Industrial Roof Liquid Rubber Repair, October 2015, Stony Plain

This client's industrial building required some repairs to the ridge line capping. They contracted a team of GRS technicians to go on-site and carry out the repair with liquid rubber.   Roof Report: October 7, 2015 The team went out to the client's location for just the afternoon and wrapped up the metal and seam work that had been left from a previous day (report currently unavailable). They also applied the engineered liquid rubber solution over half of the roof's ridge, but had to shut down the site around 3:30pm when the wind picked up. With so much dirt and dust blowing around, it would've been unwise to carry on applying the liquid rubber. With the site shut down, the crew departed, set to return another day with more cooperative weather.  
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We wrapped up some metal and seam work left over from the previous day on the ridge cap.
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Liquid rubber coatings were applied to the ridge cap itself and along the edges.
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Our aim was to make the seams under the ridge cap watertight.
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All of the exposed screws were now sealed with the new coatings.
This report will be updated with all other progress reports for the site as they come in. CODE: 5 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.

Leduc Metal Roof Repairs, June 17, 2015

Article: Liquid Rubber Spot Repairs to an Industrial Roof in Leduc, Alberta.

Metal roofing expands and contracts more than any other roofing material. The expansion and contraction of seams, fasteners, flashing, gutters and curbs causes leaks. Below is a site report from a repair crew that did metal roof spot repairs to an industrial location in Leduc, Alberta. June 10, 2014: Crew Arrives On-Site for Roof Inspection and to Assess What Material Needed. 7010 45 Street Leduc Alberta.
Materials:
  • 2 pails of liquid rubber.
  • 1 pail trowel grade.
  • 3 tubes caulking.
  • 10 to 12 man hours.
Gutter Needing Repair
Blistering adjacent to a gutter system, with exposed pockets along the edge.
Old Repairs Failing
Old asphalt-based repairs failing along the parapet walls.
Old Repair
Asphalt-based products are most prone to sun (UV) damage. This old repair was past its age due to sun exposure over time, with no touch-ups applied.
  June 18, 2014: Our Leduc Roofing Repair Crew Arrives On-Site for Repairs. Today we cleaned the roof with the pressure washer including the gutter. The gutter took awhile as it had three inches of mud in it. By the end of the day we got most of the units done and the ridge cap complete. I would say about 60% complete. Tomorrow we will finish the gutters and fasteners. We will have site 100% complete tomorrow weather permitting.
Liquid Rubber Applied
Liquid rubber coatings applied to the curb of a rooftop unit.
Liquid Rubber Spot Repairs
Spot repairs using liquid rubber coatings to the metal roof seams and solar tube/skylight curbs.
Liquid Rubber around Vents
Liquid rubber coatings around the base and detailing on vents.
June 20, 2014: Crew Arrives on Site for Completion of Work.  Today we finished all the units and details. I got the other technicians to start the fasteners as we worked on the gutters. We had to coat and line the whole thing with liquid rubber and cloth and then a second coat of liquid rubber. When we finished we helped finish the fasteners and the roof was complete. I got the customer to come up to the roof and do a walk through. He was happy with the work. Materials:
  • 5 Pails of liquid rubber brush grade.
  • 1 pail trowel grade.
  • 2 rolls of 6 inch x 100 ft. rolls of mesh.
  • 6 paint brushes.
  • 2 rollers.
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Various solar tubes and deficient sections around the standing seams requiring liquid rubber spot coatings.
Liquid Rubber Gutter Coating
Coatings were applied over the entire length of the gutters.
Liquid Rubber Spot Repairs
Coatings over the eave edge to internal gutter area, which initially had blistering and exposed pockets running the length of the system.
Liquid Rubber Spot Repair Coating
Closeup of the coatings at the gutter-eave connection.
< End of Report > CONTACT US Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. For all other areas of Canada call us at 1.877.497.3528 toll-free. 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.

Roof Coating Edmonton. Metal Roof. June 15, 2015.

Article: Industrial Liquid Rubber Metal Roof Coating Edmonton, Alberta.

