Edmonton Industrial Liquid Rubber Roof Recovery, August 2014

This is the second part of a project for this industrial client in Edmonton. A full liquid rubber roof recovery was requested for this part of the project. The previous article detailing a downspout installation can be found here. Roof Report, August 22, 2014: We installed all of the units except for one and all of the penetrations are done on the shop roof (18 units and about 50 penetrations). All units were meshed and sealed with liquid rubber. Tomorrow we will get all the seams completed which is about 2100 ft. 20140822_104304_resized 20140822_104330_resized 20140822_104356_resized 20140822_110144_resized 20140822_110148_resized 20140822_145401_resized 20140822_145440_resized 20140822_150127_resized 20140822_152747_resized 20140822_161413_resized 20140822_161436_resized 20140822_161449_resized_1 20140822_161516_resized 20140822_161528_resized 20140822_165934_resized 20140822_165941_resized 20140822_170016_resized 20140822_170304_resized 20140823_115436_resized 20140823_133815_resized 20140823_170902_resized 20140823_170927_resized 20140823_170929_resized 20140823_170944_resized 20140823_171038_resized 20140823_171118_resized 20140823_171123_resized 20140823_171134_resized 20140823_171151_resized 20140823_171234_resized 20140823_171418_resized Roof Report, August 23, 2014: Today we got most of the seams done on the shop roof. There is only about 150 ft. left to do in the am and then we will be starting on the office roof. 20140824_131801_resized20140824_131840_resized 20140824_131942_resized 20140824_133535_resized 20140824_133812_resized 20140824_152736_resized 20140824_152745_resized 20140824_154539_resized 20140824_154550_resized 20140824_163509_resized 20140824_163518_resized 20140824_163539_resized 20140824_171236_resized 20140824_171243_resized 20140824_171258_resized 20140824_171308_resized 20140824_174155_resized 20140824_174202_resized 20140824_174231_resized 20140824_174240_resized 20140824_174313_resized 20140824_174335_resized Roof Report, August 24, 2014:
Today we finished the shop roof and started on the office roof by cleaning it with the pressure washer. We have started painting the ribs and have also started the unit install. About 30% of the prep is done (will be done tomorrow) and we should start rolling out our coating tomorrow as well. The site will be complete on Tuesday. Roof Report, August 25, 2014:
Today we finished all of the units and penetrations on the office roof. We also have half of the roof rolled in. We are on schedule for site completion tomorrow.
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 | Roof Report, August 26, 2014:
Today we were a man down but we managed to finish the shop roof completely. When the job was finished I did a site walk through with the customer and he was very happy with the work. Material Used:
  • 22 pails of liquid rubber.
  • 1 pail of trowel grade.
  • 3 rolls of 6 inch mesh.
  • 3 rolls of 4 inch seam tape.
  • 10 brushes.
  • 6 rollers.20140826_193413_resized20140826_193429_resized20140826_193503_resized20140826_193516_resized20140826_193555_resized20140826_193607_resized20140826_193659_resized
Service Follow-up, September 8, 2014: Our project manager sent the following email to the client as a follow-up:
Morning, With the moisture I thought I'd check in quick and see how the roof is performing and if there are any issues? Thanks
The client had no issues as the liquid rubber installation kept all moisture out of the roof and building. < End Report >
CODE: 5604 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 Sloped Roof Replacement, August 2014

This client required a full replacement of their sloped roof. A quotation with various types of shingling options was requested before work commenced on the project.  After some emailing with the client, they indicated that they were interested in either the Owens Corning Duration, IKO Grandeur, or Malarkey Legacy shingles. The client also had some concerns about roofing during the rainy season in June however the concerns were put to rest by our team:
The roofers close in what ever they rip on any given day so yes we can continue easily when the rain stops but we do not continue while its raining. Thank you.

