Pitched Roof Snow Removal, January 2014, Edmonton

This client required snow removal on their pitched roof, and called GRS to carry out the service. We'd dealt with this client some years prior when we delivered a quotation for roof recovery or replacement options (outlined below), and were happy to assist them once again. Continue reading Pitched Roof Snow Removal, January 2014, Edmonton

Edmonton Residential Roof Snow Removal, January 2014

The following report covers the field report and correspondence between GRS and one of our clients in need of roof snow removal on their home's pitched roof. Inquiry Received, January 7 2014: The client called in to GRS' office seeking snow removal service on their pitched shingle roof. Given the urgency and small scope of the services to be tendered, we bypassed the requirement for formal work order submission and provided a quote over email to be approved. The client agreed to the costs associated with snow removal and consented to the crew arriving the following morning. Field Report, January 8 2014: Our crew arrived on-site for 7:45am and spoke with the client, advising that the size of the roof would likely leave the duration of the service call just under two hours to remove the snow and ice dams. The team set up the ladder and cleaned off the whole roof, then returned to ground level to shovel the walkway where snow had landed from the first part of the job. The team left the job around 9:30am; photos of the service appear below. 20140108_081155 20140108_091022 20140108_091040 20140108_091101 < End Report > CODE: 10148 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.

Edmonton Roof Snow and Ice Removal, March 2013

This client reached out to GRS to have the ice and snow cleared off of the front half of their residence's roof. GRS drove out of town to assist these clients in preventing a serious buildup of potentially damaging snowfall. Roof Report: March 26, 2013 Our team drove out to the client's location for 11:30am. The team of two took a look at the roof, and found that it's in very good condition. As a brand new shingle roof, there was almost no worry that the snowpack had caused any further lasting damages. Snow and ice was built up in the valleys of the roof, with some slight water damage problems inside [Editor's Note: The report received does not clarify whether the problems had been around before this particular snowfall, or they were a result of it]. There was no problem with the back half of the building's roof, so only the front was cleared off. The crew departed at 4:30pm, each putting in five hours to this service call.   image001 image002 image003 image004 image005 image006 image007   CODE: 54042 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, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.

Roof Snow Removal and Leak Repair in Saskatoon, March 2013

Below you will find two field reports for a commercial snow removal in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Snow buildup had been implicated as a cause of leaks in the client's office.
March 1 2013:
We arrived on-site in the afternoon and measured the roof, which was a bit larger than our initial estimates. There is a leak in the client's office, so we cleared out about 150 sq. ft. around the leak area (first photo).
Better shovels are on the material list for tomorrow so we can work a lot more efficiently.
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March 2 2013:
Above the client's office, there are a lot of improperly sealed spots that need work, which are causing the leak. Two segments of the building have had their snow removed in preparation. If the water that leaked into his office is not drained properly, there is going to be a big problem here pretty soon.
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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.

Repair + Experts + Technology = Real-Time Roofing Solutions

General Roofing Systems Canada provides all roofing services throughout Canada. Roof Services are completed in the following cities; Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Lloydminster, Saskatoon, Regina, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Canmore, Banff, Cranbrook, Kelowna, Vancouver, Whistler, Winnipeg, Toronto and points between. British Columbia. Alberta. Saskatchewan. Manitoba. Ontario GRS Launches Roof Repair Articles at Local Level Through-Out Western Canada - And the GRS Roofers are the Contributors!  13:56 (MST) Feb 10, 2012, General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)
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The Edmonton region is to be the first of a series of local roof repair blogs that GRS is  launching This Month GRS delivers Roof and Emergency Roof Repair Services to the Edmonton area. providing services such as: Commercial, Residential, and Industrial Repairs to Flat, Metal, and Pitched Roofing, installing Shingles, Tile, Slate, Shakes, Rubber, Metal, and more. This week, General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS) launched the first of what are a series of local roof repair articles. What makes the articles the most unique is the factor of the articles being submitted from the roofers themselvesWhen asked, the GRS roof repair managers had these comments:
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When General Roofing Systems first started this process a few years ago (with a main roofing article blog), management would select roofers  randomly to write and post articles covering various roof repair problems and solutions they would encounter while working in the field. In fact, every crew is required to provide daily reports from mobile offices in the crew trucks. These roof inspection, repair, and maintenance reports were actually the original inspiration behind the articles being posted to a blog. "The process of our roofers reporting from the field was already in our policy.  Now it is just a daily part of the job, the same as checking in and out of a work site each day." "Our customers would always comment about the articles in meetings, it was a great way for us to know that they were a success and helped  us to continue with the articles."
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  "The home-owners, commercial property owners, and industrial facility managers  are able to find information that assists them with specific problems they are experiencing  with their roofs. I think it's only obvious that the local roof repair articles are even more of an advantage to our customers than our main roofing blog would be due to local weather issues and advisories such as warnings against  hail and snow." We learned this from the  recent articles on the wind storms in Calgary that blew the shingles off thousands of roofs, or the roof collapses last winter in Edmonton when we had upwards to sixty workers shoveling snow off roofs at a time.  Or in cases such as the troubles the Vancouver area had with several  metal and flat roof repairs. It is a great service to our customers to be able to provide instant access to solutions  for when disaster strikes. Our customers are then able to have access to several links that connect them automatically to the  Emergency Roof Repair knowledge and a real-time on-site response. "From what I understand, we become the published authors and our customers will be able to contact us direct from the articles either online, by direct call to the crew truck, or as required in person, all at the local immediate level. I think our customers will really find this be a great benefit." 
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In summary, GRS customers  will now have direct access to articles, photos, videos of roof repair problems (and solutions). They will be able to visit with  senior roof repair technicians at a local level either on-line or in person , to solvarious roofing problems. It puts the contributor at a local level, providing real time and being that the contributor to the roof repair article is the actual roofer doing the repair, the service is then that much more accurate and personal. The contributors of the articles are required to send information to the repair blog and are responsible for responding quick and efficient responses to all home/business owner inquiries. The Edmonton chapter of our blog is only the beginning, we hope to branch out to all areas and keep providing assistance in all shapes and forms. Until Next Time,  The Team at GRS CONTACT US: Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. info@grscanadainc.com 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.    

