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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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Why is my Roof Sagging?

If your roof has been designed properly and built with quality material, it could last as long as 100 years. However, if you see your roof beginning to sag, it might be a sign that your roof will collapse. The most likely causes of a sagging roof include the following: Reason #1 = Weak Roofing […]

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Local Roofing Contractors

If you are seeking professional local roofing contractors, look no further than Central Roofing Company™. We have offered our services in the Minneapolis – St. Paul region and throughout Minnesota since 1929. Why Employ Local Roofing Contractors? Repairing or replacing your roof is a major commercial project. It requires careful planning, time and money. Your […]

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Weather Damage and Roof Replacement

One of the most important components of structure, other than its foundation and plumbing, is its roof. The roof protects a building from elemental damage like rain, snow, wind, hail, ice and an assortment of other factors related to harsh or inclement weather. That is why maintaining and repairing your roof is crucial to the […]

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5 Common Problems with Commercial Rooftop HVAC Ductwork

Pretty much every commercial building you see contains HVAC equipment, most notably ductwork that is housed on the roof and used to circulate and control airflow and temperature in the building. Because of this isolated location, it can be very easy to ignore problems that occur with system here, or simply forget to conduct regular […]

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5 Primary Causes of Roof Damage

When it comes to maintaining a healthy building infrastructure, it is safe to say that the roof is one of the most important elements. Defective roofs can generate significant and often unforeseen expenses to building owners, along with a great deal of other problems if left unchecked. There are a number of elements that can […]

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5 Ways to Check for Roof Hail Damage

Mother Nature strikes when you least expect it. Hail storms are some of the worst blows from Mother Nature, especially during spring. Identifying hail damage on your property – such as your roof, car or furniture – is straightforward. Below are top ways to check if your roof has sustained hail damage. Inspect your air conditioning […]

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How Birds Can Destroy Your Roof

Birds look harmless or even adorable while sitting on our roofs. They may look cute, but they are actually ruining your roof. This article explains how they do it. They clog drains and gutters. Birds like to nest in roof drains and gutters. They find these places comfortable and convenient. These nests block the drains, […]

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Roof Cleaning Methods and Guidelines

If you happen to feel confused by issues you may be facing, then you should look for either roof cleaning services that are in your area or you can handle the tasks alone if you think you have what it takes. Roof staining most often comes from moss, algae and lichens that feed on the […]

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What is The Future of Commercial Roofing?

While most commercial structures today have a roof, the methods involved with commercial roofing have changed dramatically. The use of the low slope roof has experienced the most rapid change to meet consumer demands. Today, roofs need to be resistant to storms, play a part in lowering energy costs and minimize their environmental impact and […]

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How to Protect Your Roof In 5 Easy Steps

Guest Post by Elmer Zubiate of On Time Elmer Plumbing specializes in plumbing services in San Antonio, Texas. How much is your roof worth? In many cases, more than a new car. While our rooftops are often out of sight and mind, a leaky one gets our attention pretty quickly. Here are some tips on […]

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The Two Primary Purposes of Your Roof

Insulation. The basic function of any roof is to offer protection from the elements for people and their possessions. Roofs can also provide insulation, retaining heat in the winter or cool air in the summer. Certain roofing materials – especially those of fibrous origin – offer strong insulation.

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