Residential Shake to Shingle Re-Roofing Fort Saskatchewan, AB – May to June 2014

Shake to Shingle Re-Roofing Fort Saskatchewan. Below you will find a quotation, field report, and photos for a residential re-roofing. The client needed a sloped roof replacement with respect to their shingles. Quotation, May 6 2014:
  • Sloped roof replacement (remove cedar shakes and replace with shingles)
    • Shingle options:
      • Architectural
      • Luxury slate/shake
      • Metal, rubber, shake, tile
    • Attic ventilation and assessment; vent correction as required
    • High profile shingle cap
    • Ice & Water protection: eaves, valleys, neck tie roof openings (vents, plumbing, skylights, etc.)
    • Complete wrap of roof underlayment
    • Storm nailing and installation
    • Caulking under vents, exposed nails, valleys, etc.
    • Replacement of rotted roof sheathing up to 100 sq. ft.
Work Order, June 4 2014:
  • Scope: Re-roof house, attached garage, and small rear shed
Materials
  • Field Shingles - 33 Sq of Malarkey Legacy Antique Brown Shingles (129 Bundle at 4 bundle sq)
  • Cap Shingles - 100 lineal ft of  Malarkey product number 224 - EZ Ridge 10" to be set up over the ridge vent strips at ridge of roof
  • Starter Shingles - 300 lineal feet of starter (whichever is recommended with Malarkey Legacy Shingles)
  • Eave drip edge - 140 lineal feet of color drip edge metal to be installed at eave of roof roof sheathing
  • Ridge Vent - 60 lineal feet of Lo-Omni Ridge vent is 9" wide for install under the Malarkey EZ Ridge 10" shingle
  • Plumbing Boots - 3 neoprene or plastic
  • Goose Necks - 2 colored goose-necks with-out baffle (screen only)
  • Valley Metal - 100 lineal feet of coloured valley metal for open metal roof valleys
  • Underlay -  31 square of synthetic breathable underlay choice GAF-Elk Deck Armour
  • Ice and Water - 240 lineal feet of 44" ice and water
Specifications
  • Inspection of attic space - check intake air at soffits to ensure insulation is not covering intake air that cools the attic.
  • Check exhaust venting at ridge to check if it is clear and calculate proper exhaust required for attic size - approximately 1 sq foot of exhaust venting is required for every 100 - 300 sq ft of roof attic space to properly ventilate the attic.
  • Check insulation for moisture damage. Damaged insulation will not work anymore (it will have no R Value) and must be removed.
  • Inspect sheathing for water damage.
  • Flashing all along the eaves-trough.
  • Rake-flashing along all rakes/gables.
  • Ice & Water along all eaves, valleys, flashing edges after sheet metal installation, back pans, and penetrations. Ice and water membrane is used to keep freeze thaw ice in the gutters from wicking back up and under shingles and warming at the sheathing and creating a roof leak in to the home.
  • Replace all vents and bathroom exhausts, with optional ridge venting included.
  • Supply and install metal back-pan for chimney.
  • Replace all goose-neck vents.
  • Replace all vents and exhausts with rubber-sealed screws instead of shingle nails at exposed areas (regular shingle nails can work back out of sheathing over time and can leak because the nails are exposed and caulking them will over time fade).
  • Storm-nail all shingles. Storm nailing shingles requires six nails vs. four nails in to each shingle.
  • Re-caulk storm collars and rain-caps with polybitumen or high grade polymer caulking (tar caulking will crack). Using a high quality UV resistant caulking in roofing is important.
  • Clean all gutters and downspouts.
  • Dispose of all materials, and full cleanup with magnetic roller so that no roofing nails are left in grass to hurt household pets or children playing.
image (1) image   The work order was approved, and we proceeded to drop off materials at the site on June 16 2014. Weather conditions were not very favourable for the next few days. Field Report, June 20 2014: We arrived on site to be met with tearing cedar shake. There were thousands of nails to remove, which took hours. It began raining today as well. Hopefully there will be more luck with the weather soon. IMG_20140620_083149 IMG_20140620_083153 IMG_20140620_083159 IMG_20140620_083201 IMG_20140620_083224 IMG_20140620_153707 IMG_20140620_153710   < TO BE CONTINUED > Code: 43 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 Repair, April 3, 2013

This client's residential home required replacements to some of the shakes on their roof. Our crew began evaluation on the roof, and determined the appropriate resolution to the client's original concern. The shake roof is 22-25 years old, meaning that some of the shakes start to get soft and porous. Furthermore, the caps start to split, requiring frequent spot-repair/replacements. March 14 Arrived on the job site. Inspected the roof to determine what materials would be necessary for the job. Poor weather conditions; could not proceed March 19 Replacement cedar shakes and jobsite materials were picked up. March 20 Arrived on the job site again, but snow atop the roof and weather conditions deemed the roof unsafe for work. Had to postpone for another day. April 3 Arrived on site for last time. Whole roof checked over and unfit cedar shakes replaced. The caps were also replaced, in addition to the old roof vents. They were of aluminum build, the new ones have been switched out to brown PVC. Lastly, the skylight was recaulked, and checked for leaks. Job Completed - Materials used: - 5 tubes caulking - 1 bundle cedar caps - 2.5 bundles cedar shakes - roof vents (PVC, brown) image002 image003   CODE: 324 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.  

