Leduc Liquid Rubber Roof Recovery, August 2011

The report below follows the several visits that GRS made to this industrial client's building. Repairs were carried out on a handful of occasions, with a liquid rubber roof recovery performed as well. Continue reading Leduc Liquid Rubber Roof Recovery, August 2011

Edmonton Residential Roof Inspection and Replacement, August 2011

This residential client in Edmonton required an initial roof inspection followed by subsequent roof replacement. The report outlines the progress undertaken by the GRS crew and includes photos. Inspection, August 1, 2011: I met the client at his house and he told me about the leaking and ice damming problems he has been having. His soffits are currently stucco which is something that is not often seen. It appears that there is only mesh across the soffits holding the stucco so there would not be enough support to cut in soffit vents which can be used on wood soffits. I suggested removing the stucco soffit on the eaves and installing aluminum soffit and fascia to get the air flowing through the eaves as well as adding additional ventilation to the roof.  He has a neat cedar design on the gable fascia’ and would prefer to keep them as they are. We also determined that the roof is due for replacement and he would like some options other than the cedar shingles which are on the roof now. The main house is 6/12 pitch with some 12/12 dormers and gable extensions and there is a low slope section on the back which will require 100% ice & water shield as per low slope application. Material Required: note 9 sq. of this project is 12/12 pitch.
  • 50' Valley metal (brown).
  • 6 air vents (to be cut in).
  • (1) 4” plumbing flashing.
  • 100' facia (dark brown).
  • 5 vented soffits (dark brown).
  • 110' soffit J (dark brown).
100_1307 100_1310 100_1311 100_1313 100_1314 100_1315 100_1316 100_1317 100_1318 100_1319 100_1323 Roof Report, August 27, 2011: We got to the job site this morning and started roofing the garage while I had the crew start ripping the old rood from the house. The garage is done, and we have the house water proofed and ready for tomorrow. 100_1572 100_1573 100_1574 100_1575 100_1578 100_1580 100_1581 100_1582 100_1583 Roof Report, August 29, 2011: We showed up in the morning and started ripping the low slope, then I found a couple step flashings too short. The valley is double layered but we got it removed and water proofed for the next day. Roof Report, August 30, 2011: Today I went to the site and started roofing while also helping the crew clean up some garbage in the morning. The bin guy couldn’t make it back today so I didn’t get as much garbage removed as I would have liked. I got most of the back of the house done but I had to use the old led plumbing boot as the one I got was an inch too small. 100_1591 100_1592 100_1594 100_1595 100_1596 100_1597 100_1598 Roof Report, September 1, 2011: I removed the old roof from the front side of the house (the steep dormer and the top roof). I found two squirrel holes under the valley and in the fascia. I covered them with step and no squirrels are getting in now. Were all ready to go tomorrow weather permitting. 100_1609 100_1610 100_1611 100_1612 100_1614 Roof Report, September 5, 2011: We went there Friday hoping to get the job done, in the morning I started ripping the steep parts with the crew. Rain hit at around one o clock or so but it only lasted for about a half hour. We got back to work and pushed as hard as we could. This site is now complete. 100_1619 100_1623 100_1625 100_1627 100_1629 100_1631 100_1632 100_1633 < End Report > CODE: 13109 Contact Us 24 Hour Emergency Roof Repair. Telephone: 1.403.873.7663. Email: info@calgaryroofrepair.ca. Mailing: 240 – 70 Shawville Boulevard SE Calgary, Alberta. T2Y 2Z3. For all other areas of Canada call 1.877.497.3528 Toll Free. We service all areas of southern and central Alberta and south east British Columbia including Airdrie, Banff, Calgary, Canmore, Crossfield, Carstairs, Didsbury, Olds, Sundre, Three Hills, Drumheller, Hanna, Brooks, Bassano, Strathmore, Chestermere, Irricana, Cochrane, Black Diamond, Okotoks, Priddis, Bragg Creek, Cranbrook, Fernie, Panorama, High River, Vulcan, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Taber, Sylvan Lake, Red Deer and other Alberta rural points between.

