EPDM Roofing Installation, August 2015, Edmonton

GRS undertook a project re-roofing a large commercial unit with an EPDM roofing system. Everything was brought in and installed with exacting detail from the FR boards to the metal flashings and detail work. Continue reading EPDM Roofing Installation, August 2015, Edmonton

Ongoing Roof Leak Maintenance in Sherwood Park AB, May to July 2015

Assessment, May 7 2015: The site had a plumbing issue; the drain was backed up. Our client said if there were any roofing problems in the future, that they would definitely contact us. Surely enough, we received a call the next month. Scope of Work, June 1 2015: We are to locate and fix the leaks of a BUR roof and add one drain basket to the drain. When we got up to the roof, we had to locate two leaks which were both in the center of the roof but about 15 ft. away from each other. Once we swept all the gravel back, we noticed there had been two large gum patches that were previously installed by another contractor and had now failed. To test for failure, I pushed water out of the areas in the patch. We spudded both areas. One leak was 12 ft. x 1.5 ft. and the second was 10 ft. x 3 ft. Each tapered down to 1 ft. once both areas were spudded. Underneath, there were signs of water saturation, so we had to dry each area with a shop vac. Once dry, we then gave them a coat of asphalt prime to help the MASTIC bond on the BUR system. Once priming was complete, we then applied a coat of MASTIC to the entire system followed by a layer of reinforcement mesh. Another top coat of MASTIC was applied to seal in the mesh.
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We cleared gravel away from sections of the roof that we suspected water was entering through.
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Tears were found in some parts. We used SOPRAMASTIC to seal them in.
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Here is another exposed section which had been a tear running over a significant section of the roof.
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After spudding the tear, we applied mesh over top.
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A second coat of spudding was then applied over the mesh.
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We then let the second layer of spudding dry over the mesh.
Our second scope of work was to install a drain basket. Unfortunately, this could not be accomplished because it had been completely covered with MASTIC. There was nothing to fasten the basket to. Materials:
  • 25 ft. of 3ft. mesh
  • 3x pails of MASTIC roof patch
  • 1x can of spray primer
Followup - Installation Report, June 17 2015: After filling out safety documentation, we met with the client to go over leaks on the main roof when we had performed repairs on during the previous visit. From the client's assessment, there was still apparent leaking. A crew member went up on the roof and searched but could not finding anything. We will need to return when it is leaking actually occurs to get a better idea of where it is coming from. As for the roof above the restaurant, we tracked the leak to an air unit. Once we removed the metal, paper around the base was splitting and water was getting in, evidenced by moisture. We spudded the entire perimeter and applied a coat of MASTIC, followed by a layer of reinforcement mesh, and finally a top coat of MASTIC. We then reinstalled the metal and cleaned up the site.
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Second leak site, with a small tear on an exposed section of the roof.
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Moisture buildup underneath gravel.
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Redistributing gravel over the newly patched area. We followed a similar process as our first visit to address the section with the moisture buildup.
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Second leak site.
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Spudding and mesh being applied over the second leak site.
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Completed spud over the mesh.
Materials:
  • 2x pails of MASTIC
  • 25 ft. of 6 in. mesh
Quotation, June 23 2015:
  • SBS 2-ply patch along entire down-slope (60 ft. x 20 ft. patch)
  • Drain replacement with u-flows
Scope of Work: Remove all gravel in the area, spud out 10 ft. on either side of the drains, and 60 ft. down the low ride of the roof. Roll on asphalt primer and torch down the base. Add new drains with u-flows and cap the entire area. Materials:
  • 9x rolls of cap
  • 9x rolls of base
  • 10x gallons of asphalt primer
  • 2x 4 in. drains
  • 2x 4 in. U-flows
  • 2x pails of MASTIC
The client approved our quotation on the 25th of June:
Please go ahead with this job and let’s hope it solves our leaking issues.
Field Report, July 13 2015: We had our safety meeting and went up to the roof to shovel all the gravel away from the work-site and spudded the segments of interest in preparation of a patch. It started to rain and we had to call it a day.
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Arriving to the site
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We had to dry the area
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Another view of the BUR system
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Entire site spudded
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Side view
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Ventilation system covered
Our crew had to delay work for the next few days due to heavy rain conditions.  July 17 2015: Preparatory work was completed today when we got the patch based in. A skeleton crew was left behind for fire watch. < End Report > More updates from this site will be posted as new field reports become available. Code: 33 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 Canopy Reconstruction Edmonton June 3 2015

Roof Canopy Reconstruction Edmonton, Alberta. Flat Roof. Tar and Gravel. Multi-Family.