The client was also provided with our Pitched Roof Shingle Installation Specifications:
  • Inspection of attic space – check intake air at soffits to be insulation is not covering intake, check exhaust venting at ridge to be sure it is clear and calculate proper exhaust required for attic size, check insulation to be sure there is no moisture damage, inspect underside of sheathing for damage.
  • All old nails removed from roof deck before new shingles installed (vs hammering down old).
  • Eaves-flashing along all eaves-troughs (coloured as required).
  • Rake-flashing along all rakes / gables (as required specific to design).
  • Commercial Grade 44" Ice and water membrane along all eaves, in all valleys, and at valleys at valley flashing edges after sheet metal installed.
  • Replacement of all vents and bathroom exhausts (coloured as required and ice and water to back and sides of flange). Optional ridge venting.
  • Supply and install of 3 ft metal back-pan for chimney (coloured as required and ice and water to back and sides of flange).
  • Supply and install of ice and water to flange of all vents, bathroom exhausts, chimney pack-pans, and any penetration.
  • Pre-painted valley flashing (commercial gauge with ice and water installed first, then metal, then ice and water running vertically on both sides).
  • Full premium synthetic felt underlayment over entire roof (tar paper becomes brittle over time and cracks).
  • Replacement of all goose-neck vents (pre-painted and colored as required with ice and water to back and sides of flange).
  • Replacement of all vents and exhausts with rubber sealed screws and not shingle nails.
  • Disposal of all materials, and full clean-up with magnetic roller to pick up any hidden nails.
  • Re-caulking of all storm collars and rain caps with high grade polybitumen or high grade polymer caulking (no tar caulking that will crack).
  • Storm nail all shingles (6 nails per shingle vs. 4).
  • Clean all gutters and downspouts.
  • Neighbour's discount of 5% for any neighbour that has work done immediately after yours.
  • Lifetime Workmanship Guarantee, 5,000,000.00 Liability, BBB, WCB, All Roofs Inspected, We Hire Inter-Provincial Red Seal Journeymen, Safety First Program.

The client decided to go with the Malarkey Legacy shingles. The initial colour was to be Midnight Black but the client change their mind and decided on Weathered Wood instead. This was no problem for our team who were able to locate the new shingles. Materials Required:
  • Field Shingles - 30 Sq. of Malarkey Legacy Weather Wood.
  • Cap Shingles - 80 lineal ft. of Malarkey product number 224 - EZ Ridge 10" to be set up over the ridge vent strips.
  • Starter Shingles - 240 lineal ft. of starter (whichever is recommended with Legacy).
  • Eave drip edge - 200 lineal ft. of color drip.
  • Ridge Vent - 80 lineal ft. 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 ft. of coloured valley metal.
  • Underlay - 25 Sq. of synthetic breathable underlay choice.
Before and After Photo Journal:IMG_20140830_105926 IMG_20140830_105930 IMG_20140830_105944 IMG_20140830_105956 IMG_20140830_110005 IMG_20140830_125316 IMG_20140902_150733 IMG_20140904_143117 IMG_20140904_143121 IMG_20140904_143124 IMG_20140904_143154 IMG_20140904_143159 IMG_20140904_143203 IMG_20140904_143212 IMG_20140904_181216 IMG_20140904_181222 The following emails between our project manager (italicized) and the client were regarding the warranty for the Malarkey shingles:
Hi,
Attached is a copy of your warranty! Have a great day!
Hi. Thanks for your speedy response with the warranty, I got it.  I assume I don’t have to sign the warranty as GRS filled out and signed on our behalf.  Please confirm. Thanks for the pictures. Also, the bin has been removed today so it’s great, my wife can now get her car out. Good to know the vents were replaced, thanks.  A few questions about the warranty. a)  The warranty mentioned that shingles installed in the fall and winter may required hand-seal.  Does this apply to us considering completion in Sept. and we had snow today? b)  How do we know that all shingles have been fully sealed? c)  The warranty indicates that shingles that failed to seal during the first year after installation requires hand-seal by Malarkey.  Is GRS going to carry out inspection within the first year of installation to ensure complete sealing of all shingles, and if not, contacts Malarkey to get them hand sealed? Again, thanks in advance.
Hello, Good to hear about the bin.... he's been slow lately with the fall panic. As far as sealing, no problem there, they installed during suitable conditions. If they were installing today however, yes, they would have to tab every shingle. Tabbing is a last resort and not recommended when conditions are suitable as it actually interferes with the normal course of suitability (the sealant on the shingles is better than tabbing if able to activate). So in short, your application was done under proper conditions and is suitable under the warranty. Follow up. Yes, every roof is inspected during and shortly after install (yours has been already by myself and passed with flying colors) and is re-visited in the spring the following season. So we will be on your roof at some point in spring as part of your service. After which we inspect every 3 - 5 years ongoing as a service. Thanks for your patience with the bin!
Hi. Good to hear the application is suitable under warranty.  Also good to hear GRS provides on-going services like regular inspection, eases our worries greatly.  Forecast 20+ next week so think we don’t have to worry about self-sealing after-all. Again, thanks for helping out with our roof replacement project.  Great management effort.

