This client reached out to GRS for work on their multi-home building's roof. It is a tile system, with several reports of water ingress and expected damage to the roof itself. GRS sent out a technician to investigate the problems. Unfortunately, photos of the roof taken during inspection are no longer available. The placeholder image above simply provides context to the roofing system style. Quotation Delivered: April 3, 2013 GRS delivered a quotation to the client covering the services they'd requested. The scope of the work, as outlined in the document, was to remove the tile, check the underlying membrane and valleys, carry out any repairs, then reset the tile system back on top. Before scheduling the work, however, we felt that it would be best to send an inspector out to investigate the problem areas to ensure that the quotation would be fair to both parties in the arrangement. Inspection: April 22, 2013 The inspection crew went on-site to examine the extent of reported damages. For four of the suites in the building, they checked the roof above and found some major damages that required repair. Near the first suite, there was a major hole in the firewall where both sides of the lead wall's flashing were bent and folded back. The extent of the damage was allowing water to run in behind the flashing and through the hole, spreading down to the suites below as far as the first floor. There was also a piece of wall flashing missing on the front of the turret in the same section, with potential leaks on either side of the chimney in the area. The chimney itself was missing a proper installation and application of ice and water membrane/shield installed around it. Across from these affected areas, on the back of the building, there were several cracked and/or missing tiles in the valley, exposing the roof deck to water and snow that had allowed water ingress to the suite below. In this section of the roof, all of the tiles would need to be removed and the ice and water membrane installed underneath so as to prevent further leaking. Then, with the tiles put back in place, the missing/cracked ones will need to be outright replaced with new ones. Above yet another unit (on the northern corner of the building) there is a long valley that might be overflowing its metal flashing sidewalls and into the attic. Above this valley is a set of short, attaching valleys that separate at 6/12 grade roof from a 4/12; creating a 2/12 grade roof in the middle. On this last 2/12 roof section a great deal of snow could/would pile up during the winter, creating ice dams that allow for a backup of water. These problematic valleys should have the ice shield material on either side of the metal to help keep water in the valley itself. When the crew first attended the site to investigate problem areas and leaks, there were only three that they knew to be coming in. While atop the roof, however, they found that there was no ice and water membrane used alongside any of the roof valleys (not just the ones noted above). Given their absence, it's possible that any and all of the valleys could become future candidates for leaks or further roof damages, especially when any of the surrounding tiles are cracked or otherwise broken/misplaced. The investigative team advised that the roof be cleaned off of leaves and debris, which would allow for a thorough accounting of all of the tiles and the existing system. Rubber-modified sopramastic should be applied to all cracked tiles around the roof to prevent further leakage, and the side cap tiles should be refastened in any places where the nails seem loose or missing. This post will be updated with roof reports should the client elect to contract GRS to carry out the required work. CODE: 6703 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.
This client in Edmonton sought a quote from GRS for the services available to their failing tar and gravel roof system. We returned the quote to them, helped make the best selection for their situation, and followed through with the service. We first heard from this client in mid-September and assessed their property for viable solutions to their problem. We returned our usual quotation to them, which included pricing for temporary repairs, roof recovery, or roof replacement systems. The client was hoping for a single recommendation in terms of viability, as they weren't sure what each solution entailed. We recommended roof recovery via liquid rubber or EPDM system to give the same longevity of a total replacement, but at a lesser cost. The client elected for an EPDM system installation, and we got to scheduling the job. For mid-October, we began clearing space for a waste bin and prepared the site for the technicians to come in for the installation. Field Report, October 11 2012: Our crew arrived to the location for 8:30am and worked through to 6:30pm. The bulk of the day was spent removing the on-roof gravel in preparation for the EPDM. Due to the accumulation of ice on the roof, we had to spud it instead to remove the gravel and ice at the same time. The roof is now cleared off and ready to move on to the next phase of the project. Field Report, October 17 2012: The crew began the EPDM installation for the roof recovery, and had it finished quickly. Below are some in-progress photos and materials used in the job. The metal is yet to be installed, but that should be completed shortly. Materials:
- 3 rolls of EPDM.
- 2 Splice Adhesive.
- 1 Bucket of screws.
- 1 Bucket of plates.
- 2 Buckets of primer.
- 2 Pallets of fiber board.
- 2 Russ strips.
- 1 Box of seam tape.
- 3 Pails of Mulehide bonding adhesive.
- 8 Roller sleeves.
- 2 Roller cages.
- 2 boxes of regular silicone.
- 1 box of sealant.
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.
- Remove shingles.
- Reapply new green shingles.
The report below follows repairs made to a shingle roof on our client's residence. They required a section of shingles replaced, addressing a leak coming in through the area. Quotation Delivered: April 11, 2011 We sent out one of our technicians to perform an investigation of the roof that would form the basis of a quote for services rendered. Included in the quote was our spring season availability, and we eventually booked them for service in late April. Roof Report: April 24, 2011 The technician arrived on site for 8:30am, and got to work removing the affected shingles and hunting down the leaking area. This carried through 11:30 when they departed for lunch and to pick up more materials. They returned to continue work at 12:30, repairing the leak and replacing the removed shingles until 3:00pm. The repairs involved opening up the vent area between trusses and reinstalling the plywood, membrane, and shingles. In addition to the above, four downspouts were installed (14' each). Service Followup: September 11, 2011 The client reached out to us, advising that they had come upon a leak into their garage in the midst of some rainfall. They had another roofing company come in to investigate, and had found that some of the shingles installed by the previous technician were not done to proper standard. In their email, they hoped we would honour our warranty and come do the necessary repairs. We sent out one of our own technicians, who were able to corroborate the other company's findings - some of the shingles were not fully overlapping to the accepted standard. Our technician brought two bundles of shingles to the site, and had to leave briefly to get a third. The 'old' shingles were removed and the ice and water membrane reapplied. Then, new shingles were affixed properly to finish repairs to the faulty area. Inquiry Received: January 3, 2014 The customer sent in a request for some assistance with persistent ice damming on their roof (different location than the shingle installation), and was enquiring about possible heating coil installation. < End Report > CODE: 18324 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.
This Edmonton client wanted an Roof Ice and Water Underlay (peel and stick) installed to the roof in one corner of their residence to mitigate against ice dams. GRS provided a quote for the job and scheduled roofers to go on location to make the necessary repairs. Inquiry Received, March 13 2011: We heard from the client in mid-March after they had a big buildup of snow and ice on their sloped, shingle roof residence. The client is in an ongoing partnership with GRS for another job, so the bulk of correspondence was done over the phone or in-person with administrative staff handling the other contract. Below are photos submitted by the client to assist in the quotation process: Assessment, April 27 2011: The first work order was sent out and our crew began the preparations for this job. The scope of the work is as follows:This post will be updated as more reports are brought over from the old content system. < End Report > CODE: 9350 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.
- Remove the shingles on both sides of both dormers.
- Install valley and/or step as required.
- Install the Ice and Water Membrane under valley and step areas to both dormer areas.
- Ice and water membrane, then metal, then ice and water membrane on they valley metal sides.