Roof Eavestrough Repair and Waterproofing, June 3, 2015

ARTICLE: Eavestrough Repair Edmonton, Alberta. Installing Drip Edge for Proper Waterproofing at Fascia to Gutter Area. Installing Downspout Extensions for Drainage From Basement. Replace Damaged Downspouts.

Eavestrough Repair Edmonton. How to Maintain Your Eavestrough and Downspouts for Effective Building Envelope Water Proofing and Foundation Waterproofing. 

The scope of work for this work site covered a number of waterproofing essentials. The primary waterproofing issues that were fixed were:

1. Foundation Waterproofing. The objective being terminating water away from your foundation for proper drainage and extending the life span of your basement.

To effectively waterproof your basement you must have a yard that is sloped away from the basement and you must also terminate roof rain water away from the foundation of your building.

In this instance the crew installed downspout extensions to achieve the goal.

2. Building Envelope Waterproofing. A. The objective in this instance is for rain water coming down the slope of the roof to terminate in the eaves-trough and not run between the fascia and gutter. B. The secondary objective is to prevent ice dams that build up in gutters to creep up under the shingles and on to the roof deck causing deck rot and possibly leaks.

A. When water comes off the roof and misses the gutter and goes between the gutter and fascia it may cause problems with your foundation and may cause ice dam problems or water ingress in to your soffit area. This can rot out your roof assembly at the soffit and fascia area.

To correct this our crew installed roof eave edge drip flashing along the length of the eave deck sheathing. This will cause the rain water to terminate in the gutter instead of running between the gutter and fascia.

B. Installing drip edge will also help (nominally) ice dams not get to the sheathing and rot out the roof deck. For optimum waterproofing at the eave edge you would want to install ice and water membrane on the sheathing so that if the ice from the gutter gets up and under the shingles and over the drip edge and on to the sheathing and melts then the ice and water underlay will protect the sheathing and avoid leaks. In this example it was not in our scope of work.

May 21, 2015: Crew Attends Site for Eaves-trough Maintenance and Waterproofing Tasks.

Site Location: 16310 Stony Plain Road Edmonton, Alberta.

Location Type: Commercial, Institutional.

3:30 pm we arrived on site. Performed safety protocol and site meeting.

SCOPE OF WORK: We installed 80 feet of drip edge metal flashing along the south side of the building (by the side entry) as well as to the north side of the building. To install the drip edge flashing we used roofing nails to secure the drip edge flashing to the deck side of the eave edge of the roof to allow for water run-off to enter gutter. The problem the customer was experiencing was water running down the sloped roof and getting between the gutters and the fascia and not actually getting in to the gutters.

After that was complete the next scope of work was install downspout extensions and to build brackets out of wood to help the down pipes stay off the ground. The extensions will now run the water away from the foundation of the property. For the brackets we cut and measured pieces of wood to rest the down pipe on. Once these were built we painted them brown to match the down pipe.

We also had to replace two pieces of down pipe as they were damaged .

6 pm leave site.

Insatlled Drip edge
Installed drip edge flashing to ensure water got from sloped roof to gutter instead of running between roof edge and fascia.
wooden brackets we had to make for down pipe
Wooden brackets we had to make for down pipe. Water now terminates toward a slope and away from foundation for proper waterproofing.

Man hours:  7 hours Materials used: 10 pieces of metal drip edge. 2 down pipes that we replaced. 6  2 x 3 (boards) for downspout extensions. Spray paint for downspout extensions. 100 roof nails.

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Edmonton Residential Flat Roof Maintenance, September to October 2014

