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:   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
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