Commercial Roofing Types: What’s Most Common in Minnesota?

May 23, 2023

What are the most common commercial roofing types used on commercial buildings in Minnesota? In this blog, we’ll explore this question and discuss the types of roofing materials commonly used to keep our buildings dry.Minnesotans have bragging rights when it comes to extreme climate. With 140-degree temperature swings from summer to winter, we see almost … Read More

Flat Commercial Roof Replacement Process: 5 Phases

May 16, 2023

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

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

May 2, 2023

My Commercial Roof Is Leaking: Who should I call first? It’s easy to ignore the roof of your commercial building during a historic drought like we had in 2022. 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 … Read More

7 Commercial Roofing Myths

April 18, 2023

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

Commercial Roofing Management: Why Being Proactive Is So Important

April 11, 2023

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

It’s Time to Find Out How Well Your Commercial Roof Survived Winter

March 28, 2023

Do you know how your commercial roof survived winter? Let’s face it; this has been a brutal winter. With near-record snowfall, rain, ice, and wildly fluctuating temperatures, your commercial roof has endured it all. Winter can be harsh on commercial flat roofs, especially in Minnesota, with our weather extremes. The combination of freeze-thaw cycles, heavy … Read More

How does a flat commercial roof drain?

March 14, 2023

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

Budgeting for a Commercial Roof Replacement

February 28, 2023

Replacing a commercial flat roof can be a significant investment for any business. As a commercial roof contractor, several considerations go into budgeting for such a project when working with a client. What We Take Into Account When Bidding a New Commercial Roof Here are the key considerations that need to be taken into account … Read More

Overcoming the Weight of Heavy Snow on Commercial Roofs: Solutions & Tips

February 21, 2023

Can Snow Be Too Heavy on a Roof? Winter brings snow, and while it may look pretty, it can cause significant problems for commercial roofs. In this article, we will discuss the effects of heavy snow on commercial roofs and provide solutions to prevent or address potential damage. How Much Does Snow Weigh on a … Read More

What Are the Leading Causes of Commercial Roof Damage?

February 14, 2023

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 Roofing Contractors: How to Hire the Best for Your Business

January 31, 2023

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

Commercial Roofing Cost: What drives pricing?

September 13, 2022

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 6, 2022

If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you may 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 your commercial roof for Winter.If you are … 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

5 Warning Signs That it’s Time to Replace Your Commercial Roof

August 16, 2022

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 The roof is uneven or soft in certain areas There is an … 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

Commercial Roof Inspection: Avoid the Fall Rush

August 2, 2022

It’s not too late to schedule your 2022 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

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 to select the best commercial roofing contractor

July 9, 2022

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

Commercial Roof Replacement: What to expect

July 5, 2022

Commercial Roof Replacement: What you should 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 … 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

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 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