Tag: twin cities roofing


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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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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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

09

2016
Water drop captured falling into a bucket

Has Your Roof Sprung a Leak?

There’s nothing worse than that sinking feeling you get when you realize your roof has sprung a leak. You may be tempted to procrastinate, telling yourself that it’s a slow leak and a well-placed bucket will take care of the problem. However, addressing a leaky roof immediately, whether residential or commercial, is the best way to protect family or employee safety. It’s also more economical...

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