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.

Metal Siding Leak Inspection, September 2015, Edmonton

This client's commercial building bears a flat metal roofing system, but contacted GRS over some concerns that the metal siding around some windows on the upper level had leaked. GRS sent out one of its technicians to inspect the area and provide some advice on the repairs that could be carried out. Inspection Report: September 29, 2015 The technician went on-site and met with the client to discuss the problems with water ingress around the windows on an upper level of the building. They went out to the metal roof and began inspecting the windows and surrounding walls. The leaking areas became quite apparent, and the whole wall could use some patching. The reporting technician then suggested that every window's corners be treated with caulking to divert the water away from the metal edges. This is due to the water's current path, which is to run along the metal and behind the wall. Their estimate was that two crew members would be on-site for a half-day and use around eight tubes of caulking to properly seal the areas. This would, however, be a 'bandage' approach; the proper way to fix the problem would be to first remove the metal around the windows, cut back the wall metal, apply seam tape or spray foam between the metal and the wall, then replace the flashing that has degraded to this point.  
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The client reported water ingress around the windows on the upper levels of the building.
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While the sealant used around the sill had failed, and parts of the metal roof required patching, our technician suggested caulking applications around the corners such that it would divert water away from the existing coatings.
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Here is another example of a portion of the window where water was forming pockets. The rusting is characteristic of water pooling for extended periods of time on the sill, and slowly leaking into the building over time.
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There had also been some tearing at the end of the drip edge on the top of this window. Water had been entering through this hole.
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Some tearing in the metal siding on the roof had also been another potential leak entry point. The tearing had reached a point that the siding was becoming loose from the wall.
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Some components also required re-caulking around the base. Cracks in the old sealant had created small holes through which water could enter.
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There were also windows which had missing screws. Water had been entering the building through the screw holes.
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Another example of a piping penetration requiring sealing.
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While our technician was willing to apply a "bandage", the correct approach would have been to spray around the affected areas with foam or seam tape, and then reinstall new flashing.
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After addressing the windows, we did some water testing around the perimeter of the roof walls to make sure that the seams were watertight.
This report will continue to be updated if/as work proceeds on-site. 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, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.

EPDM Roof Restoration with Liquid Rubber Coatings, September 2015, Edmonton

GRS first carried out an inspection and some light repairs on this commercial building's EPDM roof in April of 2012. There are two roofs in this system, one EPDM and one metal. We began working on the roof in September of 2015, proceeding with an engineered liquid rubber coating, on top of repairing any new fault areas that have developed since then. Check out this page for the original inspection information, though it may be referenced in some sections below.
Table of Contents:
Inspection
Scope of Work
Roof Reports [all 2015]
  Inspection: April 17, 2012 The original inspection is very thorough and worth reviewing. In summary, the EPDM and metal roof was suffering from some puncture holes, leaks, and membrane degradation. The structure itself is sound, but could use some maintenance to address then-current and future problems. Spot repairs could be carried out, or the roof could be recovered with a new watertight system (ie: liquid rubber).   Scope of Work: September 7, 2015 The crew made a list of things to present to the client, covering all of the pertinent safety information and everything needed to demonstrate that the scope of the project has been thoroughly considered. Below is a copy of everything they were prepared to cover.
Required on site to show HSE Manager:
  • GRS tool box documents
  • MSDS (attached)
  • WHIMIS tickets.
  • First aider with ticket
  • Fall arrest tickets
  • First aid kit
  • Pylons and caution tape for 6' control zone
  • Harnesses and ropes
  • Proper safety glasses
  • Steel toe boats (with green triangle symbol)
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Gloves
 
Other:
  • Liquid rubber - 15 - 17 pails
  • Rollers, sleeves, brushes
  • Seam tape
  • Flashing mesh
  • Pressure washer, hose, electrical - be sure to advise office staff that roof may leak while washing.
  • Rags (materials to dry roof)
  • EPDM repair materials and tools
 
