Snow Removal and Roof Replacement in Edmonton AB, 2011

Below you will find a report and quotation for an ongoing commercial client in Edmonton, Alberta from our roofing repair crew. The first is a winter call for snow removal, the second is for a summer call inquiring after a roof replacement. More reports and photos will be posted as they become available Assessment, January 18 2011: Scupper drains on the north and south sides were blocked with ice (frozen drain pipe). I suggested to disconnect the pipe, clean the ice out of the scupper, and clean the snow from the roof. There are a lot of safe areas to throw snow from, so this should be an easy snow removal. Field Report, January 19 2011: We arrived at 8:30 am and removed approximately 6000 sq. ft. of snow from the flat roof. The ice from the two scupper drains was also cleaned and we applied ice melt. When the winter season was finished, the client called us back for a roof replacement quotation. Quotation, July 31 2011:
  • Immediate Repairs Required to Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Link
  • Replacement (retro fit) of Front Entry Roof
Replacement Options Link Retro Fit / Overlay Options Link
  • EPDM Link
  • TPO or PVC Link
  • Re Coat of Hot Tar or Coat of Cold Application Emulsion & Repairs Link
  • Spray on SPF (Top Coating add 1.00 – 2.00 per sq) Link
  • Metal Panels (Corrugated, Ribbed, or Standing Seam) Link
  • TOUGH ROOF
Roof Flashing (if they cannot be re-used)
System Application Reference Online Links: http://www.grscanadainc.com/Flat_Roofing.html http://www.grscanadainc.com/Maintenance_and_Repairs.html   Warranty: Manufacturer Warranty As Applicable. Workmanship Guarantee: GRS Lifetime Unconditional Workmanship Guarantee. Technical Service: 24 Hr - 7 Day – 365 Day Per Year Technical Service. Credentials: Licensed, Soprema PAQ S Advanced Certified, WCB, 5,000,000.00 Commercial Liability Insurance, Safety Program Exceeds Provincial Standard. Work Duration: Repairs 2 days. Replacement 9 – 12 days. Retrofit 5 – 8 days. 2011 Crew Schedule Availability: April 26, May 10, 24, June 13, July 26, 2011 Sample References / Portfolio: http://www.grscanadainc.com/Project_Portfolio.html
< End Report > Code: 156 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.

Grasslands Commercial EPDM Roof Repairs, July 2011

This commercial client required the GRS crew to apply EPDM cover strip on his rooftop. Additional minor repairs were completed on the AC unit on the building. The client was also presented with recommendations for future repairs. Roof Report, July 20, 2011: We went to Grasslands today and applied the EPDM cover strip to the drip edge making it fully sealed. There were two curbs with fans sitting on top that needed to be wrapped. This will prevent water from getting inside the building because there was only a piece of wood on top of the curbs which isn't a good enough seal. As for the large AC unit on the existing roof, because they didn't want to crane it off of the building when we started the job I had no choice but to wrap the curb and apply water block around the outer perimeter of the unit. It was however leaking where the water block was applied, the only reason I can think of why that happened was because it rained before the water block had fully dried. I did tell the client that all I can do to fix the issue is put more water block around it and if the problem persists that we will have to crane off the unit. That way I can add another piece of rubber and re-wrap the curb, tucking it underneath the unit which is how we would normally do it on any new curb. They are aware of this problem but they haven't decided how they are going to deal with it yet. Other than that everything else is sealed up and good to go.
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Since the client did not want the large AC unit craned off the roof, our technician had to wrap the curb and apply water block around the unit.
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We started the process by wrapping over the curb that the units were sitting on.
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Once curbed, an EPDM cover strip was applied around the perimeter of the unit.
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Cover strips were also applied around the wall connections of the building, with emphasis on the corners and seams which intersected with the fixture. Once adhered, water block was applied.
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A run of water block applied over an exposed EPDM pocket on the wall.
  < End Report > CODE: Walley 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.

Edmonton Residential Roof Deck Waterproofing Inspection, July 2011

This client required a quotation for various waterproofing options to fix a leaking deck. Our crew was dispatched to provide an inspection and to determine where the leak was coming from. Inspection, July 27, 2011: I arrived on-site and the client took me to the garage and showed me where water was still dripping down from yesterday’s rain. They have the drywall and insulation stripped in the area where the drain comes down from the flat roof. I set my ladder up on the cross beam that runs across the garage. I was facing the entrance to the house. The floor joist runs just to the right of the roof drain, it is spliced on the cross beam that I had my ladder leaned up against and it appeared to be soaked between the two joists on the splice. The splice and also a very short piece of 2x4 about 2” long appears to be screwed to the deck from above. When I stuck my finger between the 2x4 and the joist it was saturated, this is the area where the water is coming in. It is within a foot from the drain area but the drain or drain pipe itself was not wet at all after running a water hose down it to test it. The client did say that the water does not come through right away when it begins to rain so the leak may not be in the immediate area but I am convinced it is coming from the flat roof. I inspected the shake roof surrounding the flat roof but didn’t find anything that I felt would be the problem.
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The inspection of the drywall and insulation revealed that the entire assembly was saturated with water from leaks.
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The technician's ladder was setup on the crossbeams across the garage. From this view, our technician was able to inspect the floor joist that ran just to the right of the roof drain.
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After inspecting the flat section of the client's roof, the technician could not easily surmise what was causing water ingress.
This report may be updated at a later time. < End Report > CODE: 419 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.

Residential Roof Window Leaks in Edmonton AB, July 2011

Below you will find an assessment and photo journal from the Edmonton roofing repair crew. The client had called in about leaks coming through his roof window caused by a poor installation. The system was only a year old. Work Order, July 10 2011: There is a roof window in my pool area that is leaking. The cedar shakes were replaced, but the problem subsists. Assessment, July 14 2011: Note that  the client had the back side of his roof replaced last year. The problem area was a roof window 40 ft. wide. There is only a three-quarter inch. curb. Instead of building it up with a row of shakes and overlapping the top, the previous roofers tries to flash it. It is now leaking but they will not come back to take care of it. My solution is tearing up three to four rows from the top of the roof window, building it up (BUR) with a row of shakes, flashing over top with valley metal, and sealing it to the curb. 36 in. Ice & Water up from the flashing, and then 18 in. felt will be used for protection. 35 ft. of ridge capping will also be replaced. Quotation, July 14 2011:
  • Remove three to four rows of shakes above the sky window.
  • Install a row of shakes to the full length of the sky window to get the roof up to curb-level.
  • Install flashing from roof deck to curb and seal to curb.
  • Install 36 in. Ice & Water shield from roof deck onto flashing.
  • Reinstall 18 in. roofing felt.
  • Reinstall three to four rows of heavy cedar shakes.
Repair Photos, July 18 2011:
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We began by removing four levels of shake from the sky window.
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The aim of the tear-off was to expose the underlayment.
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Exposed underlayment adjacent to the sky window.
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Flashing was sealed to the curb once the underlayment was exposed.
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Once the flashing was installed, we installed a new ice shield.
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Newly installed shakes over the sky window got the roof up to curb level.
  < End Report > Code: 64 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.