From category archives: Qt Construction Blog

Roof Maintenance

How Does Wildlife Affect and Damage Your Roof?

The trees in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas provide us with shade in our short, but hot, Minnesota summers. Sometimes we forget that trees, branches, and leaves actually present an issue with commercial flat roofs. Not to mention that trees are the homes and playground for squirrels, birds, and other rodents. Removing unwanted vegetation and debris will not only allow your roof to drain as it was designed, it may also improve your roof’s safety.

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Mechanical Roof Penetrations: What Are They?

All commercial roofs have some sort of various piping, signs, HVAC units, electrical conduit or roof vents needed to make the building functional for their intended purpose. Most of these need to be routed from the interior through to the exterior, resulting in a mechanical roof penetration. Some commercial roofs may have more penetrations than others, but the fact still remains, all penetrations can be a source of leaks if not installed and maintained properly.

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How to Prepare Your Roof for Spring

Although there is still snow on the ground, Spring is just around the corner. Is your commercial flat roof ready? Quality Trusted Commercial wants to make sure you are ahead of the game to prevent leaks and other potential issues during the fresh spring months.

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TPO vs EPDM: What Is the difference?

Quality Trusted Commercial Construction & Roofing has been installing commercial flat roofs for over 14 years. Even after all of these years, the most common question from our customers is, “What is the difference between TPO and EPDM roofing membranes?”

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Freeze-Thaw Cycles and How They Affect Your Roof

The months-long freeze-thaw cycles we often see in Minnesota can take a toll on your building’s commercial roof. Learn about the damage freeze-thaw cycles can cause and whether your roof will require repairs or a full replacement. 

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Spring Cleaning Services for Your Commercial Roof

Once the snow melts and the temperature gets above freezing, you’ll need to schedule a commercial roofing inspection and cleaning for your building. A roofing company can restore your roof’s appearance and inspect your roof for any possible damage caused by sleet, ice, snow, or sub-zero temperatures. Roof cleaning should be a part of your total preventive maintenance plan for keeping your roof in excellent condition year after year.

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3 BIG Causes of Commercial Roof Leaks

When a commercial roof leaks, the water can cause significant costly damage inside your building. Water can damage the walls, electrical systems, and even drip onto your flooring, furniture, or electronic equipment. Mold can also develop and compromise your building’s structural integrity.

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Understanding the InvisiWeld System

Firestone UltraPly TPO InvisiWeld System is a non-penetrating TPO membrane fastening system that roofing contractors use to protect commercial roofing systems. It is ideal for building owners who want a roofing system that can withstand Minnesota high winds and provide protection from the elements without damaging the roofing membrane.

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Infrared Moisture Scan – What Condition Is Your Commercial Roof Actually In?

You may think that your roof is in great condition, and on the surface, it could look just fine. Most issues, and even potential issues, are not visible to the untrained eye. Conducting an Infrared Moisture Scan may surprise you with what is actually happening on and in your roof.

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How a Roof Inspection Can Help You Budget

Maintaining a commercial property can sometimes feel overwhelming. You must maintain everything from the inside and out, from the floor to the roof. You might be wondering how to figure the roof into your budget, and you are not sure where to start. Do you know how old your roof is? Do you know the current condition of your roof? Does your roof only remind you it’s there when it starts to leak? Here at Qt Commercial, we specialize in repairing and maintaining all kinds of commercial roofing.

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