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 Leak Inspection, April 2014

This Edmonton client required a rooftop inspection to determine where his water leak was originating from. A GRS crew attended and discovered that the entire roof is very unstable and should be replaced as soon as possible. Inspection, April 23, 2014: When I arrived on site I began my leak inspection and noticed there was a very large leak in the middle of his shop. I went on the roof and I noticed 3 to 4 inches of water across the whole rooftop. We pumped off all of the water that we could but with the large amount of rain it was a losing battle. Under further inspection I noticed the roof only had one drain and due to where it was located it wasn't draining properly. This roof is also very soft and unstable, and it feels unsafe like it could cave in at anytime. I advised the customer of my concerns and let him know it would be in his best interest to replace this roof as it it very unstable. I also told him we would come and try to fix his leak when the roof dries up. 3 6 7 10 12 13 16 18 20 < End Report > CODE: 16814 Contact Us 24 Hour Emergency Roof Repair. Telephone: 1.403.873.7663. Email: info@calgaryroofrepair.ca. Mailing: 240 – 70 Shawville Boulevard SE Calgary, Alberta. T2Y 2Z3. For all other areas of Canada call 1.877.497.3528 Toll Free. We service all areas of southern and central Alberta and south east British Columbia including Airdrie, Banff, Calgary, Canmore, Crossfield, Carstairs, Didsbury, Olds, Sundre, Three Hills, Drumheller, Hanna, Brooks, Bassano, Strathmore, Chestermere, Irricana, Cochrane, Black Diamond, Okotoks, Priddis, Bragg Creek, Cranbrook, Fernie, Panorama, High River, Vulcan, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Taber, Sylvan Lake, Red Deer and other Alberta rural points between.

Edmonton Flat Roof Drain Installation, July 2013

GRS returned to a roof recovery job performed the year prior, when we recovered a tar and gravel roof with a new EPDM system. The client was worried about water ponding and reached out to us for quotation on drain installation. The client reached out to us to address water ponding on their flat roof, recently recovered with EPDM. There is 4-5 inches of standing water atop the roof for many days after rainfall, and would like to know what options are available for drainage to prevent structural strain. We sent out one of our journeymen to inspect the site, and their recommendation was that we install two drop drains and one scupper to facilitate better drainage. One of the problems observed by the crew member is that the dimensions of the house require eight feet of slope to properly drain the roof, something obviously not present in the flat-roof system as it is. Shortly after assessment, we provided the customer a quote for drain installation (two drop drains and one scupper). The client agreed and we set out the following day to carry out the intended work. Note: When attempting roof recovery, GRS notes that the existing roof is resurfaced as-is, unless you opt for re-engineering of the existing slope (typically more common with replacement, rather than recovery jobs). Whatever water ponding that was present before the recovery will be present after! IMAG0256 IMAG0258 IMAG0257 IMAG0255 IMAG0322 IMAG0323 IMAG0324 IMAG0325-1 IMAG0325 IMAG0326 IMAG0327 IMAG0328 IMAG0329 Field Report, July 19 2013: We went back to the residence the following morning for 7:30am, and work carried on through to 1:00pm. The servicing technician installed both requested drains (one 3" flat aluminum, the other as 4" flat aluminum). The scupper drain (6" x 4") was also installed with U-Flow clamps. We needed to wait for the proper colour of downpipe to accompany the scupper, so arrangements were made with the client to return within a few days once the pipe has arrived. (Update July 21, 2013: Downpipe received and installed.) < End Report > CODE: 14014 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 EPDM Roof Recovery, July 2012

