Ongoing Roof Leak and Drain Repair in Fort Saskatchewan, July 2015

Below you will find an ongoing series of reports for a leak repair in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. The site is currently a work in progress. More updates will be posted as they become available. Scope of Work, July 21 2015: Upon arriving on-site, the client advised me about two leak sites - one in the kitchen and one above a light fixture by the washroom. On the roof, there was a major water ponding issue and lack of drainage. There is also a fryer vent that has major dripping onto the rubber. The grease that is leaking out has, over time, started to eat away at it [the rubber]. Structural integrity has been lost, so the next step is to cut out the damaged area and replace it with a 12 ft. x 12 ft. EPDM fixture. The next scope of work would be to install an internal drain, piped in by a plumber. < End Report > Code: 100 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.  

EPDM Membrane Flat Roof Commercial Re-Roof Edmonton June 10, 2015

ARTICLE: EPDM Membrane Re-Roof of Commercial Building Flat Roof Edmonton Alberta June 10, 2015.

The following roof report is of a GRS crew completing a full re-roof on a commercial building in Edmonton Alberta. This roof was 8600 sq. ft in size.  This consists of moving gravel from sections of roof.  Installing a new EPDM membrane to the surface of the roof.  Then covering the new EPDM membrane back up with the gravel. CREW ARRIVES FOR DAY ONE OF THE JOB. 10:00 am arrive on site. Filled out our hazard assessment form, then went up on the roof. We loaded our accessories on the roof with a rope, the main roofing materials were lifted with crane. Once it was all loaded, we started to move gravel on the right side of the roof. My original plan was to remove gravel in a 20' x 50' ft. areas on the roof. I changed my plan and just removed all the gravel from one side of the roof. That way we could just roof all weekend, rather then push gravel again tomorrow.  We managed to get all the gravel from one side of the roof to the other. Now have a nice chunk to roof in over the weekend. 5:00 pm leave site. DAY ONE PHOTOS.
Gravel we had shovel
Roof ballast rock we had to shovel to get at roof deck.
shoveld Section oF Roof.
Cleared section of roof.
Another shoveled off section of roof.
Another cleaned off section of roof.
  CREW ARRIVES FOR DAY TWO OF JOB. 7:00 am arrive on site. Had our daily tool box meeting. We then got up on the roof and started to cut the old EPDM membrane out. We Then laid down the new EPDM membrane. The way the lay-out worked was we had to put separate pieces up the parapet walls on the north side. If I didn't do it this way I would of ran into trouble with all the pitch pockets. We manged to put 2000 sq. ft. in today.  Most of the units we had in that area are all sealed in and form flashed on the corners. We did this with four guys. Tomorrow should go better with six. 6:30 pm leave site. DAY TWO PHOTOS.
Corner patches and EPDM seam complete .
Corner patches and EPDM seam all finished.
Large section of EPDM Membrane Finished. with finished Parapet walls in background.
Large section of EPDM membrane installed, with parapet walls in background.
Finished product of EPDM Membrane Flat Roof.
Finished section of EPDM membrane flat roof.
corner patches on a roof top unit.
Close up of corner patches on a roof top unit.
  WEDNESDAY JUNE 10, 2015 CREW ARRIVES FOR DAY THREE OF JOB.

7:30 am arrive on site. Had our daily tool box meeting. Today we had a crew of six guys working on the roof. So all six of us then got up on the roof. I had two guys start doing detail work while I had two other guys start putting in pieces of EPDM membrane under the rooftop make-up air duct work. This wasn't easy because we could only do 15 feet at a time. The reason for this was we had to jack up the air duct and remove the rooftop pavers. We then had to put them back in once we got the piece lined up my work partner and I were laying the field - which is a lot of measuring and cutting to get the pieces to fit in around all the units. I had a half day on the north side of the roof which is the difficult side of the roof due to all the units and penetrations. We then will move to the south side, which will be easier side because there is very little detail work on that side of the roof. The EPDM membrane re-roof  is 50% complete as of day three.

6:30 pm leave site.

DAY THREE PHOTOS.

Detail work, more corner patches .
Detail work, corner patches on a rooftop unit curb.
EPDM Membrane laid out and finished under the air unit duct work.
EPDM membrane laid out under the air unit duct work.
 EPDM Membrane work around air duct unit.
Close up of EPDM work around air duct unit.
 Laid out EPDM Membrane on the field of roof.
EPDM membrane we laid out in the field of roof.
Laying out EPDM Membrane on the field of the roof.
Starting to lay out EPDM membrane on the field of the roof.
  THURSDAY JUNE 11, 2015 CREW ARRIVES FOR DAY FOUR OF JOB. Today we had to finish the north section of the roof. We had to install the two last pieces of EPDM and roof in around three units. While myself and two others were doing that I had two other guys start gluing up the walls. At 2 o'clock there was a serious threat of rain so it was all hands on deck to get the exposed long lap sealed in around all the posts. We also had gum cups to do, which we managed to get done in just  the nick of time. DAY FOUR PHOTOS.
Installing last two pieces of EPDM.
Installing last two pieces of EPDM.
Finished EPDM Flat Roof(without gravel)
Finished EPDM flat roof (without rock ballast).
Finished EPDM Flat Roof with walls all glued in.
Finished EPDM flat roof with walls all glued in.
  FRIDAY JUNE 12 CREW ARRIVES FOR DAY FIVE OF JOB.