Below you will find an assessment, field reports, and photo journal from the Edmonton roofing repair crew for a maintenance on a residential flat roof. The roofing system is due for replacement, but required immediate leak repairs and vent installations. Assessment, September 24 2014: The roof is a low-slope system with existing tar and gravel. There is an approximately 3 in. insulation on top of the plywood roofing below the tar and gravel. The client would like some insulation of their patched areas. The roof was installed in 1981 and needs to be replaced soon. There have been no leaks to date.
  1. There are two holes that need to be filled in - one where the old chimney was and the other where there was formerly a kitchen exhaust. Everything below the roof line has been removed, so the scope involves removing metal roof caps and installing pieces of plywood, insulation, and roof membrane.
  2. There is one hole in the roof requiring a new range hood. An HVAC contractor has already marked out a location on a roof where this hood will be installed. The hole needs to be 7 in. in diameter. The ducting requires installation and sealing.
  3. There is a small 2' x 12' addition over the front stairs that needs a roof membrane. There is no need to insulate this area, as it is just over the exterior stairs.
  4. There are two plumbing vents approximately 4 in. in diameter that need to be cut off and sealed.
Field Report, October 8 2014: The scope of worked was changed slightly. Rather than eliminating three vents, one was eliminated and covered in the drilled hole marked by the HVAC contractor. Another vent was then sealed that was leaking. I also ripped an old vent off and replaced it with a new one supplied by the customer. When our other crew member arrived back on-site with SOPRAMASTIC, we sealed all the vents in. Afterwards, we started work on the overhang above the front door. A drip edge was installed around the perimeter along with a 3 inch sheet metal angle at the wall connection. Seam tape was then applied all around it to get a good seal as we glued to the plywood surface. Finally, EPDM was glued down near the end of the day. Materials
  • 2x cans of SOPRAMASTIC three-gallon
  • 14 ft. of EPDM
  • 1x roll of 6 in. mesh.
Field Report, October 9 2014: We finished off the drip edge with seam tape, rolled it in, and then cut our access-rubber off. At this point, the site was completed. We cleaned up the area and left. 20141008_121414_resized 20141008_121419_resized 20141008_122945_resized 20141008_135902_resized 20141008_135907_resized 20141008_135908_resized 20141008_135918_resized 20141008_135936_resized 20141008_135939_resized 20141008_135942_resized 20141008_135946_resized 20141008_142231_resized 20141008_142234_resized 20141008_142236_resized 20141008_142239_resized 20141008_142301_resized 20141008_152424_resized20141008_152424_resized_1 20141008_152430_resized 20141008_152435_resized 20141008_152439_resized 20141008_152445_resized 20141008_153644_resized 20141008_153646_resized 20141008_153649_resized 20141008_153655_resized 20141008_175149_resized < End Report > Code: 9009 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.

Sloped Shingle Roof Replacement, March 2013, Edmonton

This client's ranch house bears a shingle roof getting on in its years, and they reached out to GRS to help them replace the roof with a newer shingle system. GRS oversaw the job through its completion, ensuring that the steep slope of the roof did not cause any problems for the technicians on site. Continue reading Sloped Shingle Roof Replacement, March 2013, Edmonton

Acreage Re-Roofing in Edmonton AB – December to February 2011

Below you will find a series of field reports from the Edmonton roofing repair crew for an acreage re-roofing. We took special care in terms of quality control to ensure that the acreage did not experience damage from crew equipment or the shingling process. Assessment, December 14 2011: This is a 3-tab shingled roof with a 10/12 pitch. There is only one layer of shingles, fifteen air vents, nine goose necks (three large ones), five plumbing flashings, and three skylights. There is a small dead valley in the rear (no leaks), but may need some flashing work done against the wall. there is also a small porch on the east side that requires some work. The property has good access points for loading and garbage bins, but we will need tarps for falling debris. Lyndal Osborne 18610-Ellerslie Rd 001 Lyndal Osborne 18610-Ellerslie Rd 002 Lyndal Osborne 18610-Ellerslie Rd 003 Lyndal Osborne 18610-Ellerslie Rd 004 Lyndal Osborne 18610-Ellerslie Rd 005 Lyndal Osborne 18610-Ellerslie Rd 006 Lyndal Osborne 18610-Ellerslie Rd 007 Lyndal Osborne 18610-Ellerslie Rd 008 Lyndal Osborne 18610-Ellerslie Rd 009   Quotation, December 14 2011:
  • Sloped re-roof
    • Remove roofing, dispose, apply new system. Choose from:
      • Premium SBS modified shingles
      • Slate/shake
      • Metal, rubber, shake, tile
Work Order Agreement, February 17 2012:
The material is scheduled to arrive between now and Tuesday. The crew has been instructed to leave it in the driveway so that vehicular and pedestrian traffic is not obstructed. They will begin work at some point next week, although it is still hard to point the exact day at the moment. The disposal bin is a point we need to discuss. The site manager told me there is a concern with gardens and such. What I would like to do is give your phone number to our bin driver so that when he is coming drop the disposal bin, he can call you in advance to be sure you are home and direct where he can or cannot leave the bin.
Work Order Scheduled, February 20 2012:
We will begin your re-roofing project on Tuesday in the morning around 11:00 am. On Wednesday they will continue on and will likely have more crew members available. Our project manager will drop by to check in with you and pick up a signed copy of the order form, ensure that the bin is in the right location, and whatever else needs to be discussed so we are all on the same page. 'Looking forward to seeing you Tuesday morning if you are there!
Property Protocol, February 22 2012: The garage is not being done for this site. A new road has been installed from the main road to their home. There are markers showing where the asphalt of this roadway to their home is and where not to drive, as there is fresh topsoil. The bin must be placed on asphalt at the residence on the left side lined up behind in line with the beaver sculpture. The bin truck cannot leave asphalt residues (if there is not enough room to turn, the truck will have to back out down the acreage road to the main road). Crew trucks can park right at the house to unload, but then need to be relocated to the main road (two minute walk). Trucks cannot leave the asphalt at any time. Tarps must be used at all times under all workers when ripping and shingling. Pay attention to where there are obvious flower gardens. Jacks and planks will be required, as this is a steep roof. Use magnets daily, not just at the end of the job. The site at large must be kept spotless. All PPE must be in order. Client Request
I wonder if it would be possible to start on the north side of the house. We have house guests and they are staying in a bedroom on the south side. They arrive today and be pretty tired.
Quality Control, March 5 2012: Our site inspector checked the work site a week in to ensure that the quality was up to par for this estate property. The inspector's notes are in the photo captions.
Lyndal inspection 001
Flashing needs to be nailed down properly
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Gable end needs to be trimmed and starter should be straight
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I don't exactly know what this is, is it a diverter?
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Seal strip flapping. I've seen this in a few spots
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Remove garbage from the roof
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The satellite dish was not reinstalled
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Extra material remaining; still need to magnetic rake the site
  Final Product, March 13 2012: All the repairs have been completed at this site. The homeowner is happy with the work overall.
  • All Dutch laps have been removed and new shingles have been installed
  • The water diverter above the back door is installed
  • All vents and goose necks have been caulked, and Ice & Water has been applied
  • Most of the cleanup is complete
    • We will have to come back when the snow is gone to finish cleaning
  • Dripping rows and valleys are complete
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Apartment Roof Drip Edge in Edmonton