The roof report below outlines the application scope of work for a liquid rubber roof coating to an industrial standing seam metal roof in Edmonton, Alberta. Roof Coating Edmonton. Roof coatings have been around almost as long as metal roofing has. At issue however, especially in Canada, is finding a roof coating that actually performs to its suitable use and purpose. The purpose of a roof coating is to extend the life of your metal roof and to provide leak free service during that extension of time.
If the coating doesn't provide leak free service and does not therefore extend the life-cycle of your metal roof your money is then lost.
There are two primary reasons roof coatings (specifically in Canada) typically do not fulfill expectations. The first reason is that many of the coatings that are used in Canada are not designed for the harsh weather we have in Canada - specifically the cold temperatures, brutal damage caused by ice dams and the weight of snow loads. The other reason is that the coating itself is just part of the job. In other words, the whole scope of work is what makes a roof coating work properly.
Applying the coating is just a small part of a successful roof coating.
To understand the full scope of work required in Canada for a roof coating to be successful, visit this link to our local Edmonton Roof Repair website and watch the metal roof coating video. It explains in detail what is required for a roof coating in Canada to work. Our roof coatings extend the country from the west coast to eastern Canada and everywhere between. We now coat millions of square feet of liquid rubber in Canada and our crews have become leaders in the industry as a result. I can confidently state the we are one of, if not the largest roof coating companies in Canada. Our clients include everyone from farm owners, acreages, mills, large commercial operations to industrial complexes to oil and gas sites. We have coatings on buildings at mines in the mountains, mills, on tanks, in ponds, on roofs, on foundations, industrial gutters, waterproofing walls and almost everywhere you could image waterproofing to be required. Below is a report from Edmonton, Alberta. In 2013 this client asked us to perform spot roof repairs with liquid rubber to the lower metal roof. The next year (in 2014) they had us back to do spot repairs to the larger upper metal roof at their plant and to coat the complete lower roof included an internal hidden gutter. To this point we haven't had a call-back for any leaks and the customer is very satisfied with the result. August 22, 2014: Roof Coating Crew Arrives First Day For Work.  Site Location: 5604 59 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta. We accomplished getting all the units except for one and all the penetrations waterproofed on the upper shop roof with liquid rubber and mesh and/or seam tape (which was 18 units and about 50 penetrations). All units where meshed and sealed with liquid rubber. Tomorrow we will get all the metal roof seams waterproofed (which is about 2100 lineal feet) and we probably won't start the office roof coating until late tomorrow.
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Roof Coating Edmonton, Alberta. Liquid Rubber. Metal Roof. Industrial. Before photo.
Metal Roof - Roof Coating Edmonton, Alberta.
Metal Roof - Roof Coating Edmonton, Alberta.
Old Patch Work to roof that cracked and peeled (asphalt product).
Old Patch Work to roof that cracked and peeled (asphalt product).
Full Roof photo of lower office roof. Liquid rubber prep started at seam.
Full Roof photo of lower office roof. Liquid rubber prep started at seam.
Crew Member Starting Liquid Rubber Meshing Around Unit
Crew Member Starting Liquid Rubber Meshing Around Unit
  August 24, 2014: Crew Arrives Back On Site.  Today the crew got almost all the seams on the upper shop roof all sealed in with liquid rubber, and the bad ones with mesh and liquid rubber. I have about 150 feet left to finish in the morning and then we will be starting the coating on the lower office roof.
Mesh Before Liquid Rubber
Mesh Before Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber Around Penitration
Liquid Rubber Around Penetration
Liquid Rubber Seam
Liquid Rubber Seam
  August 25, 2014: Crew Arrives Back On Site. Today we finished all the units and penetrations on the office roof. We also got half the roof rolled (coated). We are on schedule for site completion tomorrow.
Liquid Rubber Half The Roof Completed
Liquid Rubber Half The Roof Completed
Liquid Rubber To Metal
Liquid Rubber To Metal
Liquid Rubber Coating To Half The Roof
Liquid Rubber Coating To Half The Roof
Liquid Rubber Coating
Liquid Rubber Coating
  August 26, 2014: Crew Arrives On Site And Completes Job.  Today we were down a guy, but we managed to finish the lower shop roof coating completely. When job was finished I did a site walk through with the customer and he was very happy with the work.
Liquid Rubber Coating Completed
Liquid Rubber Coating Completed
Liquid Rubber Coating In Edmonton
Liquid Rubber Coating In Edmonton
Liquid Rubber To Commercial Building
Liquid Rubber To Industrial Building Lower Roof
Liquid Rubber Coating
Liquid Rubber Coating
  < End of Report >   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.