Below you will find the report for an EPDM re-roofing effort GRS undertook for one of our Edmonton clients. Their existing tar and gravel roof is in need of some work, so we quoted cost for repair, replacement, and recovering services before the client elected to recover the existing roof with EPDM. Our office thought it would be best to establish the scope of the work and inform the customer of what we intended to do at their location. Below is a summary of the correspondence from our team that outlines the project details. Project Scope, July 3, 2012: We will first order the engineered insulation package for the project, and the arrival of this will (in large) determine the effective start date. The best estimate for now is that we can begin late next week (July 11-13), but we promised to keep the client in-the-know if any updates were to come about. The client's on-site contact will be instructed to put a "walk in" bin on street (to allow for us to wheel in wheelbarrows of gravel from the street level); if there are any issues with that he'll let you or I know. We promised to put down sheathing that would safely allow wheelbarrows to be repeatedly rolled across the grass without damaging the property. Another member of the project team will contact the client with respect to colour swatch and choice for metal. They will be advised to keeping the face as low profile as possible, considering the raised elevation view due to sloped insulation raising the parapet. The roofers will be advised that we will be doing an EPDM recovery (removal of gravel first leaving the existing assembly), taking core samples to ensure insulation is dry, and that we are building up parapets to allow for sloped insulation. Finally, the job will require the removal of the flashing around the chimney and possibly require a re-flash (to be evaluated at the appropriate time). Materials:
  • (2) Spud bars.
  • Saws-all.
  • Cordless drill, charger, & extra battery.
  • (2) Push brooms.
  • Trowels.
  • WD-40.
  • (4) High Build 200.
  • (3) Jute mesh.
  • (2) Plastic cement.
  • (6) 6" rolls scrim.
  • (4) 4' rolls scrim.
  • Mastic.
  • Bag of calcium.
  • 5 Gallons of Varsol/Mineral spirits.
  • (2) Rolls duct tape.
Field Report, August 13 2012: The crew met with the two new members, and began working on gravel removal from the roof. First, gravel was shovelled into easily-managed lines on the roof, and was then loaded into the smaller buckets. The buckets were brought to the edge of the roof, lowered to ground level, and put into the wheelbarrow. One member would ferry the gravel into the disposal bin and return for the next load. Once the gravel was removed, existing nail holes in the flashing were filled with caulking to make a watertight seal while the rest of the crew cleaned up the site for the day. IMG_1421 IMG_1422 IMG_1423 IMG_1424 IMG_1430 IMG_1432 IMG_1433 IMG_1434 IMG_1435 IMG_1436 IMG_1437 IMG_1438 IMG_1439 IMG_1441 Field Report, August 14 2012: Prior to arriving at the worksite, our team went to the local shop to procure supplies needed for the day. The first store did not have everything necessary, so a detour was made to ensure that the remaining materials were purchased and brought to the client's residence. They began preparing the roof for the day's work when the weather conditions rolled in that would've made the work perilous. The crew left the site for the day. NOTE: The in-progress field reports will be inserted here as content is moved over from the old system. This will cover the EPDM installation, re-sloping, and other site details. - Please accept our apologies for the temporary omission! Field Report, September 11 2012: Today, the crew installed two scupper drains on the south-facing parapet of the roof. This will accommodate for better water drainage and lengthen the life of the newly-installed system. New sheet metal was installed to the parapet, as well as the drop-drain near the garage with a downpipe. photo (38) photo (39)-1 photo (39) photo (40) photo (41) photo (42) photo (43) photo (44) photo (45) photo (46) photo (47) photo (49) photo (50) photo (51) photo (52) photo (53) Field Report, September 12 2012: The GRS team finished up the job, by installing two new caps for the vents, two new caps for the scuppers, and the two downpipes for the scuppers installed the day before. Everything is clean, level, and to GRS' exacting standards for project success. photo (54) photo (55)photo (65) photo (64) photo (63) photo (62) photo (61) photo (60) photo (59) photo (58) photo (57) < End Report > CODE: 9528 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 Multi-Family Flat Roof Replacement, May 2012