When we arrived first thing in the morning we had to clean up some water from the rain the night before. After that I started on lap sealant where it was required and did a search of all the laps and corners to make sure they were all tight before we put all the rock back on that side of the roof. Once inspection was done we then put all the pavers back where they were before we took them out, we then filled in with gravel. Once the gravel was back in place we then turned our focus to the south side of the roof. We removed  80% of the gravel so we can start to lay EPDM down in the morning. This shouldn't take that long once the new membrane is down. I will get guys on gravel right away while others glue up the walls and start detail work.

DAY FIVE PHOTOS.

Gravel laid back in, with pavers re-insatlled.
Gravel laid back in, with pavers re-installed.
Installing pavers, before we started to lay gravel back down.
Installing pavers, before we started to lay gravel back down.
South side of roof, after we cleared off gravel.
South side of roof, after we cleared off gravel.
 

Monday June 15th: Crew Arrives For Day Six Of Job.

Today we we cleared off the gravel on the s.w corner of the roof. The area was 20 x 110 feet. Once that was done,  we swept the area off  and laid out our first run of EPDM 10 x 100 ft. Once that piece was all installed I had one worker start the next run of EPDM 10 x 100 ft so he could start on the seams.  I then had another worker start on the walls while I was doing the details around the drain and post. At the end we started to put the gravel back on that section of the roof so we could start the next section the next morning.

Day Six Photos.

Moving gravel from SW corner of building.
Moving gravel from SW corner of building.
Detail work around posts
Detail work around posts.
Detail work around rooftop drain.
Detail work around rooftop drain.
  Tuesday June 16, 2015: Crew Arrives For Day Seven On Job. Today we started by moving the rest of the gravel off the SE portion of the roof so we could then lay down the last two pieces of the EPDM membrane. Once all the gravel was moved we laid in the 2 pieces of EPDM 70 ft by 10 ft. Once they were in we installed our seam tape and started our laps on the EPDM. Once the final pieces of EPDM were installed and complete I had a worker finishing the walls and I was finishing all the detail work. At the end of the day we put all the perimeter metal back on and spread all the gravel out. We then packed up all of our stuff and down loaded it off the roof to the truck and trailer. This job is now complete. Day 7 Photos.
Seams all finished On EPDM Membrane
Seams all finished on EPDM membrane.
Finished section of roof.
Finished section of roof.
Finished section of flat roof, with gravel all back on.
Finished section of flat roof, with gravel all back on.
Parapet walls on complete EPDM Roof.
Parapet walls on complete EPDM Roof.
  Contact Us.
Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5.
For all other areas of Canada call 1.877.497.3528 Toll Free.
We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.
CODE: 9110.

Commercial Roof Recovery for Existing Client in Edmonton AB, April to June 2015

Below you will find a series of quotations for an existing commercial client. We had previously dealt with some leaks for them as outlined here. This time, the client required a roof recovery for a 28 ft. x 44 ft. garage. Client files request, April 20 2015:
I know that you quoted on the small garage, we would like another quote that requires the following: layout, retrofit, TPO roof, no asphalt.
Quotation, April 20 2015:
  • Layover, remove stone.
  • Install new 2 in. polyisocyanurate and 0.45 mm TPO membrane.
  • New flashing is required all around to match the front of the building.
Assessment, June 22 2015: We arrived at 8:00 am and searched for roof leaks around the unit for two hours. With no luck, there was still the remaining task of installing the last drain unit over another one of the units which needed work. The roof on the second building is a 28 ft. x 44 ft. BUR roof on a wood deck that leaks in too many places to fix. One drain on the northwest corner and three other penetrations, as well as two vents and a motor exhaust are going through the roof. There is a 4 in. wood detail around the edge and one scupper. We suggest an EPDM roof recovery. The maintenance manager for the site also gave us a call to tell us that a leak was found on the west wall of the building. The crew found numerous rips in the roof along the membrane; it had been completely separated from the drain.

Materials:

  • 5 ft. of cap
  • 5 ft. of base
  • 1x can of spray primer
  • 1x 3 in. drain
  • 1 can of mastic
  • 1x roll of 6 in. reinforcement mesh
New quotation based on assessment, June 22 2015:
  • Gum patches to three or more areas
  • Replace the drain with a new 3 in. unit
  • Roof replacement using an SBS 2 ply system
  • Estimated time: 20 hours
< End Report > Code: 128 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.

Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Replacement Edmonton, June 17, 2015.

Article: Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Replacement Edmonton to Residential Flat Roof.

Below is a brief roof site report from our Edmonton Flat Roofing Replacement crew. It is a residential roof with a tar and gravel roof that has failed. The crew will be installing a new 2 Ply SBS roofing membrane.  May 29, 2014: Crew Arrives on Site to Remove Gravel.  The gravel is all scraped in piles. Material is loaded on roof as you can see from the pictures. This roof has bad ponding issues there's only one 4 inch drain on the entire roof and of course the ponding is nowhere near the drain.
Gravel Removal
Gravel Removal
Material Loaded
Material Loaded
  June 1, 2014: Crew Arrives back on Site.  Ripped a 20×40 section. Would've ripped a little more but we ran into some rotten roof, so that delay took some time. It was calling for thunder and rain. Late afternoon. We got rain . Timing couldn't have been better. All sealed up and just got in the truck when the sky opened up.  
Flat Roofing
Flat Roofing base sheet installed.
Tar And Gravel Roof Replacement
Tar And Gravel Roof Replacement
  June 3, 2014: Crew Arrives back on Site. Ripped about the same amount today. There is approximately a 25 ×70 ft section left to rip. So as of right now probably 65-70% is ripped off & roofed in. Stripping is on. Cover strips are on. All laps are sealed.
Roof Ripped
Roof Ripped and base FR board.
SBS Roofing
SBS Roofing - base sheet FR.
Stripping Installed
Stripping Installed
  June 4, 2014: Crew Arrives back on Site.  Today the rain prevented us from tearing off a larger selection than what we did. Another crew came over from their site to help us. They couldn't tear off unless he was going to tear it all off so he came to help us because I can easily seal off what we do on to the existing tar and gravel. We got a 25×25 ft section ripped , covered and sealed up before the rain came. Sky opened up around 4:00 and it has been pouring ever since June 8, 2014: Crew Arrives Back on Site After Rain Had Stopped.  Finished up the last of the plate/screw patches. We got a couple runs of cap down. Unloaded unnecessary items like brooms shovels rippers. Materials ; Peel and stick and fr board.
Flat Roofing Residential
Flat Roofing Residential - base installed.
Cap Laid Down
Cap Sheet Start Laid Down.
  June 17, 2014: Crew Arrives Back on Site After Rained for Days.  We got all the goose-necks installed right before it started to rain . At least it didn't rain to long or to hard. Considering that there were 13 goosenecks to install. Time consuming detail work. Now roof is completely sealed around every penetration and ready to finish cap sheet. All combined there are 24 penetrations coming up from roof. 13 goose-necks. 9 plumbing vents & 2 drains. (1 full-time drain & 1 overflow) And 3 existing curbs(1 dryer vent curb. 1 gas vent curb. 1 roof hatch).
Goose-Neck Vent
Goose-Neck Vent
 
Vent Roofing
Vents Installed to SBS Roofing
  June 19, 2014: Crew Arrives to Install Capping.  About halfway done on deck.
Half Completed
Half Completed
2 Ply SBS
2 Ply SBS Torch On Installed.
  June 22, 2014: Crew Completes Roof. 
Roof is done except the metal.
Everything else is on the ground.
18-20 sheet fiber board.
Few rolls.
Propane tanks (3 100 Lbs ).
Wheelbarrow.
2 Ply SBS Roofing Around Vents
2 Ply SBS Roofing Around Vents
Flat Roof Replacement
Flat Roof Replacement - Cap Sheet Installed.
Flat Roof Completed
Flat Roof Completed
  < End Report > CONTACT US Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. For all other areas of Canada call us at 1.877.497.3528 toll-free. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.

Commercial Roofing Sherwood Park. June 15, 2015.

Article: Flat Roof Replacement (Recovery). Commercial Roofing Sherwood Park, Alberta.

