Edmonton EPDM Roof and Dec-Tec Installation, June 2014

This residential client in Edmonton required an EPDM roof replacement on the back portion of their property. A subsequent dec-tec installation was also completed. The report outlines the work conducted by the GRS crew. Roof Report, June 26, 2014: When we arrived on site I directed a crew member to take off all of the metal while I left briefly to pickup supplies.
Upon my return we removed the old roof and noticed that there was a lot of rot in the ply wood, so we had to cut it out and replace it with new wood. The area around the skylight was also rotten so we had to rebuild it which took quite a while.
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Roof Report, June 29, 2014: 
We arrived on site and had our tool box meeting then began to clean the roof. Next we started with our ISO install, once it was fastened down we placed the russ strip on the perimeter. After this was done we started to lay out the rubber which took some time as there are 11 corners, a skylight, and a scupper on this roof. As we were gluing down the rubber I was going behind and down all the corners with flash form.
At the end of the day we resealed the skylight and lap-sealed all of our corners and details. Lastly we cleaned up the site. The back roof is now complete but the dec-tec installation still remains.
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When we got to the site we began by cleaning up our work area. Then we started to cut down the stucco and original metal cap flashing so that we could replace the wall substrate. Rain was starting to fall and the roof area was leaking; we built a cover over the roof area so that we could continue without getting a seal.
Roof Report, July 10, 2014:
We removed the old roof, the wall substrate, and floor. Then we went to the dump to get rid of the garbage we had. I was going to go to home depot for the rest of the materials that I needed but it started raining so I just stopped for some more poly to make sure no water got inside. We got the poly up in place and it stopped raining so we continued with the working of the trusses. It is rotten right through on the SE corner of the deck and extra time was needed to repair and cut down some of the trusses. We also had to cut a lot of stucco off the post so that we could get a proper tie in with the dec-tec.
Roof Report, July 11, 2014:
We spent the day replacing the rotten wood around the wall post and repaired the area so that there would not be a problem around the post again. Extra time was spent correcting the slope in the SW corner so that water would not pond there. This included installing 2x4' s at at the right slope and screwing them in from both sides, again all while standing on trusses. We also started on the first run of 5/8 plywood and got half way through lowering the edge for the drip metal to be flush.
Roof Report, July 13, 2014: Today we completed the floor substrate so that there is a line of glue under every truss and 2 inch screws countersunk and spaced out every 8 inches. We then installed a drip edge behind the wall substrate and installed the matching wood to the walls. Then we installed metal to the corners that had gaps over a 1/4 inch to reinforce them. After that we installed a metal kick under the patio door and window. Then we installed dec corners and drip edge. Lastly we sanded down the whole area and installed dec patch to the laps.
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Engineered Liquid Rubber Metal Roof Recovery Ponoka Alberta, May 2014

Below you will find a series of reports from scope of work to completion for a large industrial metal roofing coating project. The Ponoka roofing repair crew provided the following assessment: Scope of Work, May 12 2014: The metal roof will be completed using two-ply engineered liquid rubber recovery. A pressure wash will be used to cleaning, water testing, and for site assessment. Test and replace fasteners as required to complete roof deck, penetrations, and gutters. We will provide sheet metal repair and penetration saddle fabrication as required, as well as remove old caulking. All:
  • Penetrations
  • Roof-to-wall connections
  • Fasteners
  • Ridge, horizontal sheet seams
  • Hidden gutters, and roof edging at external gutters
will be hand-troweled using mesh and high grade rubber as required. Liquid rubber coating will then be applied, allowing a cure time, followed by a repeated hand trowel process as above. This will be followed by a second coat of liquid rubber. The project manager provided a rationale for using engineered coating as well. Although the industrial standard would have been to recommend reflective elastomeric coating or SPF spray foam, they do not have longevity in a Western Canadian climate. Liquid rubber, on the other hand, has been shown to have a 1200% expansion and contraction rate. The idea was to get the "most mileage" out of the metal roofing, which have a high maintenance turnover due to leaks caused by expansion and contraction of the metal. Expenses also increase with wear and tear caused by corrosion. Using high end engineered liquid rubber polymer in this climate and context would skirt many of these ongoing maintenance problems.
Preparation was dirtier than expected
Preparation was dirtier than expected
Old caulking to be removed
Old caulking to be removed
Contract is approved and work begins, June 22 2014:
Before caulking removal
Before caulking removal
After caulking removal
After caulking removal
The Ponoka roof repair crew arrived on-site and completed work on all seams, corners, and details with mesh and liquid rubber, as detailed. A first coat of trowel and liquid rubber brush-grade was applied.
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Coating around ventilation systems
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Flat metal roofing coats
  Roof completed, June 23 2014: Gutter seams completed using mesh, second rubber layer coated onto the roof.
Rolling liquid rubber
Rolling liquid rubber
Making progress
Making progress
Finished product
Finished product
< End Report > Code: PON 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.

