Monthly Archives: August 2018


How long will my roof last?

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Aug 2018

How long will my roof last?

By: Shawn Brannan & Justin Smith That might be the number-one question we hear at All Elements, for good reason. A new roof is a big investment, and naturally people want reassurance that it will last, as well as some reference point to predict future expenses of the next replacement. We’ve got two answers to that question, depending on what kind of roof we’re talking...

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I’ve Signed My Contract, Now What?

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Aug 2018

I’ve Signed My Contract, Now What?

By: Shawn Brannan Commercial/Flat Roofs: How Long Until You Start the Job? Between two weeks and four months. What!? Y’all relax, commercial roofs work at a different pace than residential roofing. Most shingle roof jobs maintain consistent productivity because they have a similar assembly of similar materials. But it’s different for flat roofs. If you look at 12 flat roof projects, there could be 12...

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10 Rounds with Don Jernberg

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Aug 2018

10 Rounds with Don Jernberg

As our part-time telemarketer for the last 13 years, Don has seen All Elements’ grow to become the successful business we are today. From our humble beginnings in John & Tara Thurber’s garage, to a mixed use industrial building in Brooklyn Park and beyond, he’s stuck with us through it all! Infamous, benevolent and loyal, Don consistently keeps us in front of new prospective customers....

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Featured Project: Historic Fleming Field

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Aug 2018

Featured Project: Historic Fleming Field

By Shawn Brannan, Commercial Manager In late 2017, Historic Fleming Field at the South Saint Paul, Minnesota airport pursued a roof replacement as part of a larger initiative to protect their buildings and their valuable contents. Fleming Field’s six quonset buildings – built in the World War II-era – are wooden structures said to have been built by Cadets-in-training for the United States Armed Forces....

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Death, Taxes and Roof Leaks

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Aug 2018

Death, Taxes and Roof Leaks

By: Jim Harnden, Roof Consultant Benjamin Franklin wrote in a 1789 letter “our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” My little spin on this famous quote is “you can be sure of 3 things in life: death, taxes and roof leaks.” If I had a dime for...

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