Roof Review & Design

The ADKINS ASSOCIATION inc. Architects has specialized in roof consulting for over 36 years. We've been included in Minnesota's Division of State Building Construction Roofing Master Roster and are a MN State Roofing Consultant.

We provide a Certified/Registered Roof Observer for all our projects and we are members of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).

Roofs come in many types, sizes, durability, and resilience. Because of this, their life spans and the costs incurred during their life cycles will also vary greatly. Many factors will influence your choice of a roof on new and existing facilities, including:

  • Your Business Plan
  • Life Expectancy
  • Cost
  • Maintenance
  • Weight Allowance
  • Traffic and Abuse
  • Life Cycle Cost
  • Reflectance
For Example, Compare

The following scenarios have very different roofing and design needs:

  1. A business/use plan that requires a major remodel in 15 years
  2. A public institution with limited public funds in 50-year cycles

Roof Review

The key to a proven roof system is the quality of services provided in the design, delivery, and construction. Therefore, many of our clients wish to create an ongoing review of their roofs for quality, leak control, and life span assessment.

Infrared Roof Scans

Infrared roof scans are provided during semi-annual or annual roof inspections along with yearly forecasted maintenance and roof replacement budgets recommendations. It is as effective for the limited budget owner as for large clients with massive real estate portfolios.

Our Roof Review & Design Services Include:

  • Roof Surveys and Evaluations
  • Failure Analysis
  • Non-Destructive, Infrared Roof Scans for Detecting Moisture in Roof Systems
  • Semi-Annual or Annual Inspections
  • Forecast Yearly Maintenance and Roof Replacement Budgets
  • Design and Construction Documents
  • Construction Administration
  • Full-Time Construction Observation
  • Set-Up and Coordinate Roof Maintenance Programs

Past Roof Review & Design Projects

The success of a leak-proof roof is always in the details. From design and construction documents, construction administration, to full-time observation, and roof maintenance programs!

University of Minnesota

Values Range Between: $150,000.00 - $850,000.00
  • Andrew Boss Lab Roof Replacement
  • Borlaug Hall Roof Replacement
  • Commonwealth Terrace
  • Hayes Hall Roof Replacement
  • Heller Hall Roof Replacement
  • Saint Paul Heating Plant
  • Stakman Hall Roof Replacement


Values Range Between: $75,000 - $1,200,000
  • KidsPeace Mesabi Academy, Buhl, MN
  • Mounds View Public Schools Reroof Survey and Evaluation
  • Mounds View Public Schools Chippewa Middle School
  • Mounds View Public Schools Turtle Lake Elementary
  • Mounds View Public Schools Bel Air Elementary
  • Mounds View Public Schools Irondale High School Garage
  • Forest Lake Area Schools Central Learning Center Partial Roof
  • Forest Lake Area Schools Senior High Partial Roof Replacement
  • Saint Paul Public Schools- 30 plus Roof Projects (1997 – 2017)
  • Totino Grace High School

High Rises

Values Range Between $850,000 - $2,000,000
  • US West Market Street Towers
  • US West Melrose Building

Correctional Facilities

Values Range Between: $150,000.00 -$300,000.00 Minnesota Correctional Facility- Stillwater
  • Building 18
  • Building 20
  • Cell Block D
  • Maintenance Barn
  • Minimum Security Building
  • Recreation Building
  • Replace Gutters and Roof – Cell Halls A and B

United States Postal Service

Values Range Between: $25,000 - $1,400,000
  • Burnett Branch
  • Diamond Lake Station
  • Hopkins/Eden Prairie Carrier Garage
  • Minneapolis Main Post Office
  • Powderhorn Station
  • Rice Street Station
  • Union Depot Concourse, Saint Paul


Values Range Between: $120,000.00 - $850,000.00
  • Aerospace Systems, A Division of Nortech Systems, Inc.
  • City of Buhl Village Hall
  • CarMax Brooklyn Center (3rd Party Observation)
  • Developed and Published Low Slope Reroofing Operations Manual for QWEST
  • Minnesota Extended Treatment Options Recreation Building
  • Surplus Property Warehouse, Arden Hills
  • UPS Eagan Facility

Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU)

Values Range Between: $25,000.00 - $6000,000.00
  • Lake Superior College Roof Replacement
  • Normandale Community College Roof Replacement
  • South Central College (Mankato) Roof Replacement

Nursing Homes

Values Range Between $125,000 - $750,000
  • Little Sisters of the Poor
  • Jeanne Jugan Apartments
  • Minnesota Vets Home, Building 20

Telephone Exchange Buildings

Values Range Between: $250,000- $600,000
  • 231 Roofing Projects (2000 – 2017)
  • 28 Roofing Projects (1989 – 1999)

Office Buildings

Values Range Between: $250,000- $600,000
  • Qwest Training Center
  • Saint Paul Urban League


Values Range Between $125,000 - $750,000
  • Assumption Catholic Church
  • Brooklyn United Methodist Church
  • Christ Victor Lutheran Church
  • Easter Lutheran Church
  • Little Sisters of the Poor
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas
  • Saint Paul United Church of Christ
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