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Commercial Roofing Sherwood Park. June 15, 2015.

Article: Flat Roof Replacement (Recovery). Commercial Roofing Sherwood Park, Alberta.

The roof report below is a commercial roofing project in Sherwood Park, Alberta. It was a liquid rubber flat roof replacement (recovery). We also installed pitch pocket extensions, caps for pitch pockets, and grease trays on the roof. Commercial Roofing Sherwood Park. There were two primary challenges with this flat roof system. The first was that the rooftop units could not be shut down as the restaurant below needed them. And the second challenge was doing roof maintenance with-out removing units in such a small confined space. The decision was made to coat the flat roof with a liquid rubber coating instead of attempting spot repairs. This would enable repairs to be done with-out disrupting the business operation. We also extended pitch pockets, capped pitch pockets no longer in use, and installed proper grease trays so that the grease didn't break down the roof membrane. July 7, 2014: Crew Arrives On Site For Commercial Roof Pre-Install Meeting.  Site Location: 194 Ordze Avenue Sherwood Park, Alberta. I met with the client and did a pre-install meeting with him. I took all my measurements for pitch pocket extensions, new grease trays and caps for obsolete pitch pockets. I then went to the shop to get the metal fabricated. They will be done tomorrow late afternoon. This roof might take me two days - there is a lot of prep work and a lot of metal that has to come off and then be put back on to get the job done right. July 8, 2014: Crew Arrives at Commercial Roof Site To Complete Prep Work.  When we arrived on site we loaded our tools to the roof and started taking off the loose gravel (which was really excessive and coated in grease). After getting gravel off the roof we spud-ed out about a quarter of the roof but the hotter it got the spud would just wreck the roof so I notified project management of this and our customer. I informed our customer I would be back when temperatures cooled down with in a week or so and customer was fine with this. July 11, 2014: Crew Arrives Back On Site.  Today we finally got the roof spud-ed and it wasn't easy but we got it done. After that we cleaned the roof by hand cause I didn't want to use pressure washer on roof with customers walking nearby and vehicles in parking lot. But by the end of the day we got about 50% of our mesh on our detail and all the holes patched the job is 75% complete all that is left is finish around the unit then roll our rubber out and get the garbage off the roof. Site will be complete tomorrow.
Commercial Roofing Sherwood Park - Earls Restaurant Sherwood Park, Alberta
Commercial Roofing Sherwood Park - Earls Restaurant Sherwood Park, Alberta
Mesh Along Metal with liquid rubber.
Mesh Along Metal with liquid rubber.
Roof Spuded and prepped.
Roof Spud-ed and prepped.
Penetrations Sealed
Penetrations Sealed
Prep Work
Prep Work
  July 12, 2014: Crew Arrives On Site To Complete Liquid Rubber Recovery. Today we finished our prep work around the units, then we installed our pitch pocket extensions to 6 inch. While Ray and I rolled the roof I had the other guys download all the garbage to the truck to take to the dump. After first coat dried we applied a second coat. Material used. 3 pails of brush grade liquid rubber. Half pail of trowel grade liquid rubber. 1 can Sopra mastic. 120 ft of 6 inch mesh. 4 paint brushes. 2 rollers.
Liquid Rubber Flat Roof Recovery
Liquid Rubber Flat Roof Recovery
Liquid Rubber Flat Roof
Liquid Rubber Flat Roof
Liquid Rubber Roof
Liquid Rubber Roof
Liquid Rubber Recovery
Liquid Rubber Recovery
Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber
  August 5, 2014: Crew Arrives To Install Patio Stone Walkway.  The crew installed 11 patio stones with high dense foam underneath for a walk way to service units and grease traps.
Patio Walkway
Patio Walkway
Patio Stones
Patio Stones
Walkway Installed
Walkway Installed
  Article topics: Commercial Roofing Sherwood Park, Alberta.   < 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 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 Drainage Repair Edmonton June 10, 2015.