Below is a continuation report from our Tar and Gravel Roof Repair blog entry on May 31, 2015. The continuation below describes the reconstruction of the front entry door roof canopy of the condo that the crew was working on. April 30, 2015: Roofing crew attends to location for reconstruction of the entry canopy. Location: 10315 113 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta. Type of Property: Multi Family.
We arrived at 7:30 am and filled out safety documentation and conducted our tool box safety site meeting. We had 2 different scopes of work to do to finish work on this building. The first scope consists of re-installing the metal flashing on perimeter the perimeter of the tar and gravel flat roof. The scope of work consists of overlapping the existing metal flashing that was on the building and fastening the end of each piece of flashing. The second scope was the reconstruction of the entry door roof canopy and installation of the waterproofing flat roof membrane material. The old tar and gravel membrane had been removed prior. Today we started by ripping off the old rotten plywood and 2" x 6" 's. We then framed in some new 2"x 6" 's to replace the old rotten joists pieces. We then used 2" x 4" 's to make a lever and push up on the front left corner to bring it up level with the rest of canopy. Raised it up roughly 3 inches. When the other guys finished up installing metal on the flat roof they started helping us with the remaining work on the front entry. At this point the canopy was up to level and had new trusses installed. We installed new 1/2" plywood sheathing on top of the trusses and screwed it all down for a secure substrate. We then fabricated a new cant flashing and installed all new cant around the left hand side and left front of the canopy. The next step was to install the FR board (which is a roof board with the base sheet SBS modified attached to it at the factory) on top of the plywood and screwed it down. We then had to stop due to rain and the site was set-off for completion. The crew will finish off the installation of the 2 ply SBS modified torch-on roof membrane tomorrow (including base striping, SBS cap sheet install and putting the metal flashing back on). There are roughly 5 hours of work left to complete. MATERIALS USED. 2 - 4' x 8' sheets of plywood. 3 - 2" × 6" 8 ' pieces. Wood screws. 2 - sheets of FR board (SBS modified base membrane with roof board attached). 4 - 2"×4" 8' pieces for the cant flashing.
Roof Canopy Reconstruction Edmonton June 3 2015
Roof Canopy Reconstruction Edmonton June 3 2015
New trusses installed for canopy flat roof.
New trusses installed for canopy flat roof.
New sheathing installed for canopy flat roof.
New sheathing installed for canopy flat roof.
Mechanically fastening FR base board (SBS)
Mechanically fastening FR base board (SBS)
First layer of 2 ply SBS modified installed.
First layer of 2 ply SBS modified installed.
Rotten roof sheathing (substrate)
Rotten roof sheathing (substrate)
Rotten roof joist due to moisture ingress.
Rotten roof joist due to moisture ingress.
  Other Photos: To be continued... < End of report > 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 Rooftop DecTec Installation, December 2013

