Nisku Commercial Roof Inspection, July 2012

This commercial client required options ranging from roof repairs to full replacement. Our project manager provided a quotation with all of the various options that were available. This report briefly outlines the pre-quote inspection. Inspection, July 25, 2012: This is a tar and gravel roof which has plies that are exposed and deteriorating, as well as soft spots throughout the roof. There are multiple buckles and blisters. There are two areas roofed in with SBS Modified Bitumen. The roof over the office is SBS and it has buckles along the complete length of it. I recommend that the roof be replaced or a recovery system be installed. In the event of a recovery, some area may require replacement of insulation. The buckles on the torch-on roof need to be cut and patched. IMG1343250136427 IMG1343250161465 IMG1343250267254 IMG1343250095932 < End Report > CODE: 1609 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.

Evansburg Rooftop Fascia and Downpipe Installation, July 2012

This client in Evansburg, Alberta required the installation of fascia and downpipes on their property. A GRS crew was dispatched to perform the install. This report follows their progress. Roof Report, July 23, 2012: We unpacked the pallet and carried the fascia to roof. Then we installed fascia to 3/4 of the Eastern wall.
We worked in the pouring rain for 5 hours and the drainage is adequate, both sets of drains are placed in the 2 low points of the wall. I will consult another crew member via phone and email tomorrow for the red seal assessment. Due to thunder and lightning creating an unsafe work atmosphere, we were only able to log 5.5 hours toward the project. Roof Report, July 24, 2012: Today we installed the fascia onto 100% of the building. We also installed cap flashing and the box pan covers over the vinyl siding cutouts.
As for whether there are adequate drains or not, we worked on the roof in the pouring rain Monday July 23, 2012 & Tuesday July 24, 2012. The drains kept up with the heavy amounts of rainfall and once the rain stopped the roof was bone dry in an hour. Against the South wall there is a chimney vent in the SE corner that has been torched (after the installation of the metal roof jack), leaving a gap in between the metal flashing and the torch on cap sheet. We will need to purchase and apply MS detail and Grey Granules to fix this problem.
The 2" bow in the wall is all but noticeable after installing the cap & fascia.
Tasks remaining:
  • Install downpipes and rain leaders. 
  • Screw centres above drip on fascia panels with neoprene washer screws (for wind proofing). 
  • Caulk PV's where the aluminum meets the neoprene gasket.
  • Drive to city, purchase MS detail, return to site and apply product.
  • Site cleanup and removal of all remaining material, break down pallet, final go over of site for screws and debris. 
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Nisku Industrial Metal Roof Inspection and Repair, July 2012

Our project manager provided this client with a quotation for various options including complete roof replacement, liquid rubber coating, and temporary repairs. This report outlines an inspection as well as a minor repair that followed. Inspection, July 1, 2012:
This client would like a quote to repair the first aid room. The roof is very poorly shingled and the slope may be too low for shingles. Take note of the large loosely applied flashing in the pictures as this is likely part of the problem. There are several avenues to take but a journeyman should have a look first. The breezeway has no problems. Shop #1 is still leaking. We repaired all penetrations very well. We discussed coating the straight line where the metal overlaps and is bolted together. It is 152' long and we likely will need to use scrim as the opening is quite large in some places. He would also like a quote for maintenance on the north side of the roof on shop #1 (which was not in the scope during the last round). It is 152' x 52'. I think we should quote on the seam where the metal is joined with fasteners at the same time, as he wants that quoted for the south side of that same roof, again 152' long. He would like a snow removal maintenance contract for the winter as well.
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The client was the manager of a multi-building industrial site. The first quote he was seeking was for the shingle roof covering the first aid room.
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The next quotation entailed maintenance on the north side of the roof for the site's first shop. Our technician quoted for the seams where the metal is joined with the fasteners.
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We also provided the details for a snow removal maintenance contract based on the area the roof covered.
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The penetrations between the standing seams had been rusting on the metal roof, with some missing or exposed screws running the length of the assembly.
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One seam where the metal joined with the fastener was significantly damaged. Rust and calcium chloride had caused cracking and small holes.
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Flashing had been loosely applied to the edge of the shingle roof.
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More loosely applied flashing on top of the roof.
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Although some of the exposed screws on the metal roof were previously coated, there were still many remaining to be addressed. Furthermore, the flashing used on the shingle roof had not been custom-fabricated to fit well with the assembly.
Roof Report, May 21, 2014: I met with the client and he showed me where it was leaking. I noticed that the area where the down pipe meets the roof wasn't sealed, so I took it apart and sealed it using LR and water cut off.
I also spotted a few possible leak spots which I fixed just in case they were causing issues.
Material Used:
  • 0.5 of a pail of trowel grade liquid rubber (LR).
  • 0.5 of a pail of roll on LR.
  • 1 tube of water cut off.
    < End Report > CODE: 2103 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 Commercial Flat Roof Leak Repair, July 16 2012

