The Advantages of Flat Roofs for Commercial Buildings

October 31, 2023

Flat Roofs: A Contemporary Choice for Commercial Structures. Commercial buildings often feature flat roofs, and there’s more to this architectural choice than meets the eye. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits and considerations behind the prevalence of flat roofs in commercial buildings. Types of Flat Roofs There are several variations of flat roofs, each … Read More

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

October 24, 2023

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 Roof Snow Removal for Minnesota Businesses

October 17, 2023

Prevent Snow Buildup on Your Commercial Roof with Mint Roofing’s Commercial Roof Snow Removal Services. Are you ready for winter? According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac Winter Forecast for 2023–2024, “Precipitation in the form of snowfall will be above normal. The snowiest periods will be in late November, mid-to-late December, mid-January, and early February. Expect … Read More

Budgeting for a Commercial Roof Replacement: 10 Tips

September 26, 2023

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 Inspections: The things we find!

September 19, 2023

Welcome to what many midwesterners consider the best (and shortest) season of the year – Fall! Fall is a busy season for commercial roof inspections. Building owners and property managers want to make sure that their roof is ready for the long winter that’s just around the corner. Our inspectors find lots of things when … Read More

How to Prepare Your Commercial Roof for Winter

September 12, 2023

If you were a Game of Thrones fan, you might recall that the first episode was titled “Winter Is Coming.” Much of the first season focused on preparation for a long cold winter. Well, Winter IS coming, and we’ve put together a few things you can do to prepare your commercial roof for Winter. As … Read More

EPDM: The Best Commercial Roof Material for Minnesota?

September 5, 2023

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 Leaks: The Real Costs

August 29, 2023

Nothing is quite as upsetting for a business owner as finding water dripping from the ceiling of their commercial roof. Even though we’ve had a long dry summer, heavy rain and snow are an inevitability in Minnesota.   Commercial roof leaks can cause a long list of issues not only for the building and its … Read More

Selecting a Commercial Roofing Contractor

August 22, 2023

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

Schedule Fall Commercial Roof Inspections Now

August 8, 2023

Commercial Roof Inspections: Avoid the Fall Rush. Like it or not, Summer is quickly coming to an end. And we all know what that means. At Mint Roofing, we understand the importance of a well-maintained and reliable roof for your commercial building. It protects your assets, employees, and customers from the hazards and property damage … Read More

5 Warning Signs That it’s Time to Replace Your Commercial Roof

August 1, 2023

If you’re thinking about roof replacement but unsure whether you really need one, here are five warning signs that indicate that it may be time to replace your commercial roof: The roof is more than 25 years old Blistering appears on the roof’s surface The roof is uneven or soft in certain areas There is an … Read More

Commercial Building Leases and Roof Maintenance FAQs (Part 2)

July 25, 2023

In our first blog in this 2-part series, we discussed various scenarios involving commercial roof maintenance and who is responsible for maintenance and repairs. We continue the conversation in this blog, taking a deeper dive into commercial building leases and roof maintenance and the rights and responsibilities of lessees pertaining to the roof.   If … Read More

Commercial Building Leases and Roof Maintenance FAQs (Part 1)

July 18, 2023

If you are a business owner leasing all or part of a commercial building, it is important to understand your responsibilities regarding roof maintenance. Roof repairs are among the most costly repairs in commercial buildings, so it is essential to know what your lease agreement says about who is responsible for roof maintenance and any … Read More

Commercial Roof Replacement: What to Expect

July 11, 2023

What to expect when you’re about to have your commercial roof replaced. So you’ve decided to replace your commercial roof, and you have lots of questions: How long will it take? How will it disrupt my business? Will it be a messy process? Is it noisy? Let’s take a look at what you can expect … Read More

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

July 4, 2023

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

Finding the Best Commercial Roofing Contractor in Minnesota: 7 Things to Consider

June 27, 2023

How do you find the best commercial roofing contractor in Minnesota for your project? You’ve budgeted for a significant commercial roofing project, and now 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 share … Read More

How to Select The Best Commercial Roofing Contractor

June 20, 2023

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

How Condensation Can Mimic Commercial Roof Leaks

June 13, 2023

It might not be a leak – it might be condensation While the majority of interior water damage in commercial buildings is caused by roof damage, there is another possible cause that you may not have considered. When cool, dry inside air causes the warm moist outside air to change form into liquid water droplets, … Read More

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

May 23, 2023

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

Busting Commercial Roofing Myths: The Truth About Your Roof

May 9, 2023

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 Roofing Management: Why Being Proactive Is So Important

April 11, 2023

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

Overcoming the Weight of Heavy Snow on Commercial Roofs: Solutions & Tips

February 21, 2023

Can Snow Be Too Heavy on a Roof? Winter brings snow, and while it may look pretty, it can cause significant problems for commercial roofs. In this article, we will discuss the effects of heavy snow on commercial roofs and provide solutions to prevent or address potential damage. How Much Does Snow Weigh on a … Read More

Why Building Owners Should Prioritize Regular Commercial Roof Maintenance

January 17, 2023

Everyone knows that regular oil changes and maintenance checks extend the life of your car, yet some folks still don’t do it. Unfortunately, the same goes for many commercial building owners and facility managers. Despite knowing the importance of regular maintenance to ensure a long lifespan and optimal performance from their roof, many property owners … Read More

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

November 15, 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