Budgeting for a Commercial Roof Replacement: 10 Tips

November 8, 2022

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 Snow Removal for Minnesota Businesses

October 11, 2022

Prevent Snow Buildup on Your Commercial Roof with Mint Roofing’s Commercial Roof Snow Removal Services. It’s that time of year again when we get to enjoy the beauty of winter and all the joys it brings. Unfortunately, commercial flat roofs in Minnesota are not immune to snow buildup during this season. This can cause leaks … Read More

EPDM: The Best Commercial Roof Material for Minnesota?

October 4, 2022

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!

September 27, 2022

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 Building Leases and Roof Maintenance FAQs (Part 2)

August 30, 2022

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)

August 23, 2022

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

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

August 9, 2022

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

Selecting a Commercial Roofing Contractor

July 19, 2022

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

How condensation can mimic commercial roof leaks

June 14, 2022

It might not be a leak – it might be condensation Fall is here and our average daily temperatures are starting to drop. When the weather turns cold we tend to see an increase in leak reports. But sometimes what appears to be a commercial roof leak is not a leak at all. If your … Read More

Flat Commercial Roof Replacement Process: 5 Phases

May 24, 2022

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 Roofing Management: Why being proactive is so important

May 3, 2022

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

Commercial Roof Maintenance: Plan Ahead to Avoid Costly Repairs

March 22, 2022

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

Tips to Get Your Commercial Roof Ready for Spring and Summer (2022)

March 15, 2022

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 tips to keep in mind to get your commercial roof ready for spring and … Read More

The Impact of Heavy Snow and Spring Rain on Commercial Roofs

March 8, 2022

When winter’s snow turns to spring rain, it can be a double whammy for commercial roofs. The combination of heavy snow and spring rain on commercial roofs can lead to serious damage. Minnesota tends to see a lot of heavy snowfall followed by rainfall in the Spring, and it’s important to take precautions to protect … Read More

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

March 1, 2022

The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and spring is just around the corner. That means it’s time to start thinking about your preventative maintenance program for your commercial building’s roof. March is the perfect time to get started! By establishing a regular maintenance schedule now, you can help ensure that your … Read More

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

February 22, 2022

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

February 15, 2022

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

Commercial Roof Damage: It could be your biggest expense this year

February 1, 2022

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

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

January 11, 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

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

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