Malarkey Legacy Shingles with Transition to Low Slope EPDM Roofing – Edmonton, September 2015

This Edmonton client's roof bears both a low slope EPDM and a sloped shingle system. GRS went out to their residential building to replace both surfaces over the course of a few days.  Continue reading Malarkey Legacy Shingles with Transition to Low Slope EPDM Roofing – Edmonton, September 2015

Athabasca DecTec Balcony Assessment, February 2015

Our client, located north of Edmonton, reached out to GRS to explore the option of installing DecTec Membrane on a balcony off the second floor of their building. Scope of Work: 1) Removal and disposal of existing roof assembly under the existing membrane that would interfere with new surface installation. 2) Removal/replace rotten sheathing (if any). 3) Mild increase to slope to encourage drainage. 4) Door openings may have to be customized to account for new slope. 5) Flashing may have to be re-done to accommodate new slope as well. 6) Deck railing removed and replaced to ensure safety. 7) Waterproofing of walls to allow for vertical installations. Ensures watertight fit. 8) Upon completion of 1-7 (as necessary), floating deck can then be installed to support viable systems (SBS Modified Torch, EPDM, TPO, or PVC), though DecTec does not require a floating deck to sit atop the membrane.   Proposed Solution DecTec bore GRS's recommendation for this project, as we employ all of the technicians typically required to see a successful installation. The client was simply looking for a quote for this type of project, which we were happy to provide.   Existing Decking: Pre-DecTec Installation 1 Pre-DecTec Installation 2 Pre-DecTec Installation 3 Pre-DecTec Installation 4 Pre-DecTec Installation 5 Pre-DecTec Installation 6     Until next time,         The Roofers at GRS CODE: 4510 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 Industrial Liquid Rubber Roof Recovery, August 2014

This is the second part of a project for this industrial client in Edmonton. A full liquid rubber roof recovery was requested for this part of the project. The previous article detailing a downspout installation can be found here. Roof Report, August 22, 2014: We installed all of the units except for one and all of the penetrations are done on the shop roof (18 units and about 50 penetrations). All units were meshed and sealed with liquid rubber. Tomorrow we will get all the seams completed which is about 2100 ft. 20140822_104304_resized 20140822_104330_resized 20140822_104356_resized 20140822_110144_resized 20140822_110148_resized 20140822_145401_resized 20140822_145440_resized 20140822_150127_resized 20140822_152747_resized 20140822_161413_resized 20140822_161436_resized 20140822_161449_resized_1 20140822_161516_resized 20140822_161528_resized 20140822_165934_resized 20140822_165941_resized 20140822_170016_resized 20140822_170304_resized 20140823_115436_resized 20140823_133815_resized 20140823_170902_resized 20140823_170927_resized 20140823_170929_resized 20140823_170944_resized 20140823_171038_resized 20140823_171118_resized 20140823_171123_resized 20140823_171134_resized 20140823_171151_resized 20140823_171234_resized 20140823_171418_resized Roof Report, August 23, 2014: Today we got most of the seams done on the shop roof. There is only about 150 ft. left to do in the am and then we will be starting on the office roof. 20140824_131801_resized20140824_131840_resized 20140824_131942_resized 20140824_133535_resized 20140824_133812_resized 20140824_152736_resized 20140824_152745_resized 20140824_154539_resized 20140824_154550_resized 20140824_163509_resized 20140824_163518_resized 20140824_163539_resized 20140824_171236_resized 20140824_171243_resized 20140824_171258_resized 20140824_171308_resized 20140824_174155_resized 20140824_174202_resized 20140824_174231_resized 20140824_174240_resized 20140824_174313_resized 20140824_174335_resized Roof Report, August 24, 2014:
Today we finished the shop roof and started on the office roof by cleaning it with the pressure washer. We have started painting the ribs and have also started the unit install. About 30% of the prep is done (will be done tomorrow) and we should start rolling out our coating tomorrow as well. The site will be complete on Tuesday. Roof Report, August 25, 2014:
Today we finished all of the units and penetrations on the office roof. We also have half of the roof rolled in. We are on schedule for site completion tomorrow.
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 | Roof Report, August 26, 2014:
Today we were a man down but we managed to finish the shop roof completely. When the job was finished I did a site walk through with the customer and he was very happy with the work. Material Used:
  • 22 pails of liquid rubber.
  • 1 pail of trowel grade.
  • 3 rolls of 6 inch mesh.
  • 3 rolls of 4 inch seam tape.
  • 10 brushes.
  • 6 rollers.20140826_193413_resized20140826_193429_resized20140826_193503_resized20140826_193516_resized20140826_193555_resized20140826_193607_resized20140826_193659_resized
Service Follow-up, September 8, 2014: Our project manager sent the following email to the client as a follow-up:
Morning, With the moisture I thought I'd check in quick and see how the roof is performing and if there are any issues? Thanks
The client had no issues as the liquid rubber installation kept all moisture out of the roof and building. < End Report >
CODE: 5604 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 Sloped Roof Replacement, August 2014

