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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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Jul

13

2017
Featured Project: Impressions, Inc. St Paul, Minnesota

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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Jul

13

2017
Justin Smith - All Elements Employee Photos

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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May

30

2017
Featured Project: First State Mall, LaMoure North Dakota

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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May

30

2017
10 Things with Rob Petterson, Assistant Foreman

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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May

30

2017
Thermal Imaging: Roofing Superpower!

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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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, 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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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

What is Phenolic Foam Insulation?

Phenolic foam insulation was a short-lived innovation developed in the early 80s. It was a response to the energy-crisis, which called 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. Common Phenolic Foam Insulation Problems This seemingly cost-effective...

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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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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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