Residential Premium Roof Shingle Installation in Edmonton AB, August to September 2012

Below you will find a series of field reports, correspondence and photos of a premium shingle installation for a residential client (duplex) in Edmonton, Alberta. We have also provided notes by our project manager about our proprietary weatherproofing technology. Edmonton Roof Shingle Replacement August 2 2012: We received correspondence concerning price structuring  since the work site was a duplex.  Client:
Just for clarity, I will need a quote for my half, including the additional cost to do the entire front if the neighbour does not cover half at the same time. Since there is also ice damming around the duplex as well, I would like you to specify how this will be dealt with. Also include the garage as a separate number so I can identify the cost to the neighbour. Again, thanks for the quick responses. I am impressed with the turnaround so far.
Our response:
I will provide you with two separate quotes: one for your half of the duplex and garage, as well as one for the total of the duplex and garage. As for your concerns with ice damming; Ice dams are created when water runs down a sloped roof and runs into a blockage of ice. As it begins to freeze, the ice block then grows up-slope or up your roof. This is commonly found at the gutter area, hence the reason local building codes are starting to call for Ice & Water Shield Underlayment at the eaves (at minimum). Roof underlayment needs to be installed as "monolithic" as possible, have as much elasticity as possible, and be installed so there are no negative laps (due to incorrect installation of membrane connections). If your roofing installer used Ice & Water and used it properly, your roof can then leak at shingle-level and that moisture will never enter your roofing system, or to the sheathing itself. Sadly, many roofing companies or installers do not understand what a negative lap is, or know about monolithic installations of an underlayment/membrane, so this is not always a solution. Local building codes are now typically asking for, at the very least, Ice & Water to the eave up the slope of the roof to a minimum of 36 in. and in the roof valleys. Some roofers do not know or simply ignore the code. We use peel and stick underlay extensively at all openings and at every eave edge and valley. Our callbacks as a result of these advanced products and our proprietary specification detail are very near 0%.
Quotation, September 15 2012:
LUMP SUM SLOPED ROOF REPLACEMENT “Whole Duplex” Remove Roofing. Dispose. Apply New Roofing per Exclusive GRS Specifications. (Many alternate shingles available from manufacturers for each category above) Turn Key Pricing Includes New Roofing Applied to Exclusive GRS Specs. PLUS ; Attic Ventilation Assessment and Venting Correction as Required | High Profile Shingle Cap | Premium 44” Ice and Water Protection: Eaves, Valleys, Neck Tie Roof Openings (Vents, Plumbing, Skylights, etc) | Colored Flashings: Drip Edge, Gable Edge, Valley, Vents, Walls, etc | Complete Wrap of Roof Underlayment | Storm Nailing and Storm Installation | Premium Caulking: Under Vents, Exposed Nails, Valleys, etc | Remove Nails | Replacement of Rotted Roof Sheathing (to 100 sq ft)
GRS Installation Specifications - System Application Reference Online Links: http://www.grscanadainc.com/Pitched_Roofing.htmlhttps://www.grscanadainc.com/Roof_Shingles_Materials.htmlhttps://www.grscanadainc.com/Roof_Shingles_Types.html http://www.grscanadainc.com/Roofing_Installation_Method.html http://www.grscanadainc.com/Roofing_Installers.html   Warranty: Manufacturer Warranty as Applicable (limited lifetime on most shingles) Workmanship Guarantee: GRS Lifetime Unconditional Workmanship Guarantee. Technical Service: 24 Hour - 7 Day – 365 Day Per Year Technical Service. Credentials: Licensed, Registered, BBB, Certified, WCB Registered, 5,000,000.00 Liability Insurance, ISNetworld Registered, Safety Exceeds Provincial Standard. Work Duration: TBD Availability: TBD
Field Report, September 25 2012: Old shingle system was ripped off and we cleaned the roof. New drip edges and shingles were then installed, as well as waterproofing them. 80% of the job has been completed. We are currently waiting for blend shingles, roof jacks, drip edges, and coil roof nails. This site should be done tomorrow.
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Old shingles
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Bare sloped roof
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Underlayment application
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Underlayment continues
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Valley underlayment
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Another valley view
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Newly installed shingles
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Completed shingling
  < End Report > Code: 83 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.    

Callaghan Residential Shingle Replacement, August 2012

This client required a shingle replacement as his old shingles were nearing the end of their life span. Inspection, August 14, 2012:
The crew visited the site today in the late afternoon. They picked up the bundles, felt paper, and wall flashing. Materials Required:
  • 12 bundles of CRC Biltmore dual black laminated shingles.
  • 1 bundle of CRC starter/ridgecap 25 year dual black 3-tab shingles.
  • 1 roll of IKO 36" felt paper.
  • 3 full lengths of black wall flashing.
This report may be updated at a later time. < End Report >
CODE: 1508
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.  