This client required a full replacement of their sloped roof. A quotation with various types of shingling options was requested before work commenced on the project.  After some emailing with the client, they indicated that they were interested in either the Owens Corning Duration, IKO Grandeur, or Malarkey Legacy shingles. The client also had some concerns about roofing during the rainy season in June however the concerns were put to rest by our team:
The roofers close in what ever they rip on any given day so yes we can continue easily when the rain stops but we do not continue while its raining. Thank you.

The client was also provided with our Pitched Roof Shingle Installation Specifications:
  • Inspection of attic space – check intake air at soffits to be insulation is not covering intake, check exhaust venting at ridge to be sure it is clear and calculate proper exhaust required for attic size, check insulation to be sure there is no moisture damage, inspect underside of sheathing for damage.
  • All old nails removed from roof deck before new shingles installed (vs hammering down old).
  • Eaves-flashing along all eaves-troughs (coloured as required).
  • Rake-flashing along all rakes / gables (as required specific to design).
  • Commercial Grade 44" Ice and water membrane along all eaves, in all valleys, and at valleys at valley flashing edges after sheet metal installed.
  • Replacement of all vents and bathroom exhausts (coloured as required and ice and water to back and sides of flange). Optional ridge venting.
  • Supply and install of 3 ft metal back-pan for chimney (coloured as required and ice and water to back and sides of flange).
  • Supply and install of ice and water to flange of all vents, bathroom exhausts, chimney pack-pans, and any penetration.
  • Pre-painted valley flashing (commercial gauge with ice and water installed first, then metal, then ice and water running vertically on both sides).
  • Full premium synthetic felt underlayment over entire roof (tar paper becomes brittle over time and cracks).
  • Replacement of all goose-neck vents (pre-painted and colored as required with ice and water to back and sides of flange).
  • Replacement of all vents and exhausts with rubber sealed screws and not shingle nails.
  • Disposal of all materials, and full clean-up with magnetic roller to pick up any hidden nails.
  • Re-caulking of all storm collars and rain caps with high grade polybitumen or high grade polymer caulking (no tar caulking that will crack).
  • Storm nail all shingles (6 nails per shingle vs. 4).
  • Clean all gutters and downspouts.
  • Neighbour's discount of 5% for any neighbour that has work done immediately after yours.
  • Lifetime Workmanship Guarantee, 5,000,000.00 Liability, BBB, WCB, All Roofs Inspected, We Hire Inter-Provincial Red Seal Journeymen, Safety First Program.