Roof Repair Drayton Valley – Metal – EPDM. June 2, 2015.

Article: Roof Repair Drayton Valley. EPDM Flat Roof Replacement. Liquid Rubber Low Slope Metal Roof Repairs. Industrial.

This site report is for an industrial location customer in Drayton Valley that requires metal roof repairs on a low slope standing seam roof and a roof replacement on a flat roof that had a PVC membrane that they wanted changed to EPDM. One advantage that liquid rubber has is that we can use it either as a full coating or use it for spot repairs. In this instance the customer only needed some specific site repairs on the industrial metal roof. The other scope of work was an EPDM install. The short site report is below. October 19, 2014: Crew Arrives On Site To Complete Liquid Rubber Spot Repairs To Metal Roof.  Site Location: 5459 55 Street Drayton Valley, Alberta.
Problem Identified Problem Identified - Edges of metal flange leaking.
Problem Identified - Edges of metal flange leaking.
Repair includes seam tape and then liquid rubber.
Repair includes seam tape and then liquid rubber.
Liquid Rubber Repairs  Applied to Flange.
Liquid Rubber Repairs Applied to Flange.
Completed liquid rubber repair to roof penetration - stack flange.
Completed liquid rubber repair to roof penetration - stack flange.
Liquid Rubber to Ridge of Metal Roof (after seam tape).
Liquid Rubber to Ridge of Metal Roof (after seam tape).
Liquid Rubber Repair - Roof Repair Drayton Valley.
Liquid Rubber Repair - Roof Repair Drayton Valley.
  December 14, 2014: Crew Finishes EPDM Flat Roof Replacement Drayton Valley. Removed old PVC roof. Installed new EPDM using bonding adhesives. Installed drain using water cut. Installed detail using primer with EPDM patches. Installed metal with new caulking. We sealed the laps with EPDM lap sealant.
EPDM Flat Roof Replacement Drayton Valley
EPDM Flat Roof Replacement Drayton Valley - tearing off old roof.
EPDM
EPDM
EPDM Flat Roof
EPDM Flat Roof
  < End of report>   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.  

Whitecourt Industrial Liquid Rubber Roof Coating, June 9 2015

Article: Liquid Rubber Roof Coating. Industrial Waterproofing. Whitecourt, Alberta.

This is a site report for a liquid rubber roof coating to waterproof an industrial standing seam metal roof in Whitecourt, Alberta. Roof maintenance coatings will extend the life of a metal roof for many years avoiding costly roof replacement.

We started applying liquid rubber to metal roof systems in Canada about six years ago.

At first we were concerned because many of the elastomeric roof coatings are manufactured for the wider market - which is the USA. Of course this causes a challenge because most of the USA needs reflect or white roof coatings due to the temperature. If you have more warm days than cold days it is best to use a white or cool roof coating in most instances. If you have more cold days than warm days then a dark coating is typically the best choice.

We used various elastomeric coatings in various areas of Canada and over time came to be most confident in applying liquid rubber.

Engineered coatings with advanced polymer technology has changed the game for coating roofs in Canada.

Now that we have millions of square feet of coatings on roofs in Canada we can confidently say that liquid rubber is the best coating you can get for cold climates.