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Roof Leak Repair in Fort Saskatchewan AB, July and August 2014

Below you will find a series of reports from the Edmonton roof repair crew responding to a call for leak repairs from a commercial client. We had to resolve some problems which were left over by previous contractors. Assessment, July 1 2014: Once we got up to the EPDM ballasted roof, we found a lot of broken glass uphill of the area where leaks were reported. After doing some cleaning, we moved some gravel aside (32 ft. x 32 ft. area) to look for issues. It was swept back into place when this section was cleared. After that, we did another 32 ft. x 32 ft. section of the roof and continued on in this fashion. It is also worth noting that the previous contractors did not use any seam tape on the field laps, but glued them to each other with a 6 in. overlap between each. On the parapet wall detailing, the previous contractors had used EPDM rubber as a patch, as opposed to form flash or cover tape. Considering the detritus removed from the site, coupled with the improper EPDM installation, we thought it would be best to check all the field laps above the leaking area. When we finished our day, we spoke to the client and explained that more time was required to continue looking for the leak. Field Report, July 2 2014: 3:00 arrive on site and assess the leaks from inside building when we got up on the roof in the area where the leaks where we found two corner patches that were cracking and the lap seal had let go that was the only visible sign of a leak everything else looked good so we used water mastic as we didn't have any lap seal on the truck to seal the cracks with the rain we could not put a permanent patch on this fix was temporary We arrived on the site at 3:00 pm and assessed the leaks from inside the building. When we checked the roof, there were two corner patches that were cracking and the lap seal had come off. This site was the only visible sign of leaking. Everything else looked okay, so we used water MASTIC, as we did not have any lap seal in the truck to seal the cracks with. Since it began raining, we could not put a permanent patch on this fix. August 4 2014: When the team arrived on-site, we started to move gravel away from the next section of the roof and found that there was a glued lap at the front parapet of the building with only a 2 in. overlap and buckle going through the lap. Around the curb, the wrong flashing was used and only wrapped the corners once. We fixed these issues before the afternoon began. All the gravel was then redistributed onto the roof surface. The client was informed that the problems he was having so far had been remedied. While we were away at another site, however, the staff at this location called us about another problem area that had emerged. The first is that the EPDM is peeling away from the wall and should be cut and patched before it starts pulling apart the field laps. There is also a new gas line going through the roof, and only caulking is being used as a sealant. A gum box should be installed as well.
Materials:
  • 4 ft. x 1 ft. form flash
  • 8 ft. x 6 in. cover tape
  • 1x gallon of splice wash
  • 300 mL of quick primer
  • 30x rags
  • 4x scrub pads
  • 1x tube of lap sealant
August 5 2014: In order for us to fix the walls, we are going to need to cut the membrane and secure it back. This is going to leave a 2 ft. x 40 ft. EPDM opening in two different places. The following materials are required to fix these new openings:
  • 4 ft. x 40 ft. of EPDM (cut from a 10 ft. x 100 ft. roll)
  • 1x 5 gallon pail of bonding adhesive
  • 1x 4 in. gum box and sealer
  • 1x 5 gallon pail of splice wash
  • Box of rags
  • 4x roller sleeves
  • 4x paint brushes
  • 4x rolls of 3 in. seam tape
When we got to site, we went and talked to the site manager and she showed us the problem area.  Once on the roof, we found six deficient corners around the curbs and sleepers in the area above the leak.  Instead of guessing, we repaired them all in the hopes of fixing the leak.  We are still not 100% sure that solved problem, and we did not want to spend too much time repairing this area since all theses curbs should be removed and the old air unit thrown out.  So from 1:45 pm to 2:15 pm we looked for the leak, and from 2:15 pm to 5:00 pm we cleaned and patched the six aforementioned corners and replaced the gravel.  These were permanent repairs. At 5:00 pm we went back to the upper roof and started the preparatory work for repairing the walls until 7:00 pm.  We have all the gravel moved back and the cut out the EPDM required for tomorrow.
Materials:
  • 6 ft. x 1 ft. form flash
  • 1 gallon of splice wash
  • 1x tube of lap sealant
  • 30 rags
  • 32 ft. x 10 ft. EPDM
  • 3x scrub pads
  • 1x paint brush
  • 4x pairs of disposable rubber gloves
August 6 : We completed the two wall repairs which took extra time since wehad to redue the russ strip in these areas. I informed the client of the extra needed and he said as long as it was done right. We had a meeting on the roof at 4 pm and showed the work we had done and he was happy with it and would like to give us more work on another building. We know this building will need more work since the original roofers took a lot of short cuts. August 6 2014: We completed the two wall repairs, which took longer than anticipated since the Russ strips required redoing. The client was okay with the overtime and appreciated that we were completing the work properly. We had a meeting on the roof later in the afternoon and showed the client the finished product. He was happy with the results and wanted to give us more work on another building. It is also anticipated that this building will need more work done since the original contractors took a lot of shortcuts. Materials
  • 8x tubes of lap sealant
  • 3x rolls of 3 in. seam tape
  • 10 ft. x 1 ft. of cover tape
  • 1/x of rags
  • 2 gallons of splice adhesive
  • 2 gallons of quick prime
  • 1 gallon of bonding adhesive
  • 2 gallons of splice wash
  • 2x roller sleeves
  • 4x paint brushes
  • 6x scrub pads
< End Report > Code: 99 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 Roof Resurfacing, July and August 2014