The client decided to go with the Malarkey Legacy shingles. The initial colour was to be Midnight Black but the client change their mind and decided on Weathered Wood instead. This was no problem for our team who were able to locate the new shingles. Materials Required:
  • Field Shingles - 30 Sq. of Malarkey Legacy Weather Wood.
  • Cap Shingles - 80 lineal ft. of Malarkey product number 224 - EZ Ridge 10" to be set up over the ridge vent strips.
  • Starter Shingles - 240 lineal ft. of starter (whichever is recommended with Legacy).
  • Eave drip edge - 200 lineal ft. of color drip.
  • Ridge Vent - 80 lineal ft. of Lo-Omni Ridge vent is 9" wide for install under the Malarkey EZ Ridge 10" shingle.
  • Plumbing Boots - 3 neoprene or plastic.
  • Goose Necks - 2 colored goose-necks with-out baffle (screen only).
  • Valley Metal - 100 lineal ft. of coloured valley metal.
  • Underlay - 25 Sq. of synthetic breathable underlay choice.
Before and After Photo Journal:IMG_20140830_105926 IMG_20140830_105930 IMG_20140830_105944 IMG_20140830_105956 IMG_20140830_110005 IMG_20140830_125316 IMG_20140902_150733 IMG_20140904_143117 IMG_20140904_143121 IMG_20140904_143124 IMG_20140904_143154 IMG_20140904_143159 IMG_20140904_143203 IMG_20140904_143212 IMG_20140904_181216 IMG_20140904_181222 The following emails between our project manager (italicized) and the client were regarding the warranty for the Malarkey shingles:
Hi,
Attached is a copy of your warranty! Have a great day!
Hi. Thanks for your speedy response with the warranty, I got it.  I assume I don’t have to sign the warranty as GRS filled out and signed on our behalf.  Please confirm. Thanks for the pictures. Also, the bin has been removed today so it’s great, my wife can now get her car out. Good to know the vents were replaced, thanks.  A few questions about the warranty. a)  The warranty mentioned that shingles installed in the fall and winter may required hand-seal.  Does this apply to us considering completion in Sept. and we had snow today? b)  How do we know that all shingles have been fully sealed? c)  The warranty indicates that shingles that failed to seal during the first year after installation requires hand-seal by Malarkey.  Is GRS going to carry out inspection within the first year of installation to ensure complete sealing of all shingles, and if not, contacts Malarkey to get them hand sealed? Again, thanks in advance.
Hello, Good to hear about the bin.... he's been slow lately with the fall panic. As far as sealing, no problem there, they installed during suitable conditions. If they were installing today however, yes, they would have to tab every shingle. Tabbing is a last resort and not recommended when conditions are suitable as it actually interferes with the normal course of suitability (the sealant on the shingles is better than tabbing if able to activate). So in short, your application was done under proper conditions and is suitable under the warranty. Follow up. Yes, every roof is inspected during and shortly after install (yours has been already by myself and passed with flying colors) and is re-visited in the spring the following season. So we will be on your roof at some point in spring as part of your service. After which we inspect every 3 - 5 years ongoing as a service. Thanks for your patience with the bin!
Hi. Good to hear the application is suitable under warranty.  Also good to hear GRS provides on-going services like regular inspection, eases our worries greatly.  Forecast 20+ next week so think we don’t have to worry about self-sealing after-all. Again, thanks for helping out with our roof replacement project.  Great management effort.

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Sherwood Park Commercial Roof Resurfacing, July and August 2014

Below is a series of field reports for repairs done to a commercial property by the Edmonton roofing repair crew. Our initial assessment showed that the roof was an ideal candidate for a complete replacement due to the large scale of repairs which were quoted.  Scope of Work:
  • Complete roof resurfacing including:
    • Gravel removal.
    • Spudding.
    • Cleaning.
    • Membrane resurfacing.
  • Two coats of liquid rubber.
  • Removal of all obsolete pitched pockets, with the extension of the current active pockets to a minimum of 6 in.
  • Fabrication of custom sheet metal grease trays
Field Report, July 7 2014: After completing a pre-install meeting with the customer, we took measurements for the pitch pockets, grease trays, and pitch pocket caps. We then went to the shop for a material requisition and they advised us our order would be ready for tomorrow afternoon. Our crew delivered the scope of work as promised over the next few weeks. As we had anticipated, this series of spot repairs was only temporary and it was only a matter of time until our client called us back. Ideally, we would like to see this particular site undergo a complete replacement since the structure's sustainability is running out and will only require more repairs as time goes by.
Field Report, August 5 2014:
Today we installed a full length safety railing along the eaves of the roof. We began by loading 11 patio stones and high density foam to the roof. We then installed the walkway and took our client on a tour of the completed work. He was pleased with the repairs.
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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. Email: info@grscanadainc.com. 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 Flat Roof Replacement, June 2014

