Edmonton Emergency Roof Repair Inspection, November 2012

This client's residential building required emergency repairs to their sloped shingle roof. They had our emergency crew come out to perform an inspection, for which we delivered a quotation afterwards.   Emergency Inspection: November 17, 2012 One of the GRS technicians went on location to inspect damages to the roof and prepare a report that might be used for quotation on the services. They took some photos and notes, confirming that a man-lift will be needed as the building is four storeys tall. The roof is fairly steep, as the photos indicate. photo (19) photo (18) photo (15) photo (16) photo (17)       Quotation Delivered: November 17, 2012 We sent over a quote for emergency repair services, including the required 'extras' such as the man-lift and any materials necessary. This article will be updated if the client elects to continue with the GRS service and book our technicians for repairs.     CODE: 17459 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 Tar and Gravel Roof Recovery, October 2012

This client in Edmonton sought a quote from GRS for the services available to their failing tar and gravel roof system. We returned the quote to them, helped make the best selection for their situation, and followed through with the service. We first heard from this client in mid-September and assessed their property for viable solutions to their problem. We returned our usual quotation to them, which included pricing for temporary repairs, roof recovery, or roof replacement systems. The client was hoping for a single recommendation in terms of viability, as they weren't sure what each solution entailed. We recommended roof recovery via liquid rubber or EPDM system to give the same longevity of a total replacement, but at a lesser cost. The client elected for an EPDM system installation, and we got to scheduling the job. For mid-October, we began clearing space for a waste bin and prepared the site for the technicians to come in for the installation. IMG_8042 IMG_5470 Field Report, October 11 2012: Our crew arrived to the location for 8:30am and worked through to 6:30pm. The bulk of the day was spent removing the on-roof gravel in preparation for the EPDM. Due to the accumulation of ice on the roof, we had to spud it instead to remove the gravel and ice at the same time. The roof is now cleared off and ready to move on to the next phase of the project. 0ct 11 2012 007-Optimized 0ct 11 2012 004-Optimized         0ct 11 2012 005-Optimized0ct 11 2012 006-Optimized 0ct 11 2012 008-Optimized 0ct 11 2012 009-Optimized 0ct 11 2012 010-Optimized 0ct 11 2012 011-Optimized 0ct 11 2012 012 Field Report, October 17 2012: The crew began the EPDM installation for the roof recovery, and had it finished quickly. Below are some in-progress photos and materials used in the job. The metal is yet to be installed, but that should be completed shortly. Materials:
  • 3 rolls of EPDM.
  • 2 Splice Adhesive.
  • 1 Bucket of screws.
  • 1 Bucket of plates.
  • 2 Buckets of primer.
  • 2 Pallets of fiber board.
  • 2 Russ strips.
  • 1 Box of seam tape.
  • 3 Pails of Mulehide bonding adhesive.
  • 8 Roller sleeves.
  • 2 Roller cages.
  • 2 boxes of regular silicone.
  • 1 box of sealant.
photo (53) photo (57) photo (56) photo (55) photo (54) < End Report > CODE: 14014 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.

Flat Roof Repair and Leak Maintenance in Unity SK, September 28 2012

Below you will find a field report and site assessment from our flat roof repair crew in Unity for a commercial client. They responded to a call for leak repair and roof maintenance.
Field Report, September 28 2012:
The client escorted us to the ceiling where leaks were coming from, and then we proceeded to the roof. The roof itself contained four different systems: PVC, BUR, SBS, tar/gravel. The leak in question originated from the BUR & tar/gravel section.
We cleaned all the snow around the drain and checked for possible leaks there as well. It was found that the draining pipe was either too small for the drain or incorrectly installed.
This is probably not a roof problem, so much as it is a plumbing one. We gummed the inside of the drain as a temporary fix and advised the client to contact a plumber.
Site Assessment:
Front awning 8/12 slope metal
  • Wall cladding with improper flashing used
  • No membrane installed
Upper Roof 4/12 slope metal
  • Screws back out from roof back
  • Flashing improperly installed
  • Holes in roof vent flashing
  • Plumb vents not sealed properly
  • No fascia or drip edge flashing used
  • No membrane installed
Back lower roof, restaurant side - 4/12 slope metal
  • Wall to roof flashing installed improperly, 12" high with negative lap
  • Vents not properly installed
  • Low clearance under catwalk and wall to roof by duct and AC unit
  • No membrane installed
Metal roofs
  • Flashing not properly installed
  • Holes in roof vent flashing
  • Plumb vents not sealed properly
  • No membrane installed
Shingle roofs
  • Holes in shingles
  • Granules worn away
  • Cracked/broken shingles
  • Total failure of gutter system
Back east roof torch-on or APP 2/12 slope
  • System failure
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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.

