Roof Retrofitting in Unity SK, August to October 2010

Below you will find a series of Roof Reports and photos from our roofing repair crew in Unity, Saskatchewan. The client asked us to perform some retrofitting and approved some assessments that were made on-site. Roof retrofitting and leak mitigation was provided.

Roof Report, August 24 2010:

We opened one ventilation unit which was found to have traces of moisture. It was water-tested, which came back positive as a leak area. We also found areas that had open wire penetrations and gas lines going into the building. A cut-test was also performed, where 4-ply styrofoam insulation (5") and a vapour barrier was found. This might explain why water had to travel some distance before it appeared as a leak, since the rest of the roof is in good shape. Areas requiring maintenance were sealed with mash, mastic and additional caulking as required. Client Callback, October 21 2010: After TPO recovery, the client found more water leaking at grade-level. We resolved the issue with caulking around the problem area. < End Report > Code: 120 Contact Us Call our 24 Hour Emergency Roof Repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. For all other areas of Canada call 1.877.497.3528 Toll Free. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.

Edmonton Residential Roof Consultation, October 2010

Below you will find an example of a consultation our Edmonton roofing repair crew provided to a residential client. Their initial inquiry was regarding replacement of both their house and attached garage roof.  Quotation, October 3 2010: LUMP SUM TENDER PRICING FOR FLAT ROOFING OPTION
  • Flat Roof Overlay / RetroFit Options
    • EPDM (Black Roof – Recycled Tires)
    • TPO or PVC (White Roof)
  • Flat Roof Replacement Options
    • EPDM
    • TPO or PVC
    • SBS Modified Bitumen (Torch On Rolls)
    • Tar and Gravel (Traditional Built Up Roofing)
  • Flat Roof Replacement Extras (over attached garaget)
  • Perimeter Flashing (replace only as required)
  • Custom Fabricated Eaves, Downs, and Scuppers (as required)
System Application Reference Links:
  • http://www.grscanadainc.com/Maintenance_and_Repairs.html
  • http://www.grscanadainc.com/Repairs_to_Flat_Roofs.html
  • http://www.grscanadainc.com/Flat_Roofing.html
Warranties: Manufacturer Warranty unless otherwise provided for in writing. Workmanship Guarantee: Lifetime Unconditional Workmanship Guarantee. Technical Service: 24 Hr - 7 Day – 365 Day Per Year Technical Service. Credentials: Licensed, Soprema PAQS Advanced Certified, WCB, $5,000,000.00. Commercial Liability, Safety Program Exceeds Provincial Standard. Work Duration: Roof Portion 3-5 days Schedule Availability: Oct 8, Oct 19, Nov 23, Dec 7, 2010 References and Portfolio: www.grscanadainc.com/Project_Portfolio.html Recommended Remediation Current Roofing: Tar and Gravel BUR.
  1. Site Visit Done. Initial Assessment Completed. Photos on file (see Krain Consulting report).
  2. Options for roof replacement, roof overlay, repairs, and regular maintenance attached.
    1. Full roof replacement is not required except at garage portion where the installation crew will determine how much to take out when they open roofing system.
    2. An EPDM, TPO, or PVC roofing system overlay is a reasonable option for this roof.
    3. A roof overlay saves significant costs, provides environmental relief as old system does not end up in the waste, and all the roof overlay systems are very successful.
    4. The deciding factor when considering a roof overlay is whether the preference is a black roof (drawing the sun in) or a white roof (a cool roof for more efficient function).
    5. Repairs to existing roof is a consideration, but not recommended considering the number of failures.
  3. Roof Flashing.
    1. The existing roof flashing is in moderately good shape. It could be replaced but it is most definitely not required. We suggest keeping as much of the old flashing as possible.
    2. We suggest keeping as much of the old flashing in place as possible. When the new roofing system is retrofitted, the Senior Installation Manager would instruct the crew to save as much of the old flashing as possible (unless client decides to simply replace all flashings).
    3. The roof flashing invoicing (whether all new is ordered or the existing flashing is modified) would be a separate invoice. Our sheet metal / flashing crew is about two weeks behind our flat roof membrane applicators so we would bill the flashing separate of the roofing system.
  4. Eaves, Downs, and Scuppers.
    1. Crew to be instructed to slope roof in such a way that the flow of water moves toward the east and south.
    2. Custom fabricated architecturally designed eaves and gutters with external scuppers (drainage to gutter area) will be added to back of home and east side. Client and installation manager to determine where the downspouts will send water to on east side of property.
5. Perform regular maintenance once or twice per year thereafter.
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Architectural schematic of the property to be serviced.
 
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Front view of the client's house, with an attached double garage also to be serviced.
  < End Report > Code: 13623 Contact Us Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.