GRS was contracted by this client to replaced their aging roof. Unfortunately, inclement weather dogged them at every turn, but the team persevered to get the roof installed as quickly as possible.
Table of Contents:
June 19 [Service Follow-Up]
Materials Ordered:
  • 190 Sheets of FR Board
  • 70 Rolls of 250 cap (grey)
  • 10 Rolls of sopraflash flamstick
  • 6 Rolls sopralap coverstrips
  • 3 Pails elastocol stick
  • 2,000 soprafix plates
The drains are also in need of replacement, and will be ordered once measurements are taken on-site. Roof Report: May 30, 2014 The roof was 'a lake' at the start of the day, and we were unable to get the existing roof ripped off. The bulk of the day was spent pumping water off of the roof. The weather reports were calling for more thunderstorms, so by the time the standing water was removed, there wouldn't have been a point in attempting to begin the roof removal so the day was finished early. 20140530_120428 20140530_133757 20140530_133803 20140530_133825_4 Roof Report: May 31, 2014 We started ripping off the roof today and got a section 20' x 40' finished. There would have been more progress, but the team encountered rotten wood underneath that needed replacing. Again, weather reports called for thunderstorms in the late afternoon, which arrived at a perfect time. The ripped-off section of the flat roof was sealed up and the team was off the roof just as the sky opened up to deliver the storm. 20140531_095740 20140531_131320 20140531_131331 20140531_131432 20140531_182945 20140531_182953 20140531_182958 20140531_183013 20140531_183028 20140531_183032 20140531_183108 Roof Report: June 1, 2015 We weren't willing to risk ripping more of the flat roof system today with more weather reports anticipating heavy rainfall, despite the sky looking relatively clear for the first portion of the day. Materials were moved onto the part of the roof already roofed-in, so the next section to rip is ready to go, with nothing in the way to hinder progress once it begins. 20140601_115156 20140601_115148 Roof Report: June 3, 2014 Today we were able to rip off a little bit more than 1,000 ftbefore the rain came in, leaving the job site around 65-70% completed. Stripping and the cover strips are on, and all of the laps are sealed. 20140602_185456 20140603_193517 20140603_193521 20140603_193607_1 20140603_193711 20140603_203757 20140603_203812 Roof Report: June 4, 2015 Today's rain prevented significant progress, but a 25' x 25' section of the flat roof was ripped, covered, and sealed before the more-serious rainfall arrived around 4:00pm. 20140603_203812 20140604_164653 20140604_164657 20140604_164703 Roof Report: June 5, 2014 It rained for most of the day, and water was building up to hinder progress. The bulk of the day was spent pumping water off the flat roof as it rained, assisted by the team pushing water towards the pump with brooms. 20140605_092146 20140605_092153 20140605_092158 20140605_105443 20140605_105445 20140605_105449 20140605_111716 20140605_111720 Roof Report: June 6, 2015 The crew put in a long day with the weather's long-overdue cooperation. The remainder of the roof has been ripped and covered, with all of the drains and plumbing vents installed as well. photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4 photo 5 Roof Report: June 7, 2014 We finished the 180 patch for all of the plumbing vents before the rain managed to roll in for about 1:00pm. 20140607_130654 20140607_130704 20140607_130711 20140607_130735 20140607_130745 Roof Report: June 17, 2014 Today, we managed to get all of the gooseneck vents installed before the rain set in. It didn't rain too long or hard, so we were able to stay on site to make sure that everything was done for the day. There were 13 goosenecks to install, in addition to time-consuming detail work. Now, the roof is completely sealed around every penetration and we're ready to finish the cap sheeting. All-in there are 24 penetrations through the roof; 13 goosenecks, 9 plumbing vents, and 2 drains. There are also three existing curbs (dryer vent, gas vent, and the roof hatch). 20140617_154228 20140617_154312 20140617_154326 20140617_154332 20140617_154339 20140617_154347 20140617_154356 20140617_154406 Service Follow-Up: June 19, 2014 The team returned to the job site after a heavy rainfall to examine water flow and drainage, take photos, and check the seals. Everything looks good, so the job site is now complete. 20140619_174758 20140619_174800 20140619_174803 20140619_174817 20140619_174819 20140619_174843 20140619_174848 < End of Report > CODE: 10040 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.