Notes:
  • Access to roof is with roof door - walk out on roof. Do not use ladders to access roof.
  Scope of Work:   Roof 1. EPDM ballast roof restoration. Approximately 36' x 50'
  • Remove rock ballast from half of EPDM roof
  • Wash EPDM roof membrane to white-glove clean
  • Repair EPDM as required
  • Coat half roof with liquid rubber (about 900 sq feet or 3 - 5 pails)
  • Return ballast to EPDM roof
  • Remove rock ballast from other half of EPDM roof
  • Wash EPDM roof membrane to white-glove clean
  • Repair EPDM as required
  • Coat half roof with liquid rubber (about 900 sq feet or 3 - 5 pails)
  • Return ballast to EPDM roof
  Roof 2. Metal Roof Coating. Approximately 56' x 50' Details first. Wash roof and/or internal gutters as required. Dry. Reinforce all your details with liquid rubber and/or seam tape or mesh as required before rolling out or spraying liquid rubber. Check all fasteners and replace as required or coat with liquid rubber. Check all rooftop penetrations, flashing, roof-to-wall connections, roof eave to gutter area, internal gutters and sheet metal connections, internal gutter to wall connections, and seams (especially horizontal) that may be separating. Clear old caulking etc. Add seam tape or mesh with liquid rubber. Coat complete metal roof, in gutters, and up parapet walls 30" in liquid rubber. Be sure to tape off a clean line at wall at a height of 30" or so - the line needs to be clean and straight. Pay close attention to internal gutters especially where sheet metal connects and where the internal gutter is at a vertical meeting the metal roof edge (that's where most leaks on these systems occur).  
Metal roof coating repair video and explanation of scope of work at this link:
  Roof Report: September 8, 2015 The team met in the morning for a brief safety meeting with the entire crew present. They then went up to the roof to begin moving the ballast from the west side onto the east side, preparing the area for cleaning. Using pressure washers to clean off the surface, the team found some difficulty with the amount of clay mixed in with the dirt. They sent one of the technicians out to pick up more scrub pads that could handle the tougher soil. Heavy rain began rolling in, so the team had to depart a little bit early. Half of the roof is cleaned off and prepared for the following day's application of liquid rubber. Plan for September 9: Arrive for 7:00am, and put down the first layer of liquid rubber on the now-complete half of the roof. While it cures, the second half of the roof will be prepared for the same.  
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Puncture hole around the detailing of a ventilation unit.
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Pressure washers were used to clean the surface, which was covered in a mixture of clay and dirt.
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Scrub pads were used to remove the remaining soil. After the roof was dirt-free, we gave it a final wash.
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We had to shut the site down when heavy rain began to roll in. Half of the roof was cleared and now prepared for liquid rubber applications.
    Roof Report: September 9, 2015 The GRS crew arrived on site for 6:45am, and had their toolbox meeting for fifteen minutes until the client arrived to grant access to the roof. They began by clearing off the residual moisture and prepared to apply the liquid rubber to half of the EPDM roof. In the meanwhile, the other part of the team was at the shop picking up another six buckets of the liquid rubber solution. By the time they'd returned, the first team kept cleaning the metal roof. Half of the metal roof had liquid rubber applied to it, and the technicians kept preparing the gutter and sidewalls for recovery. Once the west side of the EPDM roof had cured, the crew moved the ballast back from the east side. They kept preparing and cleaning the east side for tomorrow's application of liquid rubber, as some rainfall prevented them from more liquid rubber application. Both the EPDM and metal roofs have been half-completed with liquid rubber, with the other half prepared for the following day's work. The customer also reported a heavy leak, which was traced and temporarily patched until it can be addressed at-length.
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Completed liquid rubber coatings on one of the metal roofs.
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Clearing away residual moisture and ballast rocks from the other half of the EPDM roof.
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Detailing around the rooftop units also required new coatings, with cracks forming around the corners.
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After cleaning the remaining portion of the metal roof, a second team of technicians completed the coatings after preparing the gutter and sidewalls for recovery.
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Various rooftop appliances also required coatings around their bases.
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Once the EPDM had cured, we applied liquid rubber to half of the roof which had previously been covered in residual moisture.
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The parapet walls were inspected for various deficiencies, such as punctures and pockets formed at the wall connections.
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Initial patch applied to the detailing around a rooftop unit on the metal roof.
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Remaining half of the metal roof to be recovered.
  Roof Report: September 10, 2015 Work began on the roof around 6:45am, where the team got to cleaning the EPDM roof in preparation for more liquid rubber. Everything was cleaned and prepared for 10:00am, and after a brief coffee break one technician got to applying the rubber solution to the ribs of the metal roof while another applied it to the EPDM. The two remaining crew mates finished up the mesh and detail work on the metal roof, working through 12:30pm until lunch. Resuming at 1:00, they all continued with their assigned tasks until the metal roof was done around 3:00pm. The EPDM roof has a 5' x 36' section still requiring ballast removal, cleaning, and liquid rubber application. It's expected that the work will be finished tomorrow.
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After clearing the ballast rocks from the other half of the EPDM roof, we again had to wash off the clay/dirt mixtures from the surface.
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After washing the detritus, the surface was nearly ready for liquid rubber coatings. Scrub pads were used to remove any remaining buildups. One 5' x 36' section of ballast was still remaining, as well.
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Concurrently, another technician applied coatings to the remaining metal roof's ribs.
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Completed liquid rubber recovery to an EPDM roof.
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Completed metal roof.
    Roof Report: September 11, 2015 The crew arrived on site for 7:30am, and got to cleaning the remaining section of the EPDM roof. By the time they took a break around 10:10am the roof was clean and ready for the liquid rubber. They performed a leak test on the second roof, and made sure that there was no water ingress to the offices below. Once confirmed, they prepared the breather holes on the metal roof's ribbing with mesh and rubber. Lunch break went from 11:30 - 12:00pm, and the EPDM roof was finished shortly after. The rubber has to cure before the ballast can be replaced, so the team moved on to the metal roof to continue adhering the mesh and rubber to the ribbing. Come 2:40pm, they had the site cleaned up and marked the job complete. < End Report >   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.  

