Tar and Gravel Roof Repair Edmonton May 31 2015

ARTICLE: Tar and Gravel Roof Repair Edmonton, Alberta. Flat Roof. Multi-Family Condo. Repairs to Scuppers, Edge Flashing Leaks and Entrance Canopy.

Many of our customers are of course regular repeat customers that have over time come to trust the expertise of our journeymen roofers. This particular customer is no different. The manager for this property owner originally called us three or so years ago and since then we have likely worked on most or near all of their properties in the Edmonton area.
The reports below are for the original inspection of the roof and the repair work that the crews did on the condominium property. A front entry canopy required re-construction, there were scupper repairs, and some leaks around perimeter flashing on the built-up tar and gravel roof.
April 19, 2015: Customer Contacts Project Manager at GRS for Tar and Gravel Roof Repair Assessment and Pricing.
Our customer called today for Edmonton roof repair service to one of their condo holdings in the Edmonton area. I have dispatched a journeyman to inspect the roof in accordance to our customer's requests.
April 20, 2015: Journeyman Roofer Attends to Roof for Inspection.
Site Address: 10315 113 Street Edmonton, Alberta. Type of Work Site: Multi Family Condominium.
Roof Type: BUR (tar and gravel).
Our customer would like a quotation to seal in 5 scuppers using a gum patch method and not torch-on with open-flame. He would also like us to remove all the perimeter metal and fix any spots that are splitting along the membrane with gum patches. When we put the metal back on he would like us to put silicone on the laps of the metal. There may also be entry roof canopy reconstruction involved.
Man hours to complete: Approximately 50 hours.
Material needed: 5 - 3 gallon cans of gum. 1 roll of 6 inch mesh. 4 tubes of silicone.
List of front entry canopy materials to be determined.
Tar and Gravel Roof Repair Edmonton - Splitting in bitumen along flashing.
Tar and Gravel Roof Repair Edmonton - Splitting in bitumen along flashing.
Roof scupper with heat wire for ice melting.
Roof scupper with heat wire for ice melting.
Roof edge flashing that needs to come off.
Roof edge flashing that needs to come off.
April 29, 2015: Roof Repair Crew Attends for First Day.
The following site is a condo building in Edmonton Alberta. We were sent here to complete three scopes of work. 1) Flat roof spot repairs around perimeter (remove flashing, repair, return flashing to roof). 2) Fix cracks on edge of scuppers to avoid future leaking scuppers. 3) Fix a canopy roof that was sagging on the front left side.
Scope # 1: Perimeter spot repairs on main tar and gravel flat roof.
We started the day with the toolbox meeting. Got set up on roof. The roofers started stripping metal flashing around the perimeter while I went and got supplies. We did two different scopes of work on the roof.
1st scope was patching around the perimeter of the cant flashing which consists of spraying down asphalt primer on area where patch is needed. Then putting one layer of mastic on top of the asphalt primer. We then put the green mesh on the layer of mastic. The next step in the process is to add one more layer of mastic on top of the green mesh and let it dry. Final is to re-install the roof flashing.
Spot Repair on corner of roof
Spot Repair on corner of roof.
The second scope of work we completed was to fix the scuppers as they had cracks around the edge of them and they were leaking. To do this we screwed each side of the scupper tight against the cant metal. We then put on one layer of mastic on the cracks. We then added the green mesh to the first layer of mastic. Followed by one more layer of mastic on top of the green mesh. This is an alternate method to using open-flame torching.
Before repair pic
Before scupper repair picture.
During Repair Pic
During scupper repair picture.
finished pic
Scupper finished picture.
  Other photos:
WORK LEFT TO DO:
-  fix canopy  (10 hours of work)
MATERIALS  USED:
-green mesh 10 feet
-Half a  pale of mastic
MATERIALS NEEDED AS FOLLOWS: - 4, 2×6×12 -2, 4'×8' sheets of 1/2" plywood - 20' of can't -13' of riglet flashing -3 sheets of FR board -1 roll of cap -20' of cant flashing -1 scupper -1 10' 2"×4" -Screws and nails 1 box each -20' of 2 x 8
Canopy re-construction part of the scope for this location to be included as a separate blog article report.
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Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton, May 29 2015.