Some Liquid Rubber Facts and Ten Benefits of Using Liquid Rubber on Metal Roofs:

  1. Liquid rubber will waterproof your metal roof. It is monolithic. In other words, when we coat a roof everything is tied in to the main coating. The penetration holes, the parapet walls, the flashing, curbs, crickets and more. There is nowhere for the water to back up or penetrate openings. This is the primary advantage of a coating vs. a membrane system or a metal panel system.
  2. It is a rust inhibitor. If you have a metal roof that is either rusting or will rust due to the materials stored inside, liquid rubber is the best choice.
  3. It is a net benefit for building efficiency in cold climates. Recent studies have confirmed what we knew all along. Simply google key word phrases such as "cool roofing studies for cold climates" and you will find that coating a roof with a cool or white coating in a cold climate is not a wise decision.
  4. It will melt ice dams quicker and it will melt ice in the gutter quicker. A common problem with metal roof systems in cold climates is ice. When ice dams form they cause havoc with metal roof seams between panels, roof vents and curbs and ice in the gutter can "wick" up and under the eave area and melt and cause leaks at the inner wall. We can tie in the gutter system, the wall area and the roof with liquid rubber so no ice can "wick" in to your roof system.
  5. Coating industrial, commercial and any sort of internal gutter system with liquid rubber will solve a lot of problems you may be experiencing with your gutter systems. Especially troublesome are steel erected buildings with parapet walls that have low slope metal roofs and internal gutter systems along the inside of the parapet walls. Liquid rubber can solve that by tying the roof, the gutter and the parapet wall all together as one monolithic membrane system.
  6. It is UV stable. It does not need a reflective coating. It does not need pea gravel. It doesn't peel and crack in the sun.
  7. Liquid Rubber is non toxic, VOC free and solvent free. It cures to provide a seamless, fully adhered flexible membrane. It protects from UV, salt, thermal cycling and harmful chemicals. It is both worker and environmentally safe and is available for commercial, industrial and residential markets.
  8. When we coat your roof it is considered a maintenance invoiced service. Many customers tell us there are tax benefits to maintenance vs. replacement. Check with your accountant.
  9. Liquid Rubber works well in cold climates. It has an expansion rate of up to 1000%. Unlike other products, buildings that have liquid rubber installed by us in cold climates with heavy snow loads are doing well. We have liquid rubber installations in the coldest areas of Canada with snow loads over ten feet and liquid rubber has performed like no other product we can find (specifically for cold climates).
  10. It has an excellent cost value. In other words, to replace a standing seam industrial roof it can cost between 9.00 - 30.00 per square foot. Liquid rubber is a fraction of the cost. It has a ten year warranty with an optional twenty year service agreement available from us. If you need R value, we can spray your roof with foam and cover it in liquid rubber. But if you just need waterproofing, liquid rubber is all you need.

Visit our main web site for more information on Liquid Rubber Roof Coatings.

Here's a video showing our crews at work and the scope of work typically followed when coating metal roof systems:

Below is the roof coating crew's account of this liquid rubber installation.

November 7, 2014: Crew attends to site location near Whitecourt, Alberta.

This is a electrical sub station that added an addition on to their building. The first deficiency was where they joined the building together there was an open split on both sides. Water was running down and leaking in to the building. I sealed it in with seam tape and Liquid Rubber. After that we prepared the roof fasteners, seams, etc and then we started to roll in the roof. We didn't spray this roof because it was smaller in size. Unfortunately it started to rain when we got to the 70% mark and there is rain in the forecast for many days. We will have to return at a later date to finish the coating.

Metal roof seam issue where roofs were connected that needs waterproofing.
Metal roof seam issue where roofs were connected that needs waterproofing.
Standing seam metal roof before liquid rubber roof coating.
Standing seam metal roof before liquid rubber roof coating.
Liquid rubber coating applied to seventy percent of building.
Liquid rubber coating applied to seventy percent of building.
Industrial metal roof coating with liquid rubber.
Industrial metal roof coating with liquid rubber.

April 14, 2015: Roof Coating Crew Re-Attends to Site.

When we finished 70% of the roof last season the rain came in and lasted for days and then turned in to a snow storm so this roof had to be completed spring of 2015 when weather was suitable enough to apply liquid rubber.

9:50 am arrived on site.

