High River SBS Roof Replacement, October 2014

This commercial client required a roof replacement and elected to have GRS install a 2-ply SBS Modified Bitumen system. This was done in High River, AB, far to the north of the province.   Roof Report: October 24, 2014 The team arrived on site for 9am and began to get it prepared to commence work the following day. Material lists were organized and ready for purchase, and the tools were loaded onto the roof. The crew waited for the dump bin to arrive, and once it had they went off to the store to pick up the last of the materials needed for the job's beginning. They ended the day for 3:00pm, leaving the job site for the evening.   Roof Report: October 26, 2011 The four team members arrived for 8:00am and worked for a few short hours until 11:30. In their time on site, they stripped off the torch-on system and moved materials to the side of the roof where they would begin work the following day. The weather forecast called for heavy snow, and ice crystals were building on the roof even after torching. They called it for the day at 11:30am, and would return the following morning.   Roof Report: October 29, 2015 Starting the morning at 7:30, the team got to work with chipping away ice, blow-drying the roof, and cleaning it off for work. Once done, they got to stripping outer walls, putting up around 25' of fascia, and stripping the parapet walls too. They installed two high domes and starting putting more capping on. Heavy snowfall came in just before 5:00pm, so the team wrapped up the site for the day.   Updated Quotation Delivered: October 30, 2014 We sent over an updated quote to the client to show payments that had been applied to date. There was some uncertainty remaining about the amount of sheathing requiring replacement, so the final quote was yet to be confirmed.   Roof Report: October 30, 2014 This day saw a lot of ice chipped away and snow swept off of the roof. They team torched the capping and installed scupper drains and the necessary downpipes. They left the job site for 4:00pm once word arrived that some more of the materials for the job site on order had arrived. They got the materials and returned to the town; an 8-hour round trip. Roof Report: October 31, 2014 There was some light rain in the morning, but not enough to cancel the day's progress. The rest of the roof system was ripped off and the rotten plywood underneath replaced. The last scupper drain was installed, and some more of the parapet wall was stripped. Once done, the last of the capping was torched on and materials were moved and prepared for the next day. After clean-up, the team departed the site for around 5:30pm. The day's efforts saw 25 sheets of OSB plywood 7/16 installed, which allowed for a final quote to be delivered to the client as everything that would be exposed and inspected had been so. High Level-20141031-03223 High Level-20141025-03127       Roof Report: November 2, 2014 This day, the team met on the roof for 8:00am and got to work. Their task for the day was working on getting the enco new paper was completed, and the job site was cleaned up afterwards. They left the site at 1:00pm, another job completed.     CODE: 10006 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 Commercial Roof Deck Installation, March 2014

This commercial client in Edmonton required a Dec-Tec roofing installation by the GRS crew. Several decks are being installed on this site. This report follows the deck installations, however additional roofing work was completed on this site at a later time. Additional reports will be made for the subsequent work. Note: This report is text based and does not contain progress photos.
Roof Report, March 23, 2014: This morning we removed the old deck down to the substrate and found some rotten plywood in the corners which we will have to replace with 1/2 plywood. The entire perimeter will also need to be replaced with 3/8 plywood as it was coated with asphalt which is not compatible with this system. I need to alter the ordered slope package to include a drain. I cut some wires while prepping the wall, so I am going to need some heavy rubber gloves, wire strippers and some heat shrink wrap. We removed the roof until 4 pm and download garbage until 7 pm. Materials Required:
  • 11 pieces of 8 ft. drip edge.
  • 5 pieces of  3/8 plywood.
  • 3 pieces of 1/2 plywood.
  • 10 short sawsall wood blades.
  • 1 roll of garbage bags.
  • 3 drains.
  • 3 scuppers.
  • An industrial heater (for dec patch and gluing).
  • Heavy rubber gloves.
  • Wire strippers.
  • Heat shrink wrap.
Roof Report, March 24, 2014: I got the crew going in the morning and then went to the landfill. Once I returned I started on repairing the wires that I cut the day before. I realized that there was a lot more damage to the wires and I had to go back to home depot for more supplies. Once I fixed the wires and the crew fixed the substrate we then had a hard time fitting in the drip edge behind the building membrane. An important note about the decks is that they will have to be insulated from underneath. Vapour barrier needs to placed on top of the ceiling drywall to ensure an energy efficient building. This should not be that much extra for them since the ceiling drywall is damaged in those areas. I am thinking I could use another crew member to assist with this site. We may also require an electrician to assist with the wiring.
Roof Report, March 26, 2014:
Once I got to site this morning I knew I had to fix the back slope of the substrate on the west side.  The electricians showed up at 10:15 am and fixed the wiring on the roof.  The power is working and their repair is to code. We finished the slope repair and then went to drop off the sliding door screen for repair, and pick up the slope package from Plastifab.  Unfortunately the package we picked up turned out to be the wrong size. I am going to get the guys to remove and download the floating deck until I come back with the right slope package.
Roof Report, March 28, 2014:
We completed the slope package and the install of 5/8 plywood. During the process I saw the need for light gauge 90 degree metal to minimize gaps around the perimeter. Short of the scupper which we should have by noon tomorrow, we are ready for the dec patch and heaters. Tomorrow we will start with relocating the scupper from the outside and if time and weather permits, tarp and start on the removal of the the next deck in the NW corner until the proper size scuppers arrive. We would have started on these items but high wind in the afternoon made our next set up too hazardous.