Residential Shake to Shingle Re-Roofing Fort Saskatchewan, AB – May to June 2014

Shake to Shingle Re-Roofing Fort Saskatchewan. Below you will find a quotation, field report, and photos for a residential re-roofing. The client needed a sloped roof replacement with respect to their shingles. Quotation, May 6 2014:
  • Sloped roof replacement (remove cedar shakes and replace with shingles)
    • Shingle options:
      • Architectural
      • Luxury slate/shake
      • Metal, rubber, shake, tile
    • Attic ventilation and assessment; vent correction as required
    • High profile shingle cap
    • Ice & Water protection: eaves, valleys, neck tie roof openings (vents, plumbing, skylights, etc.)
    • Complete wrap of roof underlayment
    • Storm nailing and installation
    • Caulking under vents, exposed nails, valleys, etc.
    • Replacement of rotted roof sheathing up to 100 sq. ft.
Work Order, June 4 2014:
  • Scope: Re-roof house, attached garage, and small rear shed
Materials
  • Field Shingles - 33 Sq of Malarkey Legacy Antique Brown Shingles (129 Bundle at 4 bundle sq)
  • Cap Shingles - 100 lineal ft of  Malarkey product number 224 - EZ Ridge 10" to be set up over the ridge vent strips at ridge of roof
  • Starter Shingles - 300 lineal feet of starter (whichever is recommended with Malarkey Legacy Shingles)
  • Eave drip edge - 140 lineal feet of color drip edge metal to be installed at eave of roof roof sheathing
  • Ridge Vent - 60 lineal feet of Lo-Omni Ridge vent is 9" wide for install under the Malarkey EZ Ridge 10" shingle
  • Plumbing Boots - 3 neoprene or plastic
  • Goose Necks - 2 colored goose-necks with-out baffle (screen only)
  • Valley Metal - 100 lineal feet of coloured valley metal for open metal roof valleys
  • Underlay -  31 square of synthetic breathable underlay choice GAF-Elk Deck Armour
  • Ice and Water - 240 lineal feet of 44" ice and water
Specifications
  • Inspection of attic space - check intake air at soffits to ensure insulation is not covering intake air that cools the attic.
  • Check exhaust venting at ridge to check if it is clear and calculate proper exhaust required for attic size - approximately 1 sq foot of exhaust venting is required for every 100 - 300 sq ft of roof attic space to properly ventilate the attic.
  • Check insulation for moisture damage. Damaged insulation will not work anymore (it will have no R Value) and must be removed.
  • Inspect sheathing for water damage.
  • Flashing all along the eaves-trough.
  • Rake-flashing along all rakes/gables.
  • Ice & Water along all eaves, valleys, flashing edges after sheet metal installation, back pans, and penetrations. Ice and water membrane is used to keep freeze thaw ice in the gutters from wicking back up and under shingles and warming at the sheathing and creating a roof leak in to the home.
  • Replace all vents and bathroom exhausts, with optional ridge venting included.
  • Supply and install metal back-pan for chimney.
  • Replace all goose-neck vents.
  • Replace all vents and exhausts with rubber-sealed screws instead of shingle nails at exposed areas (regular shingle nails can work back out of sheathing over time and can leak because the nails are exposed and caulking them will over time fade).
  • Storm-nail all shingles. Storm nailing shingles requires six nails vs. four nails in to each shingle.
  • Re-caulk storm collars and rain-caps with polybitumen or high grade polymer caulking (tar caulking will crack). Using a high quality UV resistant caulking in roofing is important.
  • Clean all gutters and downspouts.
  • Dispose of all materials, and full cleanup with magnetic roller so that no roofing nails are left in grass to hurt household pets or children playing.
image (1) image   The work order was approved, and we proceeded to drop off materials at the site on June 16 2014. Weather conditions were not very favourable for the next few days. Field Report, June 20 2014: We arrived on site to be met with tearing cedar shake. There were thousands of nails to remove, which took hours. It began raining today as well. Hopefully there will be more luck with the weather soon. IMG_20140620_083149 IMG_20140620_083153 IMG_20140620_083159 IMG_20140620_083201 IMG_20140620_083224 IMG_20140620_153707 IMG_20140620_153710   < TO BE CONTINUED > Code: 43 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.