We  arrived on site and we did our daily tool box meetings. We then did a site orientation with the engineering company who hired us. 11:00 am we got on the roof.  One of us started painting the ribs with Liquid Rubber while I started coating panels with Liquid Rubber. We coated about 1100 sq. ft. It took awhile due to the slope of the roof.  At the end of the job the customer looked over the work and was very happy.

2:10  pm leave site.

Workers ropes tied off on tin roof.
Workers ropes tied off on tin roof.
GRS Worker, applying Liquid Rubber.
GRS Worker, applying Liquid Rubber.
Finished Section of roof with Liquid Rubber Applied.
Finished Section of roof with Liquid Rubber Applied.
Roof Half finished with Liquid Rubber.
Roof Half finished with Liquid Rubber.
Close up of the liqid Rubber applied to roof.
Close up of the liquid rubber applied to roof.
  < End of Report >
CONTACT US
Call our 24 Hour Emergency Roof Repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5.
For all other areas of Canada call 1.877.497.3528 Toll Free.
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.

Nisku Metal Roof Liquid Rubber Coating, June 5 2015

Article: Metal Roof Coating. Teal Colored Liquid Rubber to Metal Roof in Nisku Alberta. Industrial Ribbed Panel.

Metal Roof Coatings. Considerations When Choosing Metal Roof Repair, Refurbishment and Maintenance. Metal roof systems don't last forever and will eventually require repair, maintenance, replacement or refurbishment of some kind. In central and northern Alberta metal roof systems experience significant expansion and contraction of panels. This expansion causes the fastener holes to become larger, causes fasteners to loosen, panels will come apart and the rooftop vents and other penetration areas are prone to leakage. Also, snow and ice can build-up at the eaves-trough and back up under the panels causing leaks. One method to repair or refurbish a metal roof is a metal roof coating. In this example our customer was experiencing various intermittent leaks. The leaks were primarily in the winter and spring - ice damming and snow melt were causing leaks. The challenges and considerations when coming to the right solution for our client were:
  1. The allowable budget did not allow for a complete metal roof replacement.
  2. Recovery systems such as putting another metal roof over-top or a membrane such as EPDM, TPO or PVC. All scenarios has disadvantages due to weight, cost, and street view.
  3. Spray foam (spf) was considered but the main motivating factor was waterproofing the roof and not R value. Spray foam shouldn't be considered unless R value is a significant reason to consider it.
  4. The client did not want to risk spot repairs and the aggravation with possibly having to do spot repairs year after year.
  5. Standard metal roof coatings in the market were considered, but conventional roof coatings do not last very long in extreme climates like central and northern Alberta.
  6. Liquid rubber was highly considered because of its success in cold climates, but the challenge was that that it comes in black and this particular roof wasn't a low slope industrial roof that you do not see from the street. It is a sloped industrial roof that is part of the street view facade.
  7. The customer chose liquid rubber with an acrylic color coating over the black liquid rubber knowing that at some point the acrylic coating would need to be re-painted on as acrylic will eventually start to peel and crack. This option solved the problem of street view appearance and also waterproofing the metal roof.
August 22, 2014: Journeyman Arrives On-Site for Metal Roof Leak Inspection and Assessment. 
We arrived on site and spoke with the maintenance manager. He showed us two leaks on west side of the building. When I attended to the roof and inspected the panels, fasteners and flashing I did not observe any obvious sign of the leaks. It was determined that due to when the leaks occur (winter and spring with ice damming and snow melt) that a roof coating would be best. Our customer does not want spot repairs and wants the problem solved for some time.
Metal Roof With Leaks
Metal Roof With Leaks. Ribbed panels. Exposed fasteners.
Metal Roof
Metal Roof canopy or skirt area.
Leak From Inside
Leaks inside building showing up as brown spots on ceiling tiles.
Building With Leak
Building in Nisku with metal roof leaks.
  October 15, 2014: Roofing Crew Arrives to Coat Metal Roof.
We arrived on site and conducted the morning safety meeting. The scope of work today was an acrylic roof coating color match and liquid rubber coating to base to complete lower roof. We couldn't roll the acrylic product on for some reason (it would change color in spots - we think due to specific blend), so we had to brush the whole roof. Brushing was the only way to get the acrylic to look good and consistent with the color that was already on there. Completed the whole roof and had it coated by the end of the day. The discoloring you see in the photos below are due to drying (curing) of acrylic coating. After about 30 mins the darker areas blended with the lighter areas.
Liquid Rubber Coating With Aycrilic
Liquid Rubber Coating With Acrylic Teal Color in Nisku, Alberta.
Liquid Rubber With Aycrilic
Liquid Rubber With Acrylic Top Coating. Discoloring corrected itself when complete roof dried and cured and coloring became consistent.
Liquid Rubber Coating
Liquid Rubber Acrylic Colored Coating.
Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber coating to metal panel roof with exposed fasteners.
  View this video to review the scope of work for application of a metal roofing coating.   < End of report >   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.