Below you will find a roof report from the Edmonton roofing repair crew. The clients were located in Sherwood Park, complaining about their respective flat roof systems suffering from leaks in a commercial plaza. Quotation, July 12 2012:
  • Repair leaks:
    • Re-caulk AC unit flashing. Apply high build liquid rubber.
    • Reseal gum cups at base and top side of the roof.
Roof Report, July 16 2012: Two stores attached to two separate buildings in this plaza were leaking. The store owners for their respective site showed us the leak source, which were directly below AC units. For the first building, water pooling was evacuated around the gum cup, and then sealed with plastic cement. For the second building, we applied high build liquid rubber, and added another layer of liquid rubber on three sides of the unit. The remaining plastic cement was used on the side facing the other building, where the condensation runoff is located on the AC unit (it was fairly wet).
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The leak source was directly below AC units.
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Signs of spot repairs were evident around the units. In this case, mesh and mastic were applied to the detailing around the base of the unit.
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A closer look showed holes, tears, and cracking in the old repair.
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There had been a missing screw in one portion of the unit's detailing. Although it had been spudded over, it had still been exposed to water entry.
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Water pooling on the second building had to be evacuated around the gum cup. The evacuated area was sealed with plastic cement.
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Standing water on a flat roof may be indicative of deeper problems, such as deficient drainage system or improper pitch.
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We exposed parts of the roof which were suspected to have tears in the structure.
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In this instance, the gravel adjacent to and surrounding the drain was moved to exposed the surface. We inspected for tears, blisters, exposed pockets, and raised seams.
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We surmised the base and details around a satellite unit to be a leak entry point on the second condominium building.
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High build liquid rubber was applied on three sides of the unit.
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Finally, we used the remaining plastic cement and liquid rubber on the AC unit.
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The condensation runoff for the AC unit had been fairly wet, which had culminated in water passing through the exposed sections of the detailing.
< End Report > Code: 250 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 Emergency Roof Repair, July 2012

This client called into GRS' line to have an emergency dispatch crew to their roof so that they might lay down some tarps and prevent further water ingress. We arrived to put down tarping, and discussed repair options with the client from there. Our crew received the emergency dispatch to the address provided, and loaded the truck with necessary tarping materials to cover the problem area(s) on the roof. Work was difficult as the roof structure's condition was hazardous to work on. The tarping was laid down eventually, and the team left shortly before 5:00pm (two hour job).
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Missing shingles and exposed roof boards had culminated into a significant puncture in the roof structure.
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Parts of the structure had been exposed. In particular, the seams where the roof boards meet underneath the failing shingle system are completely exposed.
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Although the conditions were hazardous, we completed a full inspection to provide repair options for the client.
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After finishing up the spot repairs, we put a tarp over all of the problem areas.
< End Report > CODE: 14604 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 Leak Repairs, July 2012

This residential client required an initial inspection to determine the source of a water leak followed by minor repairs. The GRS crew proceeded to caulk one of the roof vents as well as the roof to wall connection. Roof Report, July 12, 2012:
We arrived on-site and conducted the tool box meeting. Then we checked the attic of the garage and found wet insulation and noted water was coming through a light fixture. The crew proceeded to the roof and had a very difficult time identifying where the leak was coming in from. All shingles look as they should and water was not identified coming in from the nail holes. The client informed me that he thought there was a problem with the roof vent and suggested we re-caulk the vent on the outside and check for any abnormalities. We caulked all around and under the vent. Some movement was noted in the vent and it was rectified. We also suspected that the roof to wall connection may be to blame so that was caulked as well.
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The client suggested we caulk the vent which he had previously encountered problems with.
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Caulking was applied all around and under the unit.
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Our technicians also suspected that water was entering through the wall connection. We applied caulking there, as well.
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The garage attic inspection uncovered wet insulation and water entering through the light fixture.
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Closeup of the wet insulation inside of the garage attic.
< End Report > CODE: 929 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 EPDM Roof Recovery, July 2012