Water Drip and Drainage Support The client reached out to us regarding a four-storey apartment building. They were having trouble with water backtracking behind the gutter and leaking on the ground to cause ice build-up. The first proposed fix was to install a drip edge under the shingle edge and down into the gutter. Furthermore, the joints of the gutters were leaking as well, and the liquid rubber process was explained to the client, who liked the idea of sealing the joints in with seam tape and the rubber solution. There was another section of shingles over the entryway (10 ft x 6 ft) that needed to be replaced. While everything else was being handled, it was requested that an extension be placed into one of the drain spouts. Material:
  • 280 feet of 4x3 inch drip edge (custom bent).
  • Roofing nails.
  • 1 down-pipe extension.
  • 1 to 2 pails of brush grade liquid rubber.
  • 3 – 4 rolls of 4 inch seam tape.
  • 2 bundle of shingles over entrance.
The repairs were carried out without incident, and this work-site has been completed. Below are the photos from our initial assessment:
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Ice buildup was being caused by water backing up behind the gutter and leaking to the ground.
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The first fix we proposed was to install a drip edge under the shingle edge and into the gutters.
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The gutter joints had also been leaking. We proposed liquid rubber coatings and seam tape as a solution to sealing the joints in.
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The downspout (left) also required an extension to the ground-level.
 
CODE: 12931
Until next time,         The Roofers at GRS
  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.

Shingles Replacement and Plumbing/Ventilation Maintenance in Edmonton AB, July to August 2011

