Edmonton Commercial Temporary Roof Repairs, August 2013

This condominium in Edmonton required temporary roof repairs to mitigate water and wind damage. Several areas of the rooftop had missing shingles and a full inspection of the building was requested by the client. Temporary repairs are needed to prevent further water damage inside the units. Inspection, August 12, 2013: This location has severe wind damage as out lined in an earlier correspondence with the client.
  • Specific to temporary repairs ordered, the area is approximately 10sq. of wind damage on 4 unit building (#64-#67).
  • Above unit 65 was hit worst.
  • Temporary repairs affected to 65 and others on block unit.
  • No visual hail damage on vents or any metal.
  • This is a 3 story back side and 2 story front side.
  • The pitch is approx 6/12 with some being 5/12.
  • The IKO brand shingle and product number A40490 color is weather wood.
    Further observation of complex:
  • Shingles missing and fascia and siding damaged to units 1 – 8, 24, 50, 80, 83 and 134.
  • While working on unit #65 I could see that there was wind damage to unit #83, unit #50, as well as unit #10 (photos taken). I added 4 shingles while up there to stop the water from entering.
  • Unit #50 & #10 I was unable to tend to them due to extreme weather conditions - they have similar areas as unit #65.
  • Unit #128 was missing a piece of facia.
  • Unit #138 was missing a a couple pieces of imitation cedar shake siding but there was no roof damage to this unit.
  • There is a serious mishap with the nail lines for this complex, every area that has blown off has the nails too high – installation of shingles will not meet manufacturer recommendation.
Additional Notes: The nails weren't long enough. The shingles discussed earlier were not nailed on the paint line. As well, the manufacturer has the seal line too high allowing wind to get under them to lift up and then blow off. What we need to do is take full measurements which will take quite an amount of time because some areas don't have access unless on a scaffold. I think it would take 2 days just for measurements. Measurements are better done from satellite. The following photos illustrate the shingle damage as well as part of the repair process: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 < End Report > CODE: 2051 Contact Us Call our 24 hour emergency roofing 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 Investigation, August 2013

GRS sent out one of our technicians to inspect and investigate the causes for a wide number of problems found on this client's split-level roofing system. The roof itself is nigh-irrepairable, and we recommended an entire roof replacement.   Investigation: August 9, 2013 GRS sent out a technician to perform an investigation on the roof's overall state. The roof itself is broken into two sections; the lower being a tar and gravel system measuring 25' x 27', and the upper as a granulated rolled roof measuring 53' x 52'. There are also several penetration to the roof system, with twelve standard plastic roof vents, six skylights (7'6" x 7'6"), and four 'whirlybird' vents. The investigating technician found the roof to be in a very poorly state, and that the roof deck is hazardous to walk on as there are numerous soft spots to be wary of. Some of it has been resurfaced with TPO, Torch-on, Sopramastic, and/or rubber (EPDM), but these are patches that don't constitute a full repair. The upper section's overhang is also currently propped up with deteriorating wooden blocks, which much be replaced. When the technician went to the lower roof, they noted that the tar and gravel system was also due for replacement, with blisters coming through and some 'bald spots' where the gravel is no longer sticking to the tar. The final opinion of the GRS crewmate that carried out the inspection is that the roof itself cannot be repaired further, and that an entire replacement is mandatory to address all of the issues that presented themselves.     Regrettably, the photos from this investigative report are no longer available. The placeholder image above serves to illustrate a failing tar and gravel system     CODE: 6227 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, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.

Tile Roof Inspection, April 2013, Edmonton

This client reached out to GRS for work on their multi-home building's roof. It is a tile system, with several reports of water ingress and expected damage to the roof itself. GRS sent out a technician to investigate the problems. Unfortunately, photos of the roof taken during inspection are no longer available. The placeholder image above simply provides context to the roofing system style.   Quotation Delivered: April 3, 2013 GRS delivered a quotation to the client covering the services they'd requested. The scope of the work, as outlined in the document, was to remove the tile, check the underlying membrane and valleys, carry out any repairs, then reset the tile system back on top. Before scheduling the work, however, we felt that it would be best to send an inspector out to investigate the problem areas to ensure that the quotation would be fair to both parties in the arrangement.   Inspection: April 22, 2013 The inspection crew went on-site to examine the extent of reported damages. For four of the suites in the building, they checked the roof above and found some major damages that required repair. Near the first suite, there was a major hole in the firewall where both sides of the lead wall's flashing were bent and folded back. The extent of the damage was allowing water to run in behind the flashing and through the hole, spreading down to the suites below as far as the first floor. There was also a piece of wall flashing missing on the front of the turret in the same section, with potential leaks on either side of the chimney in the area. The chimney itself was missing a proper installation and application of ice and water membrane/shield installed around it. Across from these affected areas, on the back of the building, there were several cracked and/or missing tiles in the valley, exposing the roof deck to water and snow that had allowed water ingress to the suite below. In this section of the roof, all of the tiles would need to be removed and the ice and water membrane installed underneath so as to prevent further leaking. Then, with the tiles put back in place, the missing/cracked ones will need to be outright replaced with new ones. Above yet another unit (on the northern corner of the building) there is a long valley that might be overflowing its metal flashing sidewalls and into the attic. Above this valley is a set of short, attaching valleys that separate at 6/12 grade roof from a 4/12; creating a 2/12 grade roof in the middle. On this last 2/12 roof section a great deal of snow could/would pile up during the winter, creating ice dams that allow for a backup of water. These problematic valleys should have the ice shield material on either side of the metal to help keep water in the valley itself. When the crew first attended the site to investigate problem areas and leaks, there were only three that they knew to be coming in. While atop the roof, however, they found that there was no ice and water membrane used alongside any of the roof valleys (not just the ones noted above). Given their absence, it's possible that any and all of the valleys could become future candidates for leaks or further roof damages, especially when any of the surrounding tiles are cracked or otherwise broken/misplaced. The investigative team advised that the roof be cleaned off of leaves and debris, which would allow for a thorough accounting of all of the tiles and the existing system. Rubber-modified sopramastic should be applied to all cracked tiles around the roof to prevent further leakage, and the side cap tiles should be refastened in any places where the nails seem loose or missing.   This post will be updated with roof reports should the client elect to contract GRS to carry out the required work.   CODE: 6703 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, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.  

