Flat Commercial Roof Replacement Process: 5 Phases

May 21, 2024

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 Flat Roof Tips: Get Ready for Spring and Summer (2024)

April 30, 2024

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 commercial flat roof tips to keep in mind to get your commercial roof ready … Read More

7 Commercial Roofing Myths

April 23, 2024

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

Springtime Commercial Roof Inspections: What Our Roofers Find!

April 9, 2024

It’s finally starting to feel like Spring. Even though we’ve had an unusually mild winter, there’s nothing quite like Spring in Minnesota to lift one’s spirits and put the thoughts of cold weather on the shelf for the next six months. And with Spring weather comes one of our busiest times of the year: Commercial … Read More

The Impact of Heavy Snow and Spring Rain on Commercial Roofs

March 26, 2024

Well, we almost made it. The winter of 2023-24 was one of the mildest on record and it looked like we were going to break a record for the lowest winter snowfall in recorded history. Then came March… Our recent heavy, wet snowfall is causing all sorts of problems with our clients’ flat commercial roofs. … Read More

Spring Roof Inspection Checklist for Minneapolis Commercial Properties

March 19, 2024

Why Spring Roof Inspections are Essential After a Minneapolis Winter. Minneapolis didn’t see the traditionally heavy snowfall or extreme temperatures this year, but the historically mild winter doesn’t mean your roof is in the clear.   Even mild winters pose threats, from ice dams to temperature fluctuation, resulting in roof materials expanding and contracting. These conditions … Read More

Does Foot Traffic Damage a Flat Commercial Roof?

February 6, 2024

 Commercial roofs are more than just an architectural feature; they are a crucial infrastructure investment, safeguarding the business assets underneath.  Flat commercial roofs face a unique set of challenges, one of which is foot traffic. Building owners, facility managers, and even employees often have to access the roof for maintenance, repair, or inspection purposes. However, … Read More

How Do Commercial Flat Roofs Drain in the Winter?

January 23, 2024

How Do Commercial Flat Roofs Drain in the Winter? Building owners, property managers, and facility managers tend to stress out about the unique challenges that come with maintaining a commercial flat roof during the colder months. It’s bad enough that it’s cold and often quite difficult to even get up on the roof, but the … Read More

Commercial Roof Maintenance: Plan Ahead to Avoid Costly Repairs

January 2, 2024

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

Commercial Roof Replacement: What is involved?

December 19, 2023

Planning a commercial roof replacement for your building? Here’s what to expect. Replacing a commercial roof in Minnesota is a significant undertaking that requires careful planning and execution. The process involves several key steps, which can vary depending on the size and complexity of the roof and the specific needs of the building. This blog … Read More

Can Your Commercial Roof Leak in The Winter?

December 5, 2023

Now that winter is officially here, many commercial building owners and managers start to think about the potential problems that may arise due to the inevitable snow and ice buildup on their roofs. While we tend to think of summer rainfall as the leading cause of roof leaks, winter weather can also pose a significant … Read More

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

November 28, 2023

The days are getting shorter, the weather is colder, winter is here–and December is just a few days away! That means it’s time to be thinking about budgeting your preventative maintenance program for your commercial building’s roof for 2024. And now is the perfect time to get started! By establishing a regular maintenance schedule now, … Read More

Commercial Roof Damage: It Could Be Your Biggest Expense in 2024

November 21, 2023

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

The Comprehensive Guide to Commercial Roof Preventative Maintenance

November 14, 2023

Commercial Roof Preventative Maintenance: Money Well Spent. Effective maintenance is crucial for commercial property structures, ensuring long-term cost efficiency. This is especially true for your commercial roof, which represents a substantial financial investment. Regularly scheduled preventative maintenance can extend the life of your roof, prevent costly repairs, and even increase the overall value of your … Read More

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

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

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