Below is a series of field reports for repairs done to a commercial property by the Edmonton roofing repair crew. Our initial assessment showed that the roof was an ideal candidate for a complete replacement due to the large scale of repairs which were quoted.  Scope of Work:
  • Complete roof resurfacing including:
    • Gravel removal.
    • Spudding.
    • Cleaning.
    • Membrane resurfacing.
  • Two coats of liquid rubber.
  • Removal of all obsolete pitched pockets, with the extension of the current active pockets to a minimum of 6 in.
  • Fabrication of custom sheet metal grease trays
Field Report, July 7 2014: After completing a pre-install meeting with the customer, we took measurements for the pitch pockets, grease trays, and pitch pocket caps. We then went to the shop for a material requisition and they advised us our order would be ready for tomorrow afternoon. Our crew delivered the scope of work as promised over the next few weeks. As we had anticipated, this series of spot repairs was only temporary and it was only a matter of time until our client called us back. Ideally, we would like to see this particular site undergo a complete replacement since the structure's sustainability is running out and will only require more repairs as time goes by.
Field Report, August 5 2014:
Today we installed a full length safety railing along the eaves of the roof. We began by loading 11 patio stones and high density foam to the roof. We then installed the walkway and took our client on a tour of the completed work. He was pleased with the repairs.
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Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. Email: info@grscanadainc.com. 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.