Residential Premium Roof Shingle Installation in Edmonton AB, August to September 2012

Below you will find a series of field reports, correspondence and photos of a premium shingle installation for a residential client (duplex) in Edmonton, Alberta. We have also provided notes by our project manager about our proprietary weatherproofing technology. Edmonton Roof Shingle Replacement August 2 2012: We received correspondence concerning price structuring  since the work site was a duplex.  Client:
Just for clarity, I will need a quote for my half, including the additional cost to do the entire front if the neighbour does not cover half at the same time. Since there is also ice damming around the duplex as well, I would like you to specify how this will be dealt with. Also include the garage as a separate number so I can identify the cost to the neighbour. Again, thanks for the quick responses. I am impressed with the turnaround so far.
Our response:
I will provide you with two separate quotes: one for your half of the duplex and garage, as well as one for the total of the duplex and garage. As for your concerns with ice damming; Ice dams are created when water runs down a sloped roof and runs into a blockage of ice. As it begins to freeze, the ice block then grows up-slope or up your roof. This is commonly found at the gutter area, hence the reason local building codes are starting to call for Ice & Water Shield Underlayment at the eaves (at minimum). Roof underlayment needs to be installed as "monolithic" as possible, have as much elasticity as possible, and be installed so there are no negative laps (due to incorrect installation of membrane connections). If your roofing installer used Ice & Water and used it properly, your roof can then leak at shingle-level and that moisture will never enter your roofing system, or to the sheathing itself. Sadly, many roofing companies or installers do not understand what a negative lap is, or know about monolithic installations of an underlayment/membrane, so this is not always a solution. Local building codes are now typically asking for, at the very least, Ice & Water to the eave up the slope of the roof to a minimum of 36 in. and in the roof valleys. Some roofers do not know or simply ignore the code. We use peel and stick underlay extensively at all openings and at every eave edge and valley. Our callbacks as a result of these advanced products and our proprietary specification detail are very near 0%.
Quotation, September 15 2012:
LUMP SUM SLOPED ROOF REPLACEMENT “Whole Duplex” Remove Roofing. Dispose. Apply New Roofing per Exclusive GRS Specifications. (Many alternate shingles available from manufacturers for each category above) Turn Key Pricing Includes New Roofing Applied to Exclusive GRS Specs. PLUS ; Attic Ventilation Assessment and Venting Correction as Required | High Profile Shingle Cap | Premium 44” Ice and Water Protection: Eaves, Valleys, Neck Tie Roof Openings (Vents, Plumbing, Skylights, etc) | Colored Flashings: Drip Edge, Gable Edge, Valley, Vents, Walls, etc | Complete Wrap of Roof Underlayment | Storm Nailing and Storm Installation | Premium Caulking: Under Vents, Exposed Nails, Valleys, etc | Remove Nails | Replacement of Rotted Roof Sheathing (to 100 sq ft)
GRS Installation Specifications - System Application Reference Online Links: http://www.grscanadainc.com/Pitched_Roofing.htmlhttps://www.grscanadainc.com/Roof_Shingles_Materials.htmlhttps://www.grscanadainc.com/Roof_Shingles_Types.html http://www.grscanadainc.com/Roofing_Installation_Method.html http://www.grscanadainc.com/Roofing_Installers.html   Warranty: Manufacturer Warranty as Applicable (limited lifetime on most shingles) Workmanship Guarantee: GRS Lifetime Unconditional Workmanship Guarantee. Technical Service: 24 Hour - 7 Day – 365 Day Per Year Technical Service. Credentials: Licensed, Registered, BBB, Certified, WCB Registered, 5,000,000.00 Liability Insurance, ISNetworld Registered, Safety Exceeds Provincial Standard. Work Duration: TBD Availability: TBD
Field Report, September 25 2012: Old shingle system was ripped off and we cleaned the roof. New drip edges and shingles were then installed, as well as waterproofing them. 80% of the job has been completed. We are currently waiting for blend shingles, roof jacks, drip edges, and coil roof nails. This site should be done tomorrow.
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Old shingles
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Bare sloped roof
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Underlayment application
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Underlayment continues
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Valley underlayment
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Another valley view
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Newly installed shingles
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Completed shingling
  < End Report > Code: 83 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 Roof Parapet Flashing Installation, September 2012

