St. Albert Garage Flat Roof Replacement, September 2012

This residential client required a flat roof replacement for their single car garage because the roof was leaking. A GRS crew was dispatched to replace the roof and ensure the leaking issue was resolved. Roof Report, September 6, 2012:
  • Removed old roof.
  • Removed the old rotten deck.
  • Joined new joists against old ones.
  • Took out insulation.
  • Removed rotten wall along backside.
  • Took off old caps to be replaced with new ones.
  • Nailed down the new deck.
  • Built up the parapets.
  • Cleaned up site.
  • Laid down tarp and waterproofed the roof.
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  • Bracing on joists completed.
  • Vapour barrier and fiber board laid on roof.
  • Decking completed on the back wall.
  • Fiber board fastened into place
  • Roll on scrim applied to the roof.
  • Parapets and the entire roof done with roll on.
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  • Shoveled snow.
  • Prepped work site.
  • Unloaded material.
We spoke with the client and they are happy with what’s going to be done for the scope of work. We received the key for the garage (stored material inside). The siding and metal are going to be one full long day of work. Inside the garage all of the joists are uneven and must be cut with a skill saw then sanded in a few places. Tools must also be cleaned. We told the home owner that we will fix the drain. photo (10) photo (11) photo (12) photo (13) photo (14) Roof Report, November 26, 2012:
  • Removed rotten wood.
  • Started framing.
  • Shoveled snow.
  • Installed J-channel.
  • Picked up material for site.
We talked to the client and he was happy with the work done so far. He asked if it’s possible for us to order the rest of siding. We still have a lot of work to do ripping the wood and finishing prep. It is going to take 2 days for us to finish. photo(1) photo(3) photo(4) photo(5) photo(6) photo(7) photo(8) photo(9) photo(11) photo(12) photo(13) photo(14) photo Roof Report, November 27, 2012: Today we ripped off the old plywood and installed the J-trim. The plywood under the siding must be replaced because it is rotten. We agreed to install the siding and soffit but the plywood under is rotten and we are not able to nail into it. We spoke with the client today and explained to him that we are going to be getting a quote for the extra work to be done (as well as the cost of the new plywood). He replied that he is okay with it and he is ready to sign for it when the quote is prepared. photo(22) photo(23) photo(24) photo(25) photo(26) photo(27) Roof Report, December 20, 2012:
  • Framed garage.
  • Installed plywood and 2x4.
We didn’t have any metal tools to cut the J-trim soffit and fascia, and the compressor broke down on us which slowed down the job process. None of the siding was delivered today so we worked on the framing and installing plywood. We are also waiting to get an electrician to fix some electrical before we cover it with plywood and siding. I talked to the client and he said he is going to be taking care of it tomorrow. We are going back tomorrow first thing in the morning to finish framing and siding. photo(1) photo(3) photo(5) photo(6) photo(9) photo(10) Roof Report, December 21, 2012:
  • Finished framing.
  • Made sure it’s water proofed.
  • Installed soffit and fascia.
It was -24 with the wind chill today, we had a hard time using the compressor and the nail gun as they kept freezing on us. That is why we had to do framing manually which slowed down the process of work. I spoke to our project manager and explained that we finished a few things but the weather is not in our favour and is slowing us down. He advised to stop for the day as it is much too cold to work outside and advised us to talk to the client to explain the situation. I went and spoke to the client and he understands completely. I told him we are going to be back to finish his garage when it’s warmer. The client does not mind us coming back later on to finish. photo(11) photo(19) photo(20) photo(21) photo(22) photo(23) photo(24) photo(25) photo(26) Roof Report, December 29, 2012:
  • Finished installing soffit and fascia.
  • Installed all siding.
  • Cleaned tools to client's satisfaction.
  • Cleaned garage.
  • Cleaned outside of the garage.
  • Shoveled snow off of the roof.
Today we finished installing all siding, soffit and fascia. We also cleaned the garage and outside garage, as well as the client's tools. The bin is now ready to be picked up. photo(1) photo(2) photo(3) photo(4) photo(5) photo(6) photo(7) photo(8) < End Report > CODE: 10 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.