Article: Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton, Alberta. Commercial Roof. Temporary Repairs.

Jan 26, 2015: Emergency Repair Call to our 24 Hour Dispatch Center.
This call came in from one our customers that works for a large commercial management company in Edmonton, Alberta. She had a new tenant moving in to a commercial bay that was doing leasehold improvements prior to opening in a few days. The issue was that the roof began leaking and it was ruining the renovations to the interior of the restaurant.
We attended the location within an hour to assess and found that a number of locations on the roof needed repair. The roof itself is in a failed state and should be replaced but the building owner directed us through the management firm to only do temporary repairs.
We did what we could to stop any water from leaking inside the property that evening and then the next day we had our roofers do the temporary repairs as requested by the owner.
Below is a summary report and photos of the work done.
Jan 27, 2015: Repair Crew Attends to Work Site.
Site Location: 12643 153 Avenue NW Edmonton, Alberta.
Type of Location: Commercial Strip Mall.
We arrived on-site at 7:20 am to find the problems with the roof. The building management representative had reported leaks and our emergency response techs were in attendance the night before.
We performed our daily site safety procedures (including tool-box meeting, site hazard, and fall plan).
Once we were on the roof we saw that the old patch previous roofers had applied was splitting at the curb and we found a couple of other spots that had loose laps.
We repaired the leak areas as required and photos are included below.
Materials used:
1 pail of Sopramastic.
1 can of spray primer.
4 ft off a full roll of jewt.
Miscellaneous.
Tar And Gravel Repair
Tar And Gravel Repair at rooftop unit.
Tar And Gravel Curb Repair
Tar And Gravel Curb Repair.
Tar And Gravel Leak Identified
Tar And Gravel Leak Identified.
Tar And Gravel Flat Roof Repair
Tar And Gravel Flat Roof Repair.
Tar And Gravel Mastic Repair
Tar And Gravel Mastic Repair.
Commercial Flat Roof - Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton
Commercial Flat Roof - Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton.
Sweeping back gravel to expose roof felts for repair - Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton
Sweeping back gravel to expose roof felts for repair - Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton.
Membrane split causing leak - Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton
Membrane split causing leak - Tar and Gravel Flat Roofing Repair Edmonton.
  You can visit our main web site page here for Edmonton Flat Roof Repair.   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.

Flat Roof Curb Repair, May 29 2015

Article: Flat Roof Repair Edmonton. Delete Rooftop Curb, Roof-In Curb, Roof-In Sleepers, Gum Boxes. Tar and Gravel. Stramit. Edmonton Alberta.

