Industrial Roof Liquid Rubber Repair, October 2015, Stony Plain

This client's industrial building required some repairs to the ridge line capping. They contracted a team of GRS technicians to go on-site and carry out the repair with liquid rubber.   Roof Report: October 7, 2015 The team went out to the client's location for just the afternoon and wrapped up the metal and seam work that had been left from a previous day (report currently unavailable). They also applied the engineered liquid rubber solution over half of the roof's ridge, but had to shut down the site around 3:30pm when the wind picked up. With so much dirt and dust blowing around, it would've been unwise to carry on applying the liquid rubber. With the site shut down, the crew departed, set to return another day with more cooperative weather.  
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We wrapped up some metal and seam work left over from the previous day on the ridge cap.
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Liquid rubber coatings were applied to the ridge cap itself and along the edges.
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Our aim was to make the seams under the ridge cap watertight.
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All of the exposed screws were now sealed with the new coatings.
This report will be updated with all other progress reports for the site as they come in. CODE: 5 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, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.

Nisku Liquid Rubber Roof Recovery, August 2011

The report below follows services carried out on a metal roof for one of our industrial clients. They sought GRS' assistance in recovering their roof with engineered liquid rubber, with some other spot repairs to complete as needed. Inspection: June 2, 2011 The GRS crew went on location to inspect the existing roof system and take photos that will help the project management group form a better idea of what service will be needed at this location. The photos appear below.
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Our client had an industrial-grade metal roof. A crew was dispatched to perform an initial inspection with regard to the scope and requirements of performing a roof recovery using engineered liquid rubber.
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Many of the screws were exposed or missing, with parts of the metal beginning to rust.
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Rusting at the seams, with exposed screws running the length of this section of the roof.
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There were signs of previous spot repairs. In this case, caulking had been applied to the screws.
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More spot repairs, with caulking applied at the seams and over the edges. This solution had expired, with cracks forming along the length of the roof where the caulking had been applied over the seams.
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Closeup of some old sealant applied over seams and around raised screws. Note the hole in the fastener that had previously been closed off. As well, there are slight buckles in the metal. Each of these deficiencies contribute to common leak entry points and a loss of a metal roof's water shedding properties.
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We inspected the wall connection, noting whether any components on the wall itself needed to be replaced, and whether we had to order any new flashing as part of the recovery.
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Sealant had previously been applied to the window sills, flashing, along the wall seams, as well as on the intersection between the flashing and the standing seams on the roof. Besides showing signs of cracking, there was also more rusting along the walls.
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Significant rusting on the flashing, with an unsealed base for the rooftop appliance. As well, the edging over the window sills is not flush with each segment. Further down, it can be seen to be curling up from the window.
  Quotation Delivered: June 6, 2011 After seeing the roofers' investigation photos and measurements, GRS' project management could deliver an accurate quotation for services to be carried out of the roof. Included in the quotation were two separate services; the engineered liquid rubber application and an EPDM installation for the area around two eaves. Also attached to the quotation were the documents and web links surrounding GRS' workmanship guarantee, system methods, schedule availability for the season, and more. There was another note mentioned that regarding schedule availability, it's best to book liquid rubber jobs earlier in the season for when it's warmer. Even though the solution will bond, it performs best when applied in warmer weather.   Roof Report: July 20, 2011 The crew went out to the client's building and got to administering trowel-grade liquid rubber to all penetrations, joints, and problematic areas that has been previously discovered. They also did a lap around the perimeter, ensuring watertightness on the high-risk parts of the roof. They then set up the pump to apply the spray-on liquid rubber and managed to cover roughly one-quarter of the roof itself. Their plan was to finish the entirety of the roof the following day, so they packed up the equipment, cleaned the site, and closed the site for the evening.  
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Trowel-grade liquid rubber curing at the base of two plumbing appliances.
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Liquid rubber coatings applied and curing at the base of a chimney stack.
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We began the roof recovery by applying coatings at the wall connections, paying attention to the penetrations.
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A lap around the perimeter was completed to ensure that high risk parts of the roof were protected.
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Mid-application over a significantly rusted section of the roof.
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By the end of the day, our technicians managed to coat one-quarter of the entire roof.
    Site Inspection: August 1, 2011   One of the senior members of GRS' crew went on-site to inspect the liquid rubber application and found it to be forming a good seal. There was some water that had formed a small bubble in the rubber, but once popped it was deemed fit for continued use as the rubber still formed a solid barrier to the metal.   Roof Report: November 25, 2011 Several months after the initial liquid rubber coating, the client call in to report some other leaks in separate areas of the roof. GRS sent a team out to the site to investigate and carry out the necessary repairs. They administered sealant to the flashing where the wall meets the north-facing roof edge, and again on the south-west corner of the building. They also sealed in the wall-to-roof spots on the west-facing wall and inspected the existing wall spray. After carrying out the spot repairs, they had a better idea of what else needed to be done to the roofing system, and returned the following report:
  • The west-facing wall where the windows are is 3' x 78'. Will need 100' x 6" skrim sheet, and roughly 16 man-hours to install it.
  • The north-facing wall is 3' x 40'. Need 50' x 6" skrim sheet for another 12 man-hours to install.
  • The west-facing wall's upper roof is 3' x 24'. Need 25'x6" skrim sheet and 10 man-hours to finish.
The site was cleaned up, and the crew departed, leaving the repair options in the hands of the client.   This report will be updated as more reports come in, should the client elect to move forward with repairs. CODE: 1409 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, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.  