The report below follows repairs made to this client's residential roof deck. They sought a DecTec installation, replacing the existing system with one to be more reliable. Unfortunately, the in-progress roof reports' photos are no longer available; the placeholder image above is another project of GRS' that illustrates a similar roofing system.   Inquiry Received: September 9, 2013 When we first heard from the client, they told us that their deck is built right into the roof (as a cutout), and the flat floor seems to have leaked. It appears that their previous repair job was not done properly, and they had worries that there would be more existing issues that had not yet been discovered.   Quotation Delivered: September 11, 2013 After hearing about the situation, GRS project management delivered a quotation was for roof deck repair and/or replacement options. We booked them in for service, set to repair the problematic areas.     Roof Report: December 7, 2013 Given the temperatures and snow buildup, the technician began their time on site by bringing up the heater to warm up the deck. By raising the temperature of the decking surface, it would be better prepared to accept the patching material. While the deck surface was warming up, the technician planed and sanded the deck joints to give a flush connection. At that point, the servicing technician installed the deck patch to alleviate problems with the reported leaking. They went over the next steps with the client, letting them know that the existing slope of the deck is moving water into the drain nicely. The rest of the job should be completed the following Monday with the DecTec installation. The GRS technician waited for the deck patch to set and dry in place. They put together a plan for the scope of work yet to be completed; details below.
  • Sand the deck patch down.
  • Cut the plywood on the walls to a height of 6", as the old membrane will not come off the walls and there is a gap from where the deck was lowered.
  • Replace the removed plywood with 1/2" plywood boards.
  • DecTec to then be installed.
  • Must then install peel-and-stick membrane to the door frames, power outlets, and lights in the area.
  • The vapour barrier must also be installed where needed.
  • The handrail, which is currently in a rotten/poorly state, will need to be removed and replaced with a new piece of lumber (2" x 8" x 12')
  • Install more peel-and-stick membrane to the top of parapet walls and the new hand rail.
  • In Spring 2014, Hardie Board and metal trims can be installed. It may be able to be done sooner, as the product doesn't need to be painted.
Unfortunately, the photos for this site are unavailable - please accept our apologies!   Roof Report: December 10, 2013 The GRS crew arrived on site for 8:00 with the day's paperwork only taking them until 8:15am. They began tearing out the plywood walls, working through 11:00am. After that, the area was cleaned and prepared for the floor membrane over the next couple of hours. The DecTec was installed between 1:30 and 6:45, with one of the team members departing for the evening around 4:00pm. The site was cleaned up between 6:30 and 6:45pm, with garbage disposed of and the materials and tools packed away.     Roof Report: December 11, 2013 The team started their day for 8:00 once again, filling out the pertinent paperwork and bringing all tools and materials into the work area by 8:30am. They began preparing the walls for the Tyvek wrapping by removing all of the preexisting staples and nails from the structure and surface. Half an hour later, they began installing the Tyvek wrapping, taped up the joints, and affixed peel-and-stick membrane to the area. The membrane was all installed by 5:00pm, so the team spent the next hour and a bit cleaning up the site, removing the materials and tools from the work area. Come 6:30pm, they were prepared to depart for the evening, and the jobsite complete.   CODE: 649 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.

Residential Flat Roof EPDM Installation in Edmonton AB, June to July 2013

Below you will find a series of reports and photographs from the Edmonton roofing repair crew for an EPDM installation on a residential flat roof. Drain and flashing installation was also added to the roof replacement package. The client initially had a tar and gravel system. Site Preparation, June 23 2013: Gravel removal was finished in preparation of tomorrow's EPDM installation.
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Gravel removal
June 30 2013: The EPDM re-roofing has begun.  The client also made us aware that they had paid for another drain installation. We will return next week to do a metal and drain replacement.
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Laying down insulation
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Roof surface adhesion
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EPDM fastening
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Mid-installation
IMAG0415 July 1 2013: The skylight, flashing, and drain need replacement or reinstallation. The client approved our use of the front lawn for doing our work on that side of the house. July 2 2013: The EPDM re-roof is now complete. Remaining tasks include drain installation on the rear roof, skirt flashing (skylight, chimney), and installing perimeter metal. IMAG0440 IMAG0441 IMAG0442 IMAG0443 IMAG0444 IMAG0445 IMAG0446 IMAG0447 IMAG0448 IMAG0449 IMAG0450 IMAG0451 IMAG0452 IMAG0453 IMAG0454 IMAG0455 IMAG0456 IMAG0457 IMAG0458 IMAG0459 Rear Drain Installation IMAG0479 IMAG0480 IMAG0481 IMAG0482 IMAG0483 IMAG0484 IMAG0485   < End Report > Code: 140 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 Soffit and Fascia Repair Edmonton AB, September 18 2012

Below you will find a scope of work, materials list, and field report  by our Edmonton roofing repair crew for a soffict and fascia repair at a commercial client's building.  Scope of Work
  • Roofing (flat, metal, slope).
  • Roof inspection.
  • Exteriors (siding, soffit, fasia).
  • Carpentry.
  • Sheet metal (flashing).
Materials
  • Metal fascia with lettering, per client specification.
  • Plywood.
  • Circular saw.
  • Metal for cap flashing.
Field Report, September 18 2012: We removed the damage fascia, soffit, and cap flashing. A new plywood soffit was cut and re-installed, as well as a fascia with new company lettering. The cap flashing was then added again for weather proofing. As well, we painted the plywood soffit white to match the existing colour, and painted the rest of the siding red. We are still waiting on the client's decision on whether he would like another coat of paint.
Awaiting client approval
Awaiting client approval
  < End Report > Code: 99 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 Cedar Shake Roof Replacement, August 2012

