Tag: Residential Roofing


Oct

29

2019
Don’t Let this be You: Ice Dam Edition

Don’t Let this be You: Ice Dam Edition

With winter just around the corner, most of us are thinking about our favorite winter sports and activities– skiing, skating, sledding, warm fires on cold nights, decorating our homes for the holidays, etc. But let’s not neglect to acknowledge that winter is also ice dam season and do what we can to prepare.           What are ice dams and how do...

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Oct

02

2019
Plan Now for Your Spring Roofing Project

Plan Now for Your Spring Roofing Project

There are plenty of details that go into planning for a spring roofing project and there’s no better time than fall to get the ball rolling! Here are some important steps in the process that you can embark on right away: Assess your roof When determining if your roof is in need of a repair or replacement, assess your roof with these questions in mind:...

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Sep

11

2019
Winter Prep For Flat Roofs

Winter Prep For Flat Roofs

Fall starts officially on Monday, September 23, and anyone with a flat roof should get it thoroughly inspected to ensure it’s ready for the freezing temperatures of the winter season. Fixing a roof is much easier (and therefore cheaper) when it isn’t under a thick layer of snow and ice, so it’s a smart investment of time and money to clear off any debris and...

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Jul

31

2019
Do I Need a New Roof? 9 Hints That It Might Be Time

Do I Need a New Roof? 9 Hints That It Might Be Time

By: John Thurber By and large, water damage from a compromised roof doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, it’s the result of wear over time. On this account, thorough routine roof inspections can almost always help you avoid serious water damage to your home. Couple your roof inspections with your biannual gutter cleanings and keep an eye out for these nine specific problems. Inspect interior spaces Sagging:...

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Jun

10

2019
Featured Project: Big Lake, Minnesota Apartment Building

Featured Project: Big Lake, Minnesota Apartment Building

By: Paul Levisee BIG LAKE, MINNESOTA APARTMENT BUILDING When we first met up with the Big Lake apartment building owners, they expressed concern over the condition of the building’s roof. The EPDM rubber roofing membrane was shrinking, the seams were failing and the metal edge around the membrane was coming off. The deteriorating roof was causing substantial leaking and affecting the building’s tenants.   Spring...

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Jun

10

2019
Nine Tips to Prevent Your Commercial Roof From Leaking

Nine Tips to Prevent Your Commercial Roof From Leaking

By: John Thurber Your roof is your building’s first defense against the elements. A compromised roof can spell disaster for your building and your pocketbook and the stress of commercial roof leaks on everyone involved cannot be underestimated. That’s why making sure your roof stays in tip-top shape is so important. Here are 9 easy ways you can prevent roof leaks and protect the integrity...

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May

10

2019
Male hand holds the roof to the lock in the hand against the backdrop of the toy house sale purchase lease concept real estate services on the market.

Storm Damage Insurance Claims – 7 Hot Tips!

By: Justin Marsh Mother Nature is full of surprises. It’s not a question of if your roof will sustain storm damage. It’s a question of when and it’s a matter of making sure you’re fully prepared. Navigating the legal aspect of storm damage can be confusing. From filing a claim and working with an adjuster to finding the best contractor for your job and seeing...

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May

10

2019
Old roof with hail damage, chalk circles mark the damage. Shallow depth of field

My Roof Suffered Storm Damage – Now What?

By: Paul Levisee There are certainly precautions homeowners can take to gird up their roofs against storm damage. Top-of-the-line roofing materials installed by reputable contractors, roof warranties, biannual roof inspections…these are all excellent steps! Oftentimes, however, Mother Nature takes her toll in spite of our best efforts and we’re left to navigate the after-effects of storm damage. After a storm rolls through, there are some important...

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Mar

10

2019
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Preparing for your roofing project: Look at the calendar – not out the window!

By: Shawn Brannan, Commerical Division Director Are you thinking about a summer roofing project? Look at the calendar and not out the window. Right now the Northland looks like Santa’s Workshop, but do you realize that a year ago we were shingling roofs? Two years ago we had grassy lawns in March. If you’re hoping to have a roofing project completed this summer, now is...

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Nov

09

2018
The Proof is on the Roof

The Proof is on the Roof

By: Shawn Brannan As a child, my grandmother would say to all of us grandkids, “The devil’s in the details” but none of us understood what she meant. Why was there a demon and what’s a detail? It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. John Wooden The older I get the more I understand what she was talking about....

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