The roof report below is a commercial roofing project in Sherwood Park, Alberta. It was a liquid rubber flat roof replacement (recovery). We also installed pitch pocket extensions, caps for pitch pockets, and grease trays on the roof. Commercial Roofing Sherwood Park. There were two primary challenges with this flat roof system. The first was that the rooftop units could not be shut down as the restaurant below needed them. And the second challenge was doing roof maintenance with-out removing units in such a small confined space. The decision was made to coat the flat roof with a liquid rubber coating instead of attempting spot repairs. This would enable repairs to be done with-out disrupting the business operation. We also extended pitch pockets, capped pitch pockets no longer in use, and installed proper grease trays so that the grease didn't break down the roof membrane. July 7, 2014: Crew Arrives On Site For Commercial Roof Pre-Install Meeting.  Site Location: 194 Ordze Avenue Sherwood Park, Alberta. I met with the client and did a pre-install meeting with him. I took all my measurements for pitch pocket extensions, new grease trays and caps for obsolete pitch pockets. I then went to the shop to get the metal fabricated. They will be done tomorrow late afternoon. This roof might take me two days - there is a lot of prep work and a lot of metal that has to come off and then be put back on to get the job done right. July 8, 2014: Crew Arrives at Commercial Roof Site To Complete Prep Work.  When we arrived on site we loaded our tools to the roof and started taking off the loose gravel (which was really excessive and coated in grease). After getting gravel off the roof we spud-ed out about a quarter of the roof but the hotter it got the spud would just wreck the roof so I notified project management of this and our customer. I informed our customer I would be back when temperatures cooled down with in a week or so and customer was fine with this. July 11, 2014: Crew Arrives Back On Site.  Today we finally got the roof spud-ed and it wasn't easy but we got it done. After that we cleaned the roof by hand cause I didn't want to use pressure washer on roof with customers walking nearby and vehicles in parking lot. But by the end of the day we got about 50% of our mesh on our detail and all the holes patched the job is 75% complete all that is left is finish around the unit then roll our rubber out and get the garbage off the roof. Site will be complete tomorrow.
Commercial Roofing Sherwood Park - Earls Restaurant Sherwood Park, Alberta
Commercial Roofing Sherwood Park - Earls Restaurant Sherwood Park, Alberta
Mesh Along Metal with liquid rubber.
Mesh Along Metal with liquid rubber.
Roof Spuded and prepped.
Roof Spud-ed and prepped.
Penetrations Sealed
Penetrations Sealed
Prep Work
Prep Work
  July 12, 2014: Crew Arrives On Site To Complete Liquid Rubber Recovery. Today we finished our prep work around the units, then we installed our pitch pocket extensions to 6 inch. While Ray and I rolled the roof I had the other guys download all the garbage to the truck to take to the dump. After first coat dried we applied a second coat. Material used. 3 pails of brush grade liquid rubber. Half pail of trowel grade liquid rubber. 1 can Sopra mastic. 120 ft of 6 inch mesh. 4 paint brushes. 2 rollers.
Liquid Rubber Flat Roof Recovery
Liquid Rubber Flat Roof Recovery
Liquid Rubber Flat Roof
Liquid Rubber Flat Roof
Liquid Rubber Roof
Liquid Rubber Roof
Liquid Rubber Recovery
Liquid Rubber Recovery
Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber
  August 5, 2014: Crew Arrives To Install Patio Stone Walkway.  The crew installed 11 patio stones with high dense foam underneath for a walk way to service units and grease traps.
Patio Walkway
Patio Walkway
Patio Stones
Patio Stones
Walkway Installed
Walkway Installed
  Article topics: Commercial Roofing Sherwood Park, Alberta.   < End of Report >   CONTACT US Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. For other areas of Canada call us at 1.877.497.3528 toll-free. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.  

EPDM Flat Roof Replacement Edmonton, June 12, 2015

Article: EPDM Flat Roof Replacement. Residential Low Slope Project.

