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Apr

06

2018
10 Rounds With Donnie Eickstadt

10 Rounds With Donnie Eickstadt

  1. What is one thing you would like building owners to know about (making repairs to) their roof? Have a reputable company such as All Elements, Inc. do the repair work. 2. What’s the most common problems you see? Parapets tenting, pulling away from walls causing tears mostly on rubber. 3. What are the worst things to put off repairing? Leaks – they can...

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Apr

06

2018
Featured Project: Exterior Upgrade for Monticello Home

Featured Project: Exterior Upgrade for Monticello Home

Due to an early June wind storm in 2017, a neighbor’s tree fell onto this Monticello home causing damage to the roof, siding, and front porch. The existing steel siding was no longer available so full replacement was needed. The homeowner took this opportunity to upgrade the look of the exterior. The following products were suggested and installed by the All Elements team to get...

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Apr

06

2018
The Year After The Storm

The Year After The Storm

Reputable contractors who have been around for many years can dread the year after a storm has hit. We get many calls from customers who did not investigate the contractor before they used them and are now experiencing leaks, having shingles or siding blow off, still have unfinished projects with materials laying on the ground and half of their siding still torn off, etc. The...

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Mar

06

2018
10 Rounds with John & Tara Thurber – 16th Anniversary Edition

10 Rounds with John & Tara Thurber – 16th Anniversary Edition

In honor of AEI’s 16th Anniversary this month, our 10 Rounds is with John and Tara Thurber, founders and owners of All Elements, Inc! 1. This year we celebrate AEI’s 16th Anniversary. What thoughts and emotions come to mind when you think about that? John: All the good times and rough times that we and our employees went through to get here. Looking back at...

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Mar

06

2018
Featured Project: Hotel Donaldson, Fargo ND – PART 2

Featured Project: Hotel Donaldson, Fargo ND – PART 2

Read our last post to learn about the Hotel Donaldson; the persistent leak; the investigation; and the conclusion. Logistical Issues Abound Hotel Donaldson is an old building in the heart of a busy downtown, so there were plenty of logistical issues that we don’t see at industrial parks or hospital campuses. We crafted a plan to crane up new insulation membrane and all the accessories...

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Feb

12

2018
Featured Project: Hotel Donaldson, Fargo, ND — PART 1

Featured Project: Hotel Donaldson, Fargo, ND — PART 1

Fargo, North Dakota is booming. They’ve been riding sustained growth for over a decade, in economic and cultural terms as well as population. Fargo ND is Booming Education, technology, business, healthcare and agri-business contribute to the thriving of the Fargo-Moorhead area. Forbes magazine has done its share of gushing, naming Fargo one of the “Best Small Cities for Business and Careers” as well as one...

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Feb

09

2018
10 Rounds with Fritz Brown

10 Rounds with Fritz Brown

1. What is one thing you would like building owners to know about (making repairs to) their roof? Make sure you have a reputable contractor that has you in mind. Too many times repairs are done as band aids. A repair should be a long-term fix and not to get you through for a few months except in rare emergency cases. 2. What’s the most...

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Jan

05

2018
10 rounds with Dustin Rosengren

10 rounds with Dustin Rosengren

1. What is one thing you would like building owners to know about (making repairs to) their roof? Have your roofs inspected; whether it’s on a monthly, every 6 months or yearly basis, to find any problems that need to be addressed which in return could save you and your roof from costly repairs. 2. What’s the most common problem you see? People doing a...

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Jan

05

2018
Featured Project: Moon Motors of Monticello

Featured Project: Moon Motors of Monticello

After adding on to existing building, Moon Motors of Monticello wanted the certainty of a Duro-Last roof on the new addition but the existing roof was in great shape. The question was raised, could the two roofs successfully touch each other? They needed more space and knew the advantages of a Duro-Last PVC roof: things like a No Dollar Limit Warranty that does not include...

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Dec

07

2017
10 Rounds with Dan Lageson

10 Rounds with Dan Lageson

1. What is one thing you would like building owners to know about (making repairs to) their roof? Don’t wait! Once you are aware of any problems related to your roof, having a trained professional assess and make necessary repairs before they turn into something much worse. Or giving the building owner an idea of the expense to budget future dollars to a replacement of...

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Dec

07

2017
Before

Featured Project: Gabriel Media

Gabriel Media of Sauk Rapids, MN contacted John Thurber at All Elements to inspect the roof for a possible relocation of their operations. Since their radio station studios, operations and media resources would be in the new building, a water tight roof would be essential to a new location. Upon inspection several things were noticed. There were two roof types on the building, stitched together...

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Nov

10

2017
10 Rounds with Matt Gill

10 Rounds with Matt Gill

What is one thing you would like building owners to know about (making repairs to) their roof? Don’t put off repairs, little leaks can turn into big problems down the road if not addressed right away. What are the most common problems you see? Debris clogging drains and holes in corners of curbs or scuppers. What are the worst things to put off repairing? Any...

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Nov

10

2017
One Last Chance?

One Last Chance?

Late last week Old Man Winter brought his first round of mayhem to Minnesota. Some northern parts of the state got up to four inches of snow, while in southern Minnesota it was nice enough to go fishing. The reprieve after this first bit of winter weather provides us one last chance to check your roof for any harm caused by storms earlier in the...

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Oct

09

2017
10 Rounds with Shane Setzer

10 Rounds with Shane Setzer

1. What is one thing you would like building owners to know about (making repairs to) their roof? On older roofs repairs are typically band aids and it’s only a matter of time before another issue comes up. You will get more value out of replacing your roof, versus spending it on repairs that only last a few years. If your roof is at half...

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Oct

04

2017
Record Rain Highlights Building Weaknesses

Record Rain Highlights Building Weaknesses

Wet enough for you? It’s been a rainy autumn and October started by making September look like a warm up act. 17 days of precipitation were recorded by the National Weather Service in September and in the first days of October some places in Minnesota have seen 6 inches of rain. All the weather talks aside what it means for your building is, water is...

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Oct

04

2017
Featured Projects: Apartment Management Company uses Gray TPO

Featured Projects: Apartment Management Company uses Gray TPO

There has been a long-standing debate in low slope roofing about the effectiveness of a white, Energy Star roof versus a traditional black Rubber or asphalt roof, but who says everything needs to be black or white? There has got to be a gray area. All Elements is authorized to install gray from several manufacturers. Gray, as well as Tan and Terra Cotta (think clay...

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Sep

11

2017
10 Rounds With Dustin Hesse

10 Rounds With Dustin Hesse

                        What is one thing you would like building owners to know about (making repairs to) their roof? A little maintenance can go along way. What’s the most common problems you see? Not using the proper materials to make the necessary repairs. What are the worst things to put off repairing? Curb flashings and...

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