Flat Roofing Repairs Edmonton, June 19, 2015.

Article: Flat Roofing Repairs Edmonton Alberta, Tar and Gravel Roof Repairs to Industrial Building.

Below you will find a report from the field regarding a split in a Tar and Gravel roof needing repairs.  March 8, 2014: Flat Roofing Repair Crew Arrives on Site.  4635 Eleniak Road Edmonton Alberta. The roof system is Tar and Gravel. The roof was clean no debris or loose material on it. We checked all penetrations on roof and they were fine. There is a 143 foot split from one end to the other of the roof. This is the main location of the leaks appearing in the buildings. We were able to begin repair but stopped due to not having enough material. I spoke to client to inform him that we would return Monday to complete the job.
Leak Identified
Leak Identified
Split in Membrane
Split in Membrane
Repair Started
Repair Started
  March 10, 2014: Repair Crew Arrives Back on Site.  We loaded the roof with 8 pales of gum , 4 rolls of jewt and tools. We had already prepped the work of clearing gravel, spud-ing the rocks in the felt and making sure the surface was clean for repairs. We began applying sopra-mastic gum with a layer of jewt for reinforcement then another layer of gum. Touched up a few gum boxes that needed more gum. The client would still like a quote on redoing the roof to brand new. Please contact him. Job is complete.
Tar and Gravel Roof Repair
Tar and Gravel Roof Repair
Flat Roofing Repairs Edmonton
Flat Roofing Repairs Edmonton
Repair Completed
Repair Completed
  < End Report > CONTACT US Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. For all other areas of Canada call us at 1.877.497.3528 toll-free. 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.

Metal Roof Coating Nisku, June 18, 2015.

Article: Metal Roof Coating Nisku Alberta - Liquid Rubber Coating To Industrial Roof.

Liquid rubber expands and contracts very well in Canada's climate. Metal Roofing is the roof that expands and contracts the most out of all roofing material.  June 10, 2014: Crew Arrives on Site for Inspection.  Materials needed. 6 pails of Liquid Rubber. 1 trowel grade. 3 tubed chalking. 1 roll of reinforcement mesh. Man hours 16 to 20 not including drive time. June 14, 2014: Metal Roof Coating Crew Arrives on Site.  Arrived at 511 12 Ave Nisku Alberta. Today we did all our trowel grade and our prep work. Prep work included, patching holes and the center seam all the way down, also our corners. After that we started brushing in where the standing seams are. By the end of the day we had the roof 50% complete.
Prep Work
Prep Work
Prep Work Around Vent
Prep Work Around Vent
Prep Work on Metal Roof
Prep Work on Metal Roof
Liquid Rubber Metal Roof Coating
Liquid Rubber Metal Roof Coating
Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber
Metal Roof Coating
Metal Roof Coating
  June 15, 2014: Crew Arrives Back on Site.  Today we finished of the rest of the panels. The roof is 100% complete. I did my walk around with the client and he was extremely happy.   < End Report > CONTACT US Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. For all other areas of Canada call us at 1.877.497.3528 toll-free. 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.

