Tag: Roofing Contract


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 thinking that you won’t need to deal with that for a while. Then it rained, and your brand new roof sprung a leak! You called your contractor right away only to find that they have gone out of business since they replaced your roof. Now what? Especially during an economic downturn, it’s...

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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

If your business has been closed or running at reduced capacity for a while due to COVID-19, the health of your roof may not have been top priority. As you reopen, it’s important to take some time to give your roof a little TLC to keep it free of damage and leaks. Follow this checklist to ensure that your flat roof is in tip top...

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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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Aug

30

2018
I’ve Signed My Contract, Now What?

I’ve Signed My Contract, Now What?

By: Shawn Brannan Commercial/Flat Roofs: How Long Until You Start the Job? Between two weeks and four months. What!? Y’all relax, commercial roofs work at a different pace than residential roofing. Most shingle roof jobs maintain consistent productivity because they have a similar assembly of similar materials. But it’s different for flat roofs. If you look at 12 flat roof projects, there could be 12...

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