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Apr

18

2017
What Makes a Flat Roof Fail

What Makes a Flat Roof Fail

“You need a new roof.” Not the five favorite words of any property owner, right? We understand why no one wants to hear these words. Let’s face it, roofs are expensive. Any way you slice it, a new roof is one of the most expensive repairs on a building. The raw price tag, the cost per square foot, the percentage of your maintenance budget: however...

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Apr

14

2017
Justin Marsh

10 things with Justin Marsh

What is one thing you would like building owners to know about making repairs to their roof?  You might have great intentions, but make sure the materials you use on your roof are compatible. For example, don’t use tar on a rubber roof. What’s the most common problems you see?  Roofs at the end of their life, they need maintenance. Stretch holes, cracks in asphalt,...

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Mar

14

2017
Checklist for Seasonal Roof Inspection

Checklist for Seasonal Roof Inspection

Spring has come early to Minnesota. Normally in March we’re talking about melting snow causing leaks, but this March we’re already talking about storm damage. Thunderstorms, tornados, hail and high winds–usually summer phenomenon–have already rolled through. The routine spring inspection typically focuses on damage and debris from winter, but inspecting for storm damage is also necessary this year. All Elements Roofing can perform regular roof...

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Jan

31

2017

WINTER ROOF REPAIRS

Help, I have a leak! Can you fix my roof in the winter? At All Elements we receive calls all winter long about leaks on flat roofs. We can fix many winter leaks, but not all of them. A variety of factors come into play. Winter temperatures can be too low for some roofing adhesives and caulks. Most adhesives specify a minimum temperature of 40...

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Nov

28

2016
FEATURED PROJECT: Cheyenne River Health Center

FEATURED PROJECT: Cheyenne River Health Center

We’re proud to announce successful completion of a really huge project: the Cheyenne River Health Center in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. It’s a pretty new building, but the roof had serious problems. When the CRHC opened in 2011, it had a Firestone roof: Ultra Ply 60 Mil TPO with Red Shield warranty. Unfortunately, the building suffered chronic leaking from the very beginning. All Elements Roof...

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Nov

16

2016

Phenolic Foam Insulation

Phenolic foam insulation was a short-lived innovation developed in the early 80s in response to the energy-crisis driven demand for greater insulation efficiency. As regulations required higher R-value insulation in roofs, a demand arose for material which offered both fire resistance and high R-value, while not requiring a full roofing re-build to accommodate its thickness. This seemingly cost-effective solution turned out to have major problems...

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Oct

15

2016
Haunted Properties We’ve Roofed

Haunted Properties We’ve Roofed

Let’s share some spooky tales for Halloween! Whether or not you believe in the supernatural, All Elements Roofing has had the privilege of putting new roofs on plenty of historic properties, and some of them just might be haunted. These three places have documented paranormal activities and mysterious happenings. It’s always fun hearing stories from the staff, but the view from the roof never reveals...

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Sep

22

2016
This roof was installed in November; just a year later it's host to maple saplings from the adjacent trees.

Fall Roof Inspections: Preventing Animal Caused Damage

Fall and spring are essential times to inspect your roof. As bookends of the winter season, a thorough autumn inspection is a chance to: inspect the roof including the perimeter, drains, scuppers and parapets inspect all flashing for penetrations address any repairs needed to make it through another winter and spring thaw establish a baseline, so any changes discovered next spring can be clearly identified...

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Aug

11

2016
Residential Roof Warranties: What You Need to Know

Residential Roof Warranties: What You Need to Know

When it’s time to replace your residential, you’re buying more than just the roof–you’re buying warranties, too. If your roof suffers damage, you’ll be relying on the associated warranties, so it pays to understand the warranties on your existing roof, and to have a good grasp of the warranties offered when you are comparing bids on a replacement roof.   Material Warranty The material warranty...

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Jul

14

2016
Old roof with hail damage, chalk circles mark the damage. Shallow depth of field

How To Know When You Need a New Roof

Is it time to replace your roof? A sound and solid roof plays a vital role in protecting your home. A compromised roof won’t protect your house from water damage, such as structural rot, mold issues, electrical problems and compromised insulation. Inspect your roof twice a year, ideally in the spring and the fall. When you clean your gutters is a perfect time to assess...

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Jun

14

2016
Storm Ahead warning sign against a dark cloudy and thunderous sky. Concept of political storm personal crisis or imminent danger ahead.

Storm Damage Insurance Claims: a How-To Guide

When your home suffers storm damage, your first thoughts about damage control will focus on the physical: leaks, broken glass, and general clean-up. Keep in mind that pursuing an insurance claim is also a vital part of damage control, and that taking an intelligent, active role in the process can make a big difference in the settlement you receive. Observe these basic tips: Don’t delay!...

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May

09

2016
Water drop captured falling into a bucket

Has Your Roof Sprung a Leak?

There’s nothing worse than that sinking feeling you get when you realize your roof has sprung a leak. You may be tempted to procrastinate, telling yourself that it’s a slow leak and a well-placed bucket will take care of the problem. However, addressing a leaky roof immediately, whether residential or commercial, is the best way to protect family or employee safety. It’s also more economical...

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Apr

15

2015

It All Started Atop a 6 Story Building….

The uncertainty of spring weather. Early morning begins with a coat, hat, and gloves and ends in a t-shirt and shorts. As we all can attest, the magnificence of spring is often counter-acted by powerful storms with strong winds, heavy rain, and destructive hail. Unfortunately, many times the result of storms is damage. Because it’s overhead and out of sight, your roof’s condition is the...

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Sep

11

2014

This business is the best out there.. John Thurber and Tara Jernberg Thurber are great people to work with. Highly recommend them and their company to anyone that is looking for a Roofing / construction company! – Scott Shane Twin Cities


Sep

11

2014

Awesome job on our roof! I couldn’t believe how quickly your crew finished the job. THANK YOU! – Suzanne Svendsen Twin Cities


Sep

11

2014

Thanks for the great work you did on the house. All Elements was very easy to work with, and everybody was very friendly and responsive. – Mark Climax, Minnesota


Sep

11

2014

I wanted to write to thank you and your crew for another successful completion of our Roof installation at the Lakeview Building. This is the fourth roof your company has done for us and all l can say is it seems to just get easier each time. We have one more roof to do at the Chaska campus and while that is a few years...

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Sep

11

2014

During a major renovation of our natatorium, we were notified by our General Contractor, that our roof was in need of replacement. As a local business, we contacted All Element to give us a price to replace the roof over our Natatorium. They were extremely prompt and very thorough with their proposal. We did contract with All Elements for our roof replacement and they were...

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Jul

23

2014

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