Edmonton Flat Roof Quotation and Recovery, August 2013

This report follows an initial quotation and subsequent roof recovery for a client with a flat roof system in Edmonton. The client was presented with various options ranging from temporary maintenance and repairs to full roof replacement. Due to the poor condition of the roof our project manager recommended a sustainable roof recovery using either an SBS modified or EPDM system. These options were selected as they are most suitable for the harsh and varying Edmonton weather. The client decided to go with the roof recovery option and an estimated completion time of 5 days (pending weather) was given. The crew then began work to re-condition the roof. The scope of work includes:
  • Sweeping gravel off of the roof and dispose into yard bin
  • Remove all metal and dispose into bin
  • Screw down fridge board with screws and plates (2-3 inch)
  • Torch down sopra lap tape to head seams
  • Prime perimeter with sopa flash
  • Apply peel n stick to perimeter (sopra base stick 95 gram)
  • Install new drain and retro fit with u-flow
  • Strip in boxes that the plumbing stacks are on with flam 180 base sheet and try to save the hardware on top of boxes (plumbing and roof vents)
  • Torch down 180 or 250 cap sheet (depends on what convoy can bring)
  • Strip perimeter and boxes with cap sheet stripping
  • Apply mastic to protrusions
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Edmonton Commercial Temporary Roof Repairs, August 2013

This condominium in Edmonton required temporary roof repairs to mitigate water and wind damage. Several areas of the rooftop had missing shingles and a full inspection of the building was requested by the client. Temporary repairs are needed to prevent further water damage inside the units. Inspection, August 12, 2013: This location has severe wind damage as out lined in an earlier correspondence with the client.
  • Specific to temporary repairs ordered, the area is approximately 10sq. of wind damage on 4 unit building (#64-#67).
  • Above unit 65 was hit worst.
  • Temporary repairs affected to 65 and others on block unit.
  • No visual hail damage on vents or any metal.
  • This is a 3 story back side and 2 story front side.
  • The pitch is approx 6/12 with some being 5/12.
  • The IKO brand shingle and product number A40490 color is weather wood.
    Further observation of complex:
  • Shingles missing and fascia and siding damaged to units 1 – 8, 24, 50, 80, 83 and 134.
  • While working on unit #65 I could see that there was wind damage to unit #83, unit #50, as well as unit #10 (photos taken). I added 4 shingles while up there to stop the water from entering.
  • Unit #50 & #10 I was unable to tend to them due to extreme weather conditions - they have similar areas as unit #65.
  • Unit #128 was missing a piece of facia.
  • Unit #138 was missing a a couple pieces of imitation cedar shake siding but there was no roof damage to this unit.
  • There is a serious mishap with the nail lines for this complex, every area that has blown off has the nails too high – installation of shingles will not meet manufacturer recommendation.
Additional Notes: The nails weren't long enough. The shingles discussed earlier were not nailed on the paint line. As well, the manufacturer has the seal line too high allowing wind to get under them to lift up and then blow off. What we need to do is take full measurements which will take quite an amount of time because some areas don't have access unless on a scaffold. I think it would take 2 days just for measurements. Measurements are better done from satellite. The following photos illustrate the shingle damage as well as part of the repair process: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 < End Report > CODE: 2051 Contact Us Call our 24 hour emergency roofing 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 Investigation, August 2013

GRS sent out one of our technicians to inspect and investigate the causes for a wide number of problems found on this client's split-level roofing system. The roof itself is nigh-irrepairable, and we recommended an entire roof replacement.   Investigation: August 9, 2013 GRS sent out a technician to perform an investigation on the roof's overall state. The roof itself is broken into two sections; the lower being a tar and gravel system measuring 25' x 27', and the upper as a granulated rolled roof measuring 53' x 52'. There are also several penetration to the roof system, with twelve standard plastic roof vents, six skylights (7'6" x 7'6"), and four 'whirlybird' vents. The investigating technician found the roof to be in a very poorly state, and that the roof deck is hazardous to walk on as there are numerous soft spots to be wary of. Some of it has been resurfaced with TPO, Torch-on, Sopramastic, and/or rubber (EPDM), but these are patches that don't constitute a full repair. The upper section's overhang is also currently propped up with deteriorating wooden blocks, which much be replaced. When the technician went to the lower roof, they noted that the tar and gravel system was also due for replacement, with blisters coming through and some 'bald spots' where the gravel is no longer sticking to the tar. The final opinion of the GRS crewmate that carried out the inspection is that the roof itself cannot be repaired further, and that an entire replacement is mandatory to address all of the issues that presented themselves.     Regrettably, the photos from this investigative report are no longer available. The placeholder image above serves to illustrate a failing tar and gravel system     CODE: 6227 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 Commercial Flat Roof Recovery, August 2013

This client required a flat roof recovery to prevent further water leakage on their commercial property. This is mainly a photo journal of the recovery process with some additional information included throughout. Photo Journal, August 1, 2013: Roof Report, August 3, 2013: There is approximately 20 square feet left. Both of the tie-ins are done and will be good until Tuesday. All of the detail, patches, corners, boots, t-joints and scuppers are finished and caulked. All garbage was removed and everything was weighed down, tarped and tied. IMAG0778 IMAG0779 IMAG0780 IMAG0781 IMAG0782 IMAG0783 IMAG0784 IMAG0785 IMAG0786 IMAG0787 IMAG0788 IMAG0789 IMAG0790 IMAG0791 IMAG0792 Roof Report, August 6, 2013: Today we finished the detail, placed the metal order, and have all of the scuppers done. We also caulked all of the seams and checked all 90's and t-joints. IMAG0810 IMAG0811 IMAG0812 IMAG0813 Roof Report, August 8, 2013: Today we removed water and put the hatch in. We also spoke with the client and explained what the water was from. One of the tie-ins had a minor leak, but once we finish the system it won't leak again. We measured the gutter along the edge with 3 scuppers and determined that we will need a 62' gutter. We have to add a 6" extension into the gutter and the other two will need 24' down spouts. The client would like us to install the gutter and down spouts. IMAG0817 IMAG0818 IMAG0819 IMAG0820 IMAG0822 IMAG0823 IMAG0824 IMAG0825 IMAG0826 IMAG0827 IMAG0828 Roof Report, August 12, 2013: Everything is now complete. The patches are done, all seams are caulked and checked, and the hatch and scuppers have been finished as well.
The garbage did not get removed today, we called for the bin at 730 am and they didn't show. I'll call first thing in the morning.
This report may be updated at a later time.
< End Report > CODE: 10123 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.