Edmonton Residential Roof Deck Waterproofing Inspection, July 2011

This client required a quotation for various waterproofing options to fix a leaking deck. Our crew was dispatched to provide an inspection and to determine where the leak was coming from. Inspection, July 27, 2011: I arrived on-site and the client took me to the garage and showed me where water was still dripping down from yesterday’s rain. They have the drywall and insulation stripped in the area where the drain comes down from the flat roof. I set my ladder up on the cross beam that runs across the garage. I was facing the entrance to the house. The floor joist runs just to the right of the roof drain, it is spliced on the cross beam that I had my ladder leaned up against and it appeared to be soaked between the two joists on the splice. The splice and also a very short piece of 2x4 about 2” long appears to be screwed to the deck from above. When I stuck my finger between the 2x4 and the joist it was saturated, this is the area where the water is coming in. It is within a foot from the drain area but the drain or drain pipe itself was not wet at all after running a water hose down it to test it. The client did say that the water does not come through right away when it begins to rain so the leak may not be in the immediate area but I am convinced it is coming from the flat roof. I inspected the shake roof surrounding the flat roof but didn’t find anything that I felt would be the problem.
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The inspection of the drywall and insulation revealed that the entire assembly was saturated with water from leaks.
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The technician's ladder was setup on the crossbeams across the garage. From this view, our technician was able to inspect the floor joist that ran just to the right of the roof drain.
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After inspecting the flat section of the client's roof, the technician could not easily surmise what was causing water ingress.
This report may be updated at a later time. < End Report > CODE: 419 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 Residential Flat Roof Inspection and Replacement, June 2011