Below is a site report detailing the installation of an EPDM flat roof replacement in Edmonton, Alberta. The roof was originally a built-up tar and gravel low slope roof that connected to a shingle pitched roof system. Considerations with respect to flat roof systems. When considering flat roof replacement options, it is best to consult experts prior to choosing which membrane you will use, what will make up the roof system, and how the roof assembly will be put together. There are many considerations such as slope of roof, drainage scuppers and internal drains, insulation value, which membranes work best in your climate, what will the effect be on the building efficiency, and much more. All decisions are vital to immediate and long-term success. A flat roof is a considerable expense so you want to be very cautious to make the right decisions.
Visit our main website for a complete guide to selecting flat roofing replacement systems.
May 9, 2013: Crew Arrives For Assessment. Flat Roof Inspection.  This is a tar and gravel flat roof that connects to a steep pitch shingle roof. The roof is leaking and has been for some time in different areas. The roof is soft and spongy and there will be some replacement of sheathing and possibly the insulation. The roof is 960 square feet and needs to be re-sloped. The old roof would have to be removed to add enough room for re-sloping.
Tar And Gravel Roof. Flat Roof Replacement Edmonton - EPDM.
Tearing in the roof membrane visible under the ballast rocks. The roof had become soft and spongy, with leaking in different areas all throughout.
Drain Needing Replacement on this roof.
Drain needing replacement on this roof.
Flat Roof image with chimney detail in photo.
Inspecting the chimney detail and previous spot repairs, surmising whether new metal components would need to be ordered for the replacement.
Existing Tar And Gravel Roof Before EPDM Install.
Pre-replacement photo of various appliances, such as the skylights and plumbing boots.
May 10, 2013: Flat Roof Replacement Quotation is Provided.  Our standard flat roof pricing, quotation formats and inspection reports are extensive to ensure you're equipped to ask the right questions when obtaining prices from other roofing contractors. Our quotes include all flat roof system membranes and methods of installations. Our inter-provincial journeymen red seal roofers are experts in each area of install.
Quotation
Quotation for flat roof replacement (page one only).
June 30, 2013: Crew Attends Site for Replacement of Flat Roof.
Re-Sloping Flat Roof to drain water properly.
The roof boards were mechanically fastened to the roof in such a way to achieve the correct pitch. Re-sloping ensures that a flat roof drains water properly.
Flat Roof Replacement - Roof board mechanically fastened with screws and plates.
Roof boards mechanically fastened with screws and plates around the skylights.
EPDM installation starting.
Beginning the EPDM installation around the roof edges.
July 2, 2013: Crew Finishes EPDM Roof Replacement.  EPDM Roof Is Complete.
Roof Completed With EPDM
Completed EPDM installation, with liquid rubber coatings applied around the base of the plumbing boot.
Flat Roof Replacement
Wide view of the flat section of the roof post-EPDM installation. All that remained was completing the detail work.
Flat Roof Replacement With EPDM
New drain installed on a narrow section of the flat roof, with liquid rubber coatings applied over the seams.
EPDM with new drain.
EPDM with new drain installed; seam patches visible in the background.
EPDM Flat Roof
To complete the site, we finished the detail work using seam patches and liquid rubber coatings.
< End Report > Contact Us Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. For All Other Areas of Canada Call us Toll-Free +1.877.497.3528. 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.

Flat Roof Replacement Edmonton, June 12, 2015

Residential EPDM and DecTec Flat Roof Replacement to in Edmonton, Alberta.

Below is a short roof report from the replacement installation crews that installed EPDM on one of the roofs and DecTec on the other roof on a flat roof residential property. June 12, 2015: Crew arrives on-site to begin old roof tear-off. We started the day with a toolbox meeting and then ripped the roof. The following supplies were picked up from the shop: paint brushes, roller cage, caulking, garbage bags. After we got back we cleaned up and started to replace the wood, framed in the back and the wall tie-in, installed our vapor barrier, then ISO boards, and secured the rock. After it was all screwed down we placed russ strip and started our EPDM membrane installation.
Flat Roof Replacement Edmonton. June 12, 2015. Flat Roof Ripped.
Flat roof tear-off complete, with the surface exposed.
Flat Roof
Exposed roofing adjacent to the edge.
ISO Board
Installed ISO board on a narrow section of the roof.
Vapor Barrier
Vapour barrier installed over the ISO boards.
EPDM Roof Completed
EPDM adhering to the roof.
Small Roof Completed
New EPDM fully-adhered over the perimeter. Flashing was later re-installed over top.
EPDM Roof
Flashing replaced over the edges.
July 9, 2015: Crew Arrives to do DecTec in Front of Building.  When we got on site to do the DecTec Roofing, we first had to deal with a bunch of garbage from the other roof. So we cleaned up and started on the wall detail. I plan to do this roof with a drip edge and gutter instead of a parapet wall. It will be much easier to deal with the slope and eliminate a lot of details under a wall. But in order to do this I need to have the kick I brought bent at a ninety and order 4 DecTec corners from Calgary. I will also need to get a planer to drop the drip edge area in the plywood. There is a lot of rot around the perimeter and I will have to replace the wall substrate around 1/2 the roof area. I am going to need another 2 days to replace the substrate and a day to install the DecTec. July 10, 2015: Crew Arrives Back To Site.  We removed the old roof and wall substrate and floor. We then went to the dump to get rid of the garbage we had. I was going to go to Home Depot for the rest of the materials that I needed but it started raining so I just stopped there for some more poly to make sure no water got inside. We got the poly up in place and it stopped raining so we continued with the working of the trusses. It is rotten right through on the SE corner of the deck and extra time was needed to repair and cut down some of the trusses. We should be ready for new floor and wall substrate by noon tomorrow, at that time we will be at 50% completed. Receipts for job so far. Landfill $27.25. Fuel $116.67 when leaving Calgary. Poly $28.32 at Home Depot. $165.84 at the bolt supply house for screws, bits, counter bits, lock set, sawz-all blades. Approximately $175 at Acklands, can't find the receipt, might still be on the roof. If not I will have to go back to see if they can print out another one for me. For safety glasses, dust masks, cotton gloves, belts for sander, chemical masks, squencher, round sander. zip wheels. I still need approx $400 for 5 sheets for 5/8-4 x 8 select plywood, 1 sheet of half inch plywood, 3 more 2 x 4 s, (1 sheet of 3/8 plywood and 2 2 x 8 from Ravine), 2 putty blades and 6 tubes of construction adhesive. July 11, 2015: Crew Arrives Back to Site.  We spent the day replacing the rotten wood around the wall post and repaired the area so that there would not be a problem around the post again. We spent extra time correcting the slope in the SW corner so that water would not want to pond there. We also started on the first run of 5/8 plywood and go half way through lowering the edge for the drip metal to be flush. We still need another full day to complete the floor and wall substrate and install the DecTec patch II. July 12, 2015: Crew Arrives Back on Site. Today we completed the floor substrate so that there is a line of glue under every truss and 2 inch screws countersunk and spaced out every 8 inches. We then installed a drip edge behind the wall substrate and installed the matching wood to the walls. Then we installed metal 90 to the corners that had gaps over a 1/4 inch to reinforce them. Then we installed a metal kick under the patio door and window. Then we installed dec corners and drip edge. We then sanded down the whole area and installed dec patch to the laps. July 13, 2015: Crew Arrives Back On Site.  This morning we sanded the dec patch until 10 am, from that point on it was just installing the membrane. We almost finished, I still have some work with the building envelope and weld one spot in the front of the building. We still need to go to home depot and pick up some gutter and ends and brackets. We should everything completed by noon tomorrow. July 14, 2015: Crew Completes Job. This morning we went to site to confirm the measurements for the gutter and went to home depot. When we returned,  we installed the gutter and trimmed the rubber at the back of the house. The site is now complete. < End of Report > CONTACT US Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. For Other Areas of Canada Call us Toll-Free +1.877.497.3528. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.

