Roof Snow Stop Installation in Edmonton AB, February 2012

Below you will find a hazard assessment and initial report from the Edmonton roofing repair crew for an existing residential client. You can find the previous work we did at this location here. Hazard Assessment, February 22 2012:
  • Steep pitch; install ropes and use full PPE
  • Ensure that all jacks and planks are secured due to wind and general weather conditions
  • Be aware that the homeowner has pets which are running free on the property
  • Use controlled drop and lift zones to limit the possibilities of outside parties becoming involved in a dangerous situation
  • Expect long distances when loading materials up the ladder
February 23 2012: After arriving on-site at 7:00 am, we measured and drew up a diagram for a snow stop. We then went to the shop to order a snow stop, but they did not have the correct colour. The client was not so concerned, so long as the colour was relatively close. We then went to repair the skylights in the afternoon and cleaned up. The snow stop will not be ready until tomorrow, so we will have to come back to install it. February 25 2012: We spent the morning shoveling snow from the driveways and made a walking path to where our work site was. Jacks and boards were placed on the bottom rows and stripping began. Some crew members went to the shop to pick up capping and galvanized valleying. Unfortunately the snow stop is not ready yet. More reports and photos coming soon. < End Report > Code: 18610 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 Commercial Flat Roof Repairs, February 2012

This client required repairs to their flat roof, and contracted GRS to carry out the service. We arrived for an investigation and were met with a roof report assessment from a year ago - many of the third-party's investigative findings stand true, and gave us an idea of the scope of work to complete. Inquiry Received: November 15, 2011 The client first called in looking for a quote or estimate on repairs that needed to be carried out on their flat roof system. We scheduled them in for a visit a few days later so that we could perform an investigation on areas needing repair. Investigation: November 17, 2011 We sent a technician out to the job site to investigate the client's identified areas for improvement. They presented a report conducted a year ago (via third party), giving the technician an idea of where to examine. Going up to the roof to double-check all of the locations, it seems like the problem areas still need to be addressed. That concluded the investigative stage, and we prepared to deliver a quotation. Quotation Delivered: November 26, 2011 After reviewing the third-party roofing report and undertaking our own investigation to corroborate their findings, we delivered a quote to the client for their consideration. The scope of the work covered the following (referencing scans from the report):
Add granular to cap sheet affected areas.
Add granular to cap sheet affected areas.
Adhere cap sheet to base sheet at North end of unit.
Adhere cap sheet to base sheet at North end of unit.
Check all seams and bond all failing seams of SBS Modified cap sheet.
Check all seams and bond all failing seams of SBS Modified cap sheet.
Granulated SBS cap adhere to drain lead.
Granulated SBS cap adhere to drain lead.
Fasten metal flashing (if not already repaired).
Fasten metal flashing (if not already repaired).
Fasten metal flashing (if not already repaired).
Fasten metal flashing (if not already repaired).
Apply gum filler to crown box.
Apply gum filler to crown box.
Type IV insulation adhered to sleeper, and sleeper to the gas line.
Type IV insulation adhered to sleeper, and sleeper to the gas line.
Outfit the chimney vent pipe with a storm collar and caulking.
Outfit the chimney vent pipe with a storm collar and caulking.
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Clear the vegetation from the drain.
Install insulation and flashing to the curb as required.
Install insulation and flashing to the curb as required.
Install a new drain to alleviate ponding.
Install a new drain to alleviate ponding.
  Roof Report: February 23, 2012 The team arrived on site to work on the problem areas of the roof. One of the client's employees showed them the roof access hatch and left to continue with their work. The equipment was loaded onto the roof; safety equipment was checked and fully functional. One of the team members got to working on topping up the gum cups (five in total). The other member used their torching trowel to check all of the seams on the upper level. They are in good condition, as is the metal flashing. With that inspection carried out, the team departed the site briefly to procure some materials (storm collar, caulking, etc.). They returned to install the storm collar and seal it with caulking, then moved on to the lower section of the roof. One of the crew cleared the drain of debris, but snow, ice, and water build-up on the lower roof prevented further progress. This site will have to be revisited once the lower roof is dry and the weather is cooperating. Edmonton 023 Edmonton 022 Edmonton 021 Edmonton 020 Edmonton 019 Edmonton 018 Edmonton 017 Edmonton 016 Edmonton 015 Edmonton 014 Edmonton 013 Edmonton 012 Edmonton 011 Edmonton 010 Edmonton 009 Edmonton 008 Edmonton 007 Edmonton 006 Edmonton 005 Edmonton 004 Edmonton 003 Edmonton 002 Edmonton 001     CODE: 10425 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.