This project started with an inspection of the client's residential roof as the owner wanted options for replacement. Our project manager provided a comprehensive quotation outlining various options for replacement and recovery. The client wanted options for both the house and the garage. Upon first inspection it was determined that the leakage in the garage was occurring at the flashings, which all need to be replaced. Our crew was informed that a tree had fallen on the rear portion of the garage which is evident from the damage there. The roof itself is not in good shape and has many soft spots, one area even has a foot long bubble on it. There is also a tear about 8 inches long. The inspection of the roof on the house was not quite as bad as the garage; however, there was one soft spot located around the drain. It is possible that the insulation underneath is beginning to saturate with water. Normal blistering on the roof is evident of the roof coming to the end of its life. The flashing is also an issue with one hole caused by the adjacent tree. The client is open to all available options.
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We began work on this site with a comprehensive inspection, covering both the house and the garage.
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The client had a double-detached garage with a flat roof.
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Similarly, the house was a detached trailer with a patio, both having flat roofs.
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We began the garage inspection by doing a walk-around of the perimeter, noting any deficiencies in the flashing. It was determined that the leaks were entering around here, and that all of the flashing needed to be replaced.
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Next, we noted the extent of the damage on the garage roof and determined whether they warranted a replacement or recovery. Part of our quotation included whether components such as this gas appliance required replacement, as well.
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Rusting, cracked sealant, and exposed seams in the flashing were pinpointed as the main leak entry points into the garage.
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There had been signs of previous spot repairs, which had failed to prevent leaks.
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Significant crumpling and rust in the edge flashing, with unfastened components visible.
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Some spot repairs had been performed at the drain leading to the downspouts, as well. Again, the sealant was failing, and water did not drain properly.
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Furthermore, we found significant tearing in the roof membrane itself.
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Some of the tears had been sealed in using liquid rubber in the past, as well. No leaks were found inside the building that corresponded with this section of the roof.
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Next, we moved onto the house inspection. We checked the soffit, fascia, and all perimeter flashing for deficiencies and potential leak entry points.
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There was normal blistering throughout the roof, indicating that it was close to the end of its life cycle.
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We postulated that the insulation underneath the roof was beginning to saturate with water, thus the red marks.
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As with the garage, parts of the fascia were unfastened.
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Exposed pockets such as this along the flashing also provided leak entry points.
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Missing or exposed screws and failing spot repairs were found along the perimeter.
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The base of this chimney was not flush with the roof. This provided another potential leak entry point.
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The chimney stack showed no signs of major damage, although the rest of the base had significant deficiencies as noted above.
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More exposed pockets along the chimney.
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The patio had a low-slope metal roof. At first glance, it did not require replacement. The client did not report any leaking coming into the patio.
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Finally, we did a check around the various rooftop appliances and fixtures. The skylight's penetrations were not properly sealed, as with most of the other appliances.
The following is an email sent by our project manager to the client providing a quotation for various roofing options:
Good morning, Please find attached the pricing you requested. Both your home and garage is priced. The documentation and internet links in the attached report detail our; Workmanship Guarantee, System Options and Methods, Credentials, 2011 Schedule Availability, Links to Manufacturers, GRS Project Portfolio and Clients, etc. There are two different methods to do your roof, one is to rip the old roof off (a complete replacement) and the other is a new Roof Recovery System. A Roof Recovery has our crew scraping the gravel off, taking the old membrane and soaked insulation off (as required only) and then mechanically attaching a fibre board and then putting a new roof over top (SBS Torch On, Tar and Gravel Mop On, EPDM, TPO, or PVC per quote). Typically a roof recovery is what is done. A roof recovery is less intrusive, it is more environmentally friendly as the old bitumen layers don't end up in the land fill, the old system also has an inherent R Value of usually around 7, it is less costly, and the life-cycle is the same as a complete replacement. However, if you find that you want or are required to completely remove the old system down to the substrate (the sheathing or metal Q deck), we can accommodate this and the pricing is included in the attached documentation also. Additionally, there are a number of different membranes available, which I've detailed in the quote. Essentially, it comes down to 1) A traditional 4ply mop on tar and gravel (BUR), 2) 2ply SBS Mod Bit (torch down or cold apply), or 3) Single ply; black rubber membrane (EPDM) or a white membrane (TPO or PVC) depending on whether you want to draw the sun in or not. EPDM, TPO, PVC are available in multiple colors, however EPDM out of the box is typically black and TPO / PVC are typically white. Single ply systems are what are being installed more and more now (for GRS singly ply is about 80%), however, we install all system types. I would encourage you to consider the life-cycle costing and maintenance / repair benefits of a single ply system prior to choosing a system. Have a read and let us know what you think - I know there is a lot of information so I'm sure you will have questions. Thanks for the opportunity to quote - it is appreciated!
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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.

Fort Saskatchewan Commercial Roof Inspection, June 2011

This commercial client required an inspection and subsequent quotation for various roof replacement options. This report follows the initial inspection with photos. Also included is an email sent to the client by our project manager.
Inspection, June 22, 2011: This roof is in very poor condition. We had some difficulties communicating with the clients as they speak a different language. I do know that a different person other than the owner called but no luck getting a hold of him. Regardless, this roof needs replacing.
  • It is very squishy in areas towards the middle.
  • A very strong smell of mold and rot. I couldn't tell if it came from the roof in general or somewhere else.
  • The flashing has some areas where repair is needed (as documented) but it is generally okay.
This is a Tar and Gravel rooftop which has soft spots all over it and a moldy mildew stench. There is no option for repair, this roof needs replacement. The sheathing could be done as well.

