Edmonton Cedar Shake Roof Replacement, August 2012

The client reached out to us to have a sloped roof (cedar shake) replaced. The shakes were in poor condition, with many cracking or missing. In the process of the re-roofing, it was deemed that ridge vents should also be installed. The client requested an estimate for regular laminated shingles, and was provided estimates for them alongside many of the similar types of roofing systems (shingles) offered after our crew performed some assessments and minor repairs to the existing structure. Their decision for roofing material was made simpler when our crew arrived with samples of various sorts (metal clad, UDL, ice & water barrier, and the requested laminated shingles). The current plan is to have the re-roofing completed before winter, so that it might protect the home from the weather. Field Report, August 11 2012: We did an estimate for the client and completed light repairs as a temporary fix. Tar was applied around the chimney. Field Report, August 12 2012: Today a skylight repair was performed, which eliminated condensation buildup. A hole in the corner of the skylight was also patched. We then provided an estimate on new chimney cap and applied tar to all five pipes.   Shake Roof Replacement 1 Shake Roof Replacement 2 Shake Roof Replacement 3 Shake Roof Replacement 4 Shake Roof Replacement 5 Shake Roof Replacement 6 Shake Roof Replacement 7 Shake Roof Replacement 8 Shake Roof Replacement 9 Shake Roof Replacement 10 Shake Roof Replacement 11 Shake Roof Replacement 12 Shake Roof Replacement 13   chimney repair close nail 2 chimney repair 2 chimney repair 1 close nail tar around chimney tar nails hole in the corner condesation build-up Until next time,         The Roofers at GRS CODE: 54 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.  

Shake Roof Inspection, September 2011, Edmonton

This brief report outlines GRS' contact with a client that has an aging cedar shake roof that is in need of replacement. GRS sent out a technician to inspect the site and take measurements to see exactly what kind of shape the roof is in, and how much material will be needed to carry out the service. Continue reading Shake Roof Inspection, September 2011, Edmonton

Edmonton Residential Roof Deck Waterproofing Inspection, July 2011

This client required a quotation for various waterproofing options to fix a leaking deck. Our crew was dispatched to provide an inspection and to determine where the leak was coming from. Inspection, July 27, 2011: I arrived on-site and the client took me to the garage and showed me where water was still dripping down from yesterday’s rain. They have the drywall and insulation stripped in the area where the drain comes down from the flat roof. I set my ladder up on the cross beam that runs across the garage. I was facing the entrance to the house. The floor joist runs just to the right of the roof drain, it is spliced on the cross beam that I had my ladder leaned up against and it appeared to be soaked between the two joists on the splice. The splice and also a very short piece of 2x4 about 2” long appears to be screwed to the deck from above. When I stuck my finger between the 2x4 and the joist it was saturated, this is the area where the water is coming in. It is within a foot from the drain area but the drain or drain pipe itself was not wet at all after running a water hose down it to test it. The client did say that the water does not come through right away when it begins to rain so the leak may not be in the immediate area but I am convinced it is coming from the flat roof. I inspected the shake roof surrounding the flat roof but didn’t find anything that I felt would be the problem.
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The inspection of the drywall and insulation revealed that the entire assembly was saturated with water from leaks.
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The technician's ladder was setup on the crossbeams across the garage. From this view, our technician was able to inspect the floor joist that ran just to the right of the roof drain.
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After inspecting the flat section of the client's roof, the technician could not easily surmise what was causing water ingress.
This report may be updated at a later time. < End Report > CODE: 419 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.