Below you will find a series of quotations and field reports from our Edmonton roofing repair crew. Our existing client approved our consultation for a full shingle replacement, system maintenance, and waterproofing. Quotation Request Received, July 28 2011: The client asked me to assess all five buildings in the condominium complex and give my recommendations for  each one. There are three 6-unit buildings and two 4-unit buildings. There is also a garage in the rear of the properties. I have attached the dimensions for each building.
Condo unit dimensions, plus garage
Dimensions for the condominium units and garage.
Note as well that there are 4' x 5' flat galvanized metal roofs above each entrance, but they do not require any attention at this time. Repair Assessment FIRST SET The units are past due for a re-roofing. The shingles on the bottom have not been functional for quite some time which has resulted in the roof deck rotting in some areas. The extent of the damage caused by the rot will not be known until we strip the shingles off. The flashing has also become loose, lifting up high enough away from the roofing that rain could easily blow in and damage the interior. I recommend a roof replacement as soon as possible.
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Condo front-view
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Weathered shingles
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Shingle assessment
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Flat portion assessment
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Cracked shingling
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Weathered shingles
  Materials required for low-slope application:
  • 41 shingles
  • 125 ft. cap
  • 314 ft. starter/drip
  • 18x 44 in. Ice & Water
  • 6x whirlybirds
  • 12x air vents
  • 6x 4 in. plumbing boots
  • 6x 6" x 4" plumbing pipe
SECOND SET This next unit is also due for a re-roofing, although it is not as urgent as the first. There is no evidence of rotting roof deck, but we will not know for sure until the roof is stripped. The flashing is also becoming loose, but not as bad as the first. I recommend it [the roof] be replaced this season. Materials required for low-slope application:
  • 28 shingles
  • 85 ft. cap
  • 234 ft. starter/drip
  • 13x 44 in. Ice & Water
  • 6x whirlybirds
  • 8x air vents
  • 4x 4 in. plumbing boots
  • 4x 6" x 4" plumbing pipe
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Past due on maintenance
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Cracking shingles
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Rear-view of another condo unit
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Condo side-view
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Front view
  THIRD SET This is a newer roof but it needs some attention. There are many shingles that need to be replaced to bring it back to a reasonable condition. There is also one chimney cap missing on this building. Materials:
  • 5x bundles BP 2-tone grey
  • 6x tubes Karnak
  • 1x 6 in. chimney cap
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Rear-view of condos
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Condo backyard
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Evident wear-and-tear
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Wear-and-tear by the gutters
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Odd shingle out
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Damage attributed to rotting wood
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Cracked roofing
  FOURTH SET Unit in relatively good shape with only a few shingles requiring replacement. Materials:
  • 1x bundle BP 2-tone grey
  • 2x tubes Karnak
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Torn shingles
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Needs replacing!
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Base view
  FIFTH SET The last building I assessed has had its roof replaced at some point but it is already showing signs of deterioration beyond repair. There is too much damage (especially on the bottom portion) to begin repairing it efficiently. One of the whirlybirds has lots several of its mounting screws and now the top portion of it is broken. I recommend that the entire roof be replaced in the near future. Materials required for low-slope application:
  • 41 shingles
  • 125 ft. cap
  • 314 ft. starter/drip
  • 18x 44 in. Ice & Water
  • 6x whirlybirds
  • 12x air vents
  • 6x 4 in. plumbing boots
  • 6x 6" x 4" plumbing pipe
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Damaged whirlybird
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In need of immediate maintenance
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Impeding water run-off
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Edge view
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Possible candidates for wood rot
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Torn shingles
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More torn shingles
Client Provided with Quotation, August 3 2011:
  • Remove shingles; dispose and apply new roofing
  • Types: architectural shingles, premium SBS modified shingles, premium slate/shake, metal/rubber/concrete
  • Venting correction
  • High profile shingle cap
  • Premium 44" Ice & Water protection: includes valleys, neck tie roof openings
  • Coloured flashings: drip edge, gable edge, valley, vents, walls
  • Complete roof underlayment wrap
  • Storm nailing and installation
  • Premium caulking: under vents, exposed nails, valleys, etc.
  • Replacement of rotted roof sheathing
Client approves the work on August 9 2011, crew begins on August 10 2011: The crew went around the roof and picked out all of the damaged shingles. There were a couple of pin-holed shingles as well. It was found that Ice & Water was used under the roof as underlayment. Everything that the crew removed was replaced. The same procedure was followed for the second complex. The shingles up for removal were sealed together very well, so when we applied more force, entire segments ripped off.
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Removing shingles in large segments
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Torn flashing and vent systems requiring maintenance
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Newer roofing system already experiencing weather damage
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Recommended a full replacement
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Top flat roof view
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More shingle removal
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Shingle removal from edges
  When the crew had finished ripping off the shingling on the west side of the sixth unit, we had to waterproof it. It was found that the roof was plank-based, rather than using sheeting. Rotten wood was also found that required replacement (an 8 ft. section). The remaining planks had their nails removed. Once preparation was complete, Ice & Water was applied to the base for waterproofing. The pallets for the east side were delivered later in the afternoon. Weather permitting, we will complete this site tomorrow.  
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Shingles fully removed
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This is what a bare roof looks like
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Cut-out for whirlybird
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Insulated roof
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Plumbing boot reinstalled
August 12, 2011: With respect to unit 6, we started ripping up shingles while concurrently working on plumbing stack penetrations. The penetrations were tarred and neck tied. Concurrently, re-shingled portions of the roof were waterproofed. There was no more rotten wood found. Our compressor stopped working near the end of cap placement. Hand nailing was our only option. Other than that, the day went as planned.
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Weatherproofing ventilation base
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Covering up punctures from the old shingle system
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Plumbing boot installation
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Weatherproofing the ventilation systems
100_1462   August 16, 2011: Remaining shingles on the east side were removed and no more rotten wood has been found on the units. Waterproofing continued and we began waste removal; the garbage bin had arrived in the morning. The crew is ready to begin roofing in the morning. August 17, 2011: West side shingles were removed today, but we got rained out while trying to take off the flashing from the sidings. Installation of replacement shingles began.
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Installing new shingles
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100_1466 August 18, 2011 One of the plumbing stacks came too far out from the roof for the plumbing boot to fit. A crewman was sent back to the shop to get two high dome boots, so we kept putting the PVC pipes in. Two whirlybirds were also cut in and installed. We will complete this site tomorrow around the afternoon.
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Plumbing boot installation
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We had to re-size some segments
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Preparing to install ventilation system
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  Site Completition, August 19 2011: Last two whirlybirds installed and all penetrations completed. As predicted, job site was completed around the afternoon after cleanup and remaining shingles were installed.
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Wind turbine preparation work
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New wind turbines installed
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Completed roof
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One side finished
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Closeup of a wind turbine reinstallation
100_1494   < End Report > Code: 133 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 Replacement, May 2011