Edmonton Roof Snow Removal and Inspection, March 2013

This residential client in Edmonton required a roof inspection and snow removal service. This brief report follows the GRS crew as they removed the ice and snow. The roof inspection notes are also included. Roof Report, March 19, 2013: Snow and ice removal was required on the whole roof. The ice was built up on the north side 10 inches high, and on top of the ice there was another 10 inches of snow. Roof condition: The clients have water damage in the basement and they think it is leaking from the roof.  There are some shingles not in proper condition but if the water runs down into the basement there is probably no underlayment between the deck and the shingles. To protect the house from these problems in the future, the best repair will be to re-shingle 5 – 6 feet above the the eave. The rest of the shingles are in (ok) condition and will last for another 3 to 4 years. I would prefer to re-shingle the whole roof before the next winter to make sure there is proper underlayment between the deck and shingles. This will save the clients money in the long run. 1 2 1 2 3 < End Report > CODE: 10824 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 Industrial Flat Roof Replacement, September 2012

This industrial client required a full flat roof replacement with additional work attached to the project. This included painting of vents and painting of the frames that run the perimeter of the building.  Roof Report, September 18, 2012: The crew arrived and began removing the gravel from the rooftop as well as loading the materials into the site area. photo (12) photo (13) photo (14) photo (15) photo (16) photo (17) photo (18) photo (19) Roof Report, September 19, 2012: The crew returned the next day and tore off an area 16 square ft. wide. They then cleaned the roof and covered it ensuring that everything was water proof. photo (27) photo (28) photo (30) photo (31) photo (32) photo (33) photo (36) photo (37) photo (38) photo (39) Roof Report, November 6, 2012: The crew attended the site and installed all of the flashing while also removing any unwanted metal from the rooftop.
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  The client reached out to us regarding the time line of the roof membrane installation. The following emails are between our project manager (italicized) and the client: Are we planning to attempt something tomorrow?  Need to give status of repair job plans by 8AM as they will be bugging me again.  Just to recap they will be asking for more detail on repair job as time stretches on and more detail on backup plans if weather stays cool and wet until snow falls.
Hi, To complete the roof membrane portion we require the roof to be dry on top for at least 24 hours. As such, the weather will determine what day that occurs. Based on the forecast our scheduling is for this Wednesday or Thursday. If for some reason we cannot accomplish this task before freeze up then we will hoard. However, in all our experience with this product we have never had to, we have always, every year completed all scheduled sites before freeze up. The material can be applied to - 10 celcius which gives us ample time. After we have completed the last coat we then have to do metal which can be done in any temperature. When we consulted the manufacturer about the recent moisture after spraying it was made evident that there were a few isolated areas that did not have time to cure and of course moisture penetrated. Also we were advised that any existing moisture in the system would manifest in the form of a blister. If no blisters are present after completion we are good to go. If present, we cut that section out and replace. Thanks.
This article may be updated at a later date. < End Report > CODE: 1515 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.

Shake Roof Inspection, September 2011, Edmonton

This brief report outlines GRS' contact with a client that has an aging cedar shake roof that is in need of replacement. GRS sent out a technician to inspect the site and take measurements to see exactly what kind of shape the roof is in, and how much material will be needed to carry out the service. Continue reading Shake Roof Inspection, September 2011, Edmonton

Edmonton Commercial Flat Roof Repairs, August 2011

This commercial client required several issues looked at by the GRS crew. The source of a water leak was identified, and our crew also performed repairs to the gum cups and electrical boxes. Roof Report, August 9, 2011: Today I caulked all electrical boxes, topped up three gum cups, and replaced 1 vent cap. I also replaced the wood under the exhaust fan with pressure treated wood. In the report it was suggested we clean tar off of the metal and reseal the penetrations. The only problem with that is I would have had to replace the cap metal all together, and there was nothing wrong with the metal or the seal. I decided to trowel in mastic gum around the ducting instead. I also caulked the window and attempted to clean tar stains off of the stucco wall.
I couldn't fix the electrical conduit or rehang the power box and conduit because it is bent beyond fixing. It has exposed wiring and the compression fittings are seized, we will need an electrician to fix that.
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Roof Report, August 16, 2011:
We put proper insulation under the pressure treated wood along the five units on building 2. I also found a possible leak location on building 3, it was coming into the men's bathroom from ducting under the a/c unit. I found 2 spots in the ducting that were bent open so I pushed them down and caulked them. Also found a vent that wasn't roofed in properly and I fixed that as well by wrapping it in membrane and form flash. Lastly we  put new pressure treated wood and insulation under the unit on building 3.
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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 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.