Edmonton Commercial Roof Repairs and Maintenance, February 2015

This commercial client in Edmonton required two drains installed on their rooftop to deal with water pooling issues. Other minor maintenance work was also performed by the GRS crew. Scope of Work:
  • Replace two drains with new drains and u flows.
  • Screw down all metal vents with metal screws instead of the nails they have now.
  • Clean all debris from the scuppers that are already exist.
  • Add two scuppers to the roof as well as a downpipe.
  • New flashing needed around the chimney.
Materials Required:
  • 1 roll of cap frost grey.
  • 1 roll of base.
  • (2) 4 inch drains with covers.
  • (2) 4 inch u flows.
  • (2) 6 inch scuppers .
  • 80 ft. of 3 inch down pipe.
  • 5 elbows.
  • 1 bag of 1.5 inch wood screws.
  • 1 can of spray primer.
  • (1) 3 gallon can of sopra mastic.
  • 1 box of 0.5 inch metal screws.
Roof Report, February 27, 2015: We started on the drains and it took extra time to remove the old ones because there was used gum all over them. Then we started on the scuppers and had them completed by 230 pm. We then started on replacing the nails in the plumbing vent curbs with screws (using rubber grommets). Lastly we started to install the down spouts and finished our day on site by 7 pm. Feb.27.15 002 Feb.27.15 004 Feb.27.15 005 Feb.27.15 006 Feb.27.15 007 Feb.27.15 008 Feb.27.15 011 Roof Report, March 5, 2015: I met the customer on site at 335 pm and installed the large b- vent as requested.  He was happy with the work completed and would like to send more work our way but did not have any specifics yet. March.5.15 016 March.5.15 017 < End Report > CODE: 10716 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 Commercial Flat Roof Replacement, January 2015

