Commercial EPDM Roof Replacement, October 2015, Saskatoon, SK

This client in Saskatoon contracted GRS to send out a crew that could replace their currently flat roof with a new EPDM system. The team went on location to rip out the old system and installed the requested EPDM without any issue.   Roof Report: October 7, 2015 This day, the crew arrived on site for 7:00am and began to rip off the existing roof system. The other team members didn't arrive until a short while later, right around the time that the crane showed up with the site materials. Between 12:30 and 12:45pm, the team loaded the roof and found that the order was missing insulation and seam plates. The site lead had to leave the site then, to pick up the missing supplies. By their return at 3:00pm the remaining team had torn off enough of the roof to expose some rotten plywood underneath. This too, had to be replaced, so another member of the crew was dispatched to pick up some replacement sheets. In the meanwhile, the on-site crew put down the ISO insulation boards and began gluing the rubber to it. It was around that time (~5:00pm) that the temperature began dropping below what the normal threshold for the glue's application permits, so the team weighted down the EPDM for the night and prepared the site for the rubber's adhesion the following day.  
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We started the roof replacement by ripping out the existing system. The roof surface consisted of plywood boards.
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Some of the plywood boards on the roof were rotted to a point where there were holes in the assembly.
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Damaged pieces of plywood were replaced and we prepared to install ISO over the structure.
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Bonding agent was applied to the underside of the EPDM and installed over the ISO boards.
    Roof Report: October 8, 2015 The crew assembled once more for 7:00am and got to ripping out the rest of the roof as the sun began to rise higher into the sky, warming up the site. When the roof itself was all torn out, they laid the EPDM's ISO insulation and then adhered the rubber atop it. This work carried on through the day, so that by the time they were prepared to leave the site, all of the rubber had been laid down and some of the plywood had been installed to the parapet walls where it had required replacing. The following day would only require some detail work to some curbs and seams. They expected that everything would be completed by 3pm and the site would then be entirely finished.    
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After ripping out the existing structure on the second half of the roof, we mechanically fastened ISO boards.
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More mechanical fasteners around the perimeter of the roof.
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We applied rubber seam tape over the perimeter of the roof to prepare to install the perimeter flashing.
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Completed flat roof EPDM installation.
      Roof Report: October 10, 2015 The crew finished the roof on this day, but not without a little bit of trouble during the process. One of the subcontractors hired on for the job was not able to carry out the metal work that they'd claimed, so a replacement had to be found on short notice. The replacement arrived on site and completed the metal work in a timely fashion that also measured up to the exacting standards on any GRS project. With the metal work done, the site was cleaned up and the crew departed, leaving this another completed site bearing the GRS stamp of approval.
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To wrap up the site, we finished the metal work, including the perimeter flashing.
< End Report > CODE: 103 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.

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

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

Photo Gallery: Edmonton Shingle Roof Replacement, August 2015

The photos in this post are from an in-progress shingle re-roofing project in Edmonton, AB for one of our residential clients. As the roof reports come in, this post will be updated to provide an accounting of everything performed on-site. Continue reading Photo Gallery: Edmonton Shingle Roof Replacement, August 2015

Photo Gallery: Edmonton Shingle Roof Replacement, August 2015

The photos in this post are from an in-progress shingle re-roofing project in Edmonton, AB for one of our residential clients. As the roof reports come in, this post will be updated to provide an accounting of everything performed on-site. Continue reading Photo Gallery: Edmonton Shingle Roof Replacement, August 2015

EPDM Roofing Installation, August 2015, Edmonton

GRS undertook a project re-roofing a large commercial unit with an EPDM roofing system. Everything was brought in and installed with exacting detail from the FR boards to the metal flashings and detail work. Continue reading EPDM Roofing Installation, August 2015, Edmonton