This client requested a quotation for replacement cap flashing at their residential building in Edmonton. We provided the quote in late September and carried out the work in short order. They returned to us in November for further work, which we were happy to assist with. Inquiry Received: September 25 2012: We first heard from this client when they requested cap flashing done on their building. The day after we delivered a quote, we sent out one of our crew members to take exact measurements and order the metal flashing. We carried out the first part of the flashing installation, but with the building’s roof incomplete at the time, we could not do 100% of the initial scope. Field Report, November 6 2012: The GRS team returned to the site to finish the cap flashing that was originally requested, now that the roof is finished and ready for the installation. We installed 170ft of flashing as per request, and completed the job in a single day. IMG_6216 IMG_9271 photo (14) photo (15) photo (16) photo (17) photo (18) photo (19) photo (20) photo (21) photo (22) photo (23) photo (24) photo (25) < End Report > CODE: 1350. Article topics: Edmonton Roof Flashing, Parapet Metal Cap Flashing, Multi-Family Condominium, New Construction.   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.

Roof Soffit and Fascia Repair Edmonton AB, September 18 2012

Below you will find a scope of work, materials list, and field report  by our Edmonton roofing repair crew for a soffict and fascia repair at a commercial client's building.  Scope of Work
  • Roofing (flat, metal, slope).
  • Roof inspection.
  • Exteriors (siding, soffit, fasia).
  • Carpentry.
  • Sheet metal (flashing).
Materials
  • Metal fascia with lettering, per client specification.
  • Plywood.
  • Circular saw.
  • Metal for cap flashing.
Field Report, September 18 2012: We removed the damage fascia, soffit, and cap flashing. A new plywood soffit was cut and re-installed, as well as a fascia with new company lettering. The cap flashing was then added again for weather proofing. As well, we painted the plywood soffit white to match the existing colour, and painted the rest of the siding red. We are still waiting on the client's decision on whether he would like another coat of paint.
Awaiting client approval
Awaiting client approval
  < End Report > Code: 99 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 Liquid Rubber Roof Replacement, September 2012

