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 Roofing Inspection
What is meant by commercial roofing, and how does it differ from residential roofing?
What is Commercial Roofing? Commercial roofing refers to the installation of commercial roofs for businesses, warehouses, and other large commercial structures. A commercial roof provides protection from the elements like snow and rain for the contents and occupants of the business inside. A sound roof is critical to a business’ operation, as even minor leaks … Read More
EPDM: The Best Commercial Roof Material for Minnesota?
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 Inspections: The things we find!
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
Commercial Roof Management: The Benefits of Maintaining Your Commercial Roof
Commercial Roof Management can save your organization time and money. Commercial roof management is critical for commercial building owners, property managers, and facility managers. This blog post will discuss the cost benefits of maintaining your commercial roof to extend its life and postpone an expensive commercial roof repair. Commercial roofs are expensive to replace. Replacing … Read More
Commercial Roofing Cost: What drives pricing?
Commercial Roofing Cost: What drives pricing? One of the most common questions we get asked is, “How much will it cost to install/replace my commercial roof?” The answer has become more difficult than ever to answer – especially in the last year or so. Let’s look at what impacts commercial roofing costs. Market Volatility The … Read More
How to Prepare Your Commercial Roof for Winter
If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you may 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.If you are … Read More
5 Warning Signs That it’s Time to Replace Your 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 The roof is uneven or soft in certain areas There is an … Read More
Commercial Roof Inspection: Avoid the Fall Rush
It’s not too late to schedule your 2022 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
How to select the best commercial roofing contractor
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 Roof Replacement: What to expect
Commercial Roof Replacement: What you should 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 … Read More
Budgeting for a New Commercial Roof: Top 10 Tips
What you need to know about budgeting for a new commercial roof Because your commercial building’s flat roof has value and is one of the most significant capital expenditures you’ve made, it’s critical that it’s installed correctly, maintained, and inspected on a regular basis. These three factors will ensure that your investment is protected for … Read More
How are supply shortages affecting the commercial roofing industry?
How are supply shortages affecting the commercial roofing industry and how does it impact you? Supply shortages are everywhere. From cars to building materials to labor, almost every industry faces shortages due to the economic disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic and many other unforeseen events such as fires, hurricanes, unexpected freezing, and even canal closures. … Read More
Commercial Roofs Vs. Summer Heat
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
How much does rain weigh on a commercial roof?
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
How to Avoid Costly Commercial Roof Repairs
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
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
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
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
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
What to Know About Solar Panels on Commercial Roofs
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
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
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
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