Edmonton EPDM Roof and Dec-Tec Installation, June 2014

This residential client in Edmonton required an EPDM roof replacement on the back portion of their property. A subsequent dec-tec installation was also completed. The report outlines the work conducted by the GRS crew. Roof Report, June 26, 2014: When we arrived on site I directed a crew member to take off all of the metal while I left briefly to pickup supplies.
Upon my return we removed the old roof and noticed that there was a lot of rot in the ply wood, so we had to cut it out and replace it with new wood. The area around the skylight was also rotten so we had to rebuild it which took quite a while.
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Roof Report, June 29, 2014: 
We arrived on site and had our tool box meeting then began to clean the roof. Next we started with our ISO install, once it was fastened down we placed the russ strip on the perimeter. After this was done we started to lay out the rubber which took some time as there are 11 corners, a skylight, and a scupper on this roof. As we were gluing down the rubber I was going behind and down all the corners with flash form.
At the end of the day we resealed the skylight and lap-sealed all of our corners and details. Lastly we cleaned up the site. The back roof is now complete but the dec-tec installation still remains.
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When we got to the site we began by cleaning up our work area. Then we started to cut down the stucco and original metal cap flashing so that we could replace the wall substrate. Rain was starting to fall and the roof area was leaking; we built a cover over the roof area so that we could continue without getting a seal.
Roof Report, July 10, 2014:
We removed the old roof, the wall substrate, and floor. Then we went to the dump to get rid of the garbage we had. I was going to go to home depot for the rest of the materials that I needed but it started raining so I just stopped for some more poly to make sure no water got inside. We got the poly up in place and it stopped raining so we continued with the working of the trusses. It is rotten right through on the SE corner of the deck and extra time was needed to repair and cut down some of the trusses. We also had to cut a lot of stucco off the post so that we could get a proper tie in with the dec-tec.
Roof Report, July 11, 2014:
We spent the day replacing the rotten wood around the wall post and repaired the area so that there would not be a problem around the post again. Extra time was spent correcting the slope in the SW corner so that water would not pond there. This included installing 2x4' s at at the right slope and screwing them in from both sides, again all while standing on trusses. We also started on the first run of 5/8 plywood and got half way through lowering the edge for the drip metal to be flush.
Roof Report, July 13, 2014: Today we completed the floor substrate so that there is a line of glue under every truss and 2 inch screws countersunk and spaced out every 8 inches. We then installed a drip edge behind the wall substrate and installed the matching wood to the walls. Then we installed metal to the corners that had gaps over a 1/4 inch to reinforce them. After that we installed a metal kick under the patio door and window. Then we installed dec corners and drip edge. Lastly we sanded down the whole area and installed dec patch to the laps.
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Edmonton Residential EPDM Roof Installation, May 2011

The project began with the client contacting us for an estimate and overview of possible roof replacement options. Our project manager provided a quotation with various options and the decision was made to have an EPDM roof installed. After speaking with the client and inspecting the rooftop it became clear that there would be lots of work required. The old metal roof needed to be ripped off, the tar and gravel needed to be removed, and any deficiencies in the substrate fixed. The client also indicated that he would like bitumen torch-on applied.
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Missing screws, dents, small holes, and bending were among some of the problems we found on the metal ridge cap.
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The seams along the ridge cap here can be seen curling away from the roof surface. In this case, the metal is no longer water-shedding, but has created a direct avenue for water entry into the building.
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Closeup of deficient seams. Several pockets were forming at the seams, whereby adjacent metal panels began expanding upwards.
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Furthermore, various rooftop appliances were deficient. In the case of this plumbing boot, raised seams around its base created a leak entry point. Spot repairs using liquid rubber can also be seen, which were also past their life cycle.
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This is a closeup of a spot repair that had been performed around the base of a gas appliance. The spudding had begun cracking in some places, creating small holes and tears.
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We removed one section of the metal roof and placed a tarp over it. Our crew returned the next day to perform a full roof replacement.
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Flashing around the perimeter had also been curling up and required replacement.
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Our inspection also entailed checking around the gutters and downspouts to ensure that all drainage systems were in proper order. In this case, the staining at the edge of the roof is a sign that water had been shedding towards the gutter.
  The crew returned to the site after the initial inspection and began removing the old roof completely. Fiberboard and EPDM were installed but the crew had to return in the morning to finish the detailing because of strong winds. The roof is now water tight. < End Report > CODE: 6108 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 Residential EPDM Roof Repair, April 2011

This client had an EPDM overlay installed by the GRS crew previously. A subsequent repair was required due to two holes being found in the roof, likely caused by snow removal. Roof Report, April 20, 2011: We found two holes in the EPDM at this residence. The first one seemed to be a snag (probably caused from shoveling snow), and we suspected that this was the one that the client specifically mentioned. The second hole was caused by a screw head puncturing up through the EPDM. A crew member patched both holes while I searched for any others issues (none were found).
One of the holes we found was caused by a screw puncturing through the EPDM.
This was easily resolved using an EPDM patch with liquid rubber coatings and spudding around the seams.
The other hole was a snag caused by shoveling snow off the roof. This was solve using the same method.
While there was significant standing water on the roof from melting snow, it was draining correctly. No other problems were found on the roof.
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