Below you will find the report for an EPDM re-roofing effort GRS undertook for one of our Edmonton clients. Their existing tar and gravel roof is in need of some work, so we quoted cost for repair, replacement, and recovering services before the client elected to recover the existing roof with EPDM. Our office thought it would be best to establish the scope of the work and inform the customer of what we intended to do at their location. Below is a summary of the correspondence from our team that outlines the project details. Project Scope, July 3, 2012: We will first order the engineered insulation package for the project, and the arrival of this will (in large) determine the effective start date. The best estimate for now is that we can begin late next week (July 11-13), but we promised to keep the client in-the-know if any updates were to come about. The client's on-site contact will be instructed to put a "walk in" bin on street (to allow for us to wheel in wheelbarrows of gravel from the street level); if there are any issues with that he'll let you or I know. We promised to put down sheathing that would safely allow wheelbarrows to be repeatedly rolled across the grass without damaging the property. Another member of the project team will contact the client with respect to colour swatch and choice for metal. They will be advised to keeping the face as low profile as possible, considering the raised elevation view due to sloped insulation raising the parapet. The roofers will be advised that we will be doing an EPDM recovery (removal of gravel first leaving the existing assembly), taking core samples to ensure insulation is dry, and that we are building up parapets to allow for sloped insulation. Finally, the job will require the removal of the flashing around the chimney and possibly require a re-flash (to be evaluated at the appropriate time). Materials:
- (2) Spud bars.
- Cordless drill, charger, & extra battery.
- (2) Push brooms.
- (4) High Build 200.
- (3) Jute mesh.
- (2) Plastic cement.
- (6) 6" rolls scrim.
- (4) 4' rolls scrim.
- Bag of calcium.
- 5 Gallons of Varsol/Mineral spirits.
- (2) Rolls duct tape.
This client indicated that he would like to stay in his current home for the rest of his life. As such he required a full roof replacement that would last well into the future. There are some re-occurring water leak issues with his current roof and his insurance company will not fix the interior damage until the roof is replaced. Initial state of the rooftop:
Roof Report, August 3, 2011:
The garage area was prepped along with the eastern side of the house. The vent area was sealed and water proofed. Roof Report, August 4th, 2011: The entire garage roof was prepped and made ready for application of EPDM. Then EPDM was applied to just over half of the garage roof. The second half of the garage roof was covered so as to protect from water in the event of rain.Roof Report, August 8th, 2011: The 4 scuppers on the east roof of the house were installed today and all of the scuppers were recessed. Material was completely laid on the west side of the house.
The east roof of the house was made ready for installation of product for tomorrow morning. Client returned home today and seemed pleased with work that had already been done. We would like to inquire as to whether or not there are (2) 20 ft. downspouts and 2 elbows on the work order to be installed with the 2 new scuppers that were added to the house. If so I will need to purchase these tomorrow morning.
East roof of main house material was laid down today. Curbing and patchwork on west roof's vents were also completed. EPDM was not completely laid going up the walls on the east roof. As of 2:45pm the temperature of the EPDM on the east roof (taken with heat gun) was between 165F and 173F.
Roof Report, September 21, 2011: We began the removal of the scuppers from the house. Once the rest of the crew arrived on site we assisted in the temporary sealing of the scuppers. Counter flashing was installed to help mitigate further leak risk. Caulking was done around the counter flashing and scuppers were temporarily sealed.
As this location had several different scopes of work completed (at different times), a subsequent article was made. You can access it by clicking here. < End Report >
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