Nisku Temporary Industrial Roof Repairs, July 2014

This client in Nisku, Alberta was experiencing leaking above the second floor of their office. A quotation was provided to the client with options for full roof replacement or temporary spot repairs. This report outlines the repair process. Inspection, July 29, 2014: The client is experiencing leaks from units on the roof as well as from three big hood vents coming through the wall. The caulking has deteriorated and would need be removed and resealed. They should then be meshed in on the sides. There are 6 units and 10 penetrations on the roof and the client would like them sealed with mesh and liquid rubber. This job would require approximately 40-50 man hours to complete. 20140729_093730 20140729_093732 20140729_093742 20140729_093743 20140729_093807 20140725_142835 20140725_142846 20140725_142905 Roof Report, August 6, 2014: Today we had to remove the old caulking from the hood vents as well as from areas around the units. After this we cleaned them thoroughly, applied seam tape, and then applied two coats of liquid rubber. With regards to the hood vents, we removed all old silicone and applied new caulking, then sealed in the sides with seam tape and liquid rubber. I also sealed in the caulking with liquid rubber for extra protection. The vents and penetrations are now sealed and this site is complete.
Material Used:
  • 1.5 pails of brush grade LR.
  • 3 rolls of seam tape.
  • 5 tubes of caulking.
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Nisku Liquid Rubber Roof Recovery, June 2014

Our project manager provided this client with an initial quotation for the liquid rubber roof recovery. This report follows the recovery process undertaken by the GRS crew. Roof Report, June 10, 2014:
Arrived on site and inspected the roof for materials needed as well as man hours needed to complete the work. Materials Required:
  • 6 pails of liquid rubber.
  • 1 pail of trowel grade.
  • 3 tubes of caulking.
  • 1 roll of reinforcement mesh.
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Roof Report, June 12, 2014: Today we completed all of our trowel grade and the prep work which included patching holes, the center seam, and the corners. After that we started brushing in where the standing seams are. This was a long process and by the end of the day 90% of the liquid rubber prep was complete. 20140613_082918_resized 20140613_082922_resized 20140613_091148_resized 20140613_091151_resized 20140613_095655_resized 20140613_095659_resized 20140613_095704_resized 20140613_103003_resized 20140613_103007_resized 20140613_105347_resized 20140613_105350_resized 20140613_170437_resized 20140613_170451_resized 20140613_170459_resized 20140613_170521_resized 20140613_170528_resized Roof Report, June 14, 2014: Today we got the roof to about 85% completion. I will have to return on Monday for a couple of hours as it's a long process to complete the brush work around the standing seams. 20140614_171758_resized 20140614_171800_resized 20140614_171836_resized 20140614_171916_resized 20140614_171927_resized 20140614_172029_resized Roof Report, June 15, 2014: Arrived on site and the first thing we did was have our safety meeting. Then once on the roof we cleaned and started to do our prep work like patching and finishing all of the seams with mesh.
We finished our prep work and started to brush and roll in LR on the panels. Roof Report, June 16, 2014:
Today we finished the roof completely. It looks very good and the customer was extremely happy with the work. This site is now complete. Materials Used:
  • 8 pails of roll on.
  • 1 pail of trowel grade.
  • 10 paint brushes.
  • 10 paint rollers.
  • 1 roll of mesh.
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St. Albert Garage Flat Roof Replacement, September 2012

This residential client required a flat roof replacement for their single car garage because the roof was leaking. A GRS crew was dispatched to replace the roof and ensure the leaking issue was resolved. Roof Report, September 6, 2012:
  • Removed old roof.
  • Removed the old rotten deck.
  • Joined new joists against old ones.
  • Took out insulation.
  • Removed rotten wall along backside.
  • Took off old caps to be replaced with new ones.
  • Nailed down the new deck.
  • Built up the parapets.
  • Cleaned up site.
  • Laid down tarp and waterproofed the roof.
photo(1) photo(2) photo(3) photo(4) Roof Report, September 8, 2012:
  • Bracing on joists completed.
  • Vapour barrier and fiber board laid on roof.
  • Decking completed on the back wall.
  • Fiber board fastened into place
  • Roll on scrim applied to the roof.
  • Parapets and the entire roof done with roll on.
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  • Shoveled snow.
  • Prepped work site.
  • Unloaded material.
We spoke with the client and they are happy with what’s going to be done for the scope of work. We received the key for the garage (stored material inside). The siding and metal are going to be one full long day of work. Inside the garage all of the joists are uneven and must be cut with a skill saw then sanded in a few places. Tools must also be cleaned. We told the home owner that we will fix the drain. photo (10) photo (11) photo (12) photo (13) photo (14) Roof Report, November 26, 2012:
  • Removed rotten wood.
  • Started framing.
  • Shoveled snow.
  • Installed J-channel.
  • Picked up material for site.
We talked to the client and he was happy with the work done so far. He asked if it’s possible for us to order the rest of siding. We still have a lot of work to do ripping the wood and finishing prep. It is going to take 2 days for us to finish. photo(1) photo(3) photo(4) photo(5) photo(6) photo(7) photo(8) photo(9) photo(11) photo(12) photo(13) photo(14) photo Roof Report, November 27, 2012: Today we ripped off the old plywood and installed the J-trim. The plywood under the siding must be replaced because it is rotten. We agreed to install the siding and soffit but the plywood under is rotten and we are not able to nail into it. We spoke with the client today and explained to him that we are going to be getting a quote for the extra work to be done (as well as the cost of the new plywood). He replied that he is okay with it and he is ready to sign for it when the quote is prepared. photo(22) photo(23) photo(24) photo(25) photo(26) photo(27) Roof Report, December 20, 2012:
  • Framed garage.
  • Installed plywood and 2x4.
We didn’t have any metal tools to cut the J-trim soffit and fascia, and the compressor broke down on us which slowed down the job process. None of the siding was delivered today so we worked on the framing and installing plywood. We are also waiting to get an electrician to fix some electrical before we cover it with plywood and siding. I talked to the client and he said he is going to be taking care of it tomorrow. We are going back tomorrow first thing in the morning to finish framing and siding. photo(1) photo(3) photo(5) photo(6) photo(9) photo(10) Roof Report, December 21, 2012:
  • Finished framing.
  • Made sure it’s water proofed.
  • Installed soffit and fascia.
It was -24 with the wind chill today, we had a hard time using the compressor and the nail gun as they kept freezing on us. That is why we had to do framing manually which slowed down the process of work. I spoke to our project manager and explained that we finished a few things but the weather is not in our favour and is slowing us down. He advised to stop for the day as it is much too cold to work outside and advised us to talk to the client to explain the situation. I went and spoke to the client and he understands completely. I told him we are going to be back to finish his garage when it’s warmer. The client does not mind us coming back later on to finish. photo(11) photo(19) photo(20) photo(21) photo(22) photo(23) photo(24) photo(25) photo(26) Roof Report, December 29, 2012:
  • Finished installing soffit and fascia.
  • Installed all siding.
  • Cleaned tools to client's satisfaction.
  • Cleaned garage.
  • Cleaned outside of the garage.
  • Shoveled snow off of the roof.
Today we finished installing all siding, soffit and fascia. We also cleaned the garage and outside garage, as well as the client's tools. The bin is now ready to be picked up. photo(1) photo(2) photo(3) photo(4) photo(5) photo(6) photo(7) photo(8) < End Report > CODE: 10 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.