Saskatoon Commercial Flat Roof Quotation, November 2014

This commercial client in Saskatoon required an inspection and comprehensive quotation because of water damage in the building. As the roof would have to be re-sloped, repairs are not a viable option. Inspection Notes: A site inspection was done on November 26th, 2014 by a GRS representative in Saskatoon and the following was observed: 1. The roof access from the interior is through a closet sided door opening to a wall mounted ladder up to the roof hatch which is approximately 2 square ft. 2. The roof drain directly next to the hatch is dry while the perimeter of the center enclosure is retaining water which is now frozen, indicating a reverse inclination. 3. The suite or suites experiencing the water damage leaking were not inspected as prior arrangements had not been made at the time of this visit. Further, the management on site believed the windows to the suite were leaking and that the maintenance man would be doing further inspection of such. Should a closer inspection be required to obtain greater clarity of the damage and possible solutions an additional site visit would have to be arranged to gain access. 20141126_145833 20141126_145842 20141126_150000 20141126_150012 20141126_150036 20141126_150058 20141126_150106 20141126_150119 20141126_150134 20141126_150140 20141126_150153 20141126_150212 20141126_150226 20141126_150234 20141126_150258 20141126_150308 20141126_150320 20141126_150331 20141126_150344 20141126_150351 20141126_150405 20141126_150414 20141126_150423 20141126_150432 20141126_150436 20141126_150440 20141126_150459 20141126_150522 20141126_150550 20141126_150557 20141126_150601 20141126_150610 20141126_150620 20141126_150633 20141126_150643 20141126_150655 20141126_150703 20141126_150715 20141126_150742 20141126_150805 20141126_150820 20141126_150833 20141126_150849 The client was presented with a comprehensive quotation involving various replacement or recovery options. This file may be updated at a later date. < End Report > CODE: 241 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.

High River SBS Roof Replacement, October 2014

This commercial client required a roof replacement and elected to have GRS install a 2-ply SBS Modified Bitumen system. This was done in High River, AB, far to the north of the province.   Roof Report: October 24, 2014 The team arrived on site for 9am and began to get it prepared to commence work the following day. Material lists were organized and ready for purchase, and the tools were loaded onto the roof. The crew waited for the dump bin to arrive, and once it had they went off to the store to pick up the last of the materials needed for the job's beginning. They ended the day for 3:00pm, leaving the job site for the evening.   Roof Report: October 26, 2011 The four team members arrived for 8:00am and worked for a few short hours until 11:30. In their time on site, they stripped off the torch-on system and moved materials to the side of the roof where they would begin work the following day. The weather forecast called for heavy snow, and ice crystals were building on the roof even after torching. They called it for the day at 11:30am, and would return the following morning.   Roof Report: October 29, 2015 Starting the morning at 7:30, the team got to work with chipping away ice, blow-drying the roof, and cleaning it off for work. Once done, they got to stripping outer walls, putting up around 25' of fascia, and stripping the parapet walls too. They installed two high domes and starting putting more capping on. Heavy snowfall came in just before 5:00pm, so the team wrapped up the site for the day.   Updated Quotation Delivered: October 30, 2014 We sent over an updated quote to the client to show payments that had been applied to date. There was some uncertainty remaining about the amount of sheathing requiring replacement, so the final quote was yet to be confirmed.   Roof Report: October 30, 2014 This day saw a lot of ice chipped away and snow swept off of the roof. They team torched the capping and installed scupper drains and the necessary downpipes. They left the job site for 4:00pm once word arrived that some more of the materials for the job site on order had arrived. They got the materials and returned to the town; an 8-hour round trip. Roof Report: October 31, 2014 There was some light rain in the morning, but not enough to cancel the day's progress. The rest of the roof system was ripped off and the rotten plywood underneath replaced. The last scupper drain was installed, and some more of the parapet wall was stripped. Once done, the last of the capping was torched on and materials were moved and prepared for the next day. After clean-up, the team departed the site for around 5:30pm. The day's efforts saw 25 sheets of OSB plywood 7/16 installed, which allowed for a final quote to be delivered to the client as everything that would be exposed and inspected had been so. High Level-20141031-03223 High Level-20141025-03127       Roof Report: November 2, 2014 This day, the team met on the roof for 8:00am and got to work. Their task for the day was working on getting the enco new paper was completed, and the job site was cleaned up afterwards. They left the site at 1:00pm, another job completed.     CODE: 10006 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.

