The project began with the client contacting us for an estimate and overview of possible roof replacement options. Our project manager provided a quotation with various options and the decision was made to have an EPDM roof installed. After speaking with the client and inspecting the rooftop it became clear that there would be lots of work required. The old metal roof needed to be ripped off, the tar and gravel needed to be removed, and any deficiencies in the substrate fixed. The client also indicated that he would like bitumen torch-on applied. The crew returned to the site after the initial inspection and began removing the old roof completely. Fiberboard and EPDM were installed but the crew had to return in the morning to finish the detailing because of strong winds. The roof is now water tight. < End Report > CODE: 6108 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.
This residential client required a full re-shingling of their roof because of several issues that were discovered upon inspection by our team. The inspection revealed that the shingles were beyond their useful life expectancy as well as a possible issue with the ventilation system. Inspection Notes
- 3 Tab shingles are beyond useful life expectancy.
- Moderate slope and intermediate difficulty.
- Chimney flashing needs detailing.
- Front drive is appropriate for bin.
- There is access for a crane load of shingles.
- The house is a candidate for a premium shingle product as roof shows to street view.
- Attic inspection required prior to installation as ventilation likely needs correction (exhaust seems too low).
The original inquiry started with the client needing suggestions on what to do for a patio cover. However an inspection of the site led to the discovery of additional concerns, the main one being ice damming on the rooftop. It became apparent that the roof was in very poor condition and should ideally be replaced. Once on-site the crew noticed an unusually large amount of ice damming which prompted them to go onto the roof and take a closer look. The client also came up on the roof and was shocked by its condition. Ice damming had taken away almost all of the gravel in the areas affected and the underlying tar was cracked as well. Other areas of the roof show significant wear. Upon querying the client, the crew discovered the age of the roof to be approximately 30 years old. The client also indicated that she might be interested in replacing the siding and eavestroughing as well. The following email was sent to the client by our project manager so that she could better understand the replacement and recovery options:
With respect to the house roof replacement please find attached the pricing you requested. The documentation / links detail our Workmanship Guarantee, System Options and Methods, 2011 Schedule Availability, Links to Manufacturers, our Project Portfolio and References. There are two different methods to do your roof, one is to rip the old roof off (a complete replacement) and the other is a new Roof Recovery System. The Roof Recovery has our crew scraping the gravel off, taking the old membrane and soaked insulation off (only as required) and then attaching a fibre board and then putting a new roof over top (SBS, Mop On, EPDM, TPO, or PVC per quote). Typically a roof recovery is what is done. A roof recovery is less intrusive to our client, it is more environmentally friendly as the old bitumen layers don't end up in the land fill, the old system also has an inherent R Value of usually around 7, it is less costly, and the life-cycle is the same as a complete replacement. However, if you find that you want to completely remove the old system down to the sheathing we can accommodate and the pricing is included also. Additionally, there are a number of different membranes available in today's market, which I've detailed in the quote. Essentially, it usually comes down to 1) a traditional 4ply mop on (BUR), 2) a 2ply SBS torch down, or 3) a single ply; black rubber membrane (EPDM) or a white membrane (TPO or PVC) depending on whether you want to draw the sun in or not. Single ply systems are typically what we install more and more - we install all system types, but I would encourage you to consider the life-cycle costing and maintenance / repair benefits of a single ply system prior to ordering. Have a read and let us know what you think - I'm sure you will have questions. Thanks for the opportunity to quote - it is appreciated.< End Report > CODE: 6707 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.
The report below covers an inspection and repair to a client's residential building. Their failing low-slope roof required some re-flashing, but upon first inspection it was clear that there would be more work to carry out beyond this simple job. Inquiry Received: May, 2011 The client reached out to us to provide a quote for re-roofing their low-slope residence. We sent out a technician to inspect the roofing system, and they provided the following notes. Inspection: May 7, 2011 After inspecting the roofing system and taking photos of the area, the technician carrying out the inspection send in some note about the potential project, and discussed options for replacement.
- The roof (overall) is in poor condition.
- Apart from the usual blistering and gravel wear, there are two locations where cracks have appeared.
- The cracks themselves are very deep, so much so that one could touch the joists below with a finger.
- There was what appeared to be a small hole found in one of the cracks, but when it was traced out it was found to be about a foot long. Another hole was found to similar result. Unfortunately, there's no way to tell how many such deficiencies exist.
- A number of on-roof drains are clogged and unusable. Will need attending to.