This commercial client had various water leak issues on his rooftop including water ponding which had damaged the membrane. The roof was a candidate for the replacement or recovery option and the client decided to go ahead with a full liquid rubber replacement. After two inspections the following emails were sent between our project manager (italicized) and the client:
Good afternoon,
After our second and more thorough inspection, GRS feels it would be in your best interest to do a Full Roof replacement over Recovery.
A Recovery (retro-fit, overlay, re-covering) involves covering an existing flat roofing system with a new roof membrane. This process requires removal of all wet, damaged, or deteriorating roof insulation prior to the new roof being installed.
The main concern with a Recovery System is that your roof is currently leaking and the large amount of ponding water. This means the roof membrane may be totally damaged and a Full Roof replacement will suit you best.
In addition, when the current roof membrane has been saturated 30% or more we typically suggest a full roof replacement.
After our second inspection, we estimate that the roof is most likely saturated at around 15%.
At this level of saturation we can still proceed with a recovery system, however if we miss any insulation that is saturated, with the Liquid Rubber Recovery over top it creates condensation and the Liquid Rubber will bubble and possibly crack. If you decide to do a recovery system, we may have to come back for a few repairs meaning you may have future leaks. In the end it is more of a on-going problem for you and us. These visits will be free of charge as our recovery systems warranty applies.
For full roof replacement we still encourage our 4 ply Engineered Liquid Rubber System as we have had the most success with the product.
Today, customers trust significant roof asset management, repairs, and projects to GRS which include some of the largest commercial and industrial roofs in the world.
What sets us apart is an industry leading Lifetime Workmanship Guarantee and our commitment to core values. Old-fashioned hard work, customer service and honesty, customer education, superior property stewardship, an unwavering position toward safe work, and a passion for pinnacle roof craftsmanship are examples of values we hold. These build trust with customers, a strong company culture, and great character in roofers who enjoy a job well done. Any further questions or concerns I will assist you as you require.
 Thanks for the Consideration! Greatly Appreciated.
 General Roofing Systems.
Hi, I guess we need to proceed with a roof replacement with liquid rubber. Is this possible this year? Thank you.
Good morning, The 4 Ply Liquid Rubber Roof Replacement is strongly recommended. Great choice, the Liquid Rubber Roof is our most successful membrane.
We can complete this roof this year. Do you have any other questions? If you decide to carry through with this scope of work I will compile a work order for you to sign. Thanks for the consideration.
Initial condition of the rooftop: 1 2 3 4
Plumber's Report: Friday we had a plumber and mechanical technician attend the site to disconnect and move AC units and to lower the drain for adequate drainage of the roof.
The plumber informed me that the acting drain on your roof was actually the main vent for all your plumbing and could not be used as a drain as this does not adhere to the current building code. There is going to have to be a new drain installed on your roof to bring the roof up to code. We can finish the roof and install the drain once we are complete or at a later date but this leaves your roof without adequate drainage and could potentially create large problems. If you would like us to proceed I will get a quote from the plumber and a change order will have to be processed outlining the costs and will have to be approved and signed by you prior to the drain being installed. Our Journeyman red-seal roofer has informed me that upon the event of a flash flood/torrential downpour water will inevitably reach the flashing level and at this point water will seep into the roof system, causing the roof to fail. Thank you.
Roof Report, September 13, 2012:
  • Ripped off roof and cleaned it.
  • Removed skylight and put it back on again after taking off the sheet metal and flashing.
  • We put plastic cement around the vents.
  • Put on ice and water shield.
  • Job will be 100 percent done in another 2 days roughly.
Today a safety officer showed up at the job site and asked for the safety documents. Mike was there and he handled the situation very well, The safety officer asked us to install hooks to the roof for each person who is going to be working on the roof. We did what he asked for and he inspected to see if it was done proper. We were given the okay to carry on with the job. Roof Report, September 16, 2012: Materials dropped off on site in the morning and half of the ISO was already removed. After lunch all of the ISO had been removed and the crew was beginning to install the fiber board. Once half of the fiber board is down, one of the crew members will begin laying fabric. We should be at the spraying point by 4 or 5pm today. If the LR install is complete tonight the only thing remaining will be the re-connection of the AC units and the duct work. The new drain is to be put in on Monday pending the customers decision. A second coat may also be applied if necessary.
  • Laid and mechanically fastened ISO to entire roof area 5 screw and plates per 4'x4' sheet.
  • Coated ISO and backside of fiber board with liquid rubber for installation.
  • Installing fabric with rolled on LR (fabric 80%).
  • Patched holes in field temporarily with fabric and highbuild 200.
  • Attempted to spray but ran out of daylight.
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Roof Report, September 17, 2012:
  • Finished 20% of fabric and rolled on LR.
  • We put high-build and mesh underneath flashing.
  • We put fabric and high-build around curbs.
  • LR coating on the entire roof.
  • Installed plumbing vents and roof jacks.
AC units and electrical are not connected. Plumber will be on site tomorrow to do the plumbing part. HVAC is not connected (duct not hooked back up). photo (1)photo (3)photo (4)photo (5)photo (6)photo (7)photo (8)photo (9)photo (10)photo (11) Extra Costs (associated with AC units): Our project manager sent the following email to the client:
Hi, I am writing this email to inform you of extra costs incurred on the project. Due to the age and positioning of the AC units on the roof they had to be completely disconnected and moved to install the roof system properly. Also while our mechanical contractors were on site disconnecting the AC and electrical, they requested they lower the drain on your roof to allow for adequate drainage. The plumber informed us the drain in current use was not a drain at all but the main vent for the plumbing of the building. Vents being used as drains is no longer accepted and is contrary to current building codes. This being said to bring the roof up to code and to be able to put the roof under warranty the drain simply had to be installed. I will get a change order for the additional costs sent over from our office for you to sign and send back, just sending this email as a courtesy to explain the extras so you don't feel in the dark. Thank You.
Roof Report, September 18, 2012:  
  • AC units connected and placed in original position.
  • Proper roof drain was installed.
  • Perimeter cant was brushed with highbuild 200 and meshed.
  • Entire roof was coated with brushed on LR.
  • AC units duct work reconnected.
  • Temporary anchor screws were siliconed and left as there was no drill on site.
 
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< End Report > CODE: 13030 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.