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

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

This site report is for an industrial location customer in Drayton Valley that requires metal roof repairs on a low slope standing seam roof and a roof replacement on a flat roof that had a PVC membrane that they wanted changed to EPDM. One advantage that liquid rubber has is that we can use it either as a full coating or use it for spot repairs. In this instance the customer only needed some specific site repairs on the industrial metal roof. The other scope of work was an EPDM install. The short site report is below. October 19, 2014: Crew Arrives On Site To Complete Liquid Rubber Spot Repairs To Metal Roof.  Site Location: 5459 55 Street Drayton Valley, Alberta.
Problem Identified Problem Identified - Edges of metal flange leaking.
Problem Identified - Edges of metal flange leaking.
Repair includes seam tape and then liquid rubber.
Repair includes seam tape and then liquid rubber.
Liquid Rubber Repairs  Applied to Flange.
Liquid Rubber Repairs Applied to Flange.
Completed liquid rubber repair to roof penetration - stack flange.
Completed liquid rubber repair to roof penetration - stack flange.
Liquid Rubber to Ridge of Metal Roof (after seam tape).
Liquid Rubber to Ridge of Metal Roof (after seam tape).
Liquid Rubber Repair - Roof Repair Drayton Valley.
Liquid Rubber Repair - Roof Repair Drayton Valley.
  December 14, 2014: Crew Finishes EPDM Flat Roof Replacement Drayton Valley. Removed old PVC roof. Installed new EPDM using bonding adhesives. Installed drain using water cut. Installed detail using primer with EPDM patches. Installed metal with new caulking. We sealed the laps with EPDM lap sealant.
EPDM Flat Roof Replacement Drayton Valley
EPDM Flat Roof Replacement Drayton Valley - tearing off old roof.
EPDM
EPDM
EPDM Flat Roof
EPDM Flat Roof
  < End of report>   CONTACT US Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.  

Flat Roof Replacement Edmonton. June 10, 2015.

Article: SBS Modified Bitumen Torch-On Residential Flat Roof Replacement Edmonton, Alberta.