Article: Multi-Family Apartment Flat Roof Drainage Repair Edmonton, Alberta.

Below is a site report from a low slope roofing crew of ours in Edmonton. Service order per engineer roof inspection was roof drainage repairs. This was to include work to external scuppers, internal drains, flashing and down-spouts on a torch-on SBS modified bitumen flat roof system. February 21, 2015: Roof Inspection and Scope of Work Determined. Maintenance and Repairs (per Engineer report). Supply and Install: 32 penetrations (vents) will need roof nails removed and proper screws installed, 1 - 12 inch chimney vent with flashing installed 2 ft X 2 ft, replace old drains with new 4 inch retro fit drains with u flow and proper screens they also two major ponding spot and I recommend that we put in 2 - 6 inch scuppers with down pipe to relieve those areas of water the last thing is to remove all debris from the existing scuppers and roof its self.
Roof drain to be retro-fitted.
Roof drain to be retro-fitted.
Roof Drainage Repair Edmonton. Roof ponding issues.
Roof Drainage Repair Edmonton. Roof ponding issues.
Chimney flashing.
Chimney flashing.
Roof drain with no u-flow.
Roof drain with no u-flow.
Roof ice everywhere due to ponding water on roof.
Roof ice everywhere due to ponding water on roof.
Materials needed: Sheet metal flashing for chimney and vent. 2- 4 inch drains with basket. 2- 4 inch u flows. 2 - 6 inch scuppers. 80 ft of 3 inch down pipe white. 5 elbows. 1 bag of 1.5 inch wood screws with rubber grommets 100 pieces. 1 can of spray primer. 1 roll of cap frost grey. 1 roll of 180 flam-flam. 1- 3 gal can of Sopramastic. February 27, 2015: Crew Attends to Location. Repairs Completed.  Site Location: 10716 - 102 Street Edmonton, Alberta. This site's scope of work is specific to the engineers report to repair a number of issues relating to flat roof drainage. We started with the drains which took extra time to remove the old drains since they used gum to make their seal on the drop drain (the previous roofers). Which didn't work. Then we started on the repair of the external drainage scuppers and completed them. We then unloaded most of the tools and started with replacing the nails in the plumbing vent curbs with screws with rubber grommets. We then started to install the down spouts.
2 Ply SBS Scupper Repair
2 Ply SBS Scupper Repair
SBS Base Scupper Repair
SBS Base Scupper Repair
Drain Repair Torch On Base
Drain Repair Torch On Base
SBS Torch On Drain Repair
SBS Torch On Drain Repair
Drain Repair Needed
Drain Repair Needed
Torch On Scupper Repair
Torch On Scupper Repair
Downspouts re-directed and installed.
Downspouts for re-directed water installed.
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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.

Welcome to our Edmonton Roofing Service Blog!

For years we have been Edmonton roofing service and repair experts in central / northern Alberta and the Edmonton area. Our Edmonton roofing service and repair division staff thought it was time to start a blog dedicated specifically to our Edmonton and area roofing repairs. We will be posting weekly articles with photos and DIY information on roof repairs. We will include topics such as: flat roofing, commercial, metal, coatings, emergency roofing, industrial, rooftop decks, skylights, waterproofing, tile, shingles, cedar, gutters, snow and ice removal, residential and much more. If you have any questions about our services or about your roofing repairs call us anytime at 1.780.424.7664, email us at info@edmontonroofrepair.com or post a comment here on our blog.

