Commercial Roof Replacement: What to expect

July 27, 2021

Commercial Roof Replacement: What to expect 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 during your commercial roof replacement project. … Read More

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

July 20, 2021

The 5 Warning Signs that you may need a new commercial roof 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 … Read More

Avoid the Fall Rush: Schedule Commercial Roof projects NOW

July 13, 2021

It’s not too late to schedule your 2021 commercial roof inspection or maintenance project – Yet. If you’ve been putting off scheduling your commercial roof inspection, repair, or replacement project – NOW is the time to get on our calendar. As we approach the end of Summer, we are expecting record business and long lead … 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

Budgeting for a New Commercial Roof

June 10, 2021

What you should know about budgeting for a new roof The flat roof on your commercial building has value and is one of your biggest capital investments, so it’s important that it’s installed properly, maintained, and inspected annually. These three factors will serve to protect your investment for as long as possible, but it’s inevitable … 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

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.

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

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

Busting Commercial Roofing Myths

February 11, 2021

Common misunderstandings can lead to a false sense of security.   Myth #1: My roof is new, so there’s nothing to worry about.   Sigh. If only that were true. Your roof is not protected by a bubble, and from the minute it’s installed, it’s doing a tough job. New or not, there will likely … 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

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

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

Flood, Sweat, and Tears – Common Commercial Roof Mistakes

December 24, 2020

We get calls on a regular basis to come and fix what appears to be a leak on a roof. But sometimes it turns out to be a condensation problem. It’s like the roof is sweating, and that water then drips inside the building (which is why people often assume they have a leak).   … Read More

A Commercial Roof Shouldn’t Look Like a Lake

December 10, 2020

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 drains to remove water from the roof. But if … Read More

Snow Load on a Commercial Roof: A Weighty Issue

November 26, 2020

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 shrubs in our yards (protecting them from the cold), … Read More

Seal the Deal this Winter with Preventative Commercial Roof Protection

November 19, 2020

No one wants to get an “F”, especially on his or her roof. Cheer up…we’ve got study notes for you.   It’s time to get schooled on Sealant Failures. First, it helps to understand that sealants are used in a variety of ways on a roof. Sometimes they’re used more like caulking to fill space … Read More