Tar and Gravel Roofing Repair, August 2015, Edmonton

Below you will find roofing reports from the Edmonton roofing repair crew. This client's residential building needs repairs to a low-slope tar and gravel roof. There are some leaks and damage that requires attention, in addition to some work with the gutters and chimney area. Continue reading Tar and Gravel Roofing Repair, August 2015, Edmonton

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 Downspout Installation, July 2014

This report covers the installation of industrial-grade downspouts at our client's commercial location. They had GRS conduct repairs to their roof in years prior, and  requested our help in reinforcing the downspout system. Quotation Delivered: July 16, 2014 After conducting some repairs at the client's location the winter prior, we advised them that there would be difficulties in repairing any downspout while the winter season continued. Now that warmer weather has arrived, it's time to conduct the repairs (or, in this case, a replacement). We delivered our quote for the installation of three new industrial-grade downspouts, and booked them in for early-mid July. Roof Report: July 7, 2014 The servicing technician arrived on site for 8:00am and did a site walk-through to investigate any further causes to leaks experienced over the weekend before. The problem was quickly identified as loose meshing where the metal meets the gutter, so it was fixed with a new piece of mesh and brush-grade liquid rubber solution. There was also a problem with the eavestroughs leaking when they were filled over a certain capacity. The problem can't be fixed while they are full, so the technician promised to return at a later date. This report will continue to be updated with more reports and in-progress photos as they're brought over from the old content system. CODE: 5611 Contact Us Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.

Gutter Replacement Edmonton, December 2013

Article: Commercial Gutters Replacement in Edmonton, Alberta.

Below you will find a report of a gutter installation from the metal roofing repair crew in Edmonton, Alberta. December 17, 2013: Metal Crew Arrives on Site.  The crew filled their safety documents We then boxed the ends of the two existing gutters on the side of the building. We then boxed one end of the new gutter and worked on installing gutters on the front east end of the building. The crew then started to install more gutters and two pieces of flashing that had come off the building. The crew continued to install the rest of the gutters that we had on site 11 pieces total. We then made holes for the downspouts and removed snow on the west end of the roof where we will be installing gutters.
Gutter Installation
Gutter Installation in Progress to Edmonton Commercial Building.
Installing new
Installing New Gutters.
Old
Old Gutters.
Installed
Gutters Installed
December 22, 2013: Crew Finishes Site.  Site is completed, there is a minor clean up to be completed Monday. Gutter Replacement Edmonton
Metal Crew Completes Gutter Job
Metal Crew Completes Gutter Job
Downspouts Installed
Downspouts Installed
Installed and Job Completed
Gutters Installed and Job Completed
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Edmonton EPDM Roof Restoration Liquid Rubber Coating, April 2012