The client reached out to us to have a sloped roof (cedar shake) replaced. The shakes were in poor condition, with many cracking or missing. In the process of the re-roofing, it was deemed that ridge vents should also be installed. The client requested an estimate for regular laminated shingles, and was provided estimates for them alongside many of the similar types of roofing systems (shingles) offered after our crew performed some assessments and minor repairs to the existing structure. Their decision for roofing material was made simpler when our crew arrived with samples of various sorts (metal clad, UDL, ice & water barrier, and the requested laminated shingles). The current plan is to have the re-roofing completed before winter, so that it might protect the home from the weather. Field Report, August 11 2012: We did an estimate for the client and completed light repairs as a temporary fix. Tar was applied around the chimney. Field Report, August 12 2012: Today a skylight repair was performed, which eliminated condensation buildup. A hole in the corner of the skylight was also patched. We then provided an estimate on new chimney cap and applied tar to all five pipes.   Shake Roof Replacement 1 Shake Roof Replacement 2 Shake Roof Replacement 3 Shake Roof Replacement 4 Shake Roof Replacement 5 Shake Roof Replacement 6 Shake Roof Replacement 7 Shake Roof Replacement 8 Shake Roof Replacement 9 Shake Roof Replacement 10 Shake Roof Replacement 11 Shake Roof Replacement 12 Shake Roof Replacement 13   chimney repair close nail 2 chimney repair 2 chimney repair 1 close nail tar around chimney tar nails hole in the corner condesation build-up Until next time,         The Roofers at GRS CODE: 54 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 Recovery, July 2012

Below you will find the report for an EPDM re-roofing effort GRS undertook for one of our Edmonton clients. Their existing tar and gravel roof is in need of some work, so we quoted cost for repair, replacement, and recovering services before the client elected to recover the existing roof with EPDM. Our office thought it would be best to establish the scope of the work and inform the customer of what we intended to do at their location. Below is a summary of the correspondence from our team that outlines the project details. Project Scope, July 3, 2012: We will first order the engineered insulation package for the project, and the arrival of this will (in large) determine the effective start date. The best estimate for now is that we can begin late next week (July 11-13), but we promised to keep the client in-the-know if any updates were to come about. The client's on-site contact will be instructed to put a "walk in" bin on street (to allow for us to wheel in wheelbarrows of gravel from the street level); if there are any issues with that he'll let you or I know. We promised to put down sheathing that would safely allow wheelbarrows to be repeatedly rolled across the grass without damaging the property. Another member of the project team will contact the client with respect to colour swatch and choice for metal. They will be advised to keeping the face as low profile as possible, considering the raised elevation view due to sloped insulation raising the parapet. The roofers will be advised that we will be doing an EPDM recovery (removal of gravel first leaving the existing assembly), taking core samples to ensure insulation is dry, and that we are building up parapets to allow for sloped insulation. Finally, the job will require the removal of the flashing around the chimney and possibly require a re-flash (to be evaluated at the appropriate time). Materials:
  • (2) Spud bars.
  • Saws-all.
  • Cordless drill, charger, & extra battery.
  • (2) Push brooms.
  • Trowels.
  • WD-40.
  • (4) High Build 200.
  • (3) Jute mesh.
  • (2) Plastic cement.
  • (6) 6" rolls scrim.
  • (4) 4' rolls scrim.
  • Mastic.
  • Bag of calcium.
  • 5 Gallons of Varsol/Mineral spirits.
  • (2) Rolls duct tape.
Field Report, August 13 2012: The crew met with the two new members, and began working on gravel removal from the roof. First, gravel was shovelled into easily-managed lines on the roof, and was then loaded into the smaller buckets. The buckets were brought to the edge of the roof, lowered to ground level, and put into the wheelbarrow. One member would ferry the gravel into the disposal bin and return for the next load. Once the gravel was removed, existing nail holes in the flashing were filled with caulking to make a watertight seal while the rest of the crew cleaned up the site for the day. IMG_1421 IMG_1422 IMG_1423 IMG_1424 IMG_1430 IMG_1432 IMG_1433 IMG_1434 IMG_1435 IMG_1436 IMG_1437 IMG_1438 IMG_1439 IMG_1441 Field Report, August 14 2012: Prior to arriving at the worksite, our team went to the local shop to procure supplies needed for the day. The first store did not have everything necessary, so a detour was made to ensure that the remaining materials were purchased and brought to the client's residence. They began preparing the roof for the day's work when the weather conditions rolled in that would've made the work perilous. The crew left the site for the day. NOTE: The in-progress field reports will be inserted here as content is moved over from the old system. This will cover the EPDM installation, re-sloping, and other site details. - Please accept our apologies for the temporary omission! Field Report, September 11 2012: Today, the crew installed two scupper drains on the south-facing parapet of the roof. This will accommodate for better water drainage and lengthen the life of the newly-installed system. New sheet metal was installed to the parapet, as well as the drop-drain near the garage with a downpipe. photo (38) photo (39)-1 photo (39) photo (40) photo (41) photo (42) photo (43) photo (44) photo (45) photo (46) photo (47) photo (49) photo (50) photo (51) photo (52) photo (53) Field Report, September 12 2012: The GRS team finished up the job, by installing two new caps for the vents, two new caps for the scuppers, and the two downpipes for the scuppers installed the day before. Everything is clean, level, and to GRS' exacting standards for project success. photo (54) photo (55)photo (65) photo (64) photo (63) photo (62) photo (61) photo (60) photo (59) photo (58) photo (57) < End Report > CODE: 9528 Contact Us Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.