Spruce Grove Industrial Roof Inspection, February 2012

This client in Spruce Grove, Alberta required an inspection for their industrial rooftop. The client needed options for a full roof replacement. This report outlines the initial inspection of the site. Inspection, February 14, 2012: All of the sloped sections on the rear of the building are 3/12 pitch, one has shingles and the other 3 have rolled roofing. None are properly flashed (steps, wall flashing), and they have mastic at the transitions. The one lower section has no siding and the OSB board is exposed to the elements. You can tell the wood is worn due to the weather. This roof is leaking and the insulation is wet where they do have it. I would expect there to be substantial wood rot. All sections will need to be re-insulated underneath. Standstone roof inspection 001 Standstone roof inspection 002 Standstone roof inspection 003 Standstone roof inspection 004 Standstone roof inspection 009 Standstone roof inspection 011
The curb here is built over the south parapet and has many flaws (exposed plywood, sitting on a gas line boot, pipes going through that aren't properly sealed). The metal flashing is sealed with duct tape, wires are going through metal with no sealant, plus storm collars that aren't caulked. We have loose metal on the parapet and against the wall. This appears to be ready to come off in a stiff breeze.
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Plywood is splitting and is not covered with ballast at the transition. There is a hump in the roof, not a blister. This runs east/west approximately every 15', this has to be on a structural beam. Drain cover caps are broken and the A/C unit is sitting on rotten wood. Three gum boxes need filling. There is a serious crack in the lower roof which appears to go right through to the deck.
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CODE: 45 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.

Repair + Experts + Technology = Real-Time Roofing Solutions

General Roofing Systems Canada provides all roofing services throughout Canada. Roof Services are completed in the following cities; Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Lloydminster, Saskatoon, Regina, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Canmore, Banff, Cranbrook, Kelowna, Vancouver, Whistler, Winnipeg, Toronto and points between. British Columbia. Alberta. Saskatchewan. Manitoba. Ontario GRS Launches Roof Repair Articles at Local Level Through-Out Western Canada - And the GRS Roofers are the Contributors!  13:56 (MST) Feb 10, 2012, General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)
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The Edmonton region is to be the first of a series of local roof repair blogs that GRS is  launching This Month GRS delivers Roof and Emergency Roof Repair Services to the Edmonton area. providing services such as: Commercial, Residential, and Industrial Repairs to Flat, Metal, and Pitched Roofing, installing Shingles, Tile, Slate, Shakes, Rubber, Metal, and more. This week, General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS) launched the first of what are a series of local roof repair articles. What makes the articles the most unique is the factor of the articles being submitted from the roofers themselvesWhen asked, the GRS roof repair managers had these comments:
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Metal and Flat Roof Repair
When General Roofing Systems first started this process a few years ago (with a main roofing article blog), management would select roofers  randomly to write and post articles covering various roof repair problems and solutions they would encounter while working in the field. In fact, every crew is required to provide daily reports from mobile offices in the crew trucks. These roof inspection, repair, and maintenance reports were actually the original inspiration behind the articles being posted to a blog. "The process of our roofers reporting from the field was already in our policy.  Now it is just a daily part of the job, the same as checking in and out of a work site each day." "Our customers would always comment about the articles in meetings, it was a great way for us to know that they were a success and helped  us to continue with the articles."
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  "The home-owners, commercial property owners, and industrial facility managers  are able to find information that assists them with specific problems they are experiencing  with their roofs. I think it's only obvious that the local roof repair articles are even more of an advantage to our customers than our main roofing blog would be due to local weather issues and advisories such as warnings against  hail and snow." We learned this from the  recent articles on the wind storms in Calgary that blew the shingles off thousands of roofs, or the roof collapses last winter in Edmonton when we had upwards to sixty workers shoveling snow off roofs at a time.  Or in cases such as the troubles the Vancouver area had with several  metal and flat roof repairs. It is a great service to our customers to be able to provide instant access to solutions  for when disaster strikes. Our customers are then able to have access to several links that connect them automatically to the  Emergency Roof Repair knowledge and a real-time on-site response. "From what I understand, we become the published authors and our customers will be able to contact us direct from the articles either online, by direct call to the crew truck, or as required in person, all at the local immediate level. I think our customers will really find this be a great benefit." 
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An Alberta Crew Reporting on Internet From Crew Truck
In summary, GRS customers  will now have direct access to articles, photos, videos of roof repair problems (and solutions). They will be able to visit with  senior roof repair technicians at a local level either on-line or in person , to solvarious roofing problems. It puts the contributor at a local level, providing real time and being that the contributor to the roof repair article is the actual roofer doing the repair, the service is then that much more accurate and personal. The contributors of the articles are required to send information to the repair blog and are responsible for responding quick and efficient responses to all home/business owner inquiries. The Edmonton chapter of our blog is only the beginning, we hope to branch out to all areas and keep providing assistance in all shapes and forms. Until Next Time,  The Team at GRS CONTACT US: Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. info@grscanadainc.com 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.