For those wondering about our Edmonton roofing service and repair company and our accreditation, here are some highlights:

  • We employ inter-provincial red seal journeymen roofers. Roofing is a life long trade for us and as such we are experts that focus on quality.
  • Our company is a registered corporation with the province of Alberta.
  • We are licensed by the city of Edmonton.
  • We are registered with Alberta WCB and are in good standing.
  • We carry a 5,000,000.00 commercial liability insurance package.
  • We have open-flame hot work insurance coverage for torch-on flat roofing.
  • We are A+ rated Better Business Bureau roofers.
  • We have excellent references. We service many international companies, national companies, oil and gas, mining, real estate management companies and many more.
  • We repair, maintain and replace all roofing and exterior systems. Flat roofing, steep pitch, metal, coatings, rooftop decks and balconies, skylights, tile, shingle, cedar, roof snow and ice removal, eaves-trough, siding, soffit and fascia.
  • We service residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and agricultural.
  • We service all of Alberta including 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.
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We look forward to reporting our daily activities on the roofs of Edmonton and area. We hope that you task us with your roof problems so we can help in anyway we can. Call us for 24 hour Edmonton roofing service and repair at 1.780.424.7664 or toll-free at 1.877.497.3528 or fill out our quick contact form here. Thank you. Tyler Sinclair, Staff Writer Contact Us

Commercial Roofing Maintenance in Edmonton AB, January 2011 and May 2014

Below you will find field reports and project management notes from our Edmonton roofing repair crew responding to maintenance calls for an ongoing commercial real estate client.  Maintenance Call, January 20 2011:
Further to the situation at our other property, we have received confirmation that the owner has completed all he can do for snow removal at this site. As per our conversation, we would like a site assessment and quotation. This information will then be forwarded to the owner for a final decision.
Post-Repair Report, January 17 2011: There was water in the roof drain, but we noticed the down-pipe was frozen solid. Water was forced out of the pipe near the top of the wall and caused lots of ice to form against it. Ice melt was spread out around the pipe and drain. The drain pipe should be removed and thawed, or otherwise replaced completely. A tenant on the ground floor unit told us there might be as many as four units in this block (northeast corner) that have roof leaks. We should schedule a meeting with the building superintendent so he can let us in to see where they are. January 18 2011: We were shown three other units that reported leaks. Only one on the southwest corner was an actual leak caused by a frozen drain pipe. The leak on the northeast corner that we worked on yesterday has stopped. The owner also inquired about pricing for snow removal. January 19 2011: The owner has advised us that he will be cleaning the snow off the roof himself. Post-inspection indicates that there are many potential issues that will come about during the spring thaw. The roof will like experience failures during this time. The drain pipe should also be replaced. The client called us back a couple of years later inquiring about a roof replacement. We have attached notes from the project manager as well, detailing his recommendations, pros, and cons of each system. Quotation, May 15 2014:
  • Complete roof replacement options:
    • Spray foam only (+ top coating - polyurea, liquid rubber, or EPDM)
    • EPDM
    • TPO or PVC
    • 2-ply SBS modified bitumen (torch-on)
    • 4-ply engineered liquid rubber roof
    • TOUGH ROOF
  • Sustainable Roofing - Roof Recovery
    • Spray foam only (+ top coating - polyurea, liquid rubber, or EPDM)
    • EPDM
    • TPO or PVC
    • 2-ply SBS modified bitumen (torch-on)
    • 1-ply coat tar
    • 2-ply engineered liquid rubber
Project Manager Recommendations This roof appears to be a candidate for any of the systems above. Although we can perform repairs or a complete re-conditioning (maintenance), we cannot guarantee any probability of material performance or success (beyond our Lifetime Workmanship Guarantee, automatically included with any work we do). I will preface my personal recommendations with a list of important things to remember when reviewing roof system choices:
  1. All low slope roof membranes on the market are "good products" - performance depends on who installs the system, the quality of roof assembly components, and geographical area.
  2. All roof membranes have similar life-cycle expectancy and associated costs.
  3. All roof membranes will provide excellent protection over many years if maintained properly.
  4. GRS installs all different system types. Not every roofing contractor can or does install them, so personal bias can play a role in recommendations.
  5. All low slope roof systems have pros and cons.