Nisku Liquid Rubber Roof Recovery, June 2014

Our project manager provided this client with an initial quotation for the liquid rubber roof recovery. This report follows the recovery process undertaken by the GRS crew. Roof Report, June 10, 2014:
Arrived on site and inspected the roof for materials needed as well as man hours needed to complete the work. Materials Required:
  • 6 pails of liquid rubber.
  • 1 pail of trowel grade.
  • 3 tubes of caulking.
  • 1 roll of reinforcement mesh.
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Roof Report, June 12, 2014: Today we completed all of our trowel grade and the prep work which included patching holes, the center seam, and the corners. After that we started brushing in where the standing seams are. This was a long process and by the end of the day 90% of the liquid rubber prep was complete. 20140613_082918_resized 20140613_082922_resized 20140613_091148_resized 20140613_091151_resized 20140613_095655_resized 20140613_095659_resized 20140613_095704_resized 20140613_103003_resized 20140613_103007_resized 20140613_105347_resized 20140613_105350_resized 20140613_170437_resized 20140613_170451_resized 20140613_170459_resized 20140613_170521_resized 20140613_170528_resized Roof Report, June 14, 2014: Today we got the roof to about 85% completion. I will have to return on Monday for a couple of hours as it's a long process to complete the brush work around the standing seams. 20140614_171758_resized 20140614_171800_resized 20140614_171836_resized 20140614_171916_resized 20140614_171927_resized 20140614_172029_resized Roof Report, June 15, 2014: Arrived on site and the first thing we did was have our safety meeting. Then once on the roof we cleaned and started to do our prep work like patching and finishing all of the seams with mesh.
We finished our prep work and started to brush and roll in LR on the panels. Roof Report, June 16, 2014:
Today we finished the roof completely. It looks very good and the customer was extremely happy with the work. This site is now complete. Materials Used:
  • 8 pails of roll on.
  • 1 pail of trowel grade.
  • 10 paint brushes.
  • 10 paint rollers.
  • 1 roll of mesh.
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Leduc Industrial Metal Roof Maintenance, June 2014

This industrial client in Leduc, Alberta was provided with a quotation for various roofing options. Included were options for full metal roof replacement, roof recovery, and liquid rubber maintenance. This report follows the liquid rubber maintenance that was carried out to prevent further leaking. Inspection, June 10, 2014: There is leaking where the old building meets the new building on this site. There is a gutter which separates the 2 roofs and the leak is in the gutter. Ply’s in the gutter have deteriorated and the screws have popped through the ply’s. The original building has a sloped cladding roof which had the gutter originally, then they built the new building which is higher than the old building. The gutter between joins the two buildings.
Materials Required:
  • 2 pails of liquid rubber.
  • 1 pail of trowel grade liquid rubber.
  • 3 tubes of caulking.
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We helped finish the fasteners and the roof was complete. I had the customer come up to the roof and do a walk through and he was happy with the work. This site is 100% done.
Material Used:
  • 5 pails of LR brush grade.
  • 1 pail of trowel grade.
  • 2 rolls of 6 inch x 100 ft. mesh.
  • 6 paint brushes.
  • 2 rollers.
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< End Report > CODE: 7010 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 Roof Drain Repair, June 2014

This report deals with a leak inside the building from a drain pipe coming from the roof. GRS arrived on location to find that it was not a problem with the roof itself, but was able to fix the client's concern and resolve the job quickly. Our crew member arrived to the site and met with the maintenance supervisor to see where the leak was coming into the building. Upon further investigation, the leak was not coming from the newly-built roof itself, but rather from a drain pipe that was plumbed through the inside of the building. The drain pipe's access fitting near the ground entry was loose and required more sealant. Having brought roofing tools unsuited to this particular job (this is a plumbing concern, not roofing), our crew member went to the local shop to pick up the necessary supplies. Returning to the site, the access fitting was quickly sealed and secured, resolving the problem.   20140611_085315_resized 20140611_085324_resized 20140611_085340_resized 20140611_085539_resized 20140611_085543_resized 20140611_095912_resized 20140611_095919_resized 20140611_095921_resized 20140611_085303_resized < End Report > CODE: 12828 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 Replacement, June 2014

