Edmonton Roof Repair and Siding Install, May 2012

This report follows a major siding installation and some additional torch-on roof repairs. Our crew was dispatched to complete the work and their progress is documented below. Roof Report, May 15, 2012: We built the roof up with ISO board which required lots of little cuts because when the roof was cut open they didn't cut it straight. We used 3.3 inch board and had to build it up 8 inches which was a time consuming task.
One crew member torched in a gum cup and I did two hours of fire-watch afterwards. We placed FR board on top and then screwed all of the FR board down with 10 inch screws and piranha plates. Peel and stick was applied up the wall about half way down the roof, except under the stairs because they were ripping them out next day. By then it was 7:30 pm and was too late to try to torch any caps.
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Roof Report, May 22, 2012: Arrived on site at 8:00 A.M and had a toolbox meeting with all crew members present, they signed all applicable documents. We inspected the siding job and the rigid insulation was complete but some Tyvek insulation had blown off. A crew member left to gather starter strip and hammer tacker. We were able to put up half of the lower section of the siding.
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We also got some caulking to seal the edges below the window and in the flashing. We then worked on the angled area on the West side of the roof. We took a break from that and started laying starter strip on the upper section of wall above the sloped roof. We then continued laying panels and covered the section. At this point we decided to begin clean up and finish up for the day. Roof Report, May 27, 2012: We arrived on site and continued placing siding until one in the afternoon.  There are only about 10 panels to lay until we're done and we intend to finish by Monday morning. The soffit and fascia will still need to be installed.
Roof Report, May 30, 2012: We have almost completed the project, there are only a few touch-ups and some clean up left to do.
The final tasks are to fill in the last two pieces of soffit, seal up the flashing on the East side of the wall, dismantle scaffolding, seal in the windows with caulking, and replace a single vertical strip around the corner on the West side of the wall.
Completion Report, May 30, 2012: We removed the old siding and replaced a few panels of rigid foam insulation before beginning.  We installed the trim and flashing.  We added an additional ledge to the flashing that goes over the J-channel as per the owners request. We installed the siding itself, as well as the soffit and fascia on the lower section.  It did not look like the soffit and fascia on the upper section needed to be switched out. Replacement of that soffit and fascia would require removing flashing that extends to the opposite side of the roof. We then caulked the areas where it appeared water may be able to enter, and replaced the missing piece that was around the corner on the East facing wall.  It took about 8 days to complete the job under mostly good conditions. Wrong material selection and rain slowed us down a bit in the beginning. We cleaned the site of everything we used before leaving. < End Report > CODE: 8310 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 Multi-Family Flat Roof Replacement, May 2012

This client required a full flat roof replacement due to water leaking into the roof penetrations of this vintage roof. Drain openings are also clogged with liquid tar which had pooled on the roof in the past. Amateur repairs had been conducted previously however a proper roof replacement is needed. Inspection, April 22, 2012: The client reported that this is a 1968 building with the original roof still attached. The building currently has many leaks. This roof is rectangular in shape and measures at 53' X 67'.  Upon inspection this roof must be replaced immediately. Amateur repairs have been attempted, but have left the roof in desperate shape. On the south east corner of the building there is a pool of liquid tar. It is pouring into a penetration in the roof that was likely once a drain or plumbing vent. Tar has now clogged that opening. Drains have deteriorated to a non-functional stage. At some point a torch down repair was attempted, however it now appears water is getting underneath it and spreading throughout. The rear parking lot should leave ample space for bins and equipment. Materials Required:
  • 50 2x4's (12 ft. long).
  • 45 sheets of plywood 4x8 x 1/4 inch.
  • 6 bags of bat insulation (r value 20).
  • 1 box of 3" wood screws.
  • 1 bag of roller sleeves.
  • Iso 4x4 @ 2"  lifts.
  • Fiber board 4x4 @ 1/2" (250 sheets).
  • 1 box of  1/2" roofing nails.
  • 2 pails of hex plates.
  • 10 rolls of non perforated felt.
  • 6 rolls of armour bond flash (peel and stick).
  • 12 pack of quick dry primer (asphalt).
  • 4 rolls of fabric 6".
  • Ardon hoses.
  • 3 barrels of liquid rubber.
  • 2 pails brush grade.
    Roof Report, May 26, 2012:
Arrived on site and started ripping the old roof off. Once the roof was close to being cleaned off, two crew members started building walls. Wall frames were all put together and the roof was cleaned and prepared. We put all of the finished walls on the roof and then had lunch.
After we laid and fastened the iso, then the slope package with fiber board was fastened to that. There were high winds so we didn't spray, but we rolled on liquid rubber (embedded the mesh in it and rolled on over top of that).
Additional Scope, May 28, 2012: The following emails between our project manager (italicized) and the project coordinator show the discovery of a new issue related to joists:
The crew just called me from subject site. They have torn off the rotted sheathing and found 5 of the 2x4 joists rotted beyond use. What is the protocol here? Do we need to call an engineer? Can we sandwich the rotted joists with new 2x4's (assuming there is anything left to nail to)? If we need an engineer is there someone we use?
Joists can be spliced on either side with simple spikes. However, I need to see photos and need measurements (span of splice) to ascertain the next step of execution. Ultimately the splicing is typically a sister joist attached to either side for full length simply nailed together (unless laminated beams which require bolts). You will need approval in writing for the scope they prefer, waiving of our responsibility to their preferred scope, and the agreement to change order costs which cannot be ascertained until I see detailed photos. Thanks.
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Saw there was rotted wood so we laid paper and iso/slope package up until the rotted wood. Went to Consolidated and Totem to get some lumber and other materials We brought all of the rubber right to the rotted areas. By the time we got the go ahead to fix the rotted area it was too late to start the repair (we had rain in the forecast).
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Roof Report, May 31, 2012:
Arrived on site and offloaded all materials and tools on roof. Then we set the sprayer up and sprayed our 1st coat. We let that cure and then sprayed a 2nd coat. After this we brushed the rubber on the canopies.
Roof Report, June 12, 2012:  
Today I measured the cap flashing for the roof and noted some roofing material and wood still on site from the roofers. There is loose fascia and missing fascia. All plumbing vents still require caulking where the neoprene rubber meets the aluminum.
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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.