Acreage Re-Roofing in Edmonton AB – December to February 2011

Below you will find a series of field reports from the Edmonton roofing repair crew for an acreage re-roofing. We took special care in terms of quality control to ensure that the acreage did not experience damage from crew equipment or the shingling process. Assessment, December 14 2011: This is a 3-tab shingled roof with a 10/12 pitch. There is only one layer of shingles, fifteen air vents, nine goose necks (three large ones), five plumbing flashings, and three skylights. There is a small dead valley in the rear (no leaks), but may need some flashing work done against the wall. there is also a small porch on the east side that requires some work. The property has good access points for loading and garbage bins, but we will need tarps for falling debris. Lyndal Osborne 18610-Ellerslie Rd 001 Lyndal Osborne 18610-Ellerslie Rd 002 Lyndal Osborne 18610-Ellerslie Rd 003 Lyndal Osborne 18610-Ellerslie Rd 004 Lyndal Osborne 18610-Ellerslie Rd 005 Lyndal Osborne 18610-Ellerslie Rd 006 Lyndal Osborne 18610-Ellerslie Rd 007 Lyndal Osborne 18610-Ellerslie Rd 008 Lyndal Osborne 18610-Ellerslie Rd 009   Quotation, December 14 2011:
  • Sloped re-roof
    • Remove roofing, dispose, apply new system. Choose from:
      • Premium SBS modified shingles
      • Slate/shake
      • Metal, rubber, shake, tile
Work Order Agreement, February 17 2012:
The material is scheduled to arrive between now and Tuesday. The crew has been instructed to leave it in the driveway so that vehicular and pedestrian traffic is not obstructed. They will begin work at some point next week, although it is still hard to point the exact day at the moment. The disposal bin is a point we need to discuss. The site manager told me there is a concern with gardens and such. What I would like to do is give your phone number to our bin driver so that when he is coming drop the disposal bin, he can call you in advance to be sure you are home and direct where he can or cannot leave the bin.
Work Order Scheduled, February 20 2012:
We will begin your re-roofing project on Tuesday in the morning around 11:00 am. On Wednesday they will continue on and will likely have more crew members available. Our project manager will drop by to check in with you and pick up a signed copy of the order form, ensure that the bin is in the right location, and whatever else needs to be discussed so we are all on the same page. 'Looking forward to seeing you Tuesday morning if you are there!
Property Protocol, February 22 2012: The garage is not being done for this site. A new road has been installed from the main road to their home. There are markers showing where the asphalt of this roadway to their home is and where not to drive, as there is fresh topsoil. The bin must be placed on asphalt at the residence on the left side lined up behind in line with the beaver sculpture. The bin truck cannot leave asphalt residues (if there is not enough room to turn, the truck will have to back out down the acreage road to the main road). Crew trucks can park right at the house to unload, but then need to be relocated to the main road (two minute walk). Trucks cannot leave the asphalt at any time. Tarps must be used at all times under all workers when ripping and shingling. Pay attention to where there are obvious flower gardens. Jacks and planks will be required, as this is a steep roof. Use magnets daily, not just at the end of the job. The site at large must be kept spotless. All PPE must be in order. Client Request
I wonder if it would be possible to start on the north side of the house. We have house guests and they are staying in a bedroom on the south side. They arrive today and be pretty tired.
Quality Control, March 5 2012: Our site inspector checked the work site a week in to ensure that the quality was up to par for this estate property. The inspector's notes are in the photo captions.
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Flashing needs to be nailed down properly
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Gable end needs to be trimmed and starter should be straight
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I don't exactly know what this is, is it a diverter?
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Seal strip flapping. I've seen this in a few spots
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Remove garbage from the roof
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The satellite dish was not reinstalled
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Extra material remaining; still need to magnetic rake the site
  Final Product, March 13 2012: All the repairs have been completed at this site. The homeowner is happy with the work overall.
  • All Dutch laps have been removed and new shingles have been installed
  • The water diverter above the back door is installed
  • All vents and goose necks have been caulked, and Ice & Water has been applied
  • Most of the cleanup is complete
    • We will have to come back when the snow is gone to finish cleaning
  • Dripping rows and valleys are complete
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Shingles Replacement and Plumbing/Ventilation Maintenance in Edmonton AB, July to August 2011