March 13, 2015: Roof Inspection and Report Completed. Flat Roof Repair Edmonton. Site Location: 10625 51 Avenue NW Edmonton, Alberta.
We arrived on-site at 10:30 to take a look at the BUR roof that needs a 2 x 2 foot vent curb deleted, and another new curb installed a few feet NW of the old curb. Then he would like us to install 2 sleepers on the roof and tie back into the membrane with 2 gum boxes to be installed as well, one for a gas line and one for a electrical line to go through the roof. This a single story with easy access all around the building. We did a cut test and found that the roof is made up of a 3 inch structural stramit with 2 layers of 1/2 inch fiberboard and mopped on felt. Stramit is a structural and/or insulating panel manufactured from straw fibre typically in 50mm or 64mm thickness used as roof deck and/or insulation. The problem with this kind of roof is that the vapor barrier is skin of the stramit and comes in 4 x 8 sheets. This means that any patch would have to be at least to the nearest roof truss and be supported with 2 x 4 boards under the cuts of the stramit opening. Now for any warrantied work, you should tie in the stramit vapor across the patch and this needs to be done from underneath after the patch is applied. This would also require a 3 x 3 foot hole to be cut out of the ceiling and should be handled by the client ahead of time. The other option is to replace a full sheet of stramit which may include a new complete tie-in around the next curb beside it depending on the layout of the stramit and would open a whole other potential problem. We could just cover the hole with 1 inch plywood, no insulation, glue a peal and stick and torch cap the BUR, but I would not suggest warranting this kind of repair especially right on top of a large commercial stove. Another issue on the roof is the amount of grease that has been dumped on the roof will require a larger patch since the membrane close to the curb will not support a proper tie-in of 2 ply torch patch. This will require a 4 ft area of membrane and spud roof beyond the patch all the way around. With a repair with the least amount of stramit replacement and a vapor barrier, we would need the following material to complete the work: 1 - 4 x 8 sheet of 1 in plywood. 2 rolls of cap. 2 rolls of torch grade peal and stick. 1 - 5 gal can of SAM adhesive. 1 sheet of 3 inch ISO. 8 - 2 x 6, 10 ft boards to stacked and secured to the roof. 2 - 2 x 4, 8 ft boards to support the stramit. 2 - 4 inch gum boxes. 1 pail of gum. Assorted screws. 1 can of spray primer. 4 pain brushes. 2 roller sleeves. 2 tubes of acoustical sealant. 1-  6 x 6 ft pieces of 6 mil ploy. 32 man hrs and a trip to the dump for the garbage for a total of 36 man hours or so. If the new curb is not prepped ahead of us then we will need another sheet of ISO  insulation (size to be determined by flange of curb) and plywood to wrap the curb. We would need this information before going to site to make sure we have enough to complete. This will add another 2 man hrs if we have to do this on site. If there is no ceiling access when we are there then add another 3 man hours to cut out and clean up. The new R.T.U. to be installed on the sleepers needs to be installed to maximize the weight distribution over the trusses under the roof and needs to be spotted from underneath along with the new location of the new vent curb and location of the gum boxes before we go to site.
Tar And Gravel Repair
Tar and Gravel Roof Repair - photo showing stramit.
Tar And Gravel Repair Unit
Tar And Gravel Repair - Rooftop Units.
Tar And Gravel Repair Leak Identified
Tar And Gravel Repair Leak Area Identified - Grease on roof from commercial kitchen.
Tar And Gravel Repair Strammit
Tar and Gravel Stramit in roof assembly.
Unit From Inside
Unit From Inside in commercial kitchen.
  March 13, 2015: Update. Scope of work discussion with client.
The client just texted me back and requested another 2 curbs, 1 for an exhaust vent and 1 for an intake vent for the RTU to sit close to the sleeper which would add another 8 man hrs to the job and that he has requested that we wrap all 3 curbs with ISO and plywood which brings us up to 40 man hrs for 1 deleted curb, 3 new curbs to be installed and wrapped, 2 sleepers, 2 gum boxes.
March 18, 2015: Update. Scope of work change.
Client has requested a change in scope. Customer wants two curbs roofed in holes cut and framed in and 2 sleepers installed after looking at his drawing and where the placement of holes are I do not think we will have to cut any trusses. The holes will be in between. The one thing that concerns me is the amount grease on the roof. Material list looks good but as for man hours I'm thinking more like 45 man hours or more.
March 31, 2015: Flat Roof Repair Crew Attends to Site. 
Today we deleted an old unit and added two curbs for new units. This was a difficult task as the roof is really old and quiet frankly falling apart. There was also a section 6 feet x 7 feet that we had to remove because the grease from the grease trap had saturated the roof. Once we got that all cut out and insulation and ply wood replaced we then roofed in the curbs and replaced the grease section.
All that is left to do is torch cap on the curbs and then add two sleepers and roof them in.
On a side note there are multiple areas around where we added the curbs that we are positive leak. There are splits in the roof and major blisters. I pointed this out to the customer. I documented the deficiencies.
Tar And Gravel Leak Repair
Tar And Gravel Leak Repair - deletion area.
Tar And Gravel Repair
Tar And Gravel Repair - deletion.
Tar And Gravel Repair During Work
Tar And Gravel Repair During Work - rooftop curb installed and roofed in.
Tar And Gravel Repair Around Unit
Tar And Gravel Repair Around Unit - 2 ply SBS modified torch-on applied to roof curb.
Tar And Gravel Repair With SBS
Tar And Gravel Repair With SBS modified torch-on.
Tar And Gravel SBS Repair
Tar And Gravel SBS Repair. Rooftop curb.
  Other On-Site Photos:
April 4, 2015: Flat Roof Repair Crew Attends to Site.
Installed cap on two curbs and installed two sleepers 48 inch wide and roofed them with base and cap. Installed gum around our spud line to insure no back flow of water. Cleaned up site and loaded all garbage and materials in the truck. Completed fire watch protocol.
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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.
  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.