Drayton Valley EPDM Flat Roof Replacement, July-Dec 2014

This report covers quotation and services carried out to a commercial building's flat roof in Edmonton. The GRS crew performed some spot repairs first, following it up with an outright EPDM roof replacement. Continue reading Drayton Valley EPDM Flat Roof Replacement, July-Dec 2014

Residential Shake to Shingle Re-Roofing Fort Saskatchewan, AB – May to June 2014

Shake to Shingle Re-Roofing Fort Saskatchewan. Below you will find a quotation, field report, and photos for a residential re-roofing. The client needed a sloped roof replacement with respect to their shingles. Quotation, May 6 2014:
  • Sloped roof replacement (remove cedar shakes and replace with shingles)
    • Shingle options:
      • Architectural
      • Luxury slate/shake
      • Metal, rubber, shake, tile
    • Attic ventilation and assessment; vent correction as required
    • High profile shingle cap
    • Ice & Water protection: eaves, valleys, neck tie roof openings (vents, plumbing, skylights, etc.)
    • Complete wrap of roof underlayment
    • Storm nailing and installation
    • Caulking under vents, exposed nails, valleys, etc.
    • Replacement of rotted roof sheathing up to 100 sq. ft.
Work Order, June 4 2014:
  • Scope: Re-roof house, attached garage, and small rear shed
Materials
  • Field Shingles - 33 Sq of Malarkey Legacy Antique Brown Shingles (129 Bundle at 4 bundle sq)
  • Cap Shingles - 100 lineal ft of  Malarkey product number 224 - EZ Ridge 10" to be set up over the ridge vent strips at ridge of roof
  • Starter Shingles - 300 lineal feet of starter (whichever is recommended with Malarkey Legacy Shingles)
  • Eave drip edge - 140 lineal feet of color drip edge metal to be installed at eave of roof roof sheathing
  • Ridge Vent - 60 lineal feet of Lo-Omni Ridge vent is 9" wide for install under the Malarkey EZ Ridge 10" shingle
  • Plumbing Boots - 3 neoprene or plastic
  • Goose Necks - 2 colored goose-necks with-out baffle (screen only)
  • Valley Metal - 100 lineal feet of coloured valley metal for open metal roof valleys
  • Underlay -  31 square of synthetic breathable underlay choice GAF-Elk Deck Armour
  • Ice and Water - 240 lineal feet of 44" ice and water
Specifications
  • Inspection of attic space - check intake air at soffits to ensure insulation is not covering intake air that cools the attic.
  • Check exhaust venting at ridge to check if it is clear and calculate proper exhaust required for attic size - approximately 1 sq foot of exhaust venting is required for every 100 - 300 sq ft of roof attic space to properly ventilate the attic.
  • Check insulation for moisture damage. Damaged insulation will not work anymore (it will have no R Value) and must be removed.
  • Inspect sheathing for water damage.
  • Flashing all along the eaves-trough.
  • Rake-flashing along all rakes/gables.
  • Ice & Water along all eaves, valleys, flashing edges after sheet metal installation, back pans, and penetrations. Ice and water membrane is used to keep freeze thaw ice in the gutters from wicking back up and under shingles and warming at the sheathing and creating a roof leak in to the home.
  • Replace all vents and bathroom exhausts, with optional ridge venting included.
  • Supply and install metal back-pan for chimney.
  • Replace all goose-neck vents.
  • Replace all vents and exhausts with rubber-sealed screws instead of shingle nails at exposed areas (regular shingle nails can work back out of sheathing over time and can leak because the nails are exposed and caulking them will over time fade).
  • Storm-nail all shingles. Storm nailing shingles requires six nails vs. four nails in to each shingle.
  • Re-caulk storm collars and rain-caps with polybitumen or high grade polymer caulking (tar caulking will crack). Using a high quality UV resistant caulking in roofing is important.
  • Clean all gutters and downspouts.
  • Dispose of all materials, and full cleanup with magnetic roller so that no roofing nails are left in grass to hurt household pets or children playing.
image (1) image   The work order was approved, and we proceeded to drop off materials at the site on June 16 2014. Weather conditions were not very favourable for the next few days. Field Report, June 20 2014: We arrived on site to be met with tearing cedar shake. There were thousands of nails to remove, which took hours. It began raining today as well. Hopefully there will be more luck with the weather soon. IMG_20140620_083149 IMG_20140620_083153 IMG_20140620_083159 IMG_20140620_083201 IMG_20140620_083224 IMG_20140620_153707 IMG_20140620_153710   < TO BE CONTINUED > Code: 43 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.

Rooftop DecTec Installation, March 2014, Edmonton

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