St. Albert Garage Flat Roof Replacement, September 2012

This residential client required a flat roof replacement for their single car garage because the roof was leaking. A GRS crew was dispatched to replace the roof and ensure the leaking issue was resolved. Roof Report, September 6, 2012:
  • Removed old roof.
  • Removed the old rotten deck.
  • Joined new joists against old ones.
  • Took out insulation.
  • Removed rotten wall along backside.
  • Took off old caps to be replaced with new ones.
  • Nailed down the new deck.
  • Built up the parapets.
  • Cleaned up site.
  • Laid down tarp and waterproofed the roof.
photo(1) photo(2) photo(3) photo(4) Roof Report, September 8, 2012:
  • Bracing on joists completed.
  • Vapour barrier and fiber board laid on roof.
  • Decking completed on the back wall.
  • Fiber board fastened into place
  • Roll on scrim applied to the roof.
  • Parapets and the entire roof done with roll on.
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  • Shoveled snow.
  • Prepped work site.
  • Unloaded material.
We spoke with the client and they are happy with what’s going to be done for the scope of work. We received the key for the garage (stored material inside). The siding and metal are going to be one full long day of work. Inside the garage all of the joists are uneven and must be cut with a skill saw then sanded in a few places. Tools must also be cleaned. We told the home owner that we will fix the drain. photo (10) photo (11) photo (12) photo (13) photo (14) Roof Report, November 26, 2012:
  • Removed rotten wood.
  • Started framing.
  • Shoveled snow.
  • Installed J-channel.
  • Picked up material for site.
We talked to the client and he was happy with the work done so far. He asked if it’s possible for us to order the rest of siding. We still have a lot of work to do ripping the wood and finishing prep. It is going to take 2 days for us to finish. photo(1) photo(3) photo(4) photo(5) photo(6) photo(7) photo(8) photo(9) photo(11) photo(12) photo(13) photo(14) photo Roof Report, November 27, 2012: Today we ripped off the old plywood and installed the J-trim. The plywood under the siding must be replaced because it is rotten. We agreed to install the siding and soffit but the plywood under is rotten and we are not able to nail into it. We spoke with the client today and explained to him that we are going to be getting a quote for the extra work to be done (as well as the cost of the new plywood). He replied that he is okay with it and he is ready to sign for it when the quote is prepared. photo(22) photo(23) photo(24) photo(25) photo(26) photo(27) Roof Report, December 20, 2012:
  • Framed garage.
  • Installed plywood and 2x4.
We didn’t have any metal tools to cut the J-trim soffit and fascia, and the compressor broke down on us which slowed down the job process. None of the siding was delivered today so we worked on the framing and installing plywood. We are also waiting to get an electrician to fix some electrical before we cover it with plywood and siding. I talked to the client and he said he is going to be taking care of it tomorrow. We are going back tomorrow first thing in the morning to finish framing and siding. photo(1) photo(3) photo(5) photo(6) photo(9) photo(10) Roof Report, December 21, 2012:
  • Finished framing.
  • Made sure it’s water proofed.
  • Installed soffit and fascia.
It was -24 with the wind chill today, we had a hard time using the compressor and the nail gun as they kept freezing on us. That is why we had to do framing manually which slowed down the process of work. I spoke to our project manager and explained that we finished a few things but the weather is not in our favour and is slowing us down. He advised to stop for the day as it is much too cold to work outside and advised us to talk to the client to explain the situation. I went and spoke to the client and he understands completely. I told him we are going to be back to finish his garage when it’s warmer. The client does not mind us coming back later on to finish. photo(11) photo(19) photo(20) photo(21) photo(22) photo(23) photo(24) photo(25) photo(26) Roof Report, December 29, 2012:
  • Finished installing soffit and fascia.
  • Installed all siding.
  • Cleaned tools to client's satisfaction.
  • Cleaned garage.
  • Cleaned outside of the garage.
  • Shoveled snow off of the roof.
Today we finished installing all siding, soffit and fascia. We also cleaned the garage and outside garage, as well as the client's tools. The bin is now ready to be picked up. photo(1) photo(2) photo(3) photo(4) photo(5) photo(6) photo(7) photo(8) < End Report > CODE: 10 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 Industrial Flat Roof Replacement, September 2012