Below you will find a series of reports pertaining to a residential client in need of some work to their roof. They sought an EPDM installation with some retro-fitting/installation of skylights, gutters, and downpipes. After receiving our quotes for services to be tendered, the client was interested in an EPDM re-roof with some additional features to be installed during the project (skylights, gutters, downpipes). Our quote, however, assumed that insulation would need to be entirely removed and replaced, which was not the case. We re-quoted the job (with minimal insulation work) and advised the client on the warranties available for materials and workmanship. Assessment, April 29 2011:
We arrived at the client's house to assess the building and existing roof system so that we might come to a better understanding of the scope of the work to be completed. We came up with some notes, and sent them to the client for review:
1. In terms of scheduling, we are held up on a commercial site that may put us a number of days off May 2, 2011 will keep [the client] abreast. As soon as they are off the job they will be ready to begin this project - likely Wednesday or Thursday [May 2nd or 3rd].
2. The disposal bin: when the truck goes up onto the lawn and unloads/loads the bin, there could be some damage to the lawn and beds by the sidewalk. We will do what we can to alleviate, but it is of concern.
3. In terms of scope, here is what we are ordering and planning for;
House
  • Remove shingles.
  • Remove sheathing, insulation, and poly.
  • Insulators come in.
  • Re-sheet deck (we are supplying material).
  • Install EPDM system.
  • New skylights installed.
  • Edge flashing to be white.
  • Gutters and downs replaced to be white.
Garage
  • Remove shingles.
  • Reapply new green shingles.
4. We have spoken to three insulators that we normally use and will be deciding this weekend on whom we will be using; also have to speak to the fourth insulator that [the client] provided the contact information for (before making a decision). Inspection, May 11 2011: After selecting and contacting/contracting an insulator, we sent them on location to take measurements of the work area to understand how much material will need to be ordered. They were curious about the existing insulation, and whether they were to remove it or not. We put them in touch with the client to sort out the details on insulation removal. With respect to the spray foam insulation, however, the contractor advised us that they can only do the rooftop insulation in the event that weather permits and is not too windy. Roof Report, May 16 2011: Our crew loaded the metal and trim for two jobs, and drove into town to make the delivery. From 1:00-2:00pm they dropped the supplies for the first job, then made their way over to this job's site for 2:00pm and unloaded the tools and metal for the job. Roof Report, May 17 2011: The team, being yet unable to work on the roof, delivered the Ice & Water shield in addition to the tools required to work with the barrier. They left the site shortly after arrival to continue deliveries of materials to other job sites in the city. After picking up the necessary wood for this roof, they returned around 8:30pm and dropped it off; departing the site at 9:00pm. Roof Report, May 23 2011: One of the project leads met with the client to answer some questions about the job's progress. They discussed how the ridge vent is venting, and some of the desired changes to existing roof features. The client wants a guard installed on the gutter behind the house, and the eavestrough on the right side of the house raised to meet the new downpipe. The EPDM system was also discussed, and how the skylight installation would be performed. This meeting took just over an hour, and the project lead departed around 9:30 Roof Report, June 23 2011: We installed one of the two skylights, but the second was incorrectly sized and the order needs to be placed again. The client was very understanding, and we will get back to them as soon as the replacement comes in. Roof Report, July 12 2011: We received the replacement skylight last Thursday [July 7] but were unable to install it with inclement weather over the weekend. The plan is to install it the next nice day that comes about; we need at least one hour of dry weather to perform the installation. Roof Report, October 26 2011: The client notified us that there was some moisture coming in from the roof in an area where renovations were still in progress. Give that there was no rain this day, we were confused about where the moisture could be coming in. We sent over one of our crew members to attend to the concern and evaluate what repair options are necessary. Roof Report, October 27 2011: The client notified us again about a problem with the roof, this time the concern lay with the recently installed skylight. It would appear that some moisture was dripping down around the lower edge, so they requested that we look into it and make the necessary repairs before winter. Our teams were backed up with work, but we promised to send out a repair crew as soon as possible. Roof Report, November 10 2011: We arrived on-site for 1:30pm, and spoke briefly with the client before they had to leave for another meeting. The crew assessed the skylight and determined the materials needed for a proper repair. Furthermore, we cut open the bathroom fan flashing and the roof deck to access the connection at the master bedroom. As the flashings were about to be replaced with new ones, it began to rain. Temporary patches were put in place, and the client was advised not to use the fan for the evening and that we would return the following day.
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Exposing the roof deck to gain access to the master bedroom connection.
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We cut open the bathroom fan roof flashing to access the master bedroom. The insulators we were working with needed to know the amount of materials they would have to requisition and whether any or all of it required removal.
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The client had also reported leaks entering the building around the vicinity of this plumbing vent.
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Coupled with a failing sealant system, the base of the unit was also peeling apart.
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We removed the vent and decking to inspect for moist insulation and general water damage at the connections.
 
