Edmonton Shingle Estimate and Repair, April 2013

This client was in the process of purchasing a new home which had several missing shingles. A request was made to GRS for an inspection and estimate to replace the missing shingles. Inspection Notes: There are 5 missing 3-tab shingles which need to be replaced, as well as nails to refasten the metal fan vents, and rubber modified bitumen to seal off exposed nails in the anchor points and roof fixtures. If you decide to hire us to fix the roof, we will be able to match the shingle style and colour, and I should be able to repair the roof within the same day as I receive the work order. There is no Ice and Water Shield along the eavestroughs or valleys, but in order to install this the roof would have to be replaced completely. If you have any questions you can respond to this e-mail or please call me on my cell phone. DCIM101GOPRO DCIM101GOPRO DCIM101GOPRO The repairs were made successfully and the client sent the following email expressing her pleasure in our work:
Good morning, Thank you for taking care of the roof repairs so quickly.  When you have a chance can you let me know what all you did and if I need to follow up on anything other than the ice shield. Thanks again.
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Deck Membrane Replacement, April 2013, Edmonton

This residential client reached out to GRS to replace the membrane of their home's decking system. GRS ensured that everything was done to specification, in addition to some light repairs on the client's garage roof.   Quotation Delivered: February 26, 2013 GRS delivered a quotation for the membrane replacement on their existing deck that sits above a living area. The existing membrane would need to be removed and replaced with a new SBS system and some drains to accommodate the water ponding.   Client Correspondence: March 28, 2013 We sent word out to the client that the senior journeyman roofer would be attending the site this day around 5:00pm to go over the installation specifics. The journeyman was briefed ahead of time to understand that the scope of the work covered removing the existing membrane to the decking, then apply a 2-ply charcoal SBS Modified roofing system. If further work needs to be done to adjust slope or substrate repair; the journeyman will be able to assess the situation at that time.   Roof Report: April 8, 2013 A previous report (consisting of the membrane removal) is, unfortunately, no longer available. Work description: The crew arrived on site to continue with the deck surface replacement, so they started by removing the wood siding's first (bottom) row, and tarred the existing two layers of decking. The rest of the deck was the cleaned up and the gravel stop prepared for the new membrane. With that complete, they installed a layer of IKO Armourbond Flashing on the deck, including all corners and up the wall to 8" height.   image006image001 image002 image003 image004 image005         Roof Report: April 9, 2013 The garbage was all cleaned up, picked up, and disposed of before the crew got to the torch-on capping. As with all open-flame procedures, there was a fire watch protocol to carry out, so the team waited on-site for the prescribed time, working on sheet metal over the nearby garage in the meanwhile. Spots and laps were caulked to shore up the watertightness of the area.   Roof Report: April 11, 2013 The crew began by removing four old drains and replacing them with new ones. Shortly after, they moved to cut away the base sheet from the gravel stop and stripped it in correctly. Then, the cap sheet was cut and prepared for the following day. The crew had to seal up all of the exposed seams to waterproof it properly, before the cap sheeting could be applied.   20130411_114641 20130411_114656 20130411_163306 20130411_171017     Roof Report: April 12, 2013   This day, the crew used seven full rolls of SBS (black) cap sheeting and half of a roll of base sheet on the decking area. The four new drains were installed and the siding that had been removed some days earlier was replaced and installed into its original place.   Roof Report: April 13, 2013 All of the cap sheet was torched and installed to specification, and the site cleaned up of garbage. With the garbage disposed of, the project was now considered complete. 20130412_154320 20130412_154353     Warranty Repair Request: July 28, 2014   The client reached out to GRS to request an inspection on an area of the decking that was damaged during a patio door installation. Now, the deck appears to be leaking into the room below, and they would like it repaired. GRS booked a technician to go on-site the following day to see what needed to be dealt with.   Inspection: July 29, 2014 The technician went out to the client's location and began inspecting the decking area. There were some damaged spots, but (fortunately) none of them appeared to be a through-and-through puncture into the membrane. Upon visual inspection, the leak could be traced to a certain degree of accuracy, but the area underneath the new door is inaccessible without removing the doorframe around it. GRS delivered a new quotation for the repairs, and this report will be updated if/when work continues on this site.   Photos: Service Follow-up, October 21, 2015 Some additional photos were submitted to show how the canopy was holding up. They're embedded below. 20151021_112537 20151021_113656 20151021_120330 20151021_120544 20151021_120601 20151021_120606     CODE: 14107 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, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.

