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.

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

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

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

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

Why Ice Dams are a Serious Problem on Commercial Roofs

December 3, 2020

Chances are if you’ve lived in this winter climate for any amount of time, you’ve had some experience with ice dams on your own house. The warm air under the insulated portion of the roof causes snow to melt. When the water travels down to the over hang (the un-insulated portion of the roof), it … 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