Edmonton Flat Metal Roof Repair, September 2013

This client requested quotation from GRS to make repairs to their commercial flat roof system. We delivered the quotes for repair and replacement options, for which the client selected the repairs. Quotation Delivered: September 4, 2013 After the client's inquiry to the services that GRS can offer their particular metal roofing system, we delivered a quote to them that covered the repair and replacement options available to them. Roof Report: October 3, 2013 The team began work for 7:45am, purchasing fuel for the pressure washer and driving to the shop to pick up equipment and arriving at the client's location for 9:30am. Everything was being set up for the day's work when the last three members of the team arrived around 10:00am. Two of the crew began pressure washing the metal roof, while the other four got to work on cutting, bending, and closing off the metal cladding ends between the parapet walls and gutters. Lunch break went from 12:45pm to 1:15pm, and everybody returned to work. One of the team had to leave near 3:00pm to deal with a family emergency, but the rest carried on. There was a brief discussion with the client about the possibility of staying past the planned 4:30pm (until 6:30pm), which required that the store manager stay late to shut off the water so that the pipes don't burst overnight. Everything was agreed to, and the crew kept working through to the early evening around 7:00pm. This report will be updated and more information comes in. For the moment, the photos we typically like to include are unavailable - please accept our apologies! CODE: 5611 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 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
< End Report > CODE: 8120 Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. Flat roofing Edmonton. 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 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.

St. Albert Liquid Rubber Roof Coating, July 2014

After GRS had attended to this site several times the year prior [links below], they returned to this residential client's building to inspect the liquid rubber resurfacing and see what steps need to be done to cease future hassles on this roof. Continue reading St. Albert Liquid Rubber Roof Coating, July 2014

Edmonton Flat Roof Drain Installation, July 2013

GRS returned to a roof recovery job performed the year prior, when we recovered a tar and gravel roof with a new EPDM system. The client was worried about water ponding and reached out to us for quotation on drain installation. The client reached out to us to address water ponding on their flat roof, recently recovered with EPDM. There is 4-5 inches of standing water atop the roof for many days after rainfall, and would like to know what options are available for drainage to prevent structural strain. We sent out one of our journeymen to inspect the site, and their recommendation was that we install two drop drains and one scupper to facilitate better drainage. One of the problems observed by the crew member is that the dimensions of the house require eight feet of slope to properly drain the roof, something obviously not present in the flat-roof system as it is. Shortly after assessment, we provided the customer a quote for drain installation (two drop drains and one scupper). The client agreed and we set out the following day to carry out the intended work. Note: When attempting roof recovery, GRS notes that the existing roof is resurfaced as-is, unless you opt for re-engineering of the existing slope (typically more common with replacement, rather than recovery jobs). Whatever water ponding that was present before the recovery will be present after! IMAG0256 IMAG0258 IMAG0257 IMAG0255 IMAG0322 IMAG0323 IMAG0324 IMAG0325-1 IMAG0325 IMAG0326 IMAG0327 IMAG0328 IMAG0329 Field Report, July 19 2013: We went back to the residence the following morning for 7:30am, and work carried on through to 1:00pm. The servicing technician installed both requested drains (one 3" flat aluminum, the other as 4" flat aluminum). The scupper drain (6" x 4") was also installed with U-Flow clamps. We needed to wait for the proper colour of downpipe to accompany the scupper, so arrangements were made with the client to return within a few days once the pipe has arrived. (Update July 21, 2013: Downpipe received and installed.) < End Report > CODE: 14014 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 Recovery & Skylight Repair, July 2013