Leduc Metal Roof Repairs, June 17, 2015

Article: Liquid Rubber Spot Repairs to an Industrial Roof in Leduc, Alberta.

Metal roofing expands and contracts more than any other roofing material. The expansion and contraction of seams, fasteners, flashing, gutters and curbs causes leaks. Below is a site report from a repair crew that did metal roof spot repairs to an industrial location in Leduc, Alberta. June 10, 2014: Crew Arrives On-Site for Roof Inspection and to Assess What Material Needed. 7010 45 Street Leduc Alberta.
Materials:
  • 2 pails of liquid rubber.
  • 1 pail trowel grade.
  • 3 tubes caulking.
  • 10 to 12 man hours.
Gutter Needing Repair
Blistering adjacent to a gutter system, with exposed pockets along the edge.
Old Repairs Failing
Old asphalt-based repairs failing along the parapet walls.
Old Repair
Asphalt-based products are most prone to sun (UV) damage. This old repair was past its age due to sun exposure over time, with no touch-ups applied.
  June 18, 2014: Our Leduc Roofing Repair Crew Arrives On-Site for Repairs. Today we cleaned the roof with the pressure washer including the gutter. The gutter took awhile as it had three inches of mud in it. By the end of the day we got most of the units done and the ridge cap complete. I would say about 60% complete. Tomorrow we will finish the gutters and fasteners. We will have site 100% complete tomorrow weather permitting.
Liquid Rubber Applied
Liquid rubber coatings applied to the curb of a rooftop unit.
Liquid Rubber Spot Repairs
Spot repairs using liquid rubber coatings to the metal roof seams and solar tube/skylight curbs.
Liquid Rubber around Vents
Liquid rubber coatings around the base and detailing on vents.
June 20, 2014: Crew Arrives on Site for Completion of Work.  Today we finished all the units and details. I got the other technicians to start the fasteners as we worked on the gutters. We had to coat and line the whole thing with liquid rubber and cloth and then a second coat of liquid rubber. When we finished we helped finish the fasteners and the roof was complete. I got the customer to come up to the roof and do a walk through. He was happy with the work. Materials:
  • 5 Pails of liquid rubber brush grade.
  • 1 pail trowel grade.
  • 2 rolls of 6 inch x 100 ft. rolls of mesh.
  • 6 paint brushes.
  • 2 rollers.
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Various solar tubes and deficient sections around the standing seams requiring liquid rubber spot coatings.
Liquid Rubber Gutter Coating
Coatings were applied over the entire length of the gutters.
Liquid Rubber Spot Repairs
Coatings over the eave edge to internal gutter area, which initially had blistering and exposed pockets running the length of the system.
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Closeup of the coatings at the gutter-eave connection.
< End of Report > CONTACT US Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. For all other areas of Canada call us at 1.877.497.3528 toll-free. 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.

Liquid Rubber Coating Ponoka, June 17, 2015.

Article: Liquid Rubber Coating Ponoka To Industrial Metal Roof.

Below you will find the process of installing a liquid rubber coating.  June 22, 2014: Crew Arrives on Site to Start Detail Work.  Today we did almost all of our seams, corners and details with mesh and liquid rubber. This took some time because all the seams where lifted and really dirty. We had to do them over all the detail and units we had use trowel grade over all them. There was holes and voids throughout them. We sealed them with liquid rubber brush grade. I will be returning Monday to finish site.
Liquid Rubber Applied Around Unit
Liquid Rubber Applied Around Unit.
Liquid Rubber Applied to Seam
Liquid Rubber Applied to Seam.
Liquid Rubber Detail Work
Liquid Rubber Detail Work.
Liquid Rubber Around Vents
Liquid Rubber Around Vents.
  June 23, 2014: Crew Arrives on Site to Finish Coating.  Today we finished up our prep work. We started rolling rubber, the roof looks really good. I also did the seems in the gutter with mesh and liquid rubber. The roof is 100% complete. Material used. 100 ft of mesh. 6 Pails of brush grade liquid rubber. 2 Pails of trowel grade. 6 paint brushes. 3 rollers and roller cages.
Liquid Rubber Coating
Liquid Rubber Coating
Roof Half Rolled With Liquid Rubber
Roof Half Rolled With Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber to lower roof over office.
Liquid Rubber Coating Ponoka
Liquid Rubber Coating Ponoka
  < End of Report > CONTACT US Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. For all other areas of Canada call us at 1.877.497.3528 toll-free. 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.  