Tar and Gravel Roof Repair, May 29 2015

Article: Tar and Gravel Roof Repair Edmonton, Alberta. Flat Roof - Commercial. Emergency Dispatch. Repair to Splits, Blisters, Pitch Pockets.

March 29, 2015: Emergency Roof Repair Dispatch Call-In. Tar and Gravel Roof Repair Edmonton. This call was patched to our project manager as an emergency call-out. Our client, a management company that handles maintenance for commercial properties asked that we attend asap. One of our advantages in the roofing industry is our ability to respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week to any type of roof repair emergency. This particular emergency call-out was for a tar and gravel roof. Tar and gravel built up roofs have one advantage in that usually we can repair them almost indefinitely. As long as the maintenance inspections are done regularly and repairs done each year then chances are you will avoid having the roof become saturated with moisture. If too much of the roof assembly becomes saturated with moisture then it becomes impossible to repair tar and gravel roofs. Visit this link for a flat roof maintenance check-list and be sure you inspect your roof at least once a year or even twice a year with an expert. Below you will find the rooftop inspection and on-site roof repair work summary and photos. March 29, 2015: Roof Inspection and Report Completed. 
Site Address: 13040 137 Ave Edmonton Alberta T5L 5E3.
Property Type: Commercial Property.
This location is experiencing two primary roof leaks. One leak is on the east side of the building. The other roof leak is on the west side of the building.
When we attended to the roof we found a number of splits in the tar and gravel roof membrane. We also located a number of blisters. There are also two pitch pockets that need to be topped up as a matter of regular maintenance.
Scope of Work:
Scope of work to repair the roof would include gum patches to the splits. Also to cut open the blisters and patch them. And finally topping up the pitch pockets.
Man hours to complete = 16 total.
Material needed:
3 pails of gum.
1 spool of mesh 6 inch.
Miscellaneous other repair materials.
Tar And Gravel Gum Box
Tar And Gravel Gum Box (pitch pocket).
Tar And Gravel Roof Split
Tar And Gravel Roof Split.
Tar And Gravel Split Needing Repair
Tar And Gravel Split Needing Repair.
Tar And Gravel Repair Needed
Tar And Gravel Repair Needed - split in the membrane typically due to aged membrane and drying from UV exposure.
Tar And Gravel Split
Tar And Gravel Split in roof.
Tar And Gravel Repair
Tar And Gravel Repair.
 
April 4, 2015: Flat Roof Crew Attends To Repair Leaks. 
Even though only two leaks were reported inside the building there were a number of repairs required at roof level.
Today we fixed 12 problem areas on the roof that were a significant concern. We also filled up 2 pitch pockets. All repairs were gum patches on the tar and gravel roof.
Tar And Gravel Repair Leak
Tar And Gravel Repair being done with mesh and mastic.
Tar And Gravel Repair Being Done
Tar And Gravel Repair in process. Areas was spudded, cut open, dried out, mesh and mastic applied and roof pea gravel returned to roof.
Tar And Gravel Repair 1
Tar And Gravel Repair.
Tar And Gravel Repair Completed
Tar And Gravel Repair Completed.
Tar And Gravel Repair With Mastic
Tar And Gravel Repair With Mastic and Mesh Completed.
Tar And Gravel Repair
Tar And Gravel Repair in process.
Tar And Gravel Gum Box
Tar And Gravel Gum Box
  Article Topics: Tar and Gravel Roof Repair Edmonton, Roof Maintenance.   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 EPDM Roof Repair, May 29 2015

Article: EPDM Roof Repair Edmonton Alberta, Flat Roof Commercial.

