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

Benefits of Hiring a Minnesota State-Approved CPV Contractor for Commercial Roofing

May 20, 2021

The how-to and benefits of hiring a Minnesota State-Approved CPV Contractor Before you begin the process of contracting a commercial roofing company, you may want to take note of an efficient way to obtain services without issuing a solicitation. Minnesota State-Approved Cooperative Purchasing Vendor (CPV) contracts lower the cost of goods to users because of … Read More

Bid With the Best in the State

May 6, 2021

As a Minnesota State-Approved CPV Contractor, Mint Roofing has been vetted and approved to provide services to state agencies in the Twin Cities and regions across southern Minnesota. The commercial roofing expertise, quality and customer service that we provide qualified us for CPV approval, but it’s also how we have earned customer trust, loyalty, and … Read More

Commercial Roof Goblins Beware! We’ve got eyes on you!

April 29, 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.   Minnesota rooftop goblins like dark places like scuppers (similar to gutters) where water backs … Read More

A Mint-y Fresh Perspective on Making Choices

April 22, 2021

  When you start working at a new company, you don’t know what to expect. Sure, you’ve done your research. You know it’s a family-owned and operated business, you’re impressed by their safety record, and to top it off, the scuttlebutt in the industry is nothing but complimentary.   You’re convinced you’re in the know, … Read More

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

Pretty as a Penny; Tough as Nails: Using Copper in Commercial Roofing

March 18, 2021

Using copper is a popular, albeit expensive, choice of commercial roofing materials. In fact, the expense is often the sole reason alternative materials are chosen. But there are some clear (and shiny) benefits to using copper as a roofing solution:   It’s durable. In some cases, it is known to have lasted centuries, but definitely … 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

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

Your Commercial Roof Gets Cold and Crabby In the Winter Too

January 7, 2021

I know you probably think I shouldn’t have as many complaints after this milder winter, but man…it was still cold out there!   Let me tell you that with so little snow, there was also no protection or insulation up there. During those subzero days and weeks, everything was exposed. I know. You feel like … 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