Roof Coating Edmonton. Metal Roof. June 15, 2015.

Article: Industrial Liquid Rubber Metal Roof Coating Edmonton, Alberta.

The roof report below outlines the application scope of work for a liquid rubber roof coating to an industrial standing seam metal roof in Edmonton, Alberta. Roof Coating Edmonton. Roof coatings have been around almost as long as metal roofing has. At issue however, especially in Canada, is finding a roof coating that actually performs to its suitable use and purpose. The purpose of a roof coating is to extend the life of your metal roof and to provide leak free service during that extension of time.
If the coating doesn't provide leak free service and does not therefore extend the life-cycle of your metal roof your money is then lost.
There are two primary reasons roof coatings (specifically in Canada) typically do not fulfill expectations. The first reason is that many of the coatings that are used in Canada are not designed for the harsh weather we have in Canada - specifically the cold temperatures, brutal damage caused by ice dams and the weight of snow loads. The other reason is that the coating itself is just part of the job. In other words, the whole scope of work is what makes a roof coating work properly.
Applying the coating is just a small part of a successful roof coating.
To understand the full scope of work required in Canada for a roof coating to be successful, visit this link to our local Edmonton Roof Repair website and watch the metal roof coating video. It explains in detail what is required for a roof coating in Canada to work. Our roof coatings extend the country from the west coast to eastern Canada and everywhere between. We now coat millions of square feet of liquid rubber in Canada and our crews have become leaders in the industry as a result. I can confidently state the we are one of, if not the largest roof coating companies in Canada. Our clients include everyone from farm owners, acreages, mills, large commercial operations to industrial complexes to oil and gas sites. We have coatings on buildings at mines in the mountains, mills, on tanks, in ponds, on roofs, on foundations, industrial gutters, waterproofing walls and almost everywhere you could image waterproofing to be required. Below is a report from Edmonton, Alberta. In 2013 this client asked us to perform spot roof repairs with liquid rubber to the lower metal roof. The next year (in 2014) they had us back to do spot repairs to the larger upper metal roof at their plant and to coat the complete lower roof included an internal hidden gutter. To this point we haven't had a call-back for any leaks and the customer is very satisfied with the result. August 22, 2014: Roof Coating Crew Arrives First Day For Work.  Site Location: 5604 59 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta. We accomplished getting all the units except for one and all the penetrations waterproofed on the upper shop roof with liquid rubber and mesh and/or seam tape (which was 18 units and about 50 penetrations). All units where meshed and sealed with liquid rubber. Tomorrow we will get all the metal roof seams waterproofed (which is about 2100 lineal feet) and we probably won't start the office roof coating until late tomorrow.
Roof Coating Edmonton, Alberta. Liquid Rubber. Metal Roof. Industrial.
Roof Coating Edmonton, Alberta. Liquid Rubber. Metal Roof. Industrial. Before photo.
Metal Roof - Roof Coating Edmonton, Alberta.
Metal Roof - Roof Coating Edmonton, Alberta.
Old Patch Work to roof that cracked and peeled (asphalt product).
Old Patch Work to roof that cracked and peeled (asphalt product).
Full Roof photo of lower office roof. Liquid rubber prep started at seam.
Full Roof photo of lower office roof. Liquid rubber prep started at seam.
Crew Member Starting Liquid Rubber Meshing Around Unit
Crew Member Starting Liquid Rubber Meshing Around Unit
  August 24, 2014: Crew Arrives Back On Site.  Today the crew got almost all the seams on the upper shop roof all sealed in with liquid rubber, and the bad ones with mesh and liquid rubber. I have about 150 feet left to finish in the morning and then we will be starting the coating on the lower office roof.
Mesh Before Liquid Rubber
Mesh Before Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber Around Penitration
Liquid Rubber Around Penetration
Liquid Rubber Seam
Liquid Rubber Seam
  August 25, 2014: Crew Arrives Back On Site. Today we finished all the units and penetrations on the office roof. We also got half the roof rolled (coated). We are on schedule for site completion tomorrow.
Liquid Rubber Half The Roof Completed
Liquid Rubber Half The Roof Completed
Liquid Rubber To Metal
Liquid Rubber To Metal
Liquid Rubber Coating To Half The Roof
Liquid Rubber Coating To Half The Roof
Liquid Rubber Coating
Liquid Rubber Coating
  August 26, 2014: Crew Arrives On Site And Completes Job.  Today we were down a guy, but we managed to finish the lower shop roof coating completely. When job was finished I did a site walk through with the customer and he was very happy with the work.
Liquid Rubber Coating Completed
Liquid Rubber Coating Completed
Liquid Rubber Coating In Edmonton
Liquid Rubber Coating In Edmonton
Liquid Rubber To Commercial Building
Liquid Rubber To Industrial Building Lower Roof
Liquid Rubber Coating
Liquid Rubber Coating
  < End of Report >   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.

