Can solar panels damage my commercial roof?

June 21, 2022

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

Flat Commercial Roof Replacement Process: 5 Phases

May 24, 2022

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

Commercial Roofing Management: Why being proactive is so important

May 3, 2022

What is proactive commercial roofing management and how does it benefit facility managers? 1. REDUCES REPAIR COSTS OVER TIME In previous blogs, we’ve discussed conditions that can damage your roof. In almost every example, making repairs when roof damage is minimal helps prevent more costly repairs down the road.  Routine inspections and regular upkeep help … Read More

Commercial Roofing Maintenance: Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes

April 26, 2022

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

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

April 19, 2022

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

How does a flat commercial roof drain?

April 12, 2022

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

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

April 5, 2022

My Commercial Roof Is Leaking: Who should I call first? It’s easy to ignore the roof on your commercial building during a historic drought. 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 be the first time you’ve … Read More

Springtime Commercial Roof Inspections: What Our Roofers Find

March 29, 2022

The sun is shining and the birds are chirping – it must be Springtime! And with Spring comes one of our busiest times of the year: Commercial Roof Inspections Season. We see many different things on roofs after the snow and ice have thawed. Some require immediate attention. Some of them are, well, rather interesting. … Read More

Commercial Roof Maintenance: Plan Ahead to Avoid Costly Repairs

March 22, 2022

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

Tips to Get Your Commercial Roof Ready for Spring and Summer (2022)

March 15, 2022

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 tips to keep in mind to get your commercial roof ready for spring and … Read More

The Impact of Heavy Snow and Spring Rain on Commercial Roofs

March 8, 2022

When winter’s snow turns to spring rain, it can be a double whammy for commercial roofs. The combination of heavy snow and spring rain on commercial roofs can lead to serious damage. Minnesota tends to see a lot of heavy snowfall followed by rainfall in the Spring, and it’s important to take precautions to protect … Read More

Commercial Roof Preventative Maintenance Plans: Now Is The Time To Set It Up

March 1, 2022

The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and spring is just around the corner. That means it’s time to start thinking about your preventative maintenance program for your commercial building’s roof. March is the perfect time to get started! By establishing a regular maintenance schedule now, you can help ensure that your … Read More

The Top 5 Causes of Commercial Roof Leaks (and How to Prevent Them)

February 22, 2022

Most business owners and property managers are not roofing experts. So, when their building’s roof starts to leak, they often have no idea where to start when it comes to finding and fixing the problem. In this blog post, we will discuss the top 5 causes of commercial roof leaks and how to prevent them … Read More

Commercial Roofing Services in Minnesota: Your Guide to Getting the Job Done Right

February 15, 2022

What you need to know when selecting a commercial roofing services contractor. If you’re a business owner, property manager, or facility manager in Minnesota, then you know that keeping your building’s roof in good condition is essential to protecting your investment. A leaky roof can cause all sorts of problems, from water damage to mold … Read More

EPDM: The Best Commercial Roof Material for Minnesota?

February 8, 2022

What makes EPDM such a good commercial roof material? Commercial roofs come in all shapes and sizes and can be made from various materials. You have many options when deciding on roofing material for your commercial building. One of the most popular materials for commercial roofs is EPDM. EPDM has proven to be a great … Read More

Commercial Roof Damage: It could be your biggest expense this year

February 1, 2022

Your roof is more important than you think – commercial roof damage can cost you more than you think. A roof is one of the most important parts of a commercial building. It keeps the interior space dry and protects it from the elements. Commercial roof damage can lead to water damage, exterior building damage, … Read More

Budgeting for a Commercial Roof Replacement: 10 Tips

January 25, 2022

What you should know about budgeting for a commercial roof replacement Commercial roofs don’t last forever. Replacing the roof on your commercial building is a certainty. Unfortunately, we see far too few building owners and facility managers plan for the expense of a commercial roof replacement. We take no particular joy in our customers dealing … Read More

Commercial Roof Snow Removal for Minnesota Businesses

January 18, 2022

Prevent Snow Buildup on Your Commercial Roof with Mint Roofing’s Commercial Roof Snow Removal Services. It’s that time of year again when we get to enjoy the beauty of winter and all the joys it brings. Unfortunately, commercial flat roofs in Minnesota are not immune to snow buildup during this season. This can cause leaks … Read More

Growing Up Roofing: Being Raised in a Family Commercial Roofing Business

January 11, 2022

When the Commercial Roofing Business is in your DNA 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. Uncle Lester had started his business just two years earlier. It was a common (and embarrassing) occurrence to have a … Read More

Busting Commercial Roofing Myths

November 16, 2021

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

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

How condensation can mimic commercial roof leaks

October 19, 2021

It might not be a leak – it might be condensation Fall is here and our average daily temperatures are starting to drop. When the weather turns cold we tend to see an increase in leak reports. But sometimes what appears to be a commercial roof leak is not a leak at all. If your … Read More

Finding the best commercial roofing contractor in Minnesota; 7 things to consider

October 12, 2021

How do you find the best commercial roofing contractor for your project? You’ve budgeted for a significant commercial roof project, and you’re ready to start researching contractors and requesting bids. How can you be sure you’ve found the best commercial roofing contractor in Minnesota for your project? In this blog, we’ll give you seven key things … Read More

Selecting a Commercial Roofing Contractor

September 28, 2021

Commercial 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. Let’s walk through some steps that will show you how … Read More