This commercial client in Edmonton was presented with a quotation for a flat roof replacement. The report follows the crew as they performed the replacement over the course of several months. Scope of Work:
  • Scrape gravel down to existing 4 ply membrane and take down to dispose.
  • Supply and glue down a FR board (1/2 inch fiberboard adhered to a 95 gram sanded poly sheet) and seal all laps.
  • Supply and back torch a 180 gram armour bound peal and stick up walls and all penetrations.
  • Remove and replace any wet insulation.
  • Owners to move and re-position satellite and communication systems.
  • Clean all debris and haul away.
Roof Report, January 21, 2015:
We arrived on site at 2:10 pm and I got set up to continue with the cap stripping. At the same time we were waiting to see what was going to happen with the weather since it was still drizzling. I went through the safety paperwork and then we helped with removing the garbage from the roof and brought it to the bin. 20141212_14051920141212_195820 20141212_195807 20141212_140503 Roof Report, January 23, 2015: After our toolbox meeting we proceeded to install FR board on the upper mechanical roof and did so until the point of satellites in all directions. We then installed peel and stick stripping wherever possible and sopramastic waterproofing in all other protrusions.
Cleaned up and left site at 4:30pm.
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Roof Report, February 12, 2015:
This morning after we were done with the safety reports, we went to the upper roof and continued with the base seal tie in. I had two other crew members remove snow from the entire upper roof while I started to install peel and stick on the curbs. After I was done with the curbs on the north side of the roof, I installed patches over the plates and installed gussets were there were none. I also found several spots that needed patches in the field and repaired as required.
Roof Report, February 14, 2015:
Started to lay in FR board where they moved the satellite towers. Once we got the base done on one I had a crew member start capping it in while myself and another crew member started to base in the next section. Both sections were capped by the end of the day which made the client happy. Then I stayed on site to complete fire watch.
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Roof Report, February 18, 2015:
This morning we started on completing the NE corner of the roof by installing the last of the FR board. We also started sealing around the curbs and perimeter.
We then moved to the SW corner and completed the base tie in around the satellite and patched plate holes in the area. Fire watch from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.
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Roof Report, February 19, 2013: Once we got to the site we continued with the base tie in around the large curb and the parapet on the SW corner of the upper roof.
Roof Report, March 7, 2015: Today we completed the field cap and most of the DE granulating around the details. Roof Report, March 9, 2015:
Bill and me completed the cap stripping on the upper roof today and need to touch up the gum boxes and granules to finish the SBS on the upper roof. We then completed the curbs on the main roof and started to install the plumbing vents when it started to rain at 3 pm. I am not happy with the large ponding area on the east side of the main roof and would like permission to extend the sump on the east side with a trough through the high spot so that more water drains.  I would have to cut out the FR board from the sump about 1 ft. wide west about 10 ft. to where the water ponds 3 inches at the deepest point. Then tie in the old roof to new torch on roof through the trough. This would require 10 man hours and another roll of cap which would add another 2 years to the life of the cap in that area. Roof Report, March 10, 2015:
Today we installed 8 plumbing vents and touched up the existing plumbing vents with smag and granules. We completed the west drop drain install and reset the air units on the SW corner of the main roof. We then cleaned the entire main roof and downloaded all the garbage. Roof Report, March 11, 2015:
This morning we completed the touch ups on the gum boxes of the upper roof and then started installing the metal around the perimeter of the upper roof and found that we were short one length. On the far east side of the roof there looks to be another piece missing that would cover the electrical lines and 2-18 inch storm collars are gone as well. We installed all the metal that was there and added extra screws and smack pins to make them very solid.
Roof Report, March 12, 2015: After the weekly meeting in the morning we met up at Home Depot for caulking and then went to the site. We spent extra time on resetting all the wire tracks on the upper roof and finished off the storm collars with caulking as well. 2 of the 18 inch stacks still have no storm collars but we filled them with caulking anyway. With no metal flashing on the wall detail on the upper roof, we made sure that water would not pond there by completely filling the riglet with caulking. We downloaded the rest of the tools, rolls of base, and propane into the small trailer and parked it in the very NE corner of the parking lot.  The bin is still on site and will need to be removed.
Follow-up Inspection, August 19, 2015: Upon visual inspection of the roof. I noticed 6 different blisters had developed. Attached is a copy of a roof map that shows the approximate locations of the blisters. Continuing on we walked the entire roof, testing the membrane to make sure the insulation was properly adhered to the roof underneath. I would say that there is no issues with the adhesion. The following is a list of the repairs that should be made to said deficiencies:
  • A lack of chipping away at the existing roof that was re-roofed led to a ridge. We can either build it up around it, leveling it off, or cut it and patch it.
  • Run a patch to meet lapping requirements.
  • Pipes need to be patched.
  • Anchor fasten the flashing correctly to the wall. Ms detail to seal the flashing.
  • Replace with concrete paving stones and roof mate underneath, and have a drainage mat under the roof mate.
  • Run a drainage mat or roof mate.
  • Install storm collars and caulk them.
  • Have a flashing made up and installed.
  • Have a sheet metal cap fabricated and installed.
  • Install cap sheet, roof mate, drainage mat and paving stones.
  • Box it in with cap and quick prime.
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Edmonton Roofing Replacement, December 2014

This report details a residential roofing replacement as well as an initial quotation with various options for the client. The roof had water leakage due to issues with the sealants and draining systems. Additionally the roof was found to be blistering and splitting in areas. The initial email sent from our project manager to the client:
Good morning, Please find attached the quotation options for various membranes for the roof over your garage per the inspection report from our Red Seal Journeyman (see report below my signature at bottom of this email and quotation as attached). Unfortunately because of the small size the per sq rate is significantly higher than if you were to do both your house and garage - so if your house may be a consideration let me know and I'll revise the pricing for you. I've included options for replacement of all membrane types. Once you have had opportunity to review give me a call or email and I'll assist you with any questions you may have. Thanks again for your consideration!

