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

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.

Sloped Shingle Roof Replacement, March 2013, Edmonton

This client's ranch house bears a shingle roof getting on in its years, and they reached out to GRS to help them replace the roof with a newer shingle system. GRS oversaw the job through its completion, ensuring that the steep slope of the roof did not cause any problems for the technicians on site. Continue reading Sloped Shingle Roof Replacement, March 2013, Edmonton

Residential Premium Roof Shingle Installation in Edmonton AB, August to September 2012

Below you will find a series of field reports, correspondence and photos of a premium shingle installation for a residential client (duplex) in Edmonton, Alberta. We have also provided notes by our project manager about our proprietary weatherproofing technology. Edmonton Roof Shingle Replacement August 2 2012: We received correspondence concerning price structuring  since the work site was a duplex.  Client:
Just for clarity, I will need a quote for my half, including the additional cost to do the entire front if the neighbour does not cover half at the same time. Since there is also ice damming around the duplex as well, I would like you to specify how this will be dealt with. Also include the garage as a separate number so I can identify the cost to the neighbour. Again, thanks for the quick responses. I am impressed with the turnaround so far.
Our response:
I will provide you with two separate quotes: one for your half of the duplex and garage, as well as one for the total of the duplex and garage. As for your concerns with ice damming; Ice dams are created when water runs down a sloped roof and runs into a blockage of ice. As it begins to freeze, the ice block then grows up-slope or up your roof. This is commonly found at the gutter area, hence the reason local building codes are starting to call for Ice & Water Shield Underlayment at the eaves (at minimum). Roof underlayment needs to be installed as "monolithic" as possible, have as much elasticity as possible, and be installed so there are no negative laps (due to incorrect installation of membrane connections). If your roofing installer used Ice & Water and used it properly, your roof can then leak at shingle-level and that moisture will never enter your roofing system, or to the sheathing itself. Sadly, many roofing companies or installers do not understand what a negative lap is, or know about monolithic installations of an underlayment/membrane, so this is not always a solution. Local building codes are now typically asking for, at the very least, Ice & Water to the eave up the slope of the roof to a minimum of 36 in. and in the roof valleys. Some roofers do not know or simply ignore the code. We use peel and stick underlay extensively at all openings and at every eave edge and valley. Our callbacks as a result of these advanced products and our proprietary specification detail are very near 0%.
Quotation, September 15 2012:
LUMP SUM SLOPED ROOF REPLACEMENT “Whole Duplex” Remove Roofing. Dispose. Apply New Roofing per Exclusive GRS Specifications. (Many alternate shingles available from manufacturers for each category above) Turn Key Pricing Includes New Roofing Applied to Exclusive GRS Specs. PLUS ; Attic Ventilation Assessment and Venting Correction as Required | High Profile Shingle Cap | Premium 44” Ice and Water Protection: Eaves, Valleys, Neck Tie Roof Openings (Vents, Plumbing, Skylights, etc) | Colored Flashings: Drip Edge, Gable Edge, Valley, Vents, Walls, etc | Complete Wrap of Roof Underlayment | Storm Nailing and Storm Installation | Premium Caulking: Under Vents, Exposed Nails, Valleys, etc | Remove Nails | Replacement of Rotted Roof Sheathing (to 100 sq ft)
GRS Installation Specifications - System Application Reference Online Links: http://www.grscanadainc.com/Pitched_Roofing.htmlhttps://www.grscanadainc.com/Roof_Shingles_Materials.htmlhttps://www.grscanadainc.com/Roof_Shingles_Types.html http://www.grscanadainc.com/Roofing_Installation_Method.html http://www.grscanadainc.com/Roofing_Installers.html   Warranty: Manufacturer Warranty as Applicable (limited lifetime on most shingles) Workmanship Guarantee: GRS Lifetime Unconditional Workmanship Guarantee. Technical Service: 24 Hour - 7 Day – 365 Day Per Year Technical Service. Credentials: Licensed, Registered, BBB, Certified, WCB Registered, 5,000,000.00 Liability Insurance, ISNetworld Registered, Safety Exceeds Provincial Standard. Work Duration: TBD Availability: TBD
Field Report, September 25 2012: Old shingle system was ripped off and we cleaned the roof. New drip edges and shingles were then installed, as well as waterproofing them. 80% of the job has been completed. We are currently waiting for blend shingles, roof jacks, drip edges, and coil roof nails. This site should be done tomorrow.
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Old shingles
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Bare sloped roof
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Underlayment application
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Underlayment continues
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Valley underlayment
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Another valley view
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Newly installed shingles
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Completed shingling
  < End Report > Code: 83 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 Snow Removal Edmonton & Leak Mitigation, January 2011

Article: Roof Snow Removal Edmonton.

Below you will find a series of roof reports from the Edmonton roofing repair crew clearing snow from a residential roof to alleviate leaking. The client had a shingle roof on a two-storey building. Roof Report, January 22 2011: I checked the roof for leaks and determined water was getting into the soffit due to an ice dam on the upper right side (facing the backyard). The attic inspection showed that all appeared to be well except the vent running along the roof ridge was plugged and not working. After discussing payment, we cleared the lower roof of snow and ice damming. The upper roof at this time of the day was unsafe. Firstly, the cooler temperature results in harder snow, and secondly, there was water under the ice dam that spanned 4.5' up the roof. We will attempt to clear this area tomorrow. Roof Report, January 23 2011: As we had anticipated yesterday, our crew was able to finish clearing all the snow from the roof. This client should not be experiencing leaks anymore. < End Report > Code: 14875 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.