Sherwood Park Residential Roof Leak Warranty Repair, May 2012

The GRS team installed an EPDM roof for this client the previous year. The client informed that there was water coming through a vent in the washroom and requested a warranty service repair. This is a follow-up report for a project completed the previous year. You can find the original article here. The following email was sent by our project manager to the crew member who would be attending the warranty repair call:
Good morning, We installed this EPDM overlay for the client last fall. It was a good install. My thinking is that it is condensation as he has an original home and it was having condensation issues last fall when we did the install also. If it is condensation, you may want to design a roof vent lay-out for him to get the roof venting. The important part is to be sure that there is at least one vent for each air space and you have some form of soffit intake. He is doing his siding also, and with his roof and soffit overhang design we may have to drill holes in the side of the vertical. HOWEVER, if there is no intake and we would have to start that process, he would require a Building Envelope consultant to draft a scope of work for us to follow. If it is only adding roof vents and not drilling holes in to his vertical outside wall then there is no need for a consultant. It could just be a leak too, but I doubt it. He may have shoveled a rip in the EPDM also, who knows. Also of note, with all his other remediation (mold, siding, etc) you never know what's been done. If it looks like we are going to be adding a number of vents, then we may not want to charge him for this service (assuming the leak isn't our fault) and just make it back up on the vent installs. If we are quoting vents etc, that quote would come from me based on our inspection. Thanks
Roof Report, March 20, 2012:
We arrived on site and met the owner, he said his wife noticed a leak in the bathroom ceiling fan late the week prior.  When we inspected the area suspected, we found 5” to 6” of ice around the protrusion (bathroom ceiling fan) and along the entire parapet wall. As to not do further damage to the EPDM membrane by removing the ice, we decided not to shovel away the ice and snow.  However we tried lifting the edges of the ice to remove what we could. This did not make enough difference to do a repair if needed. While doing this, we did notice that we could lift the cap off the bathroom fan vent. After doing this we noticed water pooled on the membrane over the insulation. We removed the wet insulation and packed it with dry insulation that the client had on hand, nailed and caulked the membrane in to place, and caulked the inside as well as the outside of the cap itself. We also caulked the neighbouring cap even though there was no suspected leak from it. The customer did mention during conversation that we are supposed to conduct a moisture test some time this summer.
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(this client needed a final repair done two years after the warranty service). This roof is in good shape. Seam tape and seam sealants are in place on all laps and detail. However the roof is missing parapet metal caps. Some of the membrane is temporary held down by clamps but can still allow water to enter the system. One of the seven scuppers has a patch that is fish mouthing which is enabling leaks. All other scuppers were sealed. The leak in question above the bathroom was a rip in the membrane beside the plumbing stack. Reason for the rip looks like an ice pick may have penetrated membrane. Membrane ripped below window metal flashing in corner joining into parapet.
 Roof Report, March 16, 2014:
  • Repaired 1 rip beside plumbing stack.
  • Repaired 1 patch fishmouthing beside scupper.
  • Repaired one rip on wall under a window joining to parapets.
  • All repairs were achieved using weathered membrane cleaner to remove dirt and dust etc.
  • Primer/ep95/ patch installed then sealed with EPDM seam sealant.
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Spruce Grove Industrial Roof Inspection, February 2012

This client in Spruce Grove, Alberta required an inspection for their industrial rooftop. The client needed options for a full roof replacement. This report outlines the initial inspection of the site. Inspection, February 14, 2012: All of the sloped sections on the rear of the building are 3/12 pitch, one has shingles and the other 3 have rolled roofing. None are properly flashed (steps, wall flashing), and they have mastic at the transitions. The one lower section has no siding and the OSB board is exposed to the elements. You can tell the wood is worn due to the weather. This roof is leaking and the insulation is wet where they do have it. I would expect there to be substantial wood rot. All sections will need to be re-insulated underneath. Standstone roof inspection 001 Standstone roof inspection 002 Standstone roof inspection 003 Standstone roof inspection 004 Standstone roof inspection 009 Standstone roof inspection 011
The curb here is built over the south parapet and has many flaws (exposed plywood, sitting on a gas line boot, pipes going through that aren't properly sealed). The metal flashing is sealed with duct tape, wires are going through metal with no sealant, plus storm collars that aren't caulked. We have loose metal on the parapet and against the wall. This appears to be ready to come off in a stiff breeze.
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Plywood is splitting and is not covered with ballast at the transition. There is a hump in the roof, not a blister. This runs east/west approximately every 15', this has to be on a structural beam. Drain cover caps are broken and the A/C unit is sitting on rotten wood. Three gum boxes need filling. There is a serious crack in the lower roof which appears to go right through to the deck.
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