Two of my personal recommendations for colder Canadian climates are the 2-ply SBS torch-on and the single-ply EPDM. We are discovering that EPDM achieves one of our highest probabilities of success. It has consistent performance, price point, and ease of maintenance (provided it is fully adhered and not ballasted). SBS is also widely used and has performed consistently in Western Canada. In addition to the roof membrane, if you require added R value I would consider adding roof insulation boards or a spray-foam with a liquid rubber. Polyurea or EPDM as a covering. As noted above, one of our recommendations is the single ply roofs. Of the single plys, I recommend EPDM over TPO and PVC as TPO and PVC are heat welded and technician error can play into the integrity of seaming. GRS has many hundreds of thousands of square feet on hundreds of buildings with fully adhered EPDM performing exceptionally well across Western Canada. FYI: ballasted EPDM can be a nuisance to maintain as the rock ballast becomes a significant landscaping endeavour, so we choose to fully-adhere EPDM when possible. And finally are the Tough Roof, 4-ply tar and gravel, and the 4-ply liquid rubber options. Tar and gravel (and torch-n) have been used successfully in Western Canada for a number of decades now. They do, however, use an open flame or kettle and the SBS modified torch-on also has seams that can be problematic if the torch applicator is not highly skilled. The Tough Roof system is a great system that in some instances could be considered over-kill and the 4-ply liquid rubber system can be problematic if installing outside of perfect summer conditions. A note specifically to the spray foam SPF roofing - we have experienced a number of roof failures in colder climates due to the top coat cracking and peeling when not applied properly and to the recommended thickness. Many roofing companies are pricing SPF roofing in such a way that it is difficult for them to be profitable applying the top-coat at a proper thickness. If not applied correctly, the spray foam elastomeric or polyurea coatings are prone to cracking and peeling. Water then penetrates the foam and gets in-between the existing roof system and foam, then runs, and then we have to replace the roof as there is no way to get the water out between the systems. A properly applied polyurea spray coat, liquid rubber spray coat, or EPDM membrane solves that problem. With spray foam (specifically in Canada) we prefer to cover it with EPDM primarily, and if not with EPDM then liquid rubber. We prefer to not use the standard polyurea or reflective elastomerics. Additional notes for consideration:
  1. Skylights are not included in pricing unless otherwise noted.
  2. If structure is experiencing condensation prior to renovation or does in future - a repair, recovery, replacement, or any work done by GRS under this contract is not guaranteed to alleviate condensation issues.
  3. GRS is not responsible for the structure currently or in future experiencing any deflecting, warping, or settling. GRS is not responsible to assess or advise toward engineering issues. If you have any concern about the engineering of the building, please check with an engineer in advance of any roofing work commencing.
  4. Due to the nature of low slope roofing and although all care and attention is expected by the crews at work, GRS is not responsible for water ingress that may result during construction or retro-fitting of a low-slope or “flat roof” system.
< End Report > Code: 153 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 Roof Shingle Wind Damage in Edmonton AB – May 2013

Below you will find an assessment and quotation for a routine residential call by our Edmonton roofing repair crew. The client's shingles had experienced wind damage on approximately 100 sq. ft. on one side of their sloped roof. Assessment, May 8 2013: An area of 55 sq. ft. worth of roofing was blown off by mind. We performed a temporary repair using Ice & Water, as well as replacing some shingles. The total amount of damage that could be colour-matched today is 90 sq. ft.
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Strong wind conditions caused shingling to fly off
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Our technician undertook spot repairs during assessment
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Final run
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Re-shingling complete
  Quotation, May 13 2013:
  • Minimum charge repair: replace wind-blown 3 tab dual brown IKO 25 year shingles
    • 85 - 100 sq. ft. area
Although the repairs were trivial in this case, and our technician took care of some of it during the assessment phase, wind damage can have major effects on roofing shingles. Whether it is wear and tear on the method used to fasten down the shingling, or incredibly strong wind conditions, allowing shingle repairs to build up will only aggregate into longer term problems for you. An unprotected roof can cause interior water damage, as well as moisture build-up leading to a loss of structural integrity.  < End Report > Code: 164 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.