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

Commercial Metal Roof Repair Edmonton, June 15, 2015

Article: Liquid Rubber Coating Spot Repair to Commercial Metal Roof.

The report below is a metal roof inspection with recommendations and temporary repair and maintenance of a commercial standing seam metal roof in Edmonton, Alberta. The Product used for the repairs was liquid rubber. Commercial metal roofing systems require constant maintenance and repair to keep them from leaks. Depending on the slope (the higher the slope, the less leaks usually), the type of metal seams, age of roof and the initial installation quality your roof may need more or less repair or maintenance. For aggressive repair and maintenance of a commercial metal roof we would recommend a complete coating. For roofs that aren't leaking too badly we can do spot repairs. Sometimes roof penetrations can be replaced properly or even the fasteners can be replaced to stop leaking. There are different maintenance steps we can take dependent on the specific challenges. As far as the type of caulking or coatings we recommend... liquid rubber in Canada has been an excellent product for us and our clients. There are many products available on the market from the USA, but in most instances they peel and crack and do not last very long due to the harsh winters in Canada. The combination of a proper seam tape and liquid rubber will usually deal with any metal roof leaks you have. Visit the following link for scope of work used for various liquid rubber metal roof repair and maintenance.   July 29, 2014: Roofing Crew Arrives For Metal Roof Inspection. They are getting leaks from units on the roof as well as three big hood vents coming through the wall. The caulking has let go and would need be removed and resealed plus mesh the sides of them. There are 6 units and 10 penetrations on the roof - they would like them all sealed with mesh and liquid rubber. We would be looking at 40 to 50 man hours to complete job.
Leaking Around Rooftop Unit Curb
There had been leaking around a rooftop unit curb, caused by residual standing water draining towards the unit.
Leak Identified at wall cladding where it meets low slope metal roof.
Leak identified at the wall cladding where it meets the low slope metal roof.
Leak Around Unit
Another rooftop unit adjacent to the edge of the roof whose detailing was identified as being a leak entry point.
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Inspecting for common leak points at the wall connections and around the remaining units.
  August 6, 2014: Crew Arrives To Complete Repairs.  Today we had to remove old roof caulking from the hood vents and also around some spots around the units after we did that. We cleaned them and applied seam tape and then applied our liquid rubber. We applied two coats of liquid rubber to all. As for the hood vents, we removed all old silicone and applied new caulking and sealed in the sides with seam tape and liquid rubber. I also sealed in the caulking with liquid rubber for extra protection for all rooftop units, vents and penetrations. The roof leak issues are sealed 100% and site is 100% complete. Material used. 1.5 pails of brush grade liquid rubber. 3 rolls of seam tape. 5 tubes of chalking.
Liquid Rubber Around Vent
Liquid coatings around the base of a plumbing vent and over some exposed flashing seams.
Liquid Rubber Repair at wall cladding area.
Coatings applied over a wall cladding area around a vent. 
Liquid Rubber Penetration Repair
Our coatings also extend around all roofing penetrations and standing seams which exhibit signs of deficiency (i.e. exposed, tearing, etc.).
< 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 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.
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EPDM Flat Roof Replacement Drayton Valley - tearing off old roof.
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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.  