One of the advantages of EPDM roofing is that repair and maintenance can be a lower cost in comparison to other roof systems such as tar and gravel and torch-on. That is, as long as it is fully adhered or mechanically fastened EPDM and not ballasted EPDM. Ballasted EPDM required the removal of the rock ballast to track, isolate and do roof repairs so it becomes more time extensive. The repair report below is an example showing that even when the original installation of an EPDM fully adhered roof is not done properly, the repairs to a deficient installation can be done relatively quick and easy. April 3, 2015: Roofing Repair Crew Arrives to Complete EPDM Roof Repair Edmonton. 
Site Location: 12420 17 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta.
There were multiple leaks on the roof along the east side of the building. Whoever originally did the roof installation had cut the EPDM rubber too short and didn't apply it up and over the roof edge.
Roof Repair Scope of Work:
We had to seal in the roof edge properly due to EPDM being cut short at original installation..
There were over 100 small holes in the north east corner of the roof which we repaired.
There were 2 B-vents that were leaking which we repaired with form flash.
EPDM Roof Repair Edmonton Photos:
EPDM Roof Repair One
EPDM Roof Repair at roof edge.
EPDM Roof Repair Completed
EPDM Roof Repair Completed along length of the edge of the roof.
EPDM Roof Repair
EPDM Roof Repair in process.
EPDM Roof Leak Identified
EPDM Roof Leaks Identified as small holes that were repaired.
EPDM Roof Vent
Roof B-Vent deficiency that was repaired.
EPDM Roof Split
EPDM Roof Split that was repaired.
  Off-site related reading: http://www.epdmroofs.org/what-is-epdm.   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.

SBS Torch On Roof Repair Leduc Alberta May 29 2015.

Article: SBS Torch On Roof Repair Leduc Alberta Commercial Property

February 23, 2015. Journeyman Roofer Attends for Inspection of SBS Torch On Roof Repair Leduc, Alberta. Report Completed. Site address: 5904 50 Street Leduc AB.
There is a leak where the two roofs on this commercial property join. 30 feet from the front of the building in the area where the leak is the SBS modified torch-on cap sheet stripping is significantly cracked and losing life. There are about 3 inches of ice across the roof and 2 inches of water under the ice. To fix the roof leak we will have to clear off a section of ice and pump the water off the roof. Once the water is off the roof we then need to dry the area so repair work can be done. We then need to de-granulate a 16 foot section of stripping and torch down new SBS modified stripping to seal in the roof and repair the leak. This roof is very old and needs to be replaced asap.
Man hours to complete repairs. 18 to 20 with fire watch and drive time. 1 - 2 rolls of modified bitumen cap sheet (frost grey in color).
Flat Roof SBS Repair
Flat Roof SBS Repair in Leduc, Alberta.
SBS Flat Roof Water
SBS Flat Roof Water and Ice Filled Roof.
SBS Flat Roof
SBS Flat Roof on commercial property.
SBS Flat Roof Repair
SBS Flat Roof Repair area - modified bitumen cap sheet is cracking and splitting from age.
SBS Crack Identified
SBS Crack Identified at the seam.
SBS Leak Identified
SBS Leak Identified where significant cracks are appearing in membrane.
  March 12, 2015: Crew Attends for SBS Torch-On Roof Repair Leduc. 
Today we sealed in the complete edge of one side of the roof joint. We also completed spot repairs on the other side of roof joint. Everything went went well and scope of work is complete.
SBS Repair Joint
SBS Repair at join between the two roof systems.
2 Ply SBS Repair
2 Ply SBS Repair in process.
2 Ply SBS Repairs Being Completed
2 Ply SBS Repairs Being Completed.
SBS Flat Roof
SBS Flat Roof in process of repair.
SBS Flat Roof Repair
SBS Flat Roof Repair area on this roof.
  Article Topics: SBS Torch On Roof Repair Leduc. Off-Site Links for More Information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Membrane_roofing   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.  