Roof Report, March 29, 2014:
We started the day with the repair of some installed screws and then sanded the laps in the 5/8 plywood dec-tec substrate. We also installed caulking and dec-tec kick under the patio door and window. At 12 pm we then started to tarp off the area around the next deck and began removal. This area has been damaged by water for some time and is full of mold.  We may have some framing issues as the original substrate has been water damaged as well. I strongly suggest that the drywall on the ceilings and walls under this deck be completely removed to check for water damage and mold. The proper installation of insulation and vapor barrier under the deck above the ceiling drywall is necessary as well. There is also the issue of the siding as it has been cut as high as 4 ft in some places. We need to consult the client about what they want done for this. It will look a little strange if I bring my membrane that high. We should find out if they want the same type of siding installed (which would require all of the siding to be redone), or if they would prefer a different type of siding.
Roof Report, April 15, 2014:
This morning we had to work on fixing an area that wrinkled while we were installing the dec-tec. Bringing up the membrane even 12 inches is making the install difficult. There is 15.5 inches of unfinished wall that will have to be completed when the other siding is installed.
Roof Report, April 16, 2014:
We continued with installing the second dec-tec today, short of a couple of pieces to finish. I had to put a patch over the scupper because of dripped glue. Tomorrow I will be finishing the seal on the second deck and down loading the tools from there. We should be done the second dec-tec installation by 10 or 11 am tomorrow morning, short of one lap that I need the 90 degree tool for. Then it will be ready for the Tyvek building paper and the scupper box install. All of the deck areas above the metal cap flashing need to be patched of holes that we put in to build the temporary roofs. This should take us a half a day and the repair of the back wall should take 2 days. I still need to take the trailer to the dump one last time, but I am waiting till the end of the job to do that. We have some matching downspout pipe and 90's for the drainage so there will be no extra cost to us moving the scupper from the original location. I have already bought the matching paint for the scupper boxes.
Roof Report, April 17, 2014:
Today we finished off the dec-tec and installed building wrap to the substrate walls to ensure no water gets into the system. Most of the upper area that is not covered by the membrane is 10 inches and the open area by the scupper is 15.5 inches.
The lowest part of the membrane is 12 inches off the field which is at the peak of the slope package. We worked on the membrane until 12:30 pm and then started to secure the roof and download the most important tools. I will drop off the mountain of receipts and paperwork some time this weekend. Depending on the weather when I go back to Edmonton, I may need to pick up some heaters again.

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Evansburg Rooftop Fascia and Downpipe Installation, July 2012

This client in Evansburg, Alberta required the installation of fascia and downpipes on their property. A GRS crew was dispatched to perform the install. This report follows their progress. Roof Report, July 23, 2012: We unpacked the pallet and carried the fascia to roof. Then we installed fascia to 3/4 of the Eastern wall.
We worked in the pouring rain for 5 hours and the drainage is adequate, both sets of drains are placed in the 2 low points of the wall. I will consult another crew member via phone and email tomorrow for the red seal assessment. Due to thunder and lightning creating an unsafe work atmosphere, we were only able to log 5.5 hours toward the project. Roof Report, July 24, 2012: Today we installed the fascia onto 100% of the building. We also installed cap flashing and the box pan covers over the vinyl siding cutouts.
As for whether there are adequate drains or not, we worked on the roof in the pouring rain Monday July 23, 2012 & Tuesday July 24, 2012. The drains kept up with the heavy amounts of rainfall and once the rain stopped the roof was bone dry in an hour. Against the South wall there is a chimney vent in the SE corner that has been torched (after the installation of the metal roof jack), leaving a gap in between the metal flashing and the torch on cap sheet. We will need to purchase and apply MS detail and Grey Granules to fix this problem.
The 2" bow in the wall is all but noticeable after installing the cap & fascia.
Tasks remaining:
  • Install downpipes and rain leaders. 
  • Screw centres above drip on fascia panels with neoprene washer screws (for wind proofing). 
  • Caulk PV's where the aluminum meets the neoprene gasket.
  • Drive to city, purchase MS detail, return to site and apply product.
  • Site cleanup and removal of all remaining material, break down pallet, final go over of site for screws and debris. 
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