An email sent to the client by our project manager:
Good morning,
Please find attached the pricing you requested.
The documentation and internet links in the attached report detail our; Workmanship Guarantee, System Options and Methods, Credentials, 2011 Schedule Availability, Links to Manufacturers, GRS Project Portfolio and Clients, etc.
There are two different methods to do your roof, one is to rip the old roof off (a complete replacement) and the other is a new Roof Recovery System. A Roof Recovery has our crew scraping the gravel off, taking the old membrane and soaked insulation off (as required only) and then mechanically attaching a fibre board and then putting a new roof over top (SBS Torch On, Tar and Gravel Mop On, EPDM, TPO, or PVC per quote).
Typically a roof recovery is what is done. A roof recovery is less intrusive, it is more environmentally friendly as the old bitumen layers don't end up in the land fill, the old system also has an inherent R Value of usually around 7, it is less costly, and the life-cycle is the same as a complete replacement.
However, if you find that you want or are required to completely remove the old system down to the substrate (the sheathing or metal Q deck), we can accommodate this and the pricing is included in the attached documentation also.
Additionally, there are a number of different membranes available, which I've detailed in the quote. Essentially, it comes down to 1) A traditional 4ply mop on tar and gravel (BUR), 2) 2ply SBS Mod Bit (torch down or cold apply), or 3) Single ply; black rubber membrane (EPDM) or a white membrane (TPO or PVC) depending on whether you want to draw the sun in or not. EPDM, TPO, PVC are available in multiple colors, however EPDM out of the box is typically black and TPO / PVC are typically white.
Single ply systems are what are being installed more and more now (for GRS singly ply is about 80%), however, we install all system types. I would encourage you to consider the life-cycle costing and maintenance / repair benefits of a single ply system prior to choosing a system.
Have a read and let us know what you think - I know there is a lot of information so I'm sure you will have questions.
Thanks for the opportunity to quote - it is appreciated!
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Front view of the building we inspected. The client had a tar and gravel roof and was looking for quotations to replace it.
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There were clear signs of age from its outward appearance. The metal components were rusting, and a lot of the paint had worn off.
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There was significant standing water throughout the roof, which meant that the roof was no longer sloped correctly or drainage systems had failed.
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Standing water had also accumulated around various electrical systems, which presented an obvious danger in terms of public safety and the functioning of the building.
SG1S3171 We found a variety of fungal growth, and scent from the same, on the roof. The client didn't report any problems inside of the structure with respect to mold.
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Some of the flashing against the walls and the edges had been bent or crumpled. Other sections were no longer flush against the roof surface and formed pockets through which water could enter.
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Example of a pocket in the wall flashing.
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We identified this clogged drain, which would require a plumber to perform repairs.
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Water had been entering the building through exposed seams in the wall flashing and along the perimeter. Many of the bases for the rooftop appliances were also vulnerable due to failed sealing.
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Some of the cap flashing had completely fallen off during a windstorm There was no maintenance done topside to ensure that it was fastened correctly.
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Pieces of flashing that are not flush with each other create pockets. In this case, there is also a hole in the metal near the roof surface .
< End Report > CODE: 10207 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 Residential EPDM Roof Installation, May 2011

The project began with the client contacting us for an estimate and overview of possible roof replacement options. Our project manager provided a quotation with various options and the decision was made to have an EPDM roof installed. After speaking with the client and inspecting the rooftop it became clear that there would be lots of work required. The old metal roof needed to be ripped off, the tar and gravel needed to be removed, and any deficiencies in the substrate fixed. The client also indicated that he would like bitumen torch-on applied.
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Missing screws, dents, small holes, and bending were among some of the problems we found on the metal ridge cap.
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The seams along the ridge cap here can be seen curling away from the roof surface. In this case, the metal is no longer water-shedding, but has created a direct avenue for water entry into the building.
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Closeup of deficient seams. Several pockets were forming at the seams, whereby adjacent metal panels began expanding upwards.
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Furthermore, various rooftop appliances were deficient. In the case of this plumbing boot, raised seams around its base created a leak entry point. Spot repairs using liquid rubber can also be seen, which were also past their life cycle.
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This is a closeup of a spot repair that had been performed around the base of a gas appliance. The spudding had begun cracking in some places, creating small holes and tears.
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We removed one section of the metal roof and placed a tarp over it. Our crew returned the next day to perform a full roof replacement.
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Flashing around the perimeter had also been curling up and required replacement.
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Our inspection also entailed checking around the gutters and downspouts to ensure that all drainage systems were in proper order. In this case, the staining at the edge of the roof is a sign that water had been shedding towards the gutter.
  The crew returned to the site after the initial inspection and began removing the old roof completely. Fiberboard and EPDM were installed but the crew had to return in the morning to finish the detailing because of strong winds. The roof is now water tight. < End Report > CODE: 6108 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 Residential Flat Roof Inspection, May 2011