Fort Saskatchewan Commercial Roof Inspection, June 2011

This commercial client required an inspection and subsequent quotation for various roof replacement options. This report follows the initial inspection with photos. Also included is an email sent to the client by our project manager.
Inspection, June 22, 2011: This roof is in very poor condition. We had some difficulties communicating with the clients as they speak a different language. I do know that a different person other than the owner called but no luck getting a hold of him. Regardless, this roof needs replacing.
  • It is very squishy in areas towards the middle.
  • A very strong smell of mold and rot. I couldn't tell if it came from the roof in general or somewhere else.
  • The flashing has some areas where repair is needed (as documented) but it is generally okay.
This is a Tar and Gravel rooftop which has soft spots all over it and a moldy mildew stench. There is no option for repair, this roof needs replacement. The sheathing could be done as well.

An email sent to the client by our project manager:
Good morning,
Please find attached the pricing you requested.
The documentation and internet links in the attached report detail our; Workmanship Guarantee, System Options and Methods, Credentials, 2011 Schedule Availability, Links to Manufacturers, GRS Project Portfolio and Clients, etc.
There are two different methods to do your roof, one is to rip the old roof off (a complete replacement) and the other is a new Roof Recovery System. A Roof Recovery has our crew scraping the gravel off, taking the old membrane and soaked insulation off (as required only) and then mechanically attaching a fibre board and then putting a new roof over top (SBS Torch On, Tar and Gravel Mop On, EPDM, TPO, or PVC per quote).
Typically a roof recovery is what is done. A roof recovery is less intrusive, it is more environmentally friendly as the old bitumen layers don't end up in the land fill, the old system also has an inherent R Value of usually around 7, it is less costly, and the life-cycle is the same as a complete replacement.
However, if you find that you want or are required to completely remove the old system down to the substrate (the sheathing or metal Q deck), we can accommodate this and the pricing is included in the attached documentation also.
Additionally, there are a number of different membranes available, which I've detailed in the quote. Essentially, it comes down to 1) A traditional 4ply mop on tar and gravel (BUR), 2) 2ply SBS Mod Bit (torch down or cold apply), or 3) Single ply; black rubber membrane (EPDM) or a white membrane (TPO or PVC) depending on whether you want to draw the sun in or not. EPDM, TPO, PVC are available in multiple colors, however EPDM out of the box is typically black and TPO / PVC are typically white.
Single ply systems are what are being installed more and more now (for GRS singly ply is about 80%), however, we install all system types. I would encourage you to consider the life-cycle costing and maintenance / repair benefits of a single ply system prior to choosing a system.
Have a read and let us know what you think - I know there is a lot of information so I'm sure you will have questions.
Thanks for the opportunity to quote - it is appreciated!
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Front view of the building we inspected. The client had a tar and gravel roof and was looking for quotations to replace it.
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There were clear signs of age from its outward appearance. The metal components were rusting, and a lot of the paint had worn off.
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There was significant standing water throughout the roof, which meant that the roof was no longer sloped correctly or drainage systems had failed.
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Standing water had also accumulated around various electrical systems, which presented an obvious danger in terms of public safety and the functioning of the building.
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Some of the flashing against the walls and the edges had been bent or crumpled. Other sections were no longer flush against the roof surface and formed pockets through which water could enter.
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Example of a pocket in the wall flashing.
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We identified this clogged drain, which would require a plumber to perform repairs.
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Water had been entering the building through exposed seams in the wall flashing and along the perimeter. Many of the bases for the rooftop appliances were also vulnerable due to failed sealing.
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Some of the cap flashing had completely fallen off during a windstorm There was no maintenance done topside to ensure that it was fastened correctly.
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Pieces of flashing that are not flush with each other create pockets. In this case, there is also a hole in the metal near the roof surface .
< End Report > CODE: 10207 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.