easily installed on the rooftops of most commercial buildings. However, it is important to consider whether or not solar panels can damage your commercial … Read More

Commercial Roof Maintenance: Plan Ahead to Avoid Costly Repairs

January 2, 2024

Commercial roofs are often neglected until there is a problem. The damage has already been done by that time, and a costly repair bill is likely in order. The best way to avoid this scenario is to plan ahead for commercial roof maintenance. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for keeping your … Read More