We pride ourselves in quality residential and commercial flat roof repair and replacement. Having quality journeyman roofers ensures our work is always top quality. The  following installation report is a SBS Modified Bitumen Torch-On Residential Flat Roof Replacement in Edmonton, Alberta. May 14, 2015: Flat Roof Crew Arrives to Start Re-Roof. 7:30 am arrive on site. We started the day with our tool box meetings. We then set up ladder and brought all tools needed for job up to roof. We started removing the metal flashing from perimeter of roof. We also began shoveling gravel in to rows. Once all the gravel was off the roof, we then started to rip up the old roof. Once we had the old roof half ripped up the trailer was full so we did a dump run. We also stopped at Home Depot to pick up some 5/8 plywood for re-sheathing. Once back on site we filled the trailer again and then swept the roof. We had to re-sheath two areas; one on the east side of roof and one on the south side of the roof. Both were 4 ft x 8 ft sections, so 64 sq. ft. total. Once we had that done, we then layered in our fiber board (FR board). We  mechanically fastened the FR board to the roof using screws and plates. I then started torching while the other guys continued to screw in plates and start peal and stick on the perimeter. We managed to get the base sheet done 95%. There is just one small section left to torch (of the base sheet portion).
Flat Roof Replacement Edmonton - Old flat roof membrane stripped to substrate.
Flat Roof Replacement Edmonton - Old flat roof membrane stripped to substrate.
Rotten substrate boards from roof leaks need to be replaced.
Rotten substrate boards from roof leaks need to be replaced.
Old flat roof materials removed. Roof drainage scupper shown in photo.
Old flat roof materials removed. Roof drainage scupper shown in photo.
New sheathing replaces rotted roof boards.
New sheathing replaces rotted roof boards.
Photo shows the first layer of FR Board gwith SBS base sheet on it going down on sheathing.
Photo shows the first layer of FR Board gwith SBS base sheet on it going down on sheathing.
Section of rotted roof boards that had to be cut out.
Section of rotted roof boards that had to be cut out.
Screws and plates shown in FR board and base sheet.
Screws and plates shown in FR board and base sheet.
Roof drain installation.
Roof drain installation.
Base layer with FR Board and SBS Base Sheet completed.
Base layer with FR Board and SBS Base Sheet completed.
  May 8, 2015: Crew attends for day two of flat roof replacement. We got to site and finished torching in the base. Once the base was complete we had to take off the 2 bottom rows of siding because the coating on the back of it was highly flammable. Once it was off, we also had to use peal and stick to seal of the siding so no flames would enter in behind. After this was done we started capping. By the end of the day we got 80% of the field capped. By late afternoon the wind was too strong and kept blowing out torch so we left site at 5 pm.
Roof replacement in progress - SBS cap sheet being installed.
Roof replacement in progress - SBS cap sheet being installed.
Installed SBS modified cap sheet and roof drain.
Installed SBS modified cap sheet and roof drain.
 

May 19: Crew Arrives for Day 3 Completion. We finished the roof capping on the field area of roof and started our cap stripping. Once all the stripping was complete, we started our fire watch. We also put all the metal and siding back on. Site is now 100% complete and customer is happy with the work we did.

Completed Photo of SBS Torch on Roof
Completed photo of SBS Torch on cap sheet on field area. Some detail work remaining with siding etc.
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Call our 24 Hour Emergency Roof Repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5.
For all other areas of Canada call 1.877.497.3528 Toll Free.
We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.
 
 
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Residential Flat Roof Repair Edmonton, June 9 2015

Article: Residential Flat Roof Repair Edmonton, Alberta. EPDM Low Slope Roof Membrane.

Repair of an EPDM low slope roof on a residential home in Edmonton, Alberta. The low slope (flat) roof transitions to a pitched shingle roof. Penetrations and challenges include chimney, skylights, vents, drainage, ice damming, and insulating value on low slope. Additionally the transition between the low and steep roof systems posed challenges. Also a section on choosing the correct low slope membrane and roof assembly.
This customer had originally called us when Edmonton had set records for snow-fall in January of 2012. She had significant snow loads on her roof and the concern was that her roof may collapse. So we removed the snow from her roof and discovered significant ice damming challenges on the low slope portion.
We returned in 2013 and 2014 to do regular roof snow removal because every-time the snow built up on the roof the heat from inside her home would get to the underside of the low slope roof sheathing and cause ice damming. The ice dams would then get in between the laps of the existing roof membrane and result in leaks.
Mid 2014 she contacted us to quote on the replacement of the low slope roofing with hopes of solving the problem.
We quoted the various options for low slope roofing membranes, which included; Spray Foam (SPF), Tar and Gravel, SBS Torch-On, EPDM, TPO, PVC and Liquid Rubber.
Our standard quotations include pricing for the different options available for flat roof system membranes, a roof inspection report, a write-up on the pro's and con's of each type of system and our recommendations for your most suitable roof membrane choices.
Below is a sample flat roof quotation. The first link is a PDF download and the second is a Word Doc file download.
Our customer chose to replace her failing tar and gravel built up roof with an EPDM single ply membrane roof recovery (or retro-fit). This means that we removed the gravel and skinned the bitumen membrane off and then mechanically fastened a roof board and then fully adhered the EPDM. We also did some drain work and scupper work. Our customer did not opt for a complete removal, re-sloping with an engineered slope insulation system, or any additional R value added which could also have been done with simple rigid type insulation boards.
In early 2015 our customer had called with leaks to the low slope membrane - the ice dams were back. This is an important lesson in choosing the correct roof membrane, insulation, drainage, re-sloping and more. Had we been able to re-slope the roof and been able to add insulation value, the heat from the inside of the home would not escape and get to the underside of the roof membrane and cause ice damming. But, the customer requested the least expensive options and even though our reports (see link above for sample quotation and inspection report) explain in detail most considerations, this is the way it was requested to be done by the customer.
So this spring we returned to find the same ice damming causing issues with a now new membrane. We also found drainage issues which were expected - the roof was ponding because a re-slope was not in our scope. And there were some technical (debatable) installation tweaks that may or may not have been required. Nonetheless, we now had a new roof leaking the year after it was installed.
So of course we once again suggested the upgrade options to alleviate the issue but the customer would have nothing with that and requested we simply do the repairs and move on.
Below is an account from the crew of the type of repairs they did to try and mitigate any issues in the future (full well knowing that the prime aggravating factors are insulation value and sloping).
May 5, 2015: Crew Attends to Residential Flat Roof Repair.  We arrived on site at 9:58. We started the day with the toolbox meeting and safety documents. We then went up on roof to determine an installation plan. The scope of work we decided on and did is as follows.
Scope of Work # 1 The first step was to pull all EPDM down to flat roof from under the shingles at the bottom of the sloped roof. This reinstall was to ensure no water could be coming from the flat roof to steep pitch roof transition. We then had to remove all metal flashing from around the two skylights and chimney on the roof. Once we had all the EPDM pulled we started lifting shingles along the first few rows of the sloped roof and applied the EPDM bonding adhesive. This was done under the first couple layers of shingles and to the underside of the EPDM. We then installed the EPDM back under the shingles. Then next step was to apply a bead of water block on the edge of the EPDM under the shingles. Once that was complete we secured EPDM by screwing a piece of turn-bar down on the edge of the EPDM where the water block bead was applied.
Scope of Work # 2 The crew arrived on site at 1 pm and started working on the cricket behind the chimney.  He started by cutting a piece of EPDM 7'x3'. He then had to take the Epdm bonding adhesive and apply in the same manner as the work in scope # 1 by applying the adhesive under the shingles as well as the under side of the Epdm. Once the 7'x3' piece was installed he started working on the corners. Using quick prime and seam tape he seamed in the corners of the Epdm around the chimney.
 
