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

Roofing

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.

bur

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.

epdm

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

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.

STEEP SLOPE

Merit installs steep slope roofing in various systems:

  • Shingle

  • Metal Roof Systems

  • Traditional Slate

  • Composite Slate

  • Tile

  • Shake

tpo

 
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Construction Specialties

Waterproofing

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.

HOT FLUID APPLIED

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.

beNTONITE

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.

SELF ADHERED MEMBRANE

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.

 
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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

 
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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.

glazing

Merit's walls department can install your new window system or also provide solutions to repair your existing system.

Glazing systems include:

  • Storefront

  • Curtain Wall Systems

architectural
metal panels

Merit has experience installing various types of architectural panels including:

  • Aluminum Composite Panel (ACM)

  • Insulated Metal Panels

  • Rainscreen Panel Systems

formed wall/

soffit panels

Formed wall panels can be hidden or exposed fastener. Merit has experience installing Elevate formed panel profiles as well as other manufacturers such as Centria and Morin Kingspan.

Soffit panels can be vented or un-vented depending on your needs.

specialty installation

In addition to glazing & wall panels systems, Merit is a qualified installer of specialty installations such as glass railings, canopies, and exterior glass rail systems.

 
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Construction Specialties

Specialty Fabrications

Merit Contracting's in-house sheet metal department provides a wide variety of Custom Fabrication and Architectural Design specializing in Copper, Pre-Finished Steel, and Aluminum.  Our cap profiles have been certified to meet the ANSI-SPRI/ES-1 wind blow off requirements.

aRCHITECTURAL
 

  • Kynar Prefinished Steel, Aluminum, And Stainless Steel

  • Perimeter Cap and Fascia

  • Thru Wall Flashings

  • Sill and Head Flashings

PREFINISHED STANDING SEAM

  • Multiple Profiles in Kynar Prefinished Steel, Aluminum and Copper

  • Custom Flashing, Fascia and Gutters

  • Radius

SPECIALTY
 

  • Custom Fabrication

  • Twisted Corrugated Copper Downspouts

  • Half Round Copper Gutters

  • Flat Lock Copper Roofs

  • Historic Profile Recreation