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Construction Specialties


Merit Contracting Inc. is a well-established company with over 40 years of experience in quality building enclosure solutions in Southern Minnesota region. We are a prime- and sub-contractor specializing in work related to roofing, waterproofing, and wall systems (panels & glass) on commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings and more.

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Construction Specialties


Merit provides low-slope roofing systems for new construction and roof replacement and standing seam metal or shingle systems for steep-slope roofing. Protect your roofing system investment with a warranty and maximize the life of your roof through regular maintenance. A variety of full system warranty options covering materials and workmanship depending on your roof system are available. Terms of the warranty can range from five years to a comprehensive 30-year warranty. In addition to installation, our Service Department is available for any maintenance issues necessary for existing roofs.


Built Up Roof Systems are the oldest and most reliable ways of installing a new roof. BUR technique is over 300 years old and has been used in the U.S. for more than 100 years.


Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) is the most popular material for both new and re-roof low-slope roofing applications because of its durability, design versatility and installation ease.

  • Fully Adhered

  • Rock Ballasted

  • Paver Ballasted

Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) single-ply roofing membranes are among the fastest growing commercial roofing products. TPO single-ply roofing membranes continue to provide exceptional resistance to ultraviolet, ozone and chemical exposure.


PVC roofing materials are a highly-engineered, flexible, thermoplastic membrane, providing excellent weathering characteristics, high tensile strength and long-term flexibility. It also exhibits excellent resistance to harsh chemicals and industrial pollutants.


Merit installs steep slope roofing in various systems:

  • Shingle

  • Metal Roof Systems

  • Traditional Slate

  • Composite Slate

  • Tile

  • Shake



Construction Specialties


Merit recognizes waterproofing is a vital component to the health of your building and provides quality waterproofing installations below grade, behind wall systems as applicable, and at the roof level. For buildings desiring waterproofing for rooftop plazas, Merit provides installations of patio and vegetated systems.


Merit has trained installers of the Hydrotech Monolithic Membrane 6125® which is a thick, tough, flexible, self-healing membrane for use in waterproofing. MM6125 is a special formulation of refined asphalts and synthetic rubbers. MM6125 has been successfully used on all types of horizontal and vertical structures including plazas, parking decks, planters, tunnels, bridges, mud slabs, foundation walls and roof areas.


CCW MiraCLAY Bentonite Clay Waterproofing Membrane features a layer

of sodium bentonite clay sandwiched between a puncture-resistant, nonwoven polypropylene fabric and a high-tensile strength woven polypropylene fabric.

MiraCLAY is designed for waterproofing below-grade structural slabs as well as construction methods incorporating lagging, concrete caisson or shotcrete retention walls. MiraCLAY is also very effective in rehab waterproofing and zero clearance property line construction.


CCW MiraDRI 860/861 are self-adhering waterproofing membranes designed for vertical and horizontal applications. MiraDRI 860 is suitable for warm-temperature installations, while MiraDRI 861 is ideal for colder temperature applications.


Construction Specialties

Rooftop Plazas & Vegetated Roofs

Rooftop plazas and vegetated systems are being designed into rooftop systems at an increasing rate. Merit can provide in-house design as well as design assistance with these systems.

patio systems

For rooftop patio systems, Merit can work with the Owner, Architect, and/or Contractor to design the rooftop patio that suits your needs. Merit specializes in installing:

  • Kemper Plaza Assembly

  • Hydrotech Ultimate Assembly

vegetated roof

Garden and lawn roof systems are being used more often as a means to combat urban heat island effect as well as rooftop water management.

Merit specializes installing systems such as:

  • Hydrotech Garden Roof Assembly

  • Kemper Green Roof Assembly

railing systems

Railing systems in conjunction with rooftop plazas aid in being a windbreak, can become a privacy screen, and also obstructs view of the adjacent roofing systems.

Materials used can include:

  • Aluminum post/rail system

  • Acid Etched glass

  • Composite panel for a finished base

Wall Systems
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Construction Specialties

Vertical Wall Systems

Merit's full service Walls Department is a provider and installer of a variety of glazing and wall panel solutions. In addition to installation, Merit also provides wall inspections as part of our Asset Management Program and wall repairs for glazing, thru wall flashings, and panel systems.