Roof Report, November 11 2011: Our repair crew spent the day on-site to address the leaking skylight. They began by removing the skylight itself and cleaned off the old membrane. Next, the curb was rebuilt to an 8-inch height, and the bottom was detailed with 2" x 2" for a solid sub-straight for drywalling. The entire skylight had to be dismantled for proper access to the membrane, so it was reassembled, caulked, tooled, and reinstallation. After the skylight was dealt with, we spoke to the client and let them know that we would return the following morning to give the same examinations and repairs to the bathroom fans and the soft spots at the each end of the ridge. Roof Report, November 14 2011: On this day, the GRS crew members arrived for 9am and spoke with the client to let them know of the scope of work for the day. We managed to repair both of the bathroom fan details, and half of the lower skylight (ran out of materials). All that remains (beyond the skylight) is the soft spot on the ridge, which should be repaired tomorrow with proper materials on-hand.
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We began the skylight replacement by removing the flashing and exposing the roof around the fixture.
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Next, the unit itself was removed.
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A new frame was installed. The previous skylight had been installed directly into the roof.
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Installing the skylight into place over the new frame,
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Next, we sealed the frame into the roof using seam tape. and metal flashing.
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Liquid rubber coatings were applied over the corners and the seams.
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Our repair of the bathroom fan details entailed installing new vents and replacing the insulation in the master bedroom connection.
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After replacing the exposed section with a new board, it was patched over with EPDM.
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Finishing up the second vent installation. The seams were made watertight with spud.
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Industrial Metal Roof Snow and Ice Removal Edmonton, January 2011

Below you will find a series of field reports and correspondence from the Edmonton roofing repair crew responding to a call for snow and ice removal.  Field Report, January 21 2011: In the morning, we broke ice and removed snow from the work-site. After taking a lunch break, there was more than enough left for us to complete the day with. There are only two of us on-site so this may take some time. Client Correspondence, January 22 2011: We appreciate the hard work your crew has been doing despite only have two available. It would be great if you guys could work on getting the parking lot taken care of on that side of the building first as a priority.  Leak Assessment, January 24 2011: We assessed leak issues and determined an ice dam at the gutters and the dam is pushing the gutter away from the roof's edge. It is unsafe to move ice and snow without the entire gutter or ice falling on pedestrians or vehicles below (an entrance way is right below the problem area).
ice hanging from builging over parking lot
Ice dam buildup along the gutters
ice over screw heads
Depth of snow
ice over screw heads
Piled up snow bank
ice thickness in middle of roof
It comes by the block
long view of gutters
Long view of gutters
I'm showing the seal around the skylight
Roof closeup
I'm showing the skylight
Skylight
Post-ice breakup
Post-ice breakup
  < End Report > Code: 146 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.