The following is an inspection report from one of our crew members who inspected the site initially: The biggest problem for this house is that they have only one 2 5/8 drain for 3/4's of the roofs.  During heavy rainfall water pours over the edge of the parapet. There is a large amount of water ponding which has reduced the life span of the torch on roof. There is also moisture inside the system and it is apparent that the fiber board laps are beginning to buckle. The sloped roof on the house is in okay condition and will last another five years however the flat roof on the garage will not make it another two. There are signs of rot near the drain on the roof of the garage (there is already a BUR roof and torch on roof on top). I do not recommend a recovery on this roof because of weight issues during the winter, and because of the rotten substrate which will cause issues with attaching another roof. The lower flat roof is 1300 square ft. and the long side is 48 ft. I have given the client two options with the drainage: he can go with a drip edge into a gutter with two drains along the long side, or go with two drop drains in the low spots through the soffit. If we decide to go with the gutter on a new roof, we should add a 1% slope package on a torch-on system. If going with drop drains we should go for a new roof with a EPDM system. Regardless, the old roof needs to be removed to inspect the plywood substrate (in order to deliver a 20 year roof which he is looking for). 
With either drainage we are going to need approximately 100 ft. of downspout and nineties to run the water to the back alley and away from the house.

Materials Required:
  • 20 x 100 ft. 60 mil EPDM.
  • 10 x 100 ft. 6 mil Poly.
  • 90 sheets of 2 inch iso.
  • 45 sheets of 1/2 inch secure rock.
  • 4x 5 gallon pails of bonding adhesive.
  • 1x 3 gallon pail of splice adhesive.
  • 1x 3 gallon pail of quick prime.
  • 1x 5 gallon pail of splice wash.
  • 10 tubes of lap sealant.
  • 2x tubes of caulking.
  • 2x 6 inch rolls of seam tape.
  • 1 roll of form flash.
  • 1 box of rags.
  • 1 scrub pad kit.
  • 8 roller sleeves.
  • 8x 4 inch paint brushes.
  • 1 roll of garbage bags.
  • 600x 3 inch hd fasteners.
  • 600x 3 inch plates.
  • 40 sheets of plywood.
  • 100x 3/4 inch deck screws.
  • 100 ft. of drip edge.
  • 12 ft. of flashing for the chimney and smack pins.
  • 48 ft. of 5 inch brown gutters with hardware and matching gutter guards.
  • 100 ft. of down spout.
  • 10x 90 degree down spout and hangers.
  • 100x self taping brown sheet metal screws.
  • 2 rolls of 250 grey cap.
  • 1 roll of flam flam.
  • 1 can of spray primer.

Daily Report for Dec 4, 2014: The crew arrived at 7:30am to lay down the iso board as well as the rubber bug. At 5:00pm it started to snow so the crew left the site for the day.
Daily Report for Dec 5, 2014: Arrived on site at 9:00am to determine the best way to apply the liquid rubber. The client was also on site and had many questions so some time was spent talking with the client. Most of the day was used to install the liquid rubber. Daily Report for Dec 7, 2014: Arrived at 8:00am and spent most of the day installing the metal. There was some detail work to do around the perimeter and the chimney. The lap seal was also installed. The crew did a walk-around with the client who is satisfied with the work done so far. The gutter still needs to be installed. Daily Report for Dec 12, 2014: Gutter is installed and the job is 100% complete.
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Edmonton Commercial Roof Downspout Install, March 2014

This client required a downspout replacement and extension in addition to a scupper installation. The report follows the work completed by the GRS crew and includes photos of the site. Roof Report, March 29, 2014:
Today we scoped out the job site with the client. The scope of work will be to install a scupper, replace and extend the downspout, and to top up the pea gravel on several areas of the roof.
Materials Needed:
  • (1) 6x6 scupper.
  • (10) 100' dark brown downspout.
  • 1 box of screws self tap.
  • 1 pail - sopramastic gum/tar.
  • 1 roll - reinforced mesh (jewt).
  • (2)  5 gallon pails of pea gravel.
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Roof Report, April 24, 2014: Today we fixed the down pipe and installed an elbow. When I went to install the scupper box I called our project coordinator and he said it had to be a torch-on tie in. The roof was still wet from the previous rain so we are going to leave this until the roof has dried. I notified the customer of the schedule change due to water on the roof and she was okay with it. 11 image Roof Report, May 8, 2014: We installed one scupper with a torch-on tie on to the BUR roof, and I also had to modify the metal where the scupper was placed. There was an uneven balance to the roof so we put more rock on the places where it was needed. When finished with the scupper I had to fix the down pipe that was connected to it and where the down pipe hits the ground. This site is now complete. 0 1   4 5 6  8 9 < End Report > CODE: 13104 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 Industrial Grade Roof Gutter Install, December 2013