Engineered Liquid Rubber Metal Roof Recovery Ponoka Alberta, May 2014

Below you will find a series of reports from scope of work to completion for a large industrial metal roofing coating project. The Ponoka roofing repair crew provided the following assessment: Scope of Work, May 12 2014: The metal roof will be completed using two-ply engineered liquid rubber recovery. A pressure wash will be used to cleaning, water testing, and for site assessment. Test and replace fasteners as required to complete roof deck, penetrations, and gutters. We will provide sheet metal repair and penetration saddle fabrication as required, as well as remove old caulking. All:
  • Penetrations
  • Roof-to-wall connections
  • Fasteners
  • Ridge, horizontal sheet seams
  • Hidden gutters, and roof edging at external gutters
will be hand-troweled using mesh and high grade rubber as required. Liquid rubber coating will then be applied, allowing a cure time, followed by a repeated hand trowel process as above. This will be followed by a second coat of liquid rubber. The project manager provided a rationale for using engineered coating as well. Although the industrial standard would have been to recommend reflective elastomeric coating or SPF spray foam, they do not have longevity in a Western Canadian climate. Liquid rubber, on the other hand, has been shown to have a 1200% expansion and contraction rate. The idea was to get the "most mileage" out of the metal roofing, which have a high maintenance turnover due to leaks caused by expansion and contraction of the metal. Expenses also increase with wear and tear caused by corrosion. Using high end engineered liquid rubber polymer in this climate and context would skirt many of these ongoing maintenance problems.
Preparation was dirtier than expected
Preparation was dirtier than expected
Old caulking to be removed
Old caulking to be removed
Contract is approved and work begins, June 22 2014:
Before caulking removal
Before caulking removal
After caulking removal
After caulking removal
The Ponoka roof repair crew arrived on-site and completed work on all seams, corners, and details with mesh and liquid rubber, as detailed. A first coat of trowel and liquid rubber brush-grade was applied.
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Initial coating
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Coating around ventilation systems
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Flat metal roofing coats
  Roof completed, June 23 2014: Gutter seams completed using mesh, second rubber layer coated onto the roof.
Rolling liquid rubber
Rolling liquid rubber
Making progress
Making progress
Finished product
Finished product
< End Report > Code: PON Contact Us Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.