Below you will find the report for an EPDM re-roofing effort GRS undertook for one of our Edmonton clients. Their existing tar and gravel roof is in need of some work, so we quoted cost for repair, replacement, and recovering services before the client elected to recover the existing roof with EPDM. Our office thought it would be best to establish the scope of the work and inform the customer of what we intended to do at their location. Below is a summary of the correspondence from our team that outlines the project details. Project Scope, July 3, 2012: We will first order the engineered insulation package for the project, and the arrival of this will (in large) determine the effective start date. The best estimate for now is that we can begin late next week (July 11-13), but we promised to keep the client in-the-know if any updates were to come about. The client's on-site contact will be instructed to put a "walk in" bin on street (to allow for us to wheel in wheelbarrows of gravel from the street level); if there are any issues with that he'll let you or I know. We promised to put down sheathing that would safely allow wheelbarrows to be repeatedly rolled across the grass without damaging the property. Another member of the project team will contact the client with respect to colour swatch and choice for metal. They will be advised to keeping the face as low profile as possible, considering the raised elevation view due to sloped insulation raising the parapet. The roofers will be advised that we will be doing an EPDM recovery (removal of gravel first leaving the existing assembly), taking core samples to ensure insulation is dry, and that we are building up parapets to allow for sloped insulation. Finally, the job will require the removal of the flashing around the chimney and possibly require a re-flash (to be evaluated at the appropriate time). Materials:
  • (2) Spud bars.
  • Saws-all.
  • Cordless drill, charger, & extra battery.
  • (2) Push brooms.
  • Trowels.
  • WD-40.
  • (4) High Build 200.
  • (3) Jute mesh.
  • (2) Plastic cement.
  • (6) 6" rolls scrim.
  • (4) 4' rolls scrim.
  • Mastic.
  • Bag of calcium.
  • 5 Gallons of Varsol/Mineral spirits.
  • (2) Rolls duct tape.
Field Report, August 13 2012: The crew met with the two new members, and began working on gravel removal from the roof. First, gravel was shovelled into easily-managed lines on the roof, and was then loaded into the smaller buckets. The buckets were brought to the edge of the roof, lowered to ground level, and put into the wheelbarrow. One member would ferry the gravel into the disposal bin and return for the next load. Once the gravel was removed, existing nail holes in the flashing were filled with caulking to make a watertight seal while the rest of the crew cleaned up the site for the day. IMG_1421 IMG_1422 IMG_1423 IMG_1424 IMG_1430 IMG_1432 IMG_1433 IMG_1434 IMG_1435 IMG_1436 IMG_1437 IMG_1438 IMG_1439 IMG_1441 Field Report, August 14 2012: Prior to arriving at the worksite, our team went to the local shop to procure supplies needed for the day. The first store did not have everything necessary, so a detour was made to ensure that the remaining materials were purchased and brought to the client's residence. They began preparing the roof for the day's work when the weather conditions rolled in that would've made the work perilous. The crew left the site for the day. NOTE: The in-progress field reports will be inserted here as content is moved over from the old system. This will cover the EPDM installation, re-sloping, and other site details. - Please accept our apologies for the temporary omission! Field Report, September 11 2012: Today, the crew installed two scupper drains on the south-facing parapet of the roof. This will accommodate for better water drainage and lengthen the life of the newly-installed system. New sheet metal was installed to the parapet, as well as the drop-drain near the garage with a downpipe. photo (38) photo (39)-1 photo (39) photo (40) photo (41) photo (42) photo (43) photo (44) photo (45) photo (46) photo (47) photo (49) photo (50) photo (51) photo (52) photo (53) Field Report, September 12 2012: The GRS team finished up the job, by installing two new caps for the vents, two new caps for the scuppers, and the two downpipes for the scuppers installed the day before. Everything is clean, level, and to GRS' exacting standards for project success. photo (54) photo (55)photo (65) photo (64) photo (63) photo (62) photo (61) photo (60) photo (59) photo (58) photo (57) < End Report > CODE: 9528 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.