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EPDM Roofing: The Essential Guide

EPDM Roofing is one of the most durable and cost-effective products for commercial buildings. Intelligent can install or replace your current roof using EPDM roofing materials. Call us today for an estimate!

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What Are the Most Vulnerable Areas of Your Commercial Roof?

You spent a lot of money in your commercial roof. You depend on that roof to protect your investment, inventory, employees, and customers. Knowing what areas of your roof are most vulnerable allows you to keep a close watch for damage or wear in those areas. Intelligent Design discusses the vulnerable areas of your commercial roof.

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Commercial BUR: The Essential Guide

Most commercial flat roofs use BUR (built-up roofing) in their installation. Formerly known as tar and gravel roofing, BUR has been around for over a century. Installed correctly, BUR is long lasting and extremely water resistant. Intelligent Design gives you the essential guide on BUR material.

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4 Ideas That Help Your Sloped Roof Stand Out

You spent a lot of money on your home. For many people, their home is the largest investment they will make in a lifetime. Your roof is a large expense with your home. Average roof replacement runs as much as 10-15% of the cost of your home. You want your roof to look good and stand out. Intelligent Design gives you four ideas that help your sloped roof stand out.

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Roof Disaster & Restoration: The First 36 Hours

When disaster strikes, it will throw your family into chaos if you’re not prepared to handle it. In East Central Minnesota natural disasters include hail storms, harsh winter snow and ice, and the occasional tornado. Flooding does happen on occasion and fire can strike at any time. Intelligent Design specializes in storm damage roof repair, fire restoration, attic insulation replacement, and refinishing or repainting the surface. Below, we give you a brief description of what you can expect in the first 36 hours after your roof is damaged by a natural disaster or a fire. If you have any further questions, you can contact us today.

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Your Old Commercial Roof is Costing You Money

If you’re wondering why the energy bills in your commercial property are skyrocketing, it may be because it’s time to replace your business roof. If you have a hail damaged roof or an old roof, it could be allowing the outside elements to get inside the building. Below explore some of the ways your commercial roof is costing you hundreds or even thousands of dollars each year. Intelligent Design can take your old roof and replace it with a modern commercial roof that will protect your entire building.

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EPDM Roofing: Breaking it Down

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) is durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane used for low-slope applications in commercial structures. It has two primary ingredients: ethylene and propylene. Both are derived from oil and natural gas. EPDM is available in a wide variety of sizes but only two colors, black and white. You can also install them in two thicknesses, 45 and 60 millimeters. We adhere EPDM to your building’s roof using a variety of methods including liquid adhesives, mechanical attachments, ballasts, or industry-grade tape.

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5 Commercial Roofing Tips for New Business Owners

As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate. While keeping your business moving forward, you also need to keep the property maintained. You should start with your roofing system because it is the most critical component of the building. Intelligent Design can help you keep your roof in good shape year after year. We offer complete roofing repairs and replacement for your business. Below are some of our roofing tips for new business owners.

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The Differences Between Residential and Commercial Roofing

Although residential homes can incorporate flat roofs and commercial buildings often have pitched roofs with traditional asphalt shingles, there are architectural paradigms as to what roof suits the needs of a particular building. In general terms, homes can accommodate a more appealing style which suits the taste of the homeowner while a commercial building requires function over form with a practical design that is proven to hold up under the most dire of weather. There are some more subtle differences in roofing design which distinguish how a roof is built for a house or a commercial building.

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Is Your Commercial Roof a Liability?

Your employees rely on you to keep them safe while they are at work. From maintaining the parking lot to ensuring they have the safety gear they need, keeping them safe is a top priority for them. However, if you don’t maintain your commercial roof, then you could be exposing your business to liability.

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