Edmonton EPDM Roof Restoration Liquid Rubber Coating, April 2012

Below is the collection of field reports for an industrial roofing system repaired by GRS in April 2012.
Table of Contents:
Inspection
Roof Reports
  Initial Inspection: April 17, 2012: Sealants The sealants on all 9 roof levels are deteriorated and require attention. Drainage One drain was found to have a great deal of debris blocking the way for water. It was cleared as best as possible, but is still draining slowly. Parapet Walls The EPDM roofs (of which there are 2 from the total 9) seem to be in good condition. The metal lining the parapets are also in good condition. Building Structure Building Structure Interior - Very good condition Building Structure Exterior - Very good condition Tie-Ins See 'Sealants' (above). Several of the EPDM plumbing boots, wire boots etc. are damaged. This can be seen in cases where the caulking has been worn away or when there are holes in the rubber itself. Air Conditioning Units We found that much of the flashing sealants have cuts and abrasions. There is moisture is getting through that needs to be addressed. 100_1204 Splitting N/A Blistering N/A Ridging N/A Fish-mouthing N/A Punctures We found punctures in the metal roofing, but did not observe any in the EPDM as it is covered with large ballast (approximately 1 to 1.5 inch gravel). The client, however, has reported many leaks in that part of the building, so openings of some sort must be present. We will need investigate further. 100_1214 Ballast For the most part, the ballast is adequate and well-distributed. Summary It is very difficult to pinpoint where the moisture is entering on the EPDM portions of the roof, however it appears to coming in in several areas. Several offices within the building have experienced substantial leaking. This is a very large structure and would benefit from regularly scheduled maintenance. Many of the current issues could have been mitigated before becoming a problem. Roof dimensions are:
  • 55' X 112' EPDM.
  • 38' X 51' EPDM.
  • 60' X 51' METAL.
  • 128' X 97' METAL.
  • 125' X 97' METAL.
  • 158' X 80' METAL.
  • 77' X 25' METAL.
  • 77' X 57' METAL.
  • 38' X 47' METAL.
Additional Photos: 100_1200 100_1201 100_1206 100_1207 100_1209 100_1210 100_1212 100_1213 100_1217 100_1218 100_1219 100_1221 100_1222 Roof Report, May 28 2012: Two of our crew arrived to the job site for 9am and began conducting some of the smaller repairs necessary. Materials:
  • 2 tubes ms detail.
  • 1 tube of barr.
  • 2 tubes lap sealant.
  • 4 ft. of cover tape.
  • Primer.
  • Splice adhesive.
They left the site for 5:00 pm, scheduled to return the following day (May 29). Roof Report, May 29 2012: Crew members investigated the leaks on the upper and lower EPDM roofs. They found improper rubber detail on the walls, and a corner termination. The installation of the EPDM near the roof access doorway was in a poorly state as well. They re-glued and secured the EPDM along the wall and patched several holes from staples, nails, or other rooftop debris. The flashing atop one of the offices was removed where there were signs of recent water ingress. They brought EPDM up and over the wall properly and replaced the metal that sits on top of it. After this, they moved to the upper roof had a 'popped' corner in the EPDM, as well as a pipe boot's flashing was left uncaulked (large, open gap). There were other holes located in the metal portion of the roof, which have now been sealed up properly. A pipe boot, however, appears to have been cut at some time which left an open hole and some semi-exposed wiring. We put a temporary seal on it for the night, and plan to cover it with plate or suitable flashing the next day. Roof Report, May 30 2012: Today, we finished the repairs to the roofing system. Virtually all of the penetrations (roof vents, jacks, boots, etc.) were missing sealant, so we reapplied some and ensured that they would be watertight. There was also caulk sealant around many curbs in poor shape that needed removal and reapplication. We used MS detail to reseal them (as well as some roof jack edges), using mesh to bridge the cracking or exposed edges. One of the metal walls along the roof needed the entire base resealed due to badly failing sealant. MS detail and mesh was used again to address this spot. There is a gutter on the roof in bad shape that will need to be repaired or replaced. This may have been caused by a heavy snow pack sliding down towards the gutter; a snow brake may be useful in this location. The last point of note is that the sign on the roof may need to be looked at in the future. There are holes in the metal from nails or screws tearing through in a couple of locations. It's difficult to get a proper view without getting more invasive, but this may be a concern in the future to be mindful of. 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173     This report is ongoing and will be updated as more information comes in. CODE: 6621 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 Metal Roof Repair, March 2012

The details below cover a metal roof repair for a client's industrial building in Edmonton. Multiple sections of the existing roof are leaking, and they reached out to us for a quotation to put carry out the necessary repairs. The client reached out to GRS for a quotation for the several repairs necessary for their building's metal roof. After examining it, we found six problem spots that would need to be addressed (Shop 1, First Aid Room, Four units on upper level). We returned the desired quote to them, in addition to replacement and liquid rubber options for the lower roof, should they consider that avenue of approach. We advised that the best option for the failing roof would be a engineered liquid rubber application, as metal roofs swell and shrink with temperature changes and are prone to failures of that nature more than any other system. The liquid rubber stretches with the metal, and would be the best bet to have the leaks dealt away with. Repairs were carried out to the problem points, but the failing metal roof sprung more leaks that could not be guaranteed against in the initial repair attempt. We offered re-roofing or roof replacement services at a discount, but the client requested quotations for repairs to other areas of the roof in addition to a snow removal maintenance contract for the upcoming winter. Post will be updated as more information comes in. DSCF0401 Shop 1 North side Shop 1 North side (4) Shop 1 North side (3) Shop 1 North side (2) DSCF0405 DSCF0404 DSCF0403 DSCF0402   CODE: 2103 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.