Rooftop DecTec Installation, March 2014, Edmonton

This client's residence bears a flat roof with a leak in one corner of the tar and gravel system. Upon GRS' inspection, however, the client desired to explore options for a total roof replacement and its conversion into a rooftop deck. Continue reading Rooftop DecTec Installation, March 2014, Edmonton

Edmonton Residential EPDM Roof Replacement Part Two, March 2014

This article is a continuation of work done for the same client. The report follows service calls that occurred after the initial EPDM installation.
Inspection Report:
  • Water is ponding in the center of the roof.
  • The roof is not sloping towards the drain at all making it impossible to ever drain properly.
  • Multiple pin holes from screws popping out. This is a result of the weather changes from cold to warm and weak roof decking.
  • One lap approximately 25 ft. is fish mouthing because there was no seam tape and because of water ponding.
  • These problems will continue to happen unless remedied with a proper drain.
  • The current drain is blocked by 2 skylights and the slope is entirely incorrect.
Repair Report:
  • We observed every screw on the roof and carefully checked for any pin holes or rips.
  • We immediately tried to screw it down properly. Some were pulled out and rescrewed to sink in to prevent further punctures.
  • We cleaned the surface with membrane cleaner and scratched the surface to remove any dirt. We then applied a very thin coat of hp primer until it flashed. After it flashed we applied a thin coat of ep95 splicing cement. We then applied 4 inch round patches . There were a total of 19 of these punctures.
  • A 19 ft. lap was fish mouthing so we repeated the steps described above and applied a 6 inch by 19 ft. patch.
  • After all of the patches were done we applied EPDM lap sealant around each patch.
Photo journal of the repairs: 20140312_104139 20140312_104145 20140312_110057 20140312_110519 20140312_110912 20140312_110925 20140312_111026 20140312_111105 20140312_111152 20140312_111246 20140312_111925 20140312_161142 20140312_161304 20140312_161525 20140312_16181520140312_164334 20140312_164339 20140312_16434420140312_165133 20140312_171809 imagejpeg_2 The repairs had been completed but unfortunately the roof was still experiencing leaking water because of the slope and an unknown substrate. The following emails between the client and our project manager (italicized) show the discussions which took place in order to resolve the issue:
Good morning, I have had an opportunity to review in great detail the reports from our senior Red Seal Inter-provincial Journeyman who attended to your site most recently. When tasked with the question whether he was absolutely confident (with-out a doubt) that the roof would not fail in the future, his answer to me was that he did not know. Specifically because he was not there at installation time and more specifically because he did not know why the roof fasteners would be coming up (in other words, at issue post installation is that there have been some roof fasteners making their way up and that has caused issue to the membrane). When I pressed him further, it was in his opinion that there must be a reason for the fasteners lifting and with-out knowing the condition of or what the roof deck (substrate) was specifically made up of that it was impossible for him to guarantee me it wouldn't occur in future. As such, I am requesting your approval to completely remove the roof assembly and return a new roof assembly - one that our senior Red Seal Journeyman would attend to in person (the full installation process) and this would give me confidence in returning to you an absolute statement of assurance that there will be no further issue. In other words, if you give me clearance to re-do the roof assembly I will know exactly what the substrate is and that it is suitable or we will make it suitable and that it is done in such a way that I can confidently state that beyond a doubt we expect no future issue. This of course would be of no charge to yourself and would be scheduled to occur over the next 30 or so days (the weather isn't currently appropriate or predictable and I would need to mobilize senior staff etc). It would obviously inconvenience you but I believe it is the best course considering the fact that there have been some fasteners that have moved up and have penetrated the membrane causing issue and until we get down to the decking we just simply won't know why. If you could at your earliest convenience reply with your acceptance or questions I will then immediately start the process so that we can queue this work up in a timely manner. Thank you for your patience and ongoing consideration!
Thanks for the email.
I want to make sure I understand what you are planning to do.  Do you mean that the fix is to remove the roof membrane then to reapply it once it is clear why the nails are coming up and after whatever the problem is, is fixed?  If that is what is needed to ensure a roof with no problems then, of course, I am prepared to agree.  Can you also tell me the following:
1.  How long would the process take in terms of days?
2.  Will there be a situation when we are vulnerable to leakage and, if so, how long would we be vulnerable and what steps can be taken to lessen the risk?
3.  Would you require access to the inside of the house at any time?
4.  Would we be able to talk to the Red Seal journeyman before the operation begins in order to understand exactly what will occur?
5.  Since the roof membrane has to come off, in any event, could we do what I had originally asked and have a second way for water to get off the roof?  You may recall that I had asked (not you but the foreman who came out to do this) during the pre-job inspection when we were on the roof,  to have a 'spillway' built into the south east corner of the roof so that not all of the water had to go through the one, often inadequate, drain.  This somehow got lost in translation and did not occur and I did not press it since it would have required the roof membrane to come off and a re-sloping to allow water to flow into that area as well as down the pipe.
Thanks for your professionalism throughout.  I have been impressed that you have stood behind your work and been ready to solve problems.
Hi, Yes, we would remove, assess, solve, re-specify things like alternate drainage, brief you, re-apply membrane or anything else required. 1. The process would be between 3 - 6 days depending on what we find. 2. We would only schedule the work when the forecast is clear for the days scheduled and worst scenario we do have emergency tarping procedures, but the idea is to pick the forecast correctly. 3. We would not require the inside, it may be preferable at any unforeseen juncture, but not ever required. 4. Yes, we would have our journeyman brief you in detail in advance. 5. Yes, we can ask the journeyman to spec his work for alternate drainage to which you would be involved in the decision making process based on his recommendations in advance. Any other questions please let me know. Thanks again.
Excellent.  Sounds like a plan.  Please book us in to get this work done.
Thanks again.
Roof Replacement Begins: The crew arrived and removed all of the metal from the perimeter of the roof, as well as all skylights and the chimney. The entire roof was then prepped for rubber install to be done when the material arrives.
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Upon returning to the site the crew finished laying all of the rubber and installed the skylights, drain, scuppers, and chimney. The metal was also put back on around the perimeter. The work took a little longer than expected but the client was extremely satisfied with the job. She also informed us that she does not believe the leak was the fault of GRS, but rather was from an existing shingle problem area around the skylights.
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Edmonton Residential Roof Inspection and Replacement, August 2011