This commercial client in Edmonton required a gutter installation on their metal rooftop. A GRS crew was dispatched to complete the work; this report outlines part of the installation and includes photos of the site. Roof Report, December 20, 2013: We set up the scaffolding but first had to dig out ice so that we had an area to put the scaffold. Then we put up 2 pieces of gutter (caulked and sealed) but can't put up anymore because a truck is parked in the way. We have to pick up and move the scaffolding by hand due to the ice (we cannot use wheels).
The riveting and 2 downspouts are done on the portion that we have up, unfortunately the truck is still blocking us from doing more. We had to break 6-8 inches of ice every 4 feet for scaffolding and downspouts. We cleaned up the site before leaving.
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Edmonton Flat Roof Quotation and Recovery, August 2013

This report follows an initial quotation and subsequent roof recovery for a client with a flat roof system in Edmonton. The client was presented with various options ranging from temporary maintenance and repairs to full roof replacement. Due to the poor condition of the roof our project manager recommended a sustainable roof recovery using either an SBS modified or EPDM system. These options were selected as they are most suitable for the harsh and varying Edmonton weather. The client decided to go with the roof recovery option and an estimated completion time of 5 days (pending weather) was given. The crew then began work to re-condition the roof. The scope of work includes:
  • Sweeping gravel off of the roof and dispose into yard bin
  • Remove all metal and dispose into bin
  • Screw down fridge board with screws and plates (2-3 inch)
  • Torch down sopra lap tape to head seams
  • Prime perimeter with sopa flash
  • Apply peel n stick to perimeter (sopra base stick 95 gram)
  • Install new drain and retro fit with u-flow
  • Strip in boxes that the plumbing stacks are on with flam 180 base sheet and try to save the hardware on top of boxes (plumbing and roof vents)
  • Torch down 180 or 250 cap sheet (depends on what convoy can bring)
  • Strip perimeter and boxes with cap sheet stripping
  • Apply mastic to protrusions
< End Report > CODE: 8120 Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. Flat roofing Edmonton. 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 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 Commercial Flat Roof Recovery, August 2013

This client required a flat roof recovery to prevent further water leakage on their commercial property. This is mainly a photo journal of the recovery process with some additional information included throughout. Photo Journal, August 1, 2013: Roof Report, August 3, 2013: There is approximately 20 square feet left. Both of the tie-ins are done and will be good until Tuesday. All of the detail, patches, corners, boots, t-joints and scuppers are finished and caulked. All garbage was removed and everything was weighed down, tarped and tied. IMAG0778 IMAG0779 IMAG0780 IMAG0781 IMAG0782 IMAG0783 IMAG0784 IMAG0785 IMAG0786 IMAG0787 IMAG0788 IMAG0789 IMAG0790 IMAG0791 IMAG0792 Roof Report, August 6, 2013: Today we finished the detail, placed the metal order, and have all of the scuppers done. We also caulked all of the seams and checked all 90's and t-joints. IMAG0810 IMAG0811 IMAG0812 IMAG0813 Roof Report, August 8, 2013: Today we removed water and put the hatch in. We also spoke with the client and explained what the water was from. One of the tie-ins had a minor leak, but once we finish the system it won't leak again. We measured the gutter along the edge with 3 scuppers and determined that we will need a 62' gutter. We have to add a 6" extension into the gutter and the other two will need 24' down spouts. The client would like us to install the gutter and down spouts. IMAG0817 IMAG0818 IMAG0819 IMAG0820 IMAG0822 IMAG0823 IMAG0824 IMAG0825 IMAG0826 IMAG0827 IMAG0828 Roof Report, August 12, 2013: Everything is now complete. The patches are done, all seams are caulked and checked, and the hatch and scuppers have been finished as well.
The garbage did not get removed today, we called for the bin at 730 am and they didn't show. I'll call first thing in the morning.
This report may be updated at a later time.
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Edmonton Liquid Rubber Roof Replacement, September 2012

