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Featured Project: Impressions, Inc. St Paul, Minnesota

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Jul 2017

Featured Project: Impressions, Inc. St Paul, Minnesota

Impressions, Inc. in St Paul, Minnesota needs two things from their roof. First, to not leak. Second, to have a warranty that would keep their printing equipment safe. They found both in a Duro-Last PVC roof. All Elements estimator, Dustin Hesse proposed a recover of the original roof that met Impressions criteria. Impressions’ roof was a ballasted EPDM roof that had exceeded its expected lifespan...

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Justin Smith - All Elements Employee Photos

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Jul 2017

10 Things with Justin Smith, Residential Division Manager

What is one thing you would like building owners to know about (making repairs to) their roof? Caulking is only a temporary fix to a problem What’s the most common problems you see? Shingles that are nailed too high What are the worst things to put off repairing? Missing or damaged roof & window flashing How long have you been in roofing? 10 wonderful years...

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Impact Resistant Shingles for Durability and Insurance Savings

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Jul 2017

Impact Resistant Shingles for Durability and Insurance Savings

Insurance premiums are at a nation-wide all-time high, partly due to the high volume of storms and increasing impact of “super storms” like Hurricane Sandy. As roofing product technology improves, impact resistant roofing is a growing trend, and it’s more affordable than ever. While highly rated impact resistant roofing products are more costly, they can translate to significant insurance savings. We see insurance premium savings...

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Featured Project: First State Mall, LaMoure North Dakota

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May 2017

Featured Project: First State Mall, LaMoure North Dakota

Recently All Elements completed reroofing the First State Mall in LaMoure, North Dakota. This big springtime project suffered several weather delays with lots of ice. Nonetheless, in a matter of six or seven working days this 300 square roof transformed from a big headache with constant leaking and other nagging issues to a nice, dry, reliable roof. We asked Vince Watkins, President of the First...

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10 Things with Rob Petterson, Assistant Foreman

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May 2017

10 Things with Rob Petterson, Assistant Foreman

What is one thing you would like building owners to know about their roof and making repairs? Any leak is a bad leak.   What’s the most common problems you see? Bad flashing on units and scuppers.   What are the worst things to put off repairing? Any repair.   How long have you been in roofing? 17 years.   What is the thing you’ve...

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Thermal Imaging: Roofing Superpower!

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May 2017

Thermal Imaging: Roofing Superpower!

When I was kid I wondered why Superman had x-ray vision. I mean, if you’re already a superhero, how much more advantage do you get from seeing through things? Isn’t it enough to fly? To have the strength to bend steel? Fast forward from my innocent youth to the present. Roofing technology isn’t quite offering x-ray vision, but our vision is now superhuman thanks to...

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What Makes a Flat Roof Fail

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Apr 2017

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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Justin Marsh

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Apr 2017

10 things with Justin Marsh, Repair Division Manager

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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Checklist for Seasonal Roof Inspection

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Mar 2017

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 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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FEATURED PROJECT: Cheyenne River Health Center

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Nov 2016

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 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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Haunted Properties We’ve Roofed

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Oct 2016

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

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Sep 2016

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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Residential Roof Warranties: What You Need to Know

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Aug 2016

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

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Jul 2016

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

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Jun 2016

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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Water drop captured falling into a bucket

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May 2016

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 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 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



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