EPDM Roof Repair in Fort Saskatchewan, May 28 2015.

Article: EPDM Roof Repair Fort Saskatchewan, Flat Roof Commercial Building.

March 26, 2015: Initial Inquiry is Received.
Good Morning, I have a commercial building in Fort Saskatchewan that has a leak in their pharmacy area, can we have someone go repair this asap? Please advise Thank you,
March 29, 2015: Inspection of Roof and Roof Report Completed by Journeyman Superintendent. 
Roof Type: EPDM Ballast, Flat Roof, Commercial.
This customer with a commercial building is experiencing two leaks in the roof. Both of the roof leaks seem to be around the drains or units. It will be hard to locate the leaks. My recommendation is for the repairs to estimated on an hourly rate dispatch for this job because it could take 3 hours or it could take 20 hours - it is hard to say without shoveling back the ballast rock and therefore being able to inspect the EPDM roof membrane.
Some photos of the original roof inspection are below.
EPDM Roof Repair Unit one
EPDM Roof Repair Unit 1
EPDM Roof Repair Unit
EPDM Roof Repair Unit
EPDM Roof Repair Long Shot
EPDM Roof Repair Long Shot
EPDM Roof Repair Drain Work
EPDM Roof Repair Drain Work
EPDM Roof Repair Drain
EPDM Roof Repair Drain
  April 7, 2015: Flat Roof Crew Attends to Commercial Roof to do EPDM Roof Repairs.
Today we fixed three leaks. The first leak was along the north wall of the roof. We pin-pointed the leak to a curb and a make-up air-unit which were both beside each other. We found numerous cracks in the EPDM. We fixed them with EPDM form flash. Leak two was above the pharmacy are of the building on the west wall. I found a corner that had a puncture in so we cleaned it and and installed a corner patch. Leak three was located to be at the center of the roof. After measuring it out we pin-pointed it to a air unit. And then at another area I shoveled back the gravel and cleaned and inspected the area and I found a lap of the EPDM that had a large fish-mouth in the lap which was the cause of that leak. I repaired it with cover strip.
EPDM Roof Repair Fort Saskatchewan Photos:
EDPM Fort Saskatchewan Leak Point
EDPM Fort Saskatchewan Leak Point
EPDM Roof Repair Fort Saskatchewan
EPDM Roof Repair Fort Saskatchewan
EPDM Repair
EPDM Repair
EDPM Leak Identified
EDPM Leak Identified
EPDM technician points out roof deficiency.
EPDM technician points out roof deficiency.
EDPM repair done at rooftop unit.
EDPM repair done at rooftop unit.
EPDM roof to be repaired.
EPDM roof to be repaired.
EPDM roof repair at rooftop unit.
EPDM roof repair at rooftop unit.
EPDM repair done on roof.
EPDM repair done on roof.
EPDM Repair
EPDM Repair.
  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 Commercial Roof Warranty Repair, May 2015