This residential client in Edmonton required a roof recovery as the entire rooftop was flooded with water. The client also requires repairs to the skylights to ensure that water does not leak through them. Inspection, July 22, 2013: This is a tar and gravel roof that measures 32.5 square ft. with the lineal footage of the metal being 275 ft. The roof is completely flooded and two skylights on the back of the roof have slow leaks. They have been repaired previously with torch-on membrane. The two skylights need to be built up and we also recommend overflows be installed. The roof condition is poor to fair as there is buckling and ridging is apparent. The client would also like a quote for two 6 x 8 ft. skylights to be removed. Hardware on the roof currently:
  • (6) 4 inch plumb stacks.
  • (1) 12 inch b-vent.
  • (1) 6 inch b-vent.
  • (2) low skylights.
  • (2) pyramid skylights.
IMG_1215 IMG_3031 IMG_3816 IMG_5180IMG_8887 Roof Report, October 4, 2013: The first ten feet are 80% done, extra work was required for the 2 boxed in skylights. Extra time was also needed to deal with the solid wood (cutting it down to 2 inches to support the outside edge of the new iso and fascia board). We boxed in the curb for the north skylights with 3/8 plywood over the torched curb. We then installed RPF around the perimeter and on the 5 ft. center line of the TPO sheet. Following this we installed one run of TPO in the NW corner. Roof Report, October 7, 2013: We completed the seal from the previous day and finished another 10 ft. of roof up to the drain. Due to weather threats we will still allow the original roof to drain while continuing onto the next 10 ft. Roof Report, October 8, 2013: We completed the seal around the chimneys and I went to pick up the rest of the material required to finish the job. Unfortunately during the day the night seal was walked on and water started to drip down after the owners had left. With the water sitting on the hard wood floors it started to curl the corners of the wood. I think they need to be sanded and refinished in a 4 ft. by 6 ft. area in the hallway. IMG_0382 IMG_0383 IMG_0384 IMG_0385 IMG_0386 Roof Report, October 15, 2013: We managed to finish the roof just before the rain hit, but we still have to clean up the roof and ground. A bin was brought at the end of the day so we will have to deal with that tomorrow as well. My plan is to get the crew started in the morning and then complete two other inspections. I will come back to load up the truck and stay overnight again to make sure that the bins are removed from site. The customer is happy with the work and is going to talk to the project coordinator about the floor in his house. IMG_0395 IMG_0396 IMG_0397
< End Report > CODE: 8619 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.
 

St. Albert Liquid Rubber Roof Coating, July 2013

This report is the first in a series of repairs and services that GRS has carried out for this particular client and their residential roofing system. The first covers a liquid rubber application to seal up some leaks in the existing roof. The article will be updated with links [at the bottom of this page] once the other reports have been posted. Quotation Delivered: June 13, 2013 GRS delivered a quotation to the client, detailing both the replacement and roof recovery options available to their existing roofing system. The client elected to move forward with an engineered liquid rubber roof recovery, so we booked them in for service to commence shortly.   Roof Report: July 16, 2013 The crew arrived on site for 4:30pm, setting up the area for the work to be carried out. Come 8:00pm, the site was fully prepared and the crew departed for the evening.   Roof Report: August 2, 2013 The GRS team went back to the client's site to get back to working on the recovery. The bulk of the day consisted of removing as much of the Portland cement as possible, and identifying all the possible areas of water ingress. Once the cement had been cleared out, they applied Barr squeegee-grade over the affected areas to smooth out the surface. The final task for the day was spraying on a flood coat of the liquid rubber, using up around one-third of the barrel of solution. With the leaks dealt with, the team departed the job site, considering it complete. Regrettably, there are no photos for this project that remain accessible - please accept our apologies! The featured image above is from a later project at the same location, giving an indication of the roof's status.   Follow-up Visits to the Site: http://edmontonroofrepair.ca/st-albert-liquid-rubber-roof-repair-december-2013/ http://edmontonroofrepair.ca/st-albert-temporary-tarp-roof-repair-december-2013/ http://edmontonroofrepair.ca/st-albert-liquid-rubber-roof-recovery-july-2013-2/   CODE: 60 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.  

Edson Commercial Metal Roof Repairs, July 2013

This commercial client in Edson, Alberta required metal roof repairs as the penetrations on the roof were leaking. A new gutter installation and antenna removal was also requested by the client.
Inspection and Roof Report, July 27, 2013:
We went through the building with the owner and he showed us the areas where the building was leaking inside. We then took measurements of the eaves trough that had been damaged and the missing down pipe. Once the full crew arrived, the 3 of us went up on the roof and located the areas which were leaking. We removed the snow guard (330 ft.) and installed new screws while also starting on the caulking.  We removed the old antenna as per the client's request and and proceeded to caulk all of the units. We installed new cladding screws in holes of the removed snow guard and caulked the screw heads. Also caulked the ridge cap (250 ft.), and caulked all roof protrusions, ac, plumbing vents, and b-vents. Then we caulked the holes from the antenna stand and removed some stabilizing wires and anchors. We then down loaded all of the snow guards and the antenna from the roof. All items were placed in the truck for removal from site. The owner has 50 ft. of gutter but is going to keep for future repairs. 200 ft. of commercial gutter was needed for the replacement. A lift was required to get on roof.
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