This commercial client had various water leak issues on his rooftop including water ponding which had damaged the membrane. The roof was a candidate for the replacement or recovery option and the client decided to go ahead with a full liquid rubber replacement. After two inspections the following emails were sent between our project manager (italicized) and the client:
Good afternoon,
After our second and more thorough inspection, GRS feels it would be in your best interest to do a Full Roof replacement over Recovery.
A Recovery (retro-fit, overlay, re-covering) involves covering an existing flat roofing system with a new roof membrane. This process requires removal of all wet, damaged, or deteriorating roof insulation prior to the new roof being installed.
The main concern with a Recovery System is that your roof is currently leaking and the large amount of ponding water. This means the roof membrane may be totally damaged and a Full Roof replacement will suit you best.
In addition, when the current roof membrane has been saturated 30% or more we typically suggest a full roof replacement.
After our second inspection, we estimate that the roof is most likely saturated at around 15%.
At this level of saturation we can still proceed with a recovery system, however if we miss any insulation that is saturated, with the Liquid Rubber Recovery over top it creates condensation and the Liquid Rubber will bubble and possibly crack. If you decide to do a recovery system, we may have to come back for a few repairs meaning you may have future leaks. In the end it is more of a on-going problem for you and us. These visits will be free of charge as our recovery systems warranty applies.
For full roof replacement we still encourage our 4 ply Engineered Liquid Rubber System as we have had the most success with the product.
Today, customers trust significant roof asset management, repairs, and projects to GRS which include some of the largest commercial and industrial roofs in the world.
What sets us apart is an industry leading Lifetime Workmanship Guarantee and our commitment to core values. Old-fashioned hard work, customer service and honesty, customer education, superior property stewardship, an unwavering position toward safe work, and a passion for pinnacle roof craftsmanship are examples of values we hold. These build trust with customers, a strong company culture, and great character in roofers who enjoy a job well done. Any further questions or concerns I will assist you as you require.
 Thanks for the Consideration! Greatly Appreciated.
 General Roofing Systems.
Hi, I guess we need to proceed with a roof replacement with liquid rubber. Is this possible this year? Thank you.
Good morning, The 4 Ply Liquid Rubber Roof Replacement is strongly recommended. Great choice, the Liquid Rubber Roof is our most successful membrane.
We can complete this roof this year. Do you have any other questions? If you decide to carry through with this scope of work I will compile a work order for you to sign. Thanks for the consideration.
Initial condition of the rooftop: 1 2 3 4
Plumber's Report: Friday we had a plumber and mechanical technician attend the site to disconnect and move AC units and to lower the drain for adequate drainage of the roof.
The plumber informed me that the acting drain on your roof was actually the main vent for all your plumbing and could not be used as a drain as this does not adhere to the current building code. There is going to have to be a new drain installed on your roof to bring the roof up to code. We can finish the roof and install the drain once we are complete or at a later date but this leaves your roof without adequate drainage and could potentially create large problems. If you would like us to proceed I will get a quote from the plumber and a change order will have to be processed outlining the costs and will have to be approved and signed by you prior to the drain being installed. Our Journeyman red-seal roofer has informed me that upon the event of a flash flood/torrential downpour water will inevitably reach the flashing level and at this point water will seep into the roof system, causing the roof to fail. Thank you.
Roof Report, September 13, 2012:
  • Ripped off roof and cleaned it.
  • Removed skylight and put it back on again after taking off the sheet metal and flashing.
  • We put plastic cement around the vents.
  • Put on ice and water shield.
  • Job will be 100 percent done in another 2 days roughly.
Today a safety officer showed up at the job site and asked for the safety documents. Mike was there and he handled the situation very well, The safety officer asked us to install hooks to the roof for each person who is going to be working on the roof. We did what he asked for and he inspected to see if it was done proper. We were given the okay to carry on with the job. Roof Report, September 16, 2012: Materials dropped off on site in the morning and half of the ISO was already removed. After lunch all of the ISO had been removed and the crew was beginning to install the fiber board. Once half of the fiber board is down, one of the crew members will begin laying fabric. We should be at the spraying point by 4 or 5pm today. If the LR install is complete tonight the only thing remaining will be the re-connection of the AC units and the duct work. The new drain is to be put in on Monday pending the customers decision. A second coat may also be applied if necessary.
  • Laid and mechanically fastened ISO to entire roof area 5 screw and plates per 4'x4' sheet.
  • Coated ISO and backside of fiber board with liquid rubber for installation.
  • Installing fabric with rolled on LR (fabric 80%).
  • Patched holes in field temporarily with fabric and highbuild 200.
  • Attempted to spray but ran out of daylight.
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Roof Report, September 17, 2012:
  • Finished 20% of fabric and rolled on LR.
  • We put high-build and mesh underneath flashing.
  • We put fabric and high-build around curbs.
  • LR coating on the entire roof.
  • Installed plumbing vents and roof jacks.
AC units and electrical are not connected. Plumber will be on site tomorrow to do the plumbing part. HVAC is not connected (duct not hooked back up). photo (1)photo (3)photo (4)photo (5)photo (6)photo (7)photo (8)photo (9)photo (10)photo (11) Extra Costs (associated with AC units): Our project manager sent the following email to the client:
Hi, I am writing this email to inform you of extra costs incurred on the project. Due to the age and positioning of the AC units on the roof they had to be completely disconnected and moved to install the roof system properly. Also while our mechanical contractors were on site disconnecting the AC and electrical, they requested they lower the drain on your roof to allow for adequate drainage. The plumber informed us the drain in current use was not a drain at all but the main vent for the plumbing of the building. Vents being used as drains is no longer accepted and is contrary to current building codes. This being said to bring the roof up to code and to be able to put the roof under warranty the drain simply had to be installed. I will get a change order for the additional costs sent over from our office for you to sign and send back, just sending this email as a courtesy to explain the extras so you don't feel in the dark. Thank You.
Roof Report, September 18, 2012:  
  • AC units connected and placed in original position.
  • Proper roof drain was installed.
  • Perimeter cant was brushed with highbuild 200 and meshed.
  • Entire roof was coated with brushed on LR.
  • AC units duct work reconnected.
  • Temporary anchor screws were siliconed and left as there was no drill on site.
 