This report details a warranty dispatch for a liquid rubber installation which had been done the previous year. There was some leaking from the penetrations which needed to be addressed. Also included is the quotation for the original liquid rubber install. This project began in 2014 with a liquid rubber install on a commercial unit. The following are notes from our project manager concerning the initial state of the building pre-install:
This roof structure is a candidate for either a repair-maintenance program or a restorative engineered coating and may not have to be replaced. I would not recommend a standard reflective elastomeric coating or the SPF Spray Foam specifically with a standard reflective coating as the industry wide standard reflective coatings do not last well over time in our Western Canadian climate. This recommendation would possibly change if your objective is to reflect the sun, in this instance a reflective coating may be best, but in Western Canada the issue tends to be during winter months with metal roofs. Liquid rubber performs well in our climate as it has up to 1200% expansion and contraction. If considering Spray Foam for R Value we strongly suggest covering the spray foam with liquid rubber or preferably EPDM and not a reflective coating or white coating. Generally speaking, metal roof systems are constant aggravating roof structures. Industrial metal roof systems have a deficient design - they are water-shedding and not water-proofing coverings. Metal expands and contracts more than any other roofing material. Metal roofs tend to leak from expansion and contraction and ice / snow loads. Leaks are intermittent at seams (vertically where sheets are seamed together and horizontally where seams between sheets meet), penetrations (stacks, roof-top unit curbs, etc.), fasteners (fastener holes get larger with expansion and contraction), around the perimeter as ice back-ups at gutters and then under eave (hidden and external gutters have the same ice back up melt issue causing leaks), and at joints between roof and wall connections. Metal rust / corrosion may start at places, the seams and fasteners are vulnerable from expansion / contraction and snow loads, and any traditional caulking or reflective coating won’t last more than a few seasons at best. Remedies to the issue are; 1. Complete replacement of the metal roof which is most expensive and may leak anyway, 2. Spray-Foam (SPF) applied to metal with a top applied membrane - reflective coating, liquid rubber, or EPDM, which can be problematic as the metal, foam, and top coat expand and contract at different rates and reflective top coats tend to fail easily in our cold climate, 3. A roof board mechanically fastened on top of metal panels with SBS Torch-on or EPDM membrane which was a typical solution in the industry prior to liquid rubber coming to market – it is comparatively expensive and expansion and contraction again can be an issue, 4. Spot repairs-maintenance with caulking per scope in quote above, and 5. More extensive restoration which involves engineered coatings. Our recommendation is option 5 - a high end engineered liquid rubber polymer coating that carries a 10 Year Manufacturer Warranty and has option to a twenty year GRS maintenance contract for extended leak protection. In this instance, we recommend a 2 Ply Engineered Liquid Rubber Recovery System to the complete metal roofing area. This can be even more successful than a full metal roof replacement (depending on objectives). A recent project with photos can be found at; http://generalroofingsystemscanadainc.blogspot.ca/2012/05/roof-repair-liquid-rubber-metal-roof.html The scope of work involved in a metal roof liquid rubber recovery coating is; 2 Ply Engineered Liquid Rubber Recovery to Complete Metal Roof. Pressure wash to clean, water test, and assess. Test and replace fasteners as required to complete roof deck, penetrations, and gutters. Sheet metal repair and penetration saddle fabrication as required. Remove old caulking as required. Hand trowel all penetrations, roof to wall connections, all fasteners, ridge, horizontal sheet seams, hidden gutters (if present), and roof edge at external gutters with mesh and high grade rubber as required. Apply liquid rubber coating, allow cure time, repeat hand trowel process above, and apply second coat liquid rubber. The Ten Year Manufacturer Warranty is Extendable to Twenty Year Service under GRS Maintenance Agreement. Thank you.
Original condition of the roof: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Subsequent to the liquid rubber installation, the client later contacted us to report some leaking around the penetrations on the roof. The work was still under warranty and the client was informed that a crew would be dispatched to make the necessary repairs. The client was made aware of the fact that metal roofs are prone to expansion and contraction (depending on the season), which often leads to leaks. He was also assured that we would be applying additional liquid rubber to the leaking areas until all leaking had stopped. Once on site the crew inspected the roof and determined that it was very likely penetration leaks. Dampness was observed on the interior ceiling and walls. On the second floor the leaks were mainly coming from the skylights, however there was one leak from a ventilation penetration. The source of the leak on top of the roof was not visible and so could have been a pin hole leak. The leaks were not serious in nature except for the office skylight which was significant. 20140115_125536 20140115_125658 20140115_125826 20140115_125850 20140115_125907 20140115_130304 20140115_130317 20140115_130351 20140115_130406 20140115_130411 20140115_130727 20140115_130800 At this point our project manager instructed a crew member to track the leak over the course of a few warm days. The warmer weather was required to fully understand where the leak was coming from. This was completed and additional liquid rubber was applied to the metal roof in order to prevent further leaking. 20150505_103645 20150505_105545 20150505_105559 20150505_110456 20150505_111056 20150505_111122 20150505_112400 < End Report > CODE: 23 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.