Below you will find a series of quotations and field reports from our Edmonton roofing repair crew. Our existing client approved our consultation for a full shingle replacement, system maintenance, and waterproofing. Quotation Request Received, July 28 2011: The client asked me to assess all five buildings in the condominium complex and give my recommendations for  each one. There are three 6-unit buildings and two 4-unit buildings. There is also a garage in the rear of the properties. I have attached the dimensions for each building.
Condo unit dimensions, plus garage
Dimensions for the condominium units and garage.
Note as well that there are 4' x 5' flat galvanized metal roofs above each entrance, but they do not require any attention at this time. Repair Assessment FIRST SET The units are past due for a re-roofing. The shingles on the bottom have not been functional for quite some time which has resulted in the roof deck rotting in some areas. The extent of the damage caused by the rot will not be known until we strip the shingles off. The flashing has also become loose, lifting up high enough away from the roofing that rain could easily blow in and damage the interior. I recommend a roof replacement as soon as possible.
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Condo side-view
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Condo front-view
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Weathered shingles
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Shingle assessment
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Flat portion assessment
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Cracked shingling
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Weathered shingles
  Materials required for low-slope application:
  • 41 shingles
  • 125 ft. cap
  • 314 ft. starter/drip
  • 18x 44 in. Ice & Water
  • 6x whirlybirds
  • 12x air vents
  • 6x 4 in. plumbing boots
  • 6x 6" x 4" plumbing pipe
SECOND SET This next unit is also due for a re-roofing, although it is not as urgent as the first. There is no evidence of rotting roof deck, but we will not know for sure until the roof is stripped. The flashing is also becoming loose, but not as bad as the first. I recommend it [the roof] be replaced this season. Materials required for low-slope application:
  • 28 shingles
  • 85 ft. cap
  • 234 ft. starter/drip
  • 13x 44 in. Ice & Water
  • 6x whirlybirds
  • 8x air vents
  • 4x 4 in. plumbing boots
  • 4x 6" x 4" plumbing pipe
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Past due on maintenance
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Cracking shingles
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More shingles requiring replacement
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Rear-view of another condo unit
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Condo side-view
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Front view
  THIRD SET This is a newer roof but it needs some attention. There are many shingles that need to be replaced to bring it back to a reasonable condition. There is also one chimney cap missing on this building. Materials:
  • 5x bundles BP 2-tone grey
  • 6x tubes Karnak
  • 1x 6 in. chimney cap
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Rear-view of condos
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Condo backyard
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Evident wear-and-tear
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Wear-and-tear by the gutters
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Odd shingle out
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Damage attributed to rotting wood
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Cracked roofing
  FOURTH SET Unit in relatively good shape with only a few shingles requiring replacement. Materials:
  • 1x bundle BP 2-tone grey
  • 2x tubes Karnak
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Torn shingles
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Needs replacing!
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Base view
  FIFTH SET The last building I assessed has had its roof replaced at some point but it is already showing signs of deterioration beyond repair. There is too much damage (especially on the bottom portion) to begin repairing it efficiently. One of the whirlybirds has lots several of its mounting screws and now the top portion of it is broken. I recommend that the entire roof be replaced in the near future. Materials required for low-slope application:
  • 41 shingles
  • 125 ft. cap
  • 314 ft. starter/drip
  • 18x 44 in. Ice & Water
  • 6x whirlybirds
  • 12x air vents
  • 6x 4 in. plumbing boots
  • 6x 6" x 4" plumbing pipe
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Damaged whirlybird
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In need of immediate maintenance
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Impeding water run-off
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Edge view
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Possible candidates for wood rot
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Torn shingles
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More torn shingles
Client Provided with Quotation, August 3 2011:
