This client needed repairs done to their metal roof on an industrial building of theirs. They reached out to GRS for quotation on repair or replacement options, which we provided to them with our recommendation for replacement. Due to the nature of metal roofing, expansion and contraction in Canada's climate can be a hassle, and repairs are not always the best option to extend the life of the roof.
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Assessment: September 22, 2011
We sent out one of our crew members to perform an inspection on the roof. The following is from their report:
There are two roofs at hand. The upper metal deck measuring 110' x 95', which has eight 12" roof jacks, one air conditioning unit, and one gum box for a 3" gas line. The roof appears to be leaking from seams around the perimeter. The gas line with the gum box is exposed, and all eight roof jacks require resealing. There is a 20' piece of metal flashing missing from the northwest parapet.
The lower roof has a metal deck measuring 25' x 50'. I recommend that the high-low wall caulking be redone. The seams around the perimeter also appear to be source of leaks.
Quotation Delivered: September 26, 2011
The client sought quotation for repairs to their industrial metal roofing system. When returning the quotation, we noted that the issue, specifically to this roof, is that it is at the point where it should be coated or replaced. Spot repairs will likely bring more aggravations as the expansion and contraction of seams, fasteners, penetrations, etc. is at the point where spot repairs likely won't last long and would come with no guarantees.
After receiving the quotation, the client wrote back to request that spot repairs be made. They are currently planning renovations to the building, and will likely have to put some more holes into the roof during that time. Once that is done, they would be open to re-evaluating any roof recovery or coating, but for the time being, the spot repairs will be sufficient. They also noted that in the wintertime there are serious concerns about ice buildup and icicles coming from the eavestroughs, and would like to have them replaced with continuous eaves.
We scheduled the client for service three weeks later, and noted that we'll measure the eaves in the meantime. Typical turnaround time on eaves of that length, however, can be up to a month.
Roof Report: October 30, 2011
We arrived on site in the morning and filled out all of the necessary safety documentation. The aerial lift was missing a certificate, so we had it switched out for another one and used a pull-rope hoist to get the tools onto the roof in the meanwhile. Once on the roof, two members began sweeping and shovelling the snow off the roof and chipped away thick segments of ice to clean up the areas where repairs would be done.
The new lift came in with an appropriate certificate and was presented to the client. We cleaned out the eavestroughs on the front of the building and dealt with the ice buildup that the client had noted some weeks earlier. In the early afternoon, however, heavy snowfall rolled in and hindered work. The team departed the worksite after storing the tools.
Roof Report: November 2, 2011
The team arrived on site again to find themselves met with the previous day's snowfall and ice buildup once again. Save for a lunch break, the bulk of the day was spent removing snow and ice buildup from the eavestroughs and clearing the worksite.
Roof Report: November 3, 2011
This day saw even more ice and snow cleared from the eavestroughs and the roof in preparation for the rubber application. Shortly after finishing the worksite preparation, they had set up the pump, mixed the saltwater solution and stirred the rubber. 75% of one side was finished in the day, with an estimated 3.5 - 4 hours worth of rubber spraying to finish the following day. The pump was cleaned out, and the team packed up for the day.
Roof Report: November 4, 2011
Back on site, the team scraped off a small amount of ice that had built up overnight. They set up the liquid rubber pump and sprayed the remaining sections of the roof. Afterwards, a beauty cap was ordered to be later fastened to the building, and the pump was cleaned out to specification. The remaining work to be completed is the beauty cap, 9" rain caps (to replace some broken ones), and fasten the new eavestroughs once the ice has melted away.
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