This client required a full flat roof replacement due to water leaking into the roof penetrations of this vintage roof. Drain openings are also clogged with liquid tar which had pooled on the roof in the past. Amateur repairs had been conducted previously however a proper roof replacement is needed. Inspection, April 22, 2012: The client reported that this is a 1968 building with the original roof still attached. The building currently has many leaks. This roof is rectangular in shape and measures at 53' X 67'.  Upon inspection this roof must be replaced immediately. Amateur repairs have been attempted, but have left the roof in desperate shape. On the south east corner of the building there is a pool of liquid tar. It is pouring into a penetration in the roof that was likely once a drain or plumbing vent. Tar has now clogged that opening. Drains have deteriorated to a non-functional stage. At some point a torch down repair was attempted, however it now appears water is getting underneath it and spreading throughout. The rear parking lot should leave ample space for bins and equipment. Materials Required:
  • 50 2x4's (12 ft. long).
  • 45 sheets of plywood 4x8 x 1/4 inch.
  • 6 bags of bat insulation (r value 20).
  • 1 box of 3" wood screws.
  • 1 bag of roller sleeves.
  • Iso 4x4 @ 2"  lifts.
  • Fiber board 4x4 @ 1/2" (250 sheets).
  • 1 box of  1/2" roofing nails.
  • 2 pails of hex plates.
  • 10 rolls of non perforated felt.
  • 6 rolls of armour bond flash (peel and stick).
  • 12 pack of quick dry primer (asphalt).
  • 4 rolls of fabric 6".
  • Ardon hoses.
  • 3 barrels of liquid rubber.
  • 2 pails brush grade.
    Roof Report, May 26, 2012:
Arrived on site and started ripping the old roof off. Once the roof was close to being cleaned off, two crew members started building walls. Wall frames were all put together and the roof was cleaned and prepared. We put all of the finished walls on the roof and then had lunch.
After we laid and fastened the iso, then the slope package with fiber board was fastened to that. There were high winds so we didn't spray, but we rolled on liquid rubber (embedded the mesh in it and rolled on over top of that).
Additional Scope, May 28, 2012: The following emails between our project manager (italicized) and the project coordinator show the discovery of a new issue related to joists:
The crew just called me from subject site. They have torn off the rotted sheathing and found 5 of the 2x4 joists rotted beyond use. What is the protocol here? Do we need to call an engineer? Can we sandwich the rotted joists with new 2x4's (assuming there is anything left to nail to)? If we need an engineer is there someone we use?
Joists can be spliced on either side with simple spikes. However, I need to see photos and need measurements (span of splice) to ascertain the next step of execution. Ultimately the splicing is typically a sister joist attached to either side for full length simply nailed together (unless laminated beams which require bolts). You will need approval in writing for the scope they prefer, waiving of our responsibility to their preferred scope, and the agreement to change order costs which cannot be ascertained until I see detailed photos. Thanks.
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Saw there was rotted wood so we laid paper and iso/slope package up until the rotted wood. Went to Consolidated and Totem to get some lumber and other materials We brought all of the rubber right to the rotted areas. By the time we got the go ahead to fix the rotted area it was too late to start the repair (we had rain in the forecast).
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Roof Report, May 31, 2012:
Arrived on site and offloaded all materials and tools on roof. Then we set the sprayer up and sprayed our 1st coat. We let that cure and then sprayed a 2nd coat. After this we brushed the rubber on the canopies.
Roof Report, June 12, 2012:  
Today I measured the cap flashing for the roof and noted some roofing material and wood still on site from the roofers. There is loose fascia and missing fascia. All plumbing vents still require caulking where the neoprene rubber meets the aluminum.
I left the site and went to Sinclair's to order metal for the project. Sinclair's informed me that the order should be done in 1 week. IMG_00000567 datedIMG_00000569 datedIMG_00000570 datedIMG_00000572 datedIMG_00000574 datedIMG_00000576 datedIMG_00000577 datedIMG_00000579 datedIMG_00000580 datedIMG_00000582 datedIMG_00000583 datedIMG_00000584 dated Photo Journal of the completed metal work: IMG_00000650 IMG_00000652 IMG_00000655 IMG_00000656 IMG_00000658 IMG_00000663 IMG_00000664 IMG_00000665 IMG_00000668 IMG_00000671 IMG_00000672 IMG_00000673 IMG_00000674 IMG_00000676 IMG_00000677 < End Report > CODE: 8604
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.