WORK LEFT TO DO: -patch corners -more turn bar and water block -install and or replace shingles Roughly 6 hours of work left to complete.
MATERIALS USED: -7'x3' piece of EPDM -EPDM bonding adhesive 1/3 of a pail -screws -30 ' of termination bar - 2 tubes of water block -tube of caulking for skylights -half a tube of lap sealer for temporary seals -6 feet of seam tape - quick prime 1/8th of a pail.
Residential Flat Roof Repair Edmonton. Pulling EPDM out from under shingles.
Residential Flat Roof Repair Edmonton. Pulling EPDM out from under shingles.
Peeling back Epdm membrane from skylight curbs.
Peeling back Epdm membrane from skylight curbs.
Taking flashing off chimney
Taking flashing off chimney.
Applied EPDM Adhesive
Applied EPDM Adhesive.
Rolling EPDM back under shingles after adhesive was applied.
Rolling EPDM back under shingles after adhesive was applied.
Installed Piece of Termination bar on tup edge of EPDM (under shingles)
Installed Piece of Termination bar on top edge of EPDM (under shingles).
joining two seams of EPDM, with quick prime and seam tape
Joining two seams of EPDM, with quick prime and seam tape.
May 8, 2015: Residential Flat Roof Repair Crew Attends.
We started at 7:30 AM with a daily tool box meeting. We then got up on the roof and started shoveling snow away from work area so we could complete today's scope of work.
Scope #1. Scope one consisted of applying corner patches to the rear corners of the chimney. The next step was to apply tape primer to the EPDM surface on the corner of the chimney. We then cut 6"×6" squares of 6" covers strip  to use at the corner patch.  We applied  this piece on top of the tape primer and let it sit to cure.
Scope #2. Install termination bar for the EPDM on the front of the skylights. For this we measured and cut a piece of turn bar to fit the front side of the sky light. We then screwed (mechanically fastened) the termination bar.
Scope #3. We had to take the bottom two layers of shingles off and replace with new ones. For this we had to carefully lift the bottom rows of shingles and pry out the nails so the shingles would slide out. We then took the new shingles and installed them. This consisted of laying down the first layer and nailing in place. The next step was to put on the second row of shingles which slid under the old existing one and nailed in place half way down the first shingle we layer down. Job is complete.
Completion photo #1 of where shingles at steep pitch meet low slope EPDM membrane.
Completion photo #1 of where shingles at steep pitch meet low slope EPDM membrane.
completion photo #2
Completion photo #2.
Materials Used:
-2 bundles of shingles
-roofing nails
-8'of turn bar
-2' of cover strip
-rags
- tape primer
-screws

< End of report >

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Call our 24 Hour Emergency Roof Repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5.
For all other areas of Canada call 1.877.497.3528 Toll Free.
We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.
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