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.

Gutter Replacement Edmonton, December 2013

Article: Commercial Gutters Replacement in Edmonton, Alberta.

Below you will find a report of a gutter installation from the metal roofing repair crew in Edmonton, Alberta. December 17, 2013: Metal Crew Arrives on Site.  The crew filled their safety documents We then boxed the ends of the two existing gutters on the side of the building. We then boxed one end of the new gutter and worked on installing gutters on the front east end of the building. The crew then started to install more gutters and two pieces of flashing that had come off the building. The crew continued to install the rest of the gutters that we had on site 11 pieces total. We then made holes for the downspouts and removed snow on the west end of the roof where we will be installing gutters.
Gutter Installation
Gutter Installation in Progress to Edmonton Commercial Building.
Installing new
Installing New Gutters.
Old
Old Gutters.
Installed
Gutters Installed
December 22, 2013: Crew Finishes Site.  Site is completed, there is a minor clean up to be completed Monday. Gutter Replacement Edmonton
Metal Crew Completes Gutter Job
Metal Crew Completes Gutter Job
Downspouts Installed
Downspouts Installed
Installed and Job Completed
Gutters Installed and Job Completed
< End 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.

Edmonton Flat Metal Roof Repair, September 2013

This client requested quotation from GRS to make repairs to their commercial flat roof system. We delivered the quotes for repair and replacement options, for which the client selected the repairs. Quotation Delivered: September 4, 2013 After the client's inquiry to the services that GRS can offer their particular metal roofing system, we delivered a quote to them that covered the repair and replacement options available to them. Roof Report: October 3, 2013 The team began work for 7:45am, purchasing fuel for the pressure washer and driving to the shop to pick up equipment and arriving at the client's location for 9:30am. Everything was being set up for the day's work when the last three members of the team arrived around 10:00am. Two of the crew began pressure washing the metal roof, while the other four got to work on cutting, bending, and closing off the metal cladding ends between the parapet walls and gutters. Lunch break went from 12:45pm to 1:15pm, and everybody returned to work. One of the team had to leave near 3:00pm to deal with a family emergency, but the rest carried on. There was a brief discussion with the client about the possibility of staying past the planned 4:30pm (until 6:30pm), which required that the store manager stay late to shut off the water so that the pipes don't burst overnight. Everything was agreed to, and the crew kept working through to the early evening around 7:00pm. This report will be updated and more information comes in. For the moment, the photos we typically like to include are unavailable - please accept our apologies! CODE: 5611 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.

Residential Flat Roof EPDM Installation in Edmonton AB, June to July 2013

Below you will find a series of reports and photographs from the Edmonton roofing repair crew for an EPDM installation on a residential flat roof. Drain and flashing installation was also added to the roof replacement package. The client initially had a tar and gravel system. Site Preparation, June 23 2013: Gravel removal was finished in preparation of tomorrow's EPDM installation.
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Gravel removal
June 30 2013: The EPDM re-roofing has begun.  The client also made us aware that they had paid for another drain installation. We will return next week to do a metal and drain replacement.
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Laying down insulation
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Roof surface adhesion
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EPDM fastening
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Mid-installation
IMAG0415 July 1 2013: The skylight, flashing, and drain need replacement or reinstallation. The client approved our use of the front lawn for doing our work on that side of the house. July 2 2013: The EPDM re-roof is now complete. Remaining tasks include drain installation on the rear roof, skirt flashing (skylight, chimney), and installing perimeter metal. IMAG0440 IMAG0441 IMAG0442 IMAG0443 IMAG0444 IMAG0445 IMAG0446 IMAG0447 IMAG0448 IMAG0449 IMAG0450 IMAG0451 IMAG0452 IMAG0453 IMAG0454 IMAG0455 IMAG0456 IMAG0457 IMAG0458 IMAG0459 Rear Drain Installation IMAG0479 IMAG0480 IMAG0481 IMAG0482 IMAG0483 IMAG0484 IMAG0485   < End Report > Code: 140 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.