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?
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
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
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?
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 Flashing 101: The Basics
What is commercial roof flashing, and do I need to know about it? When a roofing company is in the process of building a new commercial structure, one of the most critical components to consider is flashing. Flashing refers to the materials used to seal around edges, corners, and roof penetration that protect against water … Read More
Commercial Roofing Contractors: How to Hire the Best for Your Business
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
Santa and His Reindeer – How to Prepare Your Commercial Roof
Make sure your commercial roof is ready for Santa with these tips… Have you ever wondered if a visit by Santa and his reindeer could cause damage to your commercial roof? If Santa was coming to visit your house, there would be no need for concern. But, when they visit your business, you must take … Read More
6 Tips for Taking Care of Your Commercial Roof This Winter (2023)
Commercial Roof Maintenance During the Winter Months This time of year can be problematic for your commercial roof. Snow and ice accumulation, freezing and thawing temperatures, and the potential for leaks all make it essential to maintain your commercial roof this winter. Luckily, you can take some simple steps to protect your commercial roof from … Read More
Budgeting for a New Commercial Roof: Top 10 Tips
What you need to know about budgeting for a new commercial roof Because your commercial building’s flat roof has value and is one of the most significant capital expenditures you’ve made, it’s critical that it’s installed correctly, maintained, and inspected on a regular basis. These three factors will ensure that your investment is protected for … Read More
What is meant by commercial roofing, and how does it differ from residential roofing?
What is Commercial Roofing? Commercial roofing refers to the installation of commercial roofs for businesses, warehouses, and other large commercial structures. A commercial roof provides protection from the elements like snow and rain for the contents and occupants of the business inside. A sound roof is critical to a business’ operation, as even minor leaks … Read More
Commercial Roof Management: The Benefits of Maintaining Your Commercial Roof
Commercial Roof Management can save your organization time and money. Commercial roof management is critical for commercial building owners, property managers, and facility managers. This blog post will discuss the cost benefits of maintaining your commercial roof to extend its life and postpone an expensive commercial roof repair. Commercial roofs are expensive to replace. Replacing … Read More
Commercial Roofing Cost: What drives pricing?
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
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
5 Warning Signs That it’s Time to Replace Your 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 The roof is uneven or soft in certain areas There is an … Read More
Commercial Roof Inspection: Avoid the Fall Rush
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
How to select the best commercial roofing contractor
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
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
7 Signs it might be time to replace your commercial roof
Will you know when it’s time to replace your commercial roof? How are you supposed to know when the time has come to replace your commercial roof? Since your building is often your most valuable asset, it’s critical to preserve it. Protecting the contents of your building from leaks is the primary function of a … Read More
Church or School Roof Replacement: 4 Reasons to Consider It
A church or school roof replacement is an expense that is difficult to budget for. How do you know if it’s best to repair your commercial roof or if it’s time for a church or school roof replacement for your organization? If you are an administrator of a school, a church, or on the board … Read More
Commercial Roofing Types: What is most common in Minnesota?
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 … Read More
My Commercial Roof Is Leaking: Who should I call first?
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 are supply shortages affecting the commercial roofing industry?
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
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