Repair + Experts + Technology = Real-Time Roofing Solutions

General Roofing Systems Canada provides all roofing services throughout Canada. Roof Services are completed in the following cities; Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Lloydminster, Saskatoon, Regina, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Canmore, Banff, Cranbrook, Kelowna, Vancouver, Whistler, Winnipeg, Toronto and points between. British Columbia. Alberta. Saskatchewan. Manitoba. Ontario GRS Launches Roof Repair Articles at Local Level Through-Out Western Canada - And the GRS Roofers are the Contributors!  13:56 (MST) Feb 10, 2012, General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)
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The Edmonton region is to be the first of a series of local roof repair blogs that GRS is  launching This Month GRS delivers Roof and Emergency Roof Repair Services to the Edmonton area. providing services such as: Commercial, Residential, and Industrial Repairs to Flat, Metal, and Pitched Roofing, installing Shingles, Tile, Slate, Shakes, Rubber, Metal, and more. This week, General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS) launched the first of what are a series of local roof repair articles. What makes the articles the most unique is the factor of the articles being submitted from the roofers themselvesWhen asked, the GRS roof repair managers had these comments:
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Metal and Flat Roof Repair
When General Roofing Systems first started this process a few years ago (with a main roofing article blog), management would select roofers  randomly to write and post articles covering various roof repair problems and solutions they would encounter while working in the field. In fact, every crew is required to provide daily reports from mobile offices in the crew trucks. These roof inspection, repair, and maintenance reports were actually the original inspiration behind the articles being posted to a blog. "The process of our roofers reporting from the field was already in our policy.  Now it is just a daily part of the job, the same as checking in and out of a work site each day." "Our customers would always comment about the articles in meetings, it was a great way for us to know that they were a success and helped  us to continue with the articles."
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  "The home-owners, commercial property owners, and industrial facility managers  are able to find information that assists them with specific problems they are experiencing  with their roofs. I think it's only obvious that the local roof repair articles are even more of an advantage to our customers than our main roofing blog would be due to local weather issues and advisories such as warnings against  hail and snow." We learned this from the  recent articles on the wind storms in Calgary that blew the shingles off thousands of roofs, or the roof collapses last winter in Edmonton when we had upwards to sixty workers shoveling snow off roofs at a time.  Or in cases such as the troubles the Vancouver area had with several  metal and flat roof repairs. It is a great service to our customers to be able to provide instant access to solutions  for when disaster strikes. Our customers are then able to have access to several links that connect them automatically to the  Emergency Roof Repair knowledge and a real-time on-site response. "From what I understand, we become the published authors and our customers will be able to contact us direct from the articles either online, by direct call to the crew truck, or as required in person, all at the local immediate level. I think our customers will really find this be a great benefit." 
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An Alberta Crew Reporting on Internet From Crew Truck
In summary, GRS customers  will now have direct access to articles, photos, videos of roof repair problems (and solutions). They will be able to visit with  senior roof repair technicians at a local level either on-line or in person , to solvarious roofing problems. It puts the contributor at a local level, providing real time and being that the contributor to the roof repair article is the actual roofer doing the repair, the service is then that much more accurate and personal. The contributors of the articles are required to send information to the repair blog and are responsible for responding quick and efficient responses to all home/business owner inquiries. The Edmonton chapter of our blog is only the beginning, we hope to branch out to all areas and keep providing assistance in all shapes and forms. Until Next Time,  The Team at GRS CONTACT US: Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. 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.