Below is the collection of field reports for an industrial roofing system repaired by GRS in April 2012.
Table of Contents:
Inspection
Roof Reports
  Initial Inspection: April 17, 2012: Sealants The sealants on all 9 roof levels are deteriorated and require attention. Drainage One drain was found to have a great deal of debris blocking the way for water. It was cleared as best as possible, but is still draining slowly. Parapet Walls The EPDM roofs (of which there are 2 from the total 9) seem to be in good condition. The metal lining the parapets are also in good condition. Building Structure Building Structure Interior - Very good condition Building Structure Exterior - Very good condition Tie-Ins See 'Sealants' (above). Several of the EPDM plumbing boots, wire boots etc. are damaged. This can be seen in cases where the caulking has been worn away or when there are holes in the rubber itself. Air Conditioning Units We found that much of the flashing sealants have cuts and abrasions. There is moisture is getting through that needs to be addressed. 100_1204 Splitting N/A Blistering N/A Ridging N/A Fish-mouthing N/A Punctures We found punctures in the metal roofing, but did not observe any in the EPDM as it is covered with large ballast (approximately 1 to 1.5 inch gravel). The client, however, has reported many leaks in that part of the building, so openings of some sort must be present. We will need investigate further. 100_1214 Ballast For the most part, the ballast is adequate and well-distributed. Summary It is very difficult to pinpoint where the moisture is entering on the EPDM portions of the roof, however it appears to coming in in several areas. Several offices within the building have experienced substantial leaking. This is a very large structure and would benefit from regularly scheduled maintenance. Many of the current issues could have been mitigated before becoming a problem. Roof dimensions are:
  • 55' X 112' EPDM.
  • 38' X 51' EPDM.
  • 60' X 51' METAL.
  • 128' X 97' METAL.
  • 125' X 97' METAL.
  • 158' X 80' METAL.
  • 77' X 25' METAL.
  • 77' X 57' METAL.
  • 38' X 47' METAL.
Additional Photos: 100_1200 100_1201 100_1206 100_1207 100_1209 100_1210 100_1212 100_1213 100_1217 100_1218 100_1219 100_1221 100_1222 Roof Report, May 28 2012: Two of our crew arrived to the job site for 9am and began conducting some of the smaller repairs necessary. Materials:
  • 2 tubes ms detail.
  • 1 tube of barr.
  • 2 tubes lap sealant.
  • 4 ft. of cover tape.
  • Primer.
  • Splice adhesive.
They left the site for 5:00 pm, scheduled to return the following day (May 29). Roof Report, May 29 2012: Crew members investigated the leaks on the upper and lower EPDM roofs. They found improper rubber detail on the walls, and a corner termination. The installation of the EPDM near the roof access doorway was in a poorly state as well. They re-glued and secured the EPDM along the wall and patched several holes from staples, nails, or other rooftop debris. The flashing atop one of the offices was removed where there were signs of recent water ingress. They brought EPDM up and over the wall properly and replaced the metal that sits on top of it. After this, they moved to the upper roof had a 'popped' corner in the EPDM, as well as a pipe boot's flashing was left uncaulked (large, open gap). There were other holes located in the metal portion of the roof, which have now been sealed up properly. A pipe boot, however, appears to have been cut at some time which left an open hole and some semi-exposed wiring. We put a temporary seal on it for the night, and plan to cover it with plate or suitable flashing the next day. Roof Report, May 30 2012: Today, we finished the repairs to the roofing system. Virtually all of the penetrations (roof vents, jacks, boots, etc.) were missing sealant, so we reapplied some and ensured that they would be watertight. There was also caulk sealant around many curbs in poor shape that needed removal and reapplication. We used MS detail to reseal them (as well as some roof jack edges), using mesh to bridge the cracking or exposed edges. One of the metal walls along the roof needed the entire base resealed due to badly failing sealant. MS detail and mesh was used again to address this spot. There is a gutter on the roof in bad shape that will need to be repaired or replaced. This may have been caused by a heavy snow pack sliding down towards the gutter; a snow brake may be useful in this location. The last point of note is that the sign on the roof may need to be looked at in the future. There are holes in the metal from nails or screws tearing through in a couple of locations. It's difficult to get a proper view without getting more invasive, but this may be a concern in the future to be mindful of. 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173     This report is ongoing and will be updated as more information comes in. CODE: 6621 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.

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
Lyndal inspection 002
Gable end needs to be trimmed and starter should be straight
Lyndal inspection 004
I don't exactly know what this is, is it a diverter?
Lyndal inspection 005
Seal strip flapping. I've seen this in a few spots
Lyndal inspection 006
Remove garbage from the roof
Lyndal inspection 007
The satellite dish was not reinstalled
Lyndal inspection 008
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.
 
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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.

Edmonton Industrial Low-Slope Roof Repair, October 2011

The below is a summary of repairs carried out at an industrial business in Edmonton, AB. Having a low-slope roof with apparent water ingress, the client reached out to GRS to provide quotation on temporary repairs or re-roofing the entire system. Our team went out to the client's location to perform an assessment that might be used in a quotation for their roofing problems. We found that the low-slope roof had six penetrations, several of which were damaged (either bent, or losing their seal). It appears that they had already attempted a temporary fix with some tape, but the seams were wearing through already. Inside the warehouse there were some cracks in the ceiling that needed examining, and there was some minor concerns regarding the gutters (slightly askew). We photographed the location and provided quotation for temporary repairs or roof replacement services. The client elected for the repairs at this moment, so we scheduled a time for our crew to return to the site.   Update (October 19, 2011): With the work order submitted, we sent one of our crew members back to the warehouse to perform the spot repairs on the roof. The entire repair took just over three hours to complete, and required minimal materials to carry out.   DSCF0446 DSCF0447 DSCF0448 DSCF0449 DSCF0450 DSCF0451 DSCF0452 DSCF0453 DSCF0454 DSCF0455 DSCF0456 DSCF0457 DSCF0458 DSCF0459 DSCF0460 DSCF0461 DSCF0462 DSCF0463 DSCF0464 DSCF0465 DSCF0466 DSCF0467 DSCF0468 DSCF0469 DSCF0470 DSCF0471   CODE: 53030 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 side-view
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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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More shingles requiring replacement
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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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Old shingles undergoing removal
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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Installed
  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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