Sherwood Park Residential Roof Leak Warranty Repair, May 2012

The GRS team installed an EPDM roof for this client the previous year. The client informed that there was water coming through a vent in the washroom and requested a warranty service repair. This is a follow-up report for a project completed the previous year. You can find the original article here. The following email was sent by our project manager to the crew member who would be attending the warranty repair call:
Good morning, We installed this EPDM overlay for the client last fall. It was a good install. My thinking is that it is condensation as he has an original home and it was having condensation issues last fall when we did the install also. If it is condensation, you may want to design a roof vent lay-out for him to get the roof venting. The important part is to be sure that there is at least one vent for each air space and you have some form of soffit intake. He is doing his siding also, and with his roof and soffit overhang design we may have to drill holes in the side of the vertical. HOWEVER, if there is no intake and we would have to start that process, he would require a Building Envelope consultant to draft a scope of work for us to follow. If it is only adding roof vents and not drilling holes in to his vertical outside wall then there is no need for a consultant. It could just be a leak too, but I doubt it. He may have shoveled a rip in the EPDM also, who knows. Also of note, with all his other remediation (mold, siding, etc) you never know what's been done. If it looks like we are going to be adding a number of vents, then we may not want to charge him for this service (assuming the leak isn't our fault) and just make it back up on the vent installs. If we are quoting vents etc, that quote would come from me based on our inspection. Thanks
Roof Report, March 20, 2012:
We arrived on site and met the owner, he said his wife noticed a leak in the bathroom ceiling fan late the week prior.  When we inspected the area suspected, we found 5” to 6” of ice around the protrusion (bathroom ceiling fan) and along the entire parapet wall. As to not do further damage to the EPDM membrane by removing the ice, we decided not to shovel away the ice and snow.  However we tried lifting the edges of the ice to remove what we could. This did not make enough difference to do a repair if needed. While doing this, we did notice that we could lift the cap off the bathroom fan vent. After doing this we noticed water pooled on the membrane over the insulation. We removed the wet insulation and packed it with dry insulation that the client had on hand, nailed and caulked the membrane in to place, and caulked the inside as well as the outside of the cap itself. We also caulked the neighbouring cap even though there was no suspected leak from it. The customer did mention during conversation that we are supposed to conduct a moisture test some time this summer.
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(this client needed a final repair done two years after the warranty service). This roof is in good shape. Seam tape and seam sealants are in place on all laps and detail. However the roof is missing parapet metal caps. Some of the membrane is temporary held down by clamps but can still allow water to enter the system. One of the seven scuppers has a patch that is fish mouthing which is enabling leaks. All other scuppers were sealed. The leak in question above the bathroom was a rip in the membrane beside the plumbing stack. Reason for the rip looks like an ice pick may have penetrated membrane. Membrane ripped below window metal flashing in corner joining into parapet.
 Roof Report, March 16, 2014:
  • Repaired 1 rip beside plumbing stack.
  • Repaired 1 patch fishmouthing beside scupper.
  • Repaired one rip on wall under a window joining to parapets.
  • All repairs were achieved using weathered membrane cleaner to remove dirt and dust etc.
  • Primer/ep95/ patch installed then sealed with EPDM seam sealant.
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 < End Report > CODE: 51369 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.