This residential client in Edmonton required an initial roof inspection followed by subsequent roof replacement. The report outlines the progress undertaken by the GRS crew and includes photos. Inspection, August 1, 2011: I met the client at his house and he told me about the leaking and ice damming problems he has been having. His soffits are currently stucco which is something that is not often seen. It appears that there is only mesh across the soffits holding the stucco so there would not be enough support to cut in soffit vents which can be used on wood soffits. I suggested removing the stucco soffit on the eaves and installing aluminum soffit and fascia to get the air flowing through the eaves as well as adding additional ventilation to the roof.  He has a neat cedar design on the gable fascia’ and would prefer to keep them as they are. We also determined that the roof is due for replacement and he would like some options other than the cedar shingles which are on the roof now. The main house is 6/12 pitch with some 12/12 dormers and gable extensions and there is a low slope section on the back which will require 100% ice & water shield as per low slope application. Material Required: note 9 sq. of this project is 12/12 pitch.
  • 50' Valley metal (brown).
  • 6 air vents (to be cut in).
  • (1) 4” plumbing flashing.
  • 100' facia (dark brown).
  • 5 vented soffits (dark brown).
  • 110' soffit J (dark brown).
100_1307 100_1310 100_1311 100_1313 100_1314 100_1315 100_1316 100_1317 100_1318 100_1319 100_1323 Roof Report, August 27, 2011: We got to the job site this morning and started roofing the garage while I had the crew start ripping the old rood from the house. The garage is done, and we have the house water proofed and ready for tomorrow. 100_1572 100_1573 100_1574 100_1575 100_1578 100_1580 100_1581 100_1582 100_1583 Roof Report, August 29, 2011: We showed up in the morning and started ripping the low slope, then I found a couple step flashings too short. The valley is double layered but we got it removed and water proofed for the next day. Roof Report, August 30, 2011: Today I went to the site and started roofing while also helping the crew clean up some garbage in the morning. The bin guy couldn’t make it back today so I didn’t get as much garbage removed as I would have liked. I got most of the back of the house done but I had to use the old led plumbing boot as the one I got was an inch too small. 100_1591 100_1592 100_1594 100_1595 100_1596 100_1597 100_1598 Roof Report, September 1, 2011: I removed the old roof from the front side of the house (the steep dormer and the top roof). I found two squirrel holes under the valley and in the fascia. I covered them with step and no squirrels are getting in now. Were all ready to go tomorrow weather permitting. 100_1609 100_1610 100_1611 100_1612 100_1614 Roof Report, September 5, 2011: We went there Friday hoping to get the job done, in the morning I started ripping the steep parts with the crew. Rain hit at around one o clock or so but it only lasted for about a half hour. We got back to work and pushed as hard as we could. This site is now complete. 100_1619 100_1623 100_1625 100_1627 100_1629 100_1631 100_1632 100_1633 < End Report > CODE: 13109 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.