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

Budgeting for a New Commercial Roof

June 10, 2021

What you should know about budgeting for a new roof The flat roof on your commercial building has value and is one of your biggest capital investments, so it’s important that it’s installed properly, maintained, and inspected annually. These three factors will serve to protect your investment for as long as possible, but it’s inevitable … Read More

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

A Mint-y Fresh Perspective on Making Choices

April 22, 2021

  When you start working at a new company, you don’t know what to expect. Sure, you’ve done your research. You know it’s a family-owned and operated business, you’re impressed by their safety record, and to top it off, the scuttlebutt in the industry is nothing but complimentary.   You’re convinced you’re in the know, … Read More

To Exceed or Not To Exceed Expectations

April 15, 2021

Sometimes it just doesn’t take that much to make us happy, or even exceedingly happy. Like when the guy at the farmer’s market throws in an extra cob of corn (sometimes two!), you feel like you won the lottery. Score!   Or when the teller at the drive through window includes a doggie treat for … 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

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

Busting Commercial Roofing Myths

February 11, 2021

Common misunderstandings can lead to a false sense of security.   Myth #1: My roof is new, so there’s nothing to worry about.   Sigh. If only that were true. Your roof is not protected by a bubble, and from the minute it’s installed, it’s doing a tough job. New or not, there will likely … 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

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure on a Commercial Roof

January 21, 2021

An Ounce of Prevention really is Worth a Pound of Cure.   True story: My sister has dentophobia (fear of the dentist), and consequently managed to stay away from the dentist for more than 10 years. Correct…10 years. But eventually she started having pain in a tooth and she was forced to go in. As … 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

Your Commercial Roof Gets Cold and Crabby In the Winter Too

January 7, 2021

I know you probably think I shouldn’t have as many complaints after this milder winter, but man…it was still cold out there!   Let me tell you that with so little snow, there was also no protection or insulation up there. During those subzero days and weeks, everything was exposed. I know. You feel like … 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

Foot Traffic is a Problem For a Commercial Roof

December 31, 2020

One of the leading causes of roof punctures is foot traffic. That’s right…foot traffic. In the case of commercial roofs, the rooftop is often where mechanical units are housed. This means that other service technicians performing repairs and maintenance on these units are walking around on the rooftop. As careful as they might be (or … Read More

Flood, Sweat, and Tears – Common Commercial Roof Mistakes

December 24, 2020

We get calls on a regular basis to come and fix what appears to be a leak on a roof. But sometimes it turns out to be a condensation problem. It’s like the roof is sweating, and that water then drips inside the building (which is why people often assume they have a leak).   … 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