Tag: Roof Repair


Sep

30

2021
Why Are Fall Roof Inspections Important?

Why Are Fall Roof Inspections Important?

Fall and spring are essential times to inspect your roofing system. As the bookends of the winter season, a thorough autumn roof inspection gives you an opportunity to identify any problem areas that could worsen due to freezing temperatures and moisture buildup. Although we talk a lot about the importance of spring roof inspections, to help you prepare for the winter months ahead, it’s vital...

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Jun

07

2021
Leaking Roof? Try These 9 Tips to Protect Your Commercial Roof

Leaking Roof? Try These 9 Tips to Protect Your Commercial Roof

By: John Thurber Your roof is your building’s first defense against all outdoor elements. A compromised commercial roof can spell disaster for your business and pocketbook.  The key to preventing leaks is to keep your roof in tip-top shape. Check out these 9 easy ways to prevent leaks and protect the integrity of your commercial roofing system. And learn what can happen when you for-go...

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Mar

03

2021
Roof Leaks: Proactive vs Reactive Approaches to Caring for Your Roof

Roof Leaks: Proactive vs Reactive Approaches to Caring for Your Roof

Roof leaks are among the most common reasons a property owner will call a roofing pro for help, not to mention one of the most costly. A leaking roof, if not quickly discovered and properly repaired, can cause significant damage to your home and belongings. All too often, leaks are not detected until considerable damage has already been done. Taking small, proactive steps to maintain...

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Dec

16

2020
The AEI Story: What We’re All About

The AEI Story: What We’re All About

From our humble beginnings in our garage to our headquarters in Brooklyn Park, Rogers and now Monticello, our main mission is to break the negative stereotypes that surround the roofing industry by operating our business differently: We treat our employees and customers with respect and integrity. We focus on performing quality residential and commercial work for our customers by creating custom solutions to their exterior...

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Nov

06

2020
I Hate My Roof—What are My Options?

I Hate My Roof—What are My Options?

“I hate my roof—what are my options?” Does this sound like you? If you are experiencing issues with your commercial roof, don’t despair—you do have options. Although commercial low-slope roofing systems (or “flat” roofs) are designed for long-term performance and can last as long as 30 years, problems can arise much sooner if the roof has been designed incorrectly, installed improperly, or poorly maintained. Depending...

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Oct

09

2020
Help! My New Roof Leaks and the Contractor is Out of Business!

Help! My New Roof Leaks and the Contractor is Out of Business!

You recently invested in a new roof and breathed a sigh of relief that you won’t need to deal with repairs for a while. Then it rained, and your brand new roof sprung a leak! You called your contractor right away—only to discover that they’ve gone out of business. Now what? During the unprecedented lockdowns we all experienced in 2020, it’s not uncommon to hear...

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Sep

02

2020
Don’t Let This Be You: Roofing Surprises

Don’t Let This Be You: Roofing Surprises

A roof replacement is already a big expense — the last thing you want is to be caught off-guard by surprise roofing issues and the extra costs that come with them. Many roofing problems can’t be seen from the ground (an inspector will need to get up on the roof to see them) and other issues can’t be known until you begin removing shingles. Not...

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Aug

05

2020
Flat Roof Maintenance Tips for Business Reopening

Flat Roof Maintenance Tips for Business Reopening

Has your business been closed or running at reduced capacity since the beginning of the pandemic? It’s true that the health of your roof may not have been top priority, but as you slowly reopen back to the public, it should be!  Follow this simple checklist to ensure your roof is in optimal condition, so you can avoid expensive flat roof repair costs down the...

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Jun

29

2020
Maintaining Your Roof During Storm Season

Maintaining Your Roof During Storm Season

Storm season is upon us. How prepared are you for damaging winds, heavy rain and hail? Or more specifically, how prepared is your roof? Fortunately, there are some simple precautions you can take to ensure that your roof is ready to weather whatever Mother Nature sends your way this season. Clean out gutters The purpose of gutters is to move water away from your home....

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Jun

03

2020
The Cost of Flat Roof Replacement

The Cost of Flat Roof Replacement

With their distinctly modern look and relatively easy installation and maintenance, flat roofs have become more and more popular over the years. While it is difficult to provide an estimate for the cost of replacement without an evaluation of your specific roofing issues and needs, this will give you a general idea of what it would cost to replace your flat roof. Types of Flat...

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May

09

2020
Yes, a Roof Will Be an Investment. Here’s Why.

Yes, a Roof Will Be an Investment. Here’s Why.

Putting a new roof on your property can be expensive – we all know that. But why? What is it about replacing a roof that is so costly? Let’s take a closer look at why replacing your roof is such a significant investment.   First Step: A Thorough Evaluation First things first, if you suspect that your roof may need repair or replacement, you’ll want...

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Apr

02

2020
Choosing a Contractor Doesn’t Have to be Overwhelming!

Choosing a Contractor Doesn’t Have to be Overwhelming!

Choosing the right contractor for your project can be daunting. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a private investigator to make a solid choice. We put together this list of tips to help you navigate the process! Look for a reputable and established company When you interview contractors, ask them how long they’ve been in business. Also, be sure to ask for their physical address....

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Feb

24

2020
Spring 2020 Roof Inspections: A Checklist

Spring 2020 Roof Inspections: A Checklist

Minnesota winters can take a toll on your roof. Extreme temperatures, heavy snow, and the freeze-thaw cycle can be detrimental to your roof’s structure, causing ice dams, leaks, or even collapse. This is why performing a regular roof inspection each Spring is so important. All Elements can handle these inspections for you, but if you’d prefer to do it on your own, we’ve come up...

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Feb

12

2020
Crucial Winter Roof Maintenance Tips

Crucial Winter Roof Maintenance Tips

Winter is a fact of life here in Minnesota, and we have found many ways to acclimate to it (and even enjoy it!). But winter weather can be hard on your roof. Snow, sleet, ice, and wind can wreak havoc, potentially causing leaks or more extensive damage. It’s important to create a habit of roof care year-round, but there are a few things specific to...

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Jan

16

2020
Don’t Let This Be You: Roof Deterioration

Don’t Let This Be You: Roof Deterioration

Ahh, life in the Midwest. Our hot, sunny summers are ideal for hiking, boating and weekends at the cabin. Our snowy winters are perfect for nordic and downhill skiing, skating and snowmobiling. But what about our roofs? How do they feel about our fluctuating climate? Because it’s their job to protect our homes and our businesses from the elements, they’re obviously going to be exposed...

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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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