Tag: Storm Damage


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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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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Oct

08

2018
Fall Roof Inspection: Debris, Gaps and Animals – Oh My!

Fall Roof Inspection: Debris, Gaps and Animals – Oh My!

By: Shawn Brannan In preparation for winter, its vital to perform an inspection of your home’s envelope, paying particular attention to your roof. Your roof has the enormous job of shielding your family from the harsh elements of winter – and on the heels of that – the moisture of spring’s thaw and heavy rains. Even a small compromise in your roof’s integrity can mean...

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