The original inquiry started with the client needing suggestions on what to do for a patio cover. However an inspection of the site led to the discovery of additional concerns, the main one being ice damming on the rooftop. It became apparent that the roof was in very poor condition and should ideally be replaced. Once on-site the crew noticed an unusually large amount of ice damming which prompted them to go onto the roof and take a closer look. The client also came up on the roof and was shocked by its condition. Ice damming had taken away almost all of the gravel in the areas affected and the underlying tar was cracked as well. Other areas of the roof show significant wear. Upon querying the client, the crew discovered the age of the roof to be approximately 30 years old. The client also indicated that she might be interested in replacing the siding and eavestroughing as well.
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Ice damming had caused significant amounts of gravel to expose parts of the roof. There were tears in the tar surface around the edges of the roof, as well as around some rooftop appliances. We also inspected the flashing around the base of the chimneys and noted signs of significant wear.
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The flashing around the chimney was rusting, and did not extend all the way down to the roof surface. Much of the gravel around its base was also missing. We found tears along the chimney-roof connection. The perimeter flashing was in much worse shape, with sections completely bent away from the roof. Finally, we inspected the drains and plumbing boots. Some of the surface tar had small holes around the drains.
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After completing the inspection, we took measurements of all flashing components as part of the quotation we would later provide to the client for a roof replacement.
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Finally, we inspected all penetrations, downspouts, and gutters. We noted pockets formed between the roof surface and the edge flashing. As the ice dams had melted, water was entering the building envelope through them. Furthermore, one section of the roof used a metal sheet, which was past its life cycle; significant rusting and holes were found throughout the metal. In general, most of the roof had also been exposed over a long period due to the missing gravel not being replaced.
The following email was sent to the client by our project manager so that she could better understand the replacement and recovery options:
With respect to the house roof replacement please find attached the pricing you requested. The documentation / links detail our Workmanship Guarantee, System Options and Methods, 2011 Schedule Availability, Links to Manufacturers, our Project Portfolio and References. There are two different methods to do your roof, one is to rip the old roof off (a complete replacement) and the other is a new Roof Recovery System. The Roof Recovery has our crew scraping the gravel off, taking the old membrane and soaked insulation off (only as required) and then attaching a fibre board and then putting a new roof over top (SBS, Mop On, EPDM, TPO, or PVC per quote). Typically a roof recovery is what is done. A roof recovery is less intrusive to our client, it is more environmentally friendly as the old bitumen layers don't end up in the land fill, the old system also has an inherent R Value of usually around 7, it is less costly, and the life-cycle is the same as a complete replacement. However, if you find that you want to completely remove the old system down to the sheathing we can accommodate and the pricing is included also. Additionally, there are a number of different membranes available in today's market, which I've detailed in the quote. Essentially, it usually comes down to 1) a traditional 4ply mop on (BUR), 2) a 2ply SBS torch down, or 3) a single ply; black rubber membrane (EPDM) or a white membrane (TPO or PVC) depending on whether you want to draw the sun in or not. Single ply systems are typically what we install more and more - we install all system types, but I would encourage you to consider the life-cycle costing and maintenance / repair benefits of a single ply system prior to ordering. Have a read and let us know what you think - I'm sure you will have questions. Thanks for the opportunity to quote - it is appreciated.
< End Report > CODE: 6707 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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Grande Prairie Multi-Residential Flat Roof Snow Removal, 2011