Repair + Experts + Technology = Real-Time Roofing Solutions

General Roofing Systems Canada provides all roofing services throughout Canada. Roof Services are completed in the following cities; Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Lloydminster, Saskatoon, Regina, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Canmore, Banff, Cranbrook, Kelowna, Vancouver, Whistler, Winnipeg, Toronto and points between. British Columbia. Alberta. Saskatchewan. Manitoba. Ontario GRS Launches Roof Repair Articles at Local Level Through-Out Western Canada - And the GRS Roofers are the Contributors!  13:56 (MST) Feb 10, 2012, General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)
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The Edmonton region is to be the first of a series of local roof repair blogs that GRS is  launching This Month GRS delivers Roof and Emergency Roof Repair Services to the Edmonton area. providing services such as: Commercial, Residential, and Industrial Repairs to Flat, Metal, and Pitched Roofing, installing Shingles, Tile, Slate, Shakes, Rubber, Metal, and more. This week, General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS) launched the first of what are a series of local roof repair articles. What makes the articles the most unique is the factor of the articles being submitted from the roofers themselvesWhen asked, the GRS roof repair managers had these comments:
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Metal and Flat Roof Repair
When General Roofing Systems first started this process a few years ago (with a main roofing article blog), management would select roofers  randomly to write and post articles covering various roof repair problems and solutions they would encounter while working in the field. In fact, every crew is required to provide daily reports from mobile offices in the crew trucks. These roof inspection, repair, and maintenance reports were actually the original inspiration behind the articles being posted to a blog. "The process of our roofers reporting from the field was already in our policy.  Now it is just a daily part of the job, the same as checking in and out of a work site each day." "Our customers would always comment about the articles in meetings, it was a great way for us to know that they were a success and helped  us to continue with the articles."
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  "The home-owners, commercial property owners, and industrial facility managers  are able to find information that assists them with specific problems they are experiencing  with their roofs. I think it's only obvious that the local roof repair articles are even more of an advantage to our customers than our main roofing blog would be due to local weather issues and advisories such as warnings against  hail and snow." We learned this from the  recent articles on the wind storms in Calgary that blew the shingles off thousands of roofs, or the roof collapses last winter in Edmonton when we had upwards to sixty workers shoveling snow off roofs at a time.  Or in cases such as the troubles the Vancouver area had with several  metal and flat roof repairs. It is a great service to our customers to be able to provide instant access to solutions  for when disaster strikes. Our customers are then able to have access to several links that connect them automatically to the  Emergency Roof Repair knowledge and a real-time on-site response. "From what I understand, we become the published authors and our customers will be able to contact us direct from the articles either online, by direct call to the crew truck, or as required in person, all at the local immediate level. I think our customers will really find this be a great benefit." 
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In summary, GRS customers  will now have direct access to articles, photos, videos of roof repair problems (and solutions). They will be able to visit with  senior roof repair technicians at a local level either on-line or in person , to solvarious roofing problems. It puts the contributor at a local level, providing real time and being that the contributor to the roof repair article is the actual roofer doing the repair, the service is then that much more accurate and personal. The contributors of the articles are required to send information to the repair blog and are responsible for responding quick and efficient responses to all home/business owner inquiries. The Edmonton chapter of our blog is only the beginning, we hope to branch out to all areas and keep providing assistance in all shapes and forms. Until Next Time,  The Team at GRS CONTACT US: Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. info@grscanadainc.com 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.    

Residential Roof Window Leaks in Edmonton AB, July 2011

Below you will find an assessment and photo journal from the Edmonton roofing repair crew. The client had called in about leaks coming through his roof window caused by a poor installation. The system was only a year old. Work Order, July 10 2011: There is a roof window in my pool area that is leaking. The cedar shakes were replaced, but the problem subsists. Assessment, July 14 2011: Note that  the client had the back side of his roof replaced last year. The problem area was a roof window 40 ft. wide. There is only a three-quarter inch. curb. Instead of building it up with a row of shakes and overlapping the top, the previous roofers tries to flash it. It is now leaking but they will not come back to take care of it. My solution is tearing up three to four rows from the top of the roof window, building it up (BUR) with a row of shakes, flashing over top with valley metal, and sealing it to the curb. 36 in. Ice & Water up from the flashing, and then 18 in. felt will be used for protection. 35 ft. of ridge capping will also be replaced. Quotation, July 14 2011:
  • Remove three to four rows of shakes above the sky window.
  • Install a row of shakes to the full length of the sky window to get the roof up to curb-level.
  • Install flashing from roof deck to curb and seal to curb.
  • Install 36 in. Ice & Water shield from roof deck onto flashing.
  • Reinstall 18 in. roofing felt.
  • Reinstall three to four rows of heavy cedar shakes.
Repair Photos, July 18 2011:
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We began by removing four levels of shake from the sky window.
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The aim of the tear-off was to expose the underlayment.
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Exposed underlayment adjacent to the sky window.
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Flashing was sealed to the curb once the underlayment was exposed.
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Once the flashing was installed, we installed a new ice shield.
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Newly installed shakes over the sky window got the roof up to curb level.
  < End Report > Code: 64 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.