This industrial client required a full flat roof replacement with additional work attached to the project. This included painting of vents and painting of the frames that run the perimeter of the building.  Roof Report, September 18, 2012: The crew arrived and began removing the gravel from the rooftop as well as loading the materials into the site area. photo (12) photo (13) photo (14) photo (15) photo (16) photo (17) photo (18) photo (19) Roof Report, September 19, 2012: The crew returned the next day and tore off an area 16 square ft. wide. They then cleaned the roof and covered it ensuring that everything was water proof. photo (27) photo (28) photo (30) photo (31) photo (32) photo (33) photo (36) photo (37) photo (38) photo (39) Roof Report, November 6, 2012: The crew attended the site and installed all of the flashing while also removing any unwanted metal from the rooftop.
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  The client reached out to us regarding the time line of the roof membrane installation. The following emails are between our project manager (italicized) and the client: Are we planning to attempt something tomorrow?  Need to give status of repair job plans by 8AM as they will be bugging me again.  Just to recap they will be asking for more detail on repair job as time stretches on and more detail on backup plans if weather stays cool and wet until snow falls.
Hi, To complete the roof membrane portion we require the roof to be dry on top for at least 24 hours. As such, the weather will determine what day that occurs. Based on the forecast our scheduling is for this Wednesday or Thursday. If for some reason we cannot accomplish this task before freeze up then we will hoard. However, in all our experience with this product we have never had to, we have always, every year completed all scheduled sites before freeze up. The material can be applied to - 10 celcius which gives us ample time. After we have completed the last coat we then have to do metal which can be done in any temperature. When we consulted the manufacturer about the recent moisture after spraying it was made evident that there were a few isolated areas that did not have time to cure and of course moisture penetrated. Also we were advised that any existing moisture in the system would manifest in the form of a blister. If no blisters are present after completion we are good to go. If present, we cut that section out and replace. Thanks.
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Sherwood Park Commercial Roof Liquid Rubber Installation, September 2012

This commercial client required a liquid rubber installation to prevent further moisture from entering the building. An acrylic top coat was also to be applied over the liquid rubber installation. Inspection: Very difficult to pinpoint where the moisture is entering, however it appears to coming in at a number of areas. The metal roofing has a number of maintenance and sheet metal issues but the inherent expansion and contraction also likely causes issue. This roof leaks after the snow melts and heavy rainfalls. Roof is approximately 25 years old, could use a metal roof replacement but the Engineered Liquid Rubber coating will stop the roof from leaking for many years. Project Manager Notes:
This roof structure is a candidate for either a repair-maintenance program or an engineered coating and does not have to be replaced. I would not recommend an elastomeric coating or the SPF Spray Foam as the acrylic and EPDM covering options do not last well in Calgary climate, but liquid rubber performs well in our climate. Generally speaking, metal roof systems are constant aggravating roof structures. Industrial metal roof systems have a deficient design - they are water-shedding and not water-proofing coverings. Metal expands and contracts more than any other roofing material. Metal roofs tend to leak from expansion and contraction and ice / snow loads. Leaks are intermittent at seams, penetrations (stacks, etc.), fasteners (fastener holes get larger with expansion and contraction), around the perimeter as ice back-ups at gutters and then under eave, and at joints between roof and wall connections. Metal rust / corrosion may start at places, the seams and fasteners are vulnerable from expansion / contraction and snow loads, and any traditional caulking or coating won’t last more than a few seasons at best. Remedies are either spot repairs-maintenance with caulking or more extensive maintenance which involves engineered coatings. Our recommendation is a high end engineered liquid rubber polymer coating that carries a 10 Year Manufacturer Warranty and has option for maintenance contracts for extended warranty. General Roofing is considered a pioneer and leader in engineered roof coatings; (www.liquidrubber.ca, https://www.grscanadainc.com/Roof_Coatings.html, https://www.grscanadainc.com/Liquid_Rubber.html). We have significant liquid rubber operations specifically serving industrial facilities with low slope metal roofs. Our clients include companies such as Imperial Oil, Shell Oil, Telus, Fortis, Toran Power, National Oil Well Varco (NOV), Teck Resources, and many more. (https://www.grscanadainc.com/Project_Portfolio.html). In this instance, we recommend a 2 Ply System engineered liquid rubber coat to complete metal roofing, fastener replacement as required, sheet metal repair as required to-achieve a water-tight state. Typically this is even more successful than a full metal roof replacement. A recent project with photos can be found at; http://generalroofingsystemscanadainc.blogspot.ca/2012/05/roof-repair-liquid-rubber-metal-roof.html
1 2 Tomorrow we are ready to spray acrylic and will complete the scope (weather pending). The trailer is being left on site as it is a secure lot, temperature will be going down to zero tonight so all combustibles have been removed from trailer and a heater placed inside to maintain temperature of LR.
  • Pressure washed roof.
  • Poly'd enter building and tarped the trailer.
  • Applied 2 coats of Metal Safe LR to roof.
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Approximately 6 hrs for two guys work remains if we can get a sprayer that actually works without getting clogged.
  • Re-applied poly that had partially come down.
  • Cleaned out trough of all mud from pressure washing.
  • Rinsed all salt off of the surface of the LR.
  • Began spraying acrylic.
  • Applied one coat of acrylic to 25% of roof.
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< End Report > CODE: 2260 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.