Roof Repair Drayton Valley – Metal – EPDM. June 2, 2015.

Article: Roof Repair Drayton Valley. EPDM Flat Roof Replacement. Liquid Rubber Low Slope Metal Roof Repairs. Industrial.

This site report is for an industrial location customer in Drayton Valley that requires metal roof repairs on a low slope standing seam roof and a roof replacement on a flat roof that had a PVC membrane that they wanted changed to EPDM. One advantage that liquid rubber has is that we can use it either as a full coating or use it for spot repairs. In this instance the customer only needed some specific site repairs on the industrial metal roof. The other scope of work was an EPDM install. The short site report is below. October 19, 2014: Crew Arrives On Site To Complete Liquid Rubber Spot Repairs To Metal Roof.  Site Location: 5459 55 Street Drayton Valley, Alberta.
Problem Identified Problem Identified - Edges of metal flange leaking.
Problem Identified - Edges of metal flange leaking.
Repair includes seam tape and then liquid rubber.
Repair includes seam tape and then liquid rubber.
Liquid Rubber Repairs  Applied to Flange.
Liquid Rubber Repairs Applied to Flange.
Completed liquid rubber repair to roof penetration - stack flange.
Completed liquid rubber repair to roof penetration - stack flange.
Liquid Rubber to Ridge of Metal Roof (after seam tape).
Liquid Rubber to Ridge of Metal Roof (after seam tape).
Liquid Rubber Repair - Roof Repair Drayton Valley.
Liquid Rubber Repair - Roof Repair Drayton Valley.
  December 14, 2014: Crew Finishes EPDM Flat Roof Replacement Drayton Valley. Removed old PVC roof. Installed new EPDM using bonding adhesives. Installed drain using water cut. Installed detail using primer with EPDM patches. Installed metal with new caulking. We sealed the laps with EPDM lap sealant.
EPDM Flat Roof Replacement Drayton Valley
EPDM Flat Roof Replacement Drayton Valley - tearing off old roof.
EPDM
EPDM
EPDM Flat Roof
EPDM Flat Roof
  < End of report>   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.  

Whitecourt Industrial Liquid Rubber Roof Coating, June 9 2015

Article: Liquid Rubber Roof Coating. Industrial Waterproofing. Whitecourt, Alberta.

This is a site report for a liquid rubber roof coating to waterproof an industrial standing seam metal roof in Whitecourt, Alberta. Roof maintenance coatings will extend the life of a metal roof for many years avoiding costly roof replacement.

We started applying liquid rubber to metal roof systems in Canada about six years ago.

At first we were concerned because many of the elastomeric roof coatings are manufactured for the wider market - which is the USA. Of course this causes a challenge because most of the USA needs reflect or white roof coatings due to the temperature. If you have more warm days than cold days it is best to use a white or cool roof coating in most instances. If you have more cold days than warm days then a dark coating is typically the best choice.

We used various elastomeric coatings in various areas of Canada and over time came to be most confident in applying liquid rubber.

Engineered coatings with advanced polymer technology has changed the game for coating roofs in Canada.

Now that we have millions of square feet of coatings on roofs in Canada we can confidently say that liquid rubber is the best coating you can get for cold climates.