GRS was contracted by this client to replaced their aging roof. Unfortunately, inclement weather dogged them at every turn, but the team persevered to get the roof installed as quickly as possible.
Table of Contents:
June 19 [Service Follow-Up]
Materials Ordered:
  • 190 Sheets of FR Board
  • 70 Rolls of 250 cap (grey)
  • 10 Rolls of sopraflash flamstick
  • 6 Rolls sopralap coverstrips
  • 3 Pails elastocol stick
  • 2,000 soprafix plates
The drains are also in need of replacement, and will be ordered once measurements are taken on-site. Roof Report: May 30, 2014 The roof was 'a lake' at the start of the day, and we were unable to get the existing roof ripped off. The bulk of the day was spent pumping water off of the roof. The weather reports were calling for more thunderstorms, so by the time the standing water was removed, there wouldn't have been a point in attempting to begin the roof removal so the day was finished early. 20140530_120428 20140530_133757 20140530_133803 20140530_133825_4 Roof Report: May 31, 2014 We started ripping off the roof today and got a section 20' x 40' finished. There would have been more progress, but the team encountered rotten wood underneath that needed replacing. Again, weather reports called for thunderstorms in the late afternoon, which arrived at a perfect time. The ripped-off section of the flat roof was sealed up and the team was off the roof just as the sky opened up to deliver the storm. 20140531_095740 20140531_131320 20140531_131331 20140531_131432 20140531_182945 20140531_182953 20140531_182958 20140531_183013 20140531_183028 20140531_183032 20140531_183108 Roof Report: June 1, 2015 We weren't willing to risk ripping more of the flat roof system today with more weather reports anticipating heavy rainfall, despite the sky looking relatively clear for the first portion of the day. Materials were moved onto the part of the roof already roofed-in, so the next section to rip is ready to go, with nothing in the way to hinder progress once it begins. 20140601_115156 20140601_115148 Roof Report: June 3, 2014 Today we were able to rip off a little bit more than 1,000 ftbefore the rain came in, leaving the job site around 65-70% completed. Stripping and the cover strips are on, and all of the laps are sealed. 20140602_185456 20140603_193517 20140603_193521 20140603_193607_1 20140603_193711 20140603_203757 20140603_203812 Roof Report: June 4, 2015 Today's rain prevented significant progress, but a 25' x 25' section of the flat roof was ripped, covered, and sealed before the more-serious rainfall arrived around 4:00pm. 20140603_203812 20140604_164653 20140604_164657 20140604_164703 Roof Report: June 5, 2014 It rained for most of the day, and water was building up to hinder progress. The bulk of the day was spent pumping water off the flat roof as it rained, assisted by the team pushing water towards the pump with brooms. 20140605_092146 20140605_092153 20140605_092158 20140605_105443 20140605_105445 20140605_105449 20140605_111716 20140605_111720 Roof Report: June 6, 2015 The crew put in a long day with the weather's long-overdue cooperation. The remainder of the roof has been ripped and covered, with all of the drains and plumbing vents installed as well. photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4 photo 5 Roof Report: June 7, 2014 We finished the 180 patch for all of the plumbing vents before the rain managed to roll in for about 1:00pm. 20140607_130654 20140607_130704 20140607_130711 20140607_130735 20140607_130745 Roof Report: June 17, 2014 Today, we managed to get all of the gooseneck vents installed before the rain set in. It didn't rain too long or hard, so we were able to stay on site to make sure that everything was done for the day. There were 13 goosenecks to install, in addition to time-consuming detail work. Now, the roof is completely sealed around every penetration and we're ready to finish the cap sheeting. All-in there are 24 penetrations through the roof; 13 goosenecks, 9 plumbing vents, and 2 drains. There are also three existing curbs (dryer vent, gas vent, and the roof hatch). 20140617_154228 20140617_154312 20140617_154326 20140617_154332 20140617_154339 20140617_154347 20140617_154356 20140617_154406 Service Follow-Up: June 19, 2014 The team returned to the job site after a heavy rainfall to examine water flow and drainage, take photos, and check the seals. Everything looks good, so the job site is now complete. 20140619_174758 20140619_174800 20140619_174803 20140619_174817 20140619_174819 20140619_174843 20140619_174848 < End of Report > CODE: 10040 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.