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.
Lyndal inspection 001
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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Shingled Residential Roof Repair, 2012-2013, Edmonton

This client had GRS come out for two repair contracts; the first to address leaks around a pair of skylights and roof valleys, the second to investigate another leak that appears two years later. They're both contained in this report, entered chronologically. Continue reading Shingled Residential Roof Repair, 2012-2013, Edmonton

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.

Edmonton Full Residential Shingle Re-Roof, May 2011

This residential client required a full re-shingling of their roof because of several issues that were discovered upon inspection by our team. The inspection revealed that the shingles were beyond their useful life expectancy as well as a possible issue with the ventilation system. Inspection Notes
  • 3 Tab shingles are beyond useful life expectancy.
  • Moderate slope and intermediate difficulty.
  • Chimney flashing needs detailing.
  • Front drive is appropriate for bin.
  • There is access for a crane load of shingles.
  • The house is a candidate for a premium shingle product as roof shows to street view.
  • Attic inspection required prior to installation as ventilation likely needs correction (exhaust seems too low).
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We started our inspection from the top-down. All rooftop appliances, the ridge cap, valleys, and gutter systems were checked for deficiencies.
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The roof did not have valley flashing, and some of the shingles on this section showed early signs of fish mouthing. As can be seen in the valley, there were also exposed pockets formed by improper spacing between the shingles.
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The shingles also showed signs of heavy weather damage. Over time, the asphalt on shingles wears away. This is usually caused by hail or heavy rain.
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There were some signs of spot repairs that had previously been attempted on weather-damaged shingles.
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Finally, we looked for damage around each of the rooftop appliances, including plumbing boots and ventilation units.
< End Report > CODE: 3220 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 Shingle Roof Repairs, April 2011

The report below follows repairs made to a shingle roof on our client's residence. They required a section of shingles replaced, addressing a leak coming in through the area. Quotation Delivered: April 11, 2011 We sent out one of our technicians to perform an investigation of the roof that would form the basis of a quote for services rendered. Included in the quote was our spring season availability, and we eventually booked them for service in late April. Roof Report: April 24, 2011 The technician arrived on site for 8:30am, and got to work removing the affected shingles and hunting down the leaking area. This carried through 11:30 when they departed for lunch and to pick up more materials. They returned to continue work at 12:30, repairing the leak and replacing the removed shingles until 3:00pm. The repairs involved opening up the vent area between trusses and reinstalling the plywood, membrane, and shingles. In addition to the above, four downspouts were installed (14' each). Service Followup: September 11, 2011 The client reached out to us, advising that they had come upon a leak into their garage in the midst of some rainfall. They had another roofing company come in to investigate, and had found that some of the shingles installed by the previous technician were not done to proper standard. In their email, they hoped we would honour our warranty and come do the necessary repairs. We sent out one of our own technicians, who were able to corroborate the other company's findings - some of the shingles were not fully overlapping to the accepted standard. Our technician brought two bundles of shingles to the site, and had to leave briefly to get a third. The 'old' shingles were removed and the ice and water membrane reapplied. Then, new shingles were affixed properly to finish repairs to the faulty area.
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Some of the shingles were missing or broken on this section of the roof.
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Besides missing or exposed screws, many of the shingles were not overlapping correctly.
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These deficiencies were especially prominent at the valley.
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We removed the damaged or incorrectly shingles until the underlayment was exposed.
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Next, a new ice/water shield was installed over top before we replaced the shingles.
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Shingle replacement almost complete, with proper overlap over the roofing valley.
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Post-installation photo.
Inquiry Received: January 3, 2014 The customer sent in a request for some assistance with persistent ice damming on their roof (different location than the shingle installation), and was enquiring about possible heating coil installation. < End Report > CODE: 18324 Contact Us Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.

Edmonton Roof Underlay Installation, March 2011

This Edmonton client wanted an Roof Ice and Water Underlay (peel and stick) installed to the roof in one corner of their residence to mitigate against ice dams. GRS provided a quote for the job and scheduled roofers to go on location to make the necessary repairs. Inquiry Received, March 13 2011: We heard from the client in mid-March after they had a big buildup of snow and ice on their sloped, shingle roof residence. The client is in an ongoing partnership with GRS for another job, so the bulk of correspondence was done over the phone or in-person with administrative staff handling the other contract. Below are photos submitted by the client to assist in the quotation process: Image001 Image005 Image006 Image008 Image009 Assessment, April 27 2011: The first work order was sent out and our crew began the preparations for this job. The scope of the work is as follows:
  1. Remove the shingles on both sides of both dormers.
  2. Install valley and/or step as required.
  3. Install the Ice and Water Membrane under valley and step areas to both dormer areas.
  4. Ice and water membrane, then metal, then ice and water membrane on they valley metal sides.
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