Edmonton Cedar Shake Repair, April 3, 2013

This client's residential home required replacements to some of the shakes on their roof. Our crew began evaluation on the roof, and determined the appropriate resolution to the client's original concern. The shake roof is 22-25 years old, meaning that some of the shakes start to get soft and porous. Furthermore, the caps start to split, requiring frequent spot-repair/replacements. March 14 Arrived on the job site. Inspected the roof to determine what materials would be necessary for the job. Poor weather conditions; could not proceed March 19 Replacement cedar shakes and jobsite materials were picked up. March 20 Arrived on the job site again, but snow atop the roof and weather conditions deemed the roof unsafe for work. Had to postpone for another day. April 3 Arrived on site for last time. Whole roof checked over and unfit cedar shakes replaced. The caps were also replaced, in addition to the old roof vents. They were of aluminum build, the new ones have been switched out to brown PVC. Lastly, the skylight was recaulked, and checked for leaks. Job Completed - Materials used: - 5 tubes caulking - 1 bundle cedar caps - 2.5 bundles cedar shakes - roof vents (PVC, brown) image002 image003   CODE: 324 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.

Tile Roof Inspection, April 2013, Edmonton

This client reached out to GRS for work on their multi-home building's roof. It is a tile system, with several reports of water ingress and expected damage to the roof itself. GRS sent out a technician to investigate the problems. Unfortunately, photos of the roof taken during inspection are no longer available. The placeholder image above simply provides context to the roofing system style.   Quotation Delivered: April 3, 2013 GRS delivered a quotation to the client covering the services they'd requested. The scope of the work, as outlined in the document, was to remove the tile, check the underlying membrane and valleys, carry out any repairs, then reset the tile system back on top. Before scheduling the work, however, we felt that it would be best to send an inspector out to investigate the problem areas to ensure that the quotation would be fair to both parties in the arrangement.   Inspection: April 22, 2013 The inspection crew went on-site to examine the extent of reported damages. For four of the suites in the building, they checked the roof above and found some major damages that required repair. Near the first suite, there was a major hole in the firewall where both sides of the lead wall's flashing were bent and folded back. The extent of the damage was allowing water to run in behind the flashing and through the hole, spreading down to the suites below as far as the first floor. There was also a piece of wall flashing missing on the front of the turret in the same section, with potential leaks on either side of the chimney in the area. The chimney itself was missing a proper installation and application of ice and water membrane/shield installed around it. Across from these affected areas, on the back of the building, there were several cracked and/or missing tiles in the valley, exposing the roof deck to water and snow that had allowed water ingress to the suite below. In this section of the roof, all of the tiles would need to be removed and the ice and water membrane installed underneath so as to prevent further leaking. Then, with the tiles put back in place, the missing/cracked ones will need to be outright replaced with new ones. Above yet another unit (on the northern corner of the building) there is a long valley that might be overflowing its metal flashing sidewalls and into the attic. Above this valley is a set of short, attaching valleys that separate at 6/12 grade roof from a 4/12; creating a 2/12 grade roof in the middle. On this last 2/12 roof section a great deal of snow could/would pile up during the winter, creating ice dams that allow for a backup of water. These problematic valleys should have the ice shield material on either side of the metal to help keep water in the valley itself. When the crew first attended the site to investigate problem areas and leaks, there were only three that they knew to be coming in. While atop the roof, however, they found that there was no ice and water membrane used alongside any of the roof valleys (not just the ones noted above). Given their absence, it's possible that any and all of the valleys could become future candidates for leaks or further roof damages, especially when any of the surrounding tiles are cracked or otherwise broken/misplaced. The investigative team advised that the roof be cleaned off of leaves and debris, which would allow for a thorough accounting of all of the tiles and the existing system. Rubber-modified sopramastic should be applied to all cracked tiles around the roof to prevent further leakage, and the side cap tiles should be refastened in any places where the nails seem loose or missing.   This post will be updated with roof reports should the client elect to contract GRS to carry out the required work.   CODE: 6703 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, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.