Some Liquid Rubber Facts and Ten Benefits of Using Liquid Rubber on Metal Roofs:

  1. Liquid rubber will waterproof your metal roof. It is monolithic. In other words, when we coat a roof everything is tied in to the main coating. The penetration holes, the parapet walls, the flashing, curbs, crickets and more. There is nowhere for the water to back up or penetrate openings. This is the primary advantage of a coating vs. a membrane system or a metal panel system.
  2. It is a rust inhibitor. If you have a metal roof that is either rusting or will rust due to the materials stored inside, liquid rubber is the best choice.
  3. It is a net benefit for building efficiency in cold climates. Recent studies have confirmed what we knew all along. Simply google key word phrases such as "cool roofing studies for cold climates" and you will find that coating a roof with a cool or white coating in a cold climate is not a wise decision.
  4. It will melt ice dams quicker and it will melt ice in the gutter quicker. A common problem with metal roof systems in cold climates is ice. When ice dams form they cause havoc with metal roof seams between panels, roof vents and curbs and ice in the gutter can "wick" up and under the eave area and melt and cause leaks at the inner wall. We can tie in the gutter system, the wall area and the roof with liquid rubber so no ice can "wick" in to your roof system.
  5. Coating industrial, commercial and any sort of internal gutter system with liquid rubber will solve a lot of problems you may be experiencing with your gutter systems. Especially troublesome are steel erected buildings with parapet walls that have low slope metal roofs and internal gutter systems along the inside of the parapet walls. Liquid rubber can solve that by tying the roof, the gutter and the parapet wall all together as one monolithic membrane system.
  6. It is UV stable. It does not need a reflective coating. It does not need pea gravel. It doesn't peel and crack in the sun.
  7. Liquid Rubber is non toxic, VOC free and solvent free. It cures to provide a seamless, fully adhered flexible membrane. It protects from UV, salt, thermal cycling and harmful chemicals. It is both worker and environmentally safe and is available for commercial, industrial and residential markets.
  8. When we coat your roof it is considered a maintenance invoiced service. Many customers tell us there are tax benefits to maintenance vs. replacement. Check with your accountant.
  9. Liquid Rubber works well in cold climates. It has an expansion rate of up to 1000%. Unlike other products, buildings that have liquid rubber installed by us in cold climates with heavy snow loads are doing well. We have liquid rubber installations in the coldest areas of Canada with snow loads over ten feet and liquid rubber has performed like no other product we can find (specifically for cold climates).
  10. It has an excellent cost value. In other words, to replace a standing seam industrial roof it can cost between 9.00 - 30.00 per square foot. Liquid rubber is a fraction of the cost. It has a ten year warranty with an optional twenty year service agreement available from us. If you need R value, we can spray your roof with foam and cover it in liquid rubber. But if you just need waterproofing, liquid rubber is all you need.

Visit our main web site for more information on Liquid Rubber Roof Coatings.

Here's a video showing our crews at work and the scope of work typically followed when coating metal roof systems:

Below is the roof coating crew's account of this liquid rubber installation.

November 7, 2014: Crew attends to site location near Whitecourt, Alberta.

This is a electrical sub station that added an addition on to their building. The first deficiency was where they joined the building together there was an open split on both sides. Water was running down and leaking in to the building. I sealed it in with seam tape and Liquid Rubber. After that we prepared the roof fasteners, seams, etc and then we started to roll in the roof. We didn't spray this roof because it was smaller in size. Unfortunately it started to rain when we got to the 70% mark and there is rain in the forecast for many days. We will have to return at a later date to finish the coating.

Metal roof seam issue where roofs were connected that needs waterproofing.
Metal roof seam issue where roofs were connected that needs waterproofing.
Standing seam metal roof before liquid rubber roof coating.
Standing seam metal roof before liquid rubber roof coating.
Liquid rubber coating applied to seventy percent of building.
Liquid rubber coating applied to seventy percent of building.
Industrial metal roof coating with liquid rubber.
Industrial metal roof coating with liquid rubber.

April 14, 2015: Roof Coating Crew Re-Attends to Site.

When we finished 70% of the roof last season the rain came in and lasted for days and then turned in to a snow storm so this roof had to be completed spring of 2015 when weather was suitable enough to apply liquid rubber.

9:50 am arrived on site.

We  arrived on site and we did our daily tool box meetings. We then did a site orientation with the engineering company who hired us. 11:00 am we got on the roof.  One of us started painting the ribs with Liquid Rubber while I started coating panels with Liquid Rubber. We coated about 1100 sq. ft. It took awhile due to the slope of the roof.  At the end of the job the customer looked over the work and was very happy.

2:10  pm leave site.

