Tag: roof


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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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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Sep

22

2016
This roof was installed in November; just a year later it's host to maple saplings from the adjacent trees.

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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