Below you will find a series of reports from the Grande Prairie roofing repair crew. Initially, they had been called in for snow removal on a condominium complex flat roof. This culminated into further inquiries for a roof replacement in the summer season. Inspection, January 18 2011: The scupper drains on the north and south side of the roof were blocked with ice, and the drain pipe was frozen. I suggested to disconnect the frozen pipe, clean the ice out of the scupper, and clean the snow off the roof. The client gave their approval following our observations. As far as cleaning goes, this roof should be easy, as there are many areas to throw the snow off from. Roof Report, January 19 2011: I arrived at 8:30am and cleaned approximately 5,000 to 6,000 sq. ft. of snow from the client's flat roof. The ice was cleaned from the two scupper drains as well, followed by an ice melt application. Service Followup, January 20 2011: Although the snow removal is complete, the client still has frozen drain pipes. The north scupper seemed to be running when I left the site. There is an internal drain on the south side that will be helpful when water starts to accumulate down on that end. Leak Investigation, January 27 2011: The drain on the south side needs to be repaired with torch-on and SOPRAMASTIC. Our client also inquired about a roof replacement for next summer. Roof Report, January 29 2011: Based on our investigations, we carried out a drain leak repair with a torch-on membrane. Mastic was applied as a sealant. Eventually this drain will require a replacement. Quotation, April 4 2011:
  • Immediate Repairs Required to Tar and Gravel Flat Roof.
  • Replacement (retro fit) of Front Entry Roof.
  • Replacement Options:
    • EPDM (Black Rubber Roof).
    • TPO or PVC (White Reflective Roof).
    • 2 Ply SBS Modified Bitumen (Torch-On).
    • BUR – Tar and Gravel Built Up Roofing (BUR).
  • Retrofit/Overlay Options:
    • EPDM.
    • TPO or PVC.
    • Recoat of Hot Tar or Coat of Cold Application Emulsion & Repairs.
    • Spray on SPF (Top Coating add 1.00 – 2.00 per sq).
    • Metal Panels (Corrugated, Ribbed, or Standing Seam).
    • Roof Flashing (if they cannot be reused).
System Application Reference Online Links:
  • http://www.grscanadainc.com/Flat_Roofing.html.
  • http://www.grscanadainc.com/Maintenance_and_Repairs.html.
  • Warranty: Manufacturer Warranty As Applicable.
  • Workmanship Guarantee: GRS Lifetime Unconditional Workmanship Guarantee.
  • Technical Service: 24 Hr - 7 Day – 365 Day Per Year Technical Service.
  • Credentials: Licensed, Soprema PAQ S Advanced Certified, WCB, $5,000,000.00.
  • Commercial Liability Insurance, Safety Program Exceeds Provincial Standard.
  • Work Duration: Repairs 2 days. Replacement 9 – 12 days. Retrofit 5 – 8 days.
  • 2011 Crew Schedule Availability: April 26, May 10, 24, June 13, July 26, 2011.
< End Report > Code: 10325 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 Residential Leak Repair, November 2010

This client reported a leak around their chimney and contracted GRS to carry out the necessary repairs. The service was done quickly, and the leak issue resolved. Inspection: October 21, 2010 The technician carrying out the investigation on-site found that there is a leak coming in on an inside wall up near the vaulted ceiling. They took photos of the roof and possible fault sites to help give the repair crew a better idea of where to make the necessary repairs.
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Our inspection of the gutter system and eaves-trough revealed crumpled metal and improperly fastened components throughout the assembly.
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Next, we moved onto the shingle roof. Our technicians looked for signs of weather damage, missing or broken shingles, and any holes or tears in the roof surface.
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Next, we moved onto the ventilation units. Signs to look out for include holes or dents on the unit itself, crumpling around the base, and unsealed seams.
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We found that some of the step flashing at the wall connections was not sealed properly, or the caulking was wearing out.
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The downspout only extended a quarter way to the gutters. Although some water was draining, there was a significant amount of moisture that had seeped through the shingles and into the building on the way down.
  Roof Report: November 15, 2010 The roofing crew arrived on site and, with the assistance from the previous report, found the leak and made quick work of the repair. Apologies - the photos from this repair are no longer available. < End Report > CODE: 846 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.