Workers ropes tied off on tin roof.
Workers ropes tied off on tin roof.
GRS Worker, applying Liquid Rubber.
GRS Worker, applying Liquid Rubber.
Finished Section of roof with Liquid Rubber Applied.
Finished Section of roof with Liquid Rubber Applied.
Roof Half finished with Liquid Rubber.
Roof Half finished with Liquid Rubber.
Close up of the liqid Rubber applied to roof.
Close up of the liquid rubber applied to roof.
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Nisku Metal Roof Liquid Rubber Coating, June 5 2015

Article: Metal Roof Coating. Teal Colored Liquid Rubber to Metal Roof in Nisku Alberta. Industrial Ribbed Panel.

Metal Roof Coatings. Considerations When Choosing Metal Roof Repair, Refurbishment and Maintenance. Metal roof systems don't last forever and will eventually require repair, maintenance, replacement or refurbishment of some kind. In central and northern Alberta metal roof systems experience significant expansion and contraction of panels. This expansion causes the fastener holes to become larger, causes fasteners to loosen, panels will come apart and the rooftop vents and other penetration areas are prone to leakage. Also, snow and ice can build-up at the eaves-trough and back up under the panels causing leaks. One method to repair or refurbish a metal roof is a metal roof coating. In this example our customer was experiencing various intermittent leaks. The leaks were primarily in the winter and spring - ice damming and snow melt were causing leaks. The challenges and considerations when coming to the right solution for our client were:
  1. The allowable budget did not allow for a complete metal roof replacement.
  2. Recovery systems such as putting another metal roof over-top or a membrane such as EPDM, TPO or PVC. All scenarios has disadvantages due to weight, cost, and street view.
  3. Spray foam (spf) was considered but the main motivating factor was waterproofing the roof and not R value. Spray foam shouldn't be considered unless R value is a significant reason to consider it.
  4. The client did not want to risk spot repairs and the aggravation with possibly having to do spot repairs year after year.
  5. Standard metal roof coatings in the market were considered, but conventional roof coatings do not last very long in extreme climates like central and northern Alberta.
  6. Liquid rubber was highly considered because of its success in cold climates, but the challenge was that that it comes in black and this particular roof wasn't a low slope industrial roof that you do not see from the street. It is a sloped industrial roof that is part of the street view facade.
  7. The customer chose liquid rubber with an acrylic color coating over the black liquid rubber knowing that at some point the acrylic coating would need to be re-painted on as acrylic will eventually start to peel and crack. This option solved the problem of street view appearance and also waterproofing the metal roof.
August 22, 2014: Journeyman Arrives On-Site for Metal Roof Leak Inspection and Assessment. 
We arrived on site and spoke with the maintenance manager. He showed us two leaks on west side of the building. When I attended to the roof and inspected the panels, fasteners and flashing I did not observe any obvious sign of the leaks. It was determined that due to when the leaks occur (winter and spring with ice damming and snow melt) that a roof coating would be best. Our customer does not want spot repairs and wants the problem solved for some time.
Metal Roof With Leaks
Metal Roof With Leaks. Ribbed panels. Exposed fasteners.
Metal Roof
Metal Roof canopy or skirt area.
Leak From Inside
Leaks inside building showing up as brown spots on ceiling tiles.
Building With Leak
Building in Nisku with metal roof leaks.
  October 15, 2014: Roofing Crew Arrives to Coat Metal Roof.
We arrived on site and conducted the morning safety meeting. The scope of work today was an acrylic roof coating color match and liquid rubber coating to base to complete lower roof. We couldn't roll the acrylic product on for some reason (it would change color in spots - we think due to specific blend), so we had to brush the whole roof. Brushing was the only way to get the acrylic to look good and consistent with the color that was already on there. Completed the whole roof and had it coated by the end of the day. The discoloring you see in the photos below are due to drying (curing) of acrylic coating. After about 30 mins the darker areas blended with the lighter areas.
Liquid Rubber Coating With Aycrilic
Liquid Rubber Coating With Acrylic Teal Color in Nisku, Alberta.
Liquid Rubber With Aycrilic
Liquid Rubber With Acrylic Top Coating. Discoloring corrected itself when complete roof dried and cured and coloring became consistent.
Liquid Rubber Coating
Liquid Rubber Acrylic Colored Coating.
Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber coating to metal panel roof with exposed fasteners.
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