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What Kind of Coating Is Used for Metal Roofs?

Many people have chosen to use metal roofing for their homes and other structures. It is popularity has waned over the years because of how loud they can be when it is raining, but there are many reasons why a metal roof is a great option. For one, they can last an entire lifetime. Metal […]

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Can Fallen Leaves Damage Your Roof?

There are many things that we consider when we think about what might cause damage to a roof. Weather and wind, rain, snow, and debris are probably the most common ones. What might surprise you is that something as benign as fallen leaves can damage your roof and cause you major headaches. It may not […]

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Roofing Lamination vs. Saturation

When it comes to roofing, along with any structure project, there can be a lot of jargon to cut through to understand everything you need about a project. Even if you’re not doing the installation yourself, it is important to familiarize with terms and techniques, so you know what the professionals are doing, and why […]

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How Could Solar Roofing Impact You in the Future?

Soon roofing experts everywhere will be turning their eyes to the very first installation of Tesla’s Solar Roof product. It is expected to happen in the near future, and being touted as the most comprehensive solar roof on the market. People in the roofing and solar industries are eagerly waiting to see what this new […]

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How the Right Roofing Can Conserve Energy

There are so many reasons to live in a sustainable way. For one, it’s better for the environment and the world around us. Also, it’s better for your pocket book. The better you are at energy conservation, the less you pay in utilities and other costs. Here are some ways to help make your roof […]

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Will You Have to Replace Your Roof After Hail Damage?

Hail can cause a significant amount of damage. In some climates, it could be considered one of the most dangerous weather events when it comes to your roof. The problem is you do not often know the extent of the damage without a close inspection. When hail hits your car, you can see any dents. […]

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What is the Climate of Minneapolis – St. Paul?

The climatic conditions of Minneapolis-St. Paul involve long-term weather trends that stem from the historical makeup of this metropolitan area situated in Central Minnesota. Both St. Paul and Minneapolis form the Twin Cities, which makes them the core of the 15th largest metropolitan region in the United States. With its population standing at 3.6 million […]

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A Glossary of Roofing Terminology

If you have a problem with your roof, and you have to call in a professional to repair it, then it might be handy to know some basic terminology to make it easier to understand what the professional is talking about. Here is a list of common terms that relate to roofing. Eave – The […]

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5 Common Mistakes When Painting a Metal Roof

Painting a metal roof is not as simple as it may seem at first glance. There are several ways that you can make a mistake, and correcting those mistakes can be difficult. By using a few tricks of the trade and avoiding these mistakes, you will be sure to end up doing a great paint […]

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How Does Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation Affect Your Roof?

Our roofs are the very first line of defense against the natural elements. We all know that rain, wind, hail, and snow can severely damage your roof, but did you know that even the sun, and the UV radiation it emits, can wreak havoc on your roof? Here are some ways that UV radiation is […]

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Summer Weather Threats to Your Roof

Summer’s coming, and it is not only kids who are looking forward to it. It is a time to relax, soak up the sun, and spend late evenings enjoying the extended sunlight. Despite the enjoyable weather, there are still some concerns that come with summer. One of the major worries has to be your roof. […]

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When to Contact a Roofing Contractor During Winter

Not many roofs are completely resistant to winter storm damage. The Minnesota’s frequent snow storms, subzero temperatures and cold windy nights can compromise your roof’s structural integrity. It is therefore extremely important to know when to call a roofing contractor during winter. Winter’s extreme weather conditions pose a threat to your roof. Recognizing the primary […]

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Understanding ‘Green’ Flat Roofs

Many believe that turf or grass rooftops are not a new trend. In fact, they have been around since the late 8th century to mid 11th century. The manner in which green roofs are made involves the depositing of topsoil or other growth material on roofs and seeding them. When it comes to maintenance, the […]

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How Are Flat Roofs Maintained?

How long a roof lasts largely depends on how well one maintains it. Although certain assessors offer 10 years as the average life cycle, the type of roof system in place will still play a major role when it comes to durability. In addition, old tar and gravel roofers agree that properly maintaining your roof […]

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The History of Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Asphalt shingles were first used in 1901 in the United States. By 1911, people started to use them on a general scale, and by 1939, approximately 11 million were being produced. The precursor versions of these shingles were initially developed in 1893 and were referred to as asphalt prepared roofing, which was rather similar to […]

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Winter Roofing Safety Tips

It is no surprise that some roofing materials are safer than others. Shingles are almost always the safest roofing material for winter. On the other hand, membrane materials like PVC and TPO are very slippery, especially when covered by snow. Slipping on one of these materials is a surefire way to slide right off the […]

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Why Fall is a Good Time for Roofing Projects

The fall season is a good time to undertake renovations. This is especially true when it comes to roofing projects. There are several notable advantages to scheduling a roofing project during this time of year. For example, your local roofing contractor can work in more comfortable conditions on account of the mild Minnesota temperatures. To […]

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Common Roof Waterproofing Materials

Roof waterproofing elements exist to support wide-ranging commercial structure site conditions. These elements include: Below-grade walls Basement levels in commercial structures often feature below-grade walls. These walls provide protection for storage, parking, and occupancy space from water penetration. Consequently, buildings with codes that allow for the use of these spaces tend to have below-grade walls. […]

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The Effects of Winter Elements on Your Roof

Heavy snow and extremely low temperatures are just two of the most common winter elements that contribute to roof damage. A flat roof can suffer considerable damage in winter as it tends to support far more than the normal weight. In addition, the prospect of ice and thermal shock usually discourage any attempt to repair […]

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The Most Frequently Requested Roof Repairs

Roof damage often occurs without warning. Leaks are among the most common reason for roof repairs. Although dripping water makes leaks easy to spot, they are not always easy to repair. Most leaks result from damaged or missing material in the roof, including warps, blisters, and cracks. Leaks that occur without visible surface signs may […]

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How to Identify Hail Damage on Your Roof

Your roof can sustain major damage in the event of a hailstorm. This is why it is recommended that a thorough professional inspection is performed immediately after the storm occurs to establish the extent of damage and schedule repairs as needed. Factors such as the type of roofing materials used can determine the level of […]

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Roofing Solutions For Both Large and Small Businesses

Since our establishment in Minnesota in 1929, Central Roofing Company® has installed, repaired and maintained all classes of roofs in the Midwestern United States. With 60 devoted and specially trained service technicians on hand, we have the biggest fleet in Minnesota. Although we are responsible for some of the largest roofing projects in the region, […]

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Roof Repair vs. Re-Roofing

Central Roofing Company® has the largest fleet in Minnesota with about 60 dedicated service technicians specially trained in customer service. We can provide a breadth of repairs and projects, including fixing loose metal, resurfacing terraces, waterproofing, fixing roof leaks, snow removal, storm damage restoration, and more. Knowing whether to repair or replace your roof will […]

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How to Protect Your Building’s Roof From Extreme Summer Weather

Summer weather can be extreme. High heat, humidity, drought, and severe storms can damage or even destroy a roof. If you have a commercial property, making sure your roof is ready for the summer weather is crucial for the success of your business. Roofing professionals often have to work around rain storms and other severe […]

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Summer Roof Care Tips

Your roof faces just as much duress in the summer as it does during other seasons. You need to be on the lookout for any potential dangers to your home. There is not a better time to inspect your roof for threats the summer. Here are some tips to make sure your roof is in […]

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