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 Roofing Contractors: How to Hire the Best for Your Business

April 19, 2022

If you’re a business owner, you know that it’s important to keep your property in top condition. This includes the roofing! A leaky roof can bring a business to its knees, causing downtime, lost revenue, and damaged inventory, fixtures, and equipment. Good commercial roofing contractors can help take care of any repairs or replacements your … Read More

How does a flat commercial roof drain?

April 12, 2022

Flat commercial roofs require a functional drainage system to protect the interior of the building from water damage. Your commercial roof may incorporate one of several different types of drainage systems, some using more than one. So, how does a flat commercial roof drain? Is my roof really flat? While your roof may be considered … Read More

My Commercial Roof Is Leaking: Who should I call first?

April 5, 2022

My Commercial Roof Is Leaking: Who should I call first? It’s easy to ignore the roof on your commercial building during a historic drought. But what do you do if you suddenly find your commercial roof is leaking after a heavy downpour? Who should you call first? While this may be the first time you’ve … Read More

How condensation can mimic commercial roof leaks

October 19, 2021

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

Finding the best commercial roofing contractor in Minnesota; 7 things to consider

October 12, 2021

How do you find the best commercial roofing contractor for your project? You’ve budgeted for a significant commercial roof project, and 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 give you seven key things … Read More

Selecting a Commercial Roofing Contractor

September 28, 2021

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 Roofing Cost: What drives pricing?

September 21, 2021

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

September 14, 2021

How to prepare your commercial roof for Winter If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you’ll 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 … Read More

How are supply shortages affecting the commercial roofing industry?

September 7, 2021

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 Roofing Types: What is most common in Minnesota?

August 31, 2021

What are the main types of commercial roof systems used in Minnesota? What types of commercial roofs are most commonly found protecting Minnesota’s commercial buildings? In this blog, we’ll explore the types of roofs commonly used to keep our buildings dry. Minnesotans have bragging rights when it comes to extreme climate. With 140-degree temperature swings … Read More

How to select the best commercial roofing contractor

August 17, 2021

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

What Are the Leading Causes of Commercial Roof Damage?

August 3, 2021

What Are the Leading Causes of Commercial Roof Damage? Being aware of the causes of commercial roof damage can help prevent the expense and business disruption of a damaged, leaky roof. If you are a building owner, Property Manager, or Facilities Manager, chances are you have had to deal with a leaky roof at some … Read More

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

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

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.

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

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

Commercial Roofing -What is there to LOVE?

February 18, 2021

It’s all in the eyes of the beholder.   Admittedly it’s not the most glamorous of industries, but when you’re full of passion about what you do (Mint Roofing Core Value No. 1), roofing (as seen through the eyes of the beholder) is the greatest profession ever. Just ask our team…   Tim: I love … Read More