  • Remove shingles; dispose and apply new roofing
  • Types: architectural shingles, premium SBS modified shingles, premium slate/shake, metal/rubber/concrete
  • Venting correction
  • High profile shingle cap
  • Premium 44" Ice & Water protection: includes valleys, neck tie roof openings
  • Coloured flashings: drip edge, gable edge, valley, vents, walls
  • Complete roof underlayment wrap
  • Storm nailing and installation
  • Premium caulking: under vents, exposed nails, valleys, etc.
  • Replacement of rotted roof sheathing
Client approves the work on August 9 2011, crew begins on August 10 2011: The crew went around the roof and picked out all of the damaged shingles. There were a couple of pin-holed shingles as well. It was found that Ice & Water was used under the roof as underlayment. Everything that the crew removed was replaced. The same procedure was followed for the second complex. The shingles up for removal were sealed together very well, so when we applied more force, entire segments ripped off.
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Removing shingles in large segments
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Torn flashing and vent systems requiring maintenance
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Newer roofing system already experiencing weather damage
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Recommended a full replacement
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Top flat roof view
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More shingle removal
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Shingle removal from edges
  When the crew had finished ripping off the shingling on the west side of the sixth unit, we had to waterproof it. It was found that the roof was plank-based, rather than using sheeting. Rotten wood was also found that required replacement (an 8 ft. section). The remaining planks had their nails removed. Once preparation was complete, Ice & Water was applied to the base for waterproofing. The pallets for the east side were delivered later in the afternoon. Weather permitting, we will complete this site tomorrow.  
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Shingles fully removed
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This is what a bare roof looks like
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Cut-out for whirlybird
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Insulated roof
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Plumbing boot reinstalled
August 12, 2011: With respect to unit 6, we started ripping up shingles while concurrently working on plumbing stack penetrations. The penetrations were tarred and neck tied. Concurrently, re-shingled portions of the roof were waterproofed. There was no more rotten wood found. Our compressor stopped working near the end of cap placement. Hand nailing was our only option. Other than that, the day went as planned.
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Weatherproofing ventilation base
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Covering up punctures from the old shingle system
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Plumbing boot installation
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Weatherproofing the ventilation systems
100_1462   August 16, 2011: Remaining shingles on the east side were removed and no more rotten wood has been found on the units. Waterproofing continued and we began waste removal; the garbage bin had arrived in the morning. The crew is ready to begin roofing in the morning. August 17, 2011: West side shingles were removed today, but we got rained out while trying to take off the flashing from the sidings. Installation of replacement shingles began.
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Installing new shingles
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Old shingles undergoing removal
100_1466 August 18, 2011 One of the plumbing stacks came too far out from the roof for the plumbing boot to fit. A crewman was sent back to the shop to get two high dome boots, so we kept putting the PVC pipes in. Two whirlybirds were also cut in and installed. We will complete this site tomorrow around the afternoon.
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Plumbing boot installation
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We had to re-size some segments
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Preparing to install ventilation system
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Installed
  Site Completition, August 19 2011: Last two whirlybirds installed and all penetrations completed. As predicted, job site was completed around the afternoon after cleanup and remaining shingles were installed.
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Wind turbine preparation work
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New wind turbines installed
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Completed roof
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One side finished
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Closeup of a wind turbine reinstallation
100_1494   < End Report > Code: 133 Contact Us Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.