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Edmonton Industrial Downspout Installation, August 2012

This client required downspout installation, liquid rubber application, and cap flashing maintenance. These repairs were necessary to ensure a water tight rooftop. This project will form a two part article as an additional liquid rubber roof recovery was done for this client. Project Coordinator's Notes, August 16, 2012:
The scope of work is: Supply and install 2 downspouts outside of building. Replace all residential downspouts to industrial (all powder blue). Remove EPDM liner at gutter, vertical up wall 12", and vertical to roof connection on top of roof 12". Build up liquid rubber to slope to each drain. Cap flashing maintenance. Liquid rubber application to seam in the middle of roof (2' x 186'). Liquid rubber application to seam by and up vertical wall (4' x 186'). Liquid rubber to be applied on all penetration. Anything outside of the scope listed above will be considered a change order and additional charges will apply over and above the dollar amount stated in this contract. For this job you will require 4 drums of metalsafe. We may need to bring additional drums of metalsafe from Calgary if there are not enough for use on this job in Edmonton.
Additional Notes, August 23, 2012:
This client wants all of the residential downspout replaced with industrial downspout. A total of three downspouts from the upper roof to the lower, and a total of five from the lower roof eavestrough connected to the existing drains and extending through the industrial soffit to the ground. The upper downspouts are fairly straight forward. The lower ones are a little more complex and will require removal of the soffit/siding in the locations of the downspouts/drains (extending the industrial size downspouts through the soffit, then replacing the soffit). The bottom section of downpipes will have to be fastened into stone so a hammer drill will be required to fasten pipe straps. Colour of all the downspouts is to be Slate Blue. You will need a 32' ladder for access. I have compiled a material list needed below, as well I have attached pictures of the project. As before please keep me informed of the estimated start date, and the date you complete the project.
Material Estimation:
  • 13 elbows.
  • 154' industrial size downpipe.
  • 16 pipe straps.
  • 8 outlets.
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Roof Report, November 6, 2012:
  • Put high build around air conditioning unit.
  • Swapped water from the gutter.
  • Inspected leak areas.
There was a lot of water in the gutter so we did not roll any high build on it. It has to be completely dry for us to put the high build on. photo (6)photo (7)photo (8)photo (9)photo (10)photo (11)photo (12)photo (13)work 129 The second part of this project is continued on another article. Please click here to access it.
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