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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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Sep

11

2017
Featured Project: Union Gospel Mission, St Paul, MN

Featured Project: Union Gospel Mission, St Paul, MN

All Elements completed roof repairs at several of the Union Gospel Mission buildings in Saint Paul including the Christ Recovery Center, Men’s Dorm and Oberg Community Center. Dustin Hesse was asked to inspect several roofs by the Manager of Building Maintenance for the Union Gospel Mission, Twin Cities. Dustin found a history of repairs and current leaks, it looked like further repairs would not provide...

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Sep

11

2017
Winter Roofing, Planning for Spring Roofing

Winter Roofing, Planning for Spring Roofing

It happens every year about this time, our friends and family will say something like “…so must be slowing down for you about this time of year?”, or maybe “must be nice to take the winter off” and I enjoy the look on their face when I respond, “for the flat roofers, we don’t take the winter off, matter of fact, our busiest time of...

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Aug

04

2017
Hail Damage on Shingle Roofs

Is My Roof Hail Damaged?

The summer of 2017 started out with some impressive hail storms. Did you see the videos of people shoveling hailstones in Coon Rapids, MN? Or of cars with smashed windshields in the Metro Twin Cities? That brings us to a question we hear frequently: “Is my roof hail damaged?” Here are things to consider when you are determining if you have hail damage. First, hail...

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Aug

04

2017
FEATURED PROJECT: American Crystal Sugar Company, Crookston, MN

FEATURED PROJECT: American Crystal Sugar Company, Crookston, MN

American Crystal Sugar Company’s Crookston, MN plant had a problem. Storms damaged their roofs and many needed full replacement, but that was only the beginning of the challenge. The plant has been in Crookston for a long time and over the years buildings were added, renovated and modified. The resulting complex has dozens of roofs at different elevations. This facility produces the sugar you see...

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Aug

03

2017
10 Questions with Paul Levisee, Roof Consultant

10 Questions with Paul Levisee, Roof Consultant

What is one thing you would like building owners to know about (making repairs to) their roof?  Be proactive, not reactive. What’s the most common problem you see?    Not doing proper research of a contractor. Cheapest isn’t always the best. What are the worst things to put off repairing?    Curbs, and when EPDM walls are “tenting” badly. How long have you been in roofing?    10...

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