Edmonton Industrial Metal Roof Repair, September 2011

This client needed repairs done to their metal roof on an industrial building of theirs. They reached out to GRS for quotation on repair or replacement options, which we provided to them with our recommendation for replacement. Due to the nature of metal roofing, expansion and contraction in Canada's climate can be a hassle, and repairs are not always the best option to extend the life of the roof.
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  Assessment: September 22, 2011 We sent out one of our crew members to perform an inspection on the roof. The following is from their report: There are two roofs at hand. The upper metal deck measuring 110' x 95', which has eight 12" roof jacks, one air conditioning unit, and one gum box for a 3" gas line. The roof appears to be leaking from seams around the perimeter. The gas line with the gum box is exposed, and all eight roof jacks require resealing. There is a 20' piece of metal flashing missing from the northwest parapet. The lower roof has a metal deck measuring 25' x 50'. I recommend that the high-low wall caulking be redone. The seams around the perimeter also appear to be source of leaks. 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Spot repairs will likely bring more aggravations as the expansion and contraction of seams, fasteners, penetrations, etc. is at the point where spot repairs likely won't last long and would come with no guarantees. After receiving the quotation, the client wrote back to request that spot repairs be made. They are currently planning renovations to the building, and will likely have to put some more holes into the roof during that time. Once that is done, they would be open to re-evaluating any roof recovery or coating, but for the time being, the spot repairs will be sufficient. They also noted that in the wintertime there are serious concerns about ice buildup and icicles coming from the eavestroughs, and would like to have them replaced with continuous eaves. We scheduled the client for service three weeks later, and noted that we'll measure the eaves in the meantime. Typical turnaround time on eaves of that length, however, can be up to a month.   Roof Report: October 30, 2011 We arrived on site in the morning and filled out all of the necessary safety documentation. The aerial lift was missing a certificate, so we had it switched out for another one and used a pull-rope hoist to get the tools onto the roof in the meanwhile. Once on the roof, two members began sweeping and shovelling the snow off the roof and chipped away thick segments of ice to clean up the areas where repairs would be done. The new lift came in with an appropriate certificate and was presented to the client. We cleaned out the eavestroughs on the front of the building and dealt with the ice buildup that the client had noted some weeks earlier. In the early afternoon, however, heavy snowfall rolled in and hindered work. The team departed the worksite after storing the tools. IMG_2433 IMG_2434 IMG_2435 IMG_2436 IMG_2437 IMG_2438 IMG_2439 IMG_2440 IMG_2441 IMG_2442 IMG_2443 IMG_2445 IMG_2446 IMG_2447 IMG_2450 IMG_2451 IMG_2452 IMG_2453 Roof Report: November 2, 2011 The team arrived on site again to find themselves met with the previous day's snowfall and ice buildup once again. Save for a lunch break, the bulk of the day was spent removing snow and ice buildup from the eavestroughs and clearing the worksite. IMG_2489 IMG_2488 IMG_2487 IMG_2513 IMG_2512 IMG_2511 IMG_2510 Edmonton-20121102-00243 Edmonton-20121102-00241 Edmonton-20121102-00240 Edmonton-20121102-00239 Edmonton-20121102-00238 IMG_2453 IMG_2452 IMG_2451 Roof Report: November 3, 2011 This day saw even more ice and snow cleared from the eavestroughs and the roof in preparation for the rubber application. Shortly after finishing the worksite preparation, they had set up the pump, mixed the saltwater solution and stirred the rubber. 75% of one side was finished in the day, with an estimated 3.5 - 4 hours worth of rubber spraying to finish the following day. The pump was cleaned out, and the team packed up for the day. Roof Report: November 4, 2011 Back on site, the team scraped off a small amount of ice that had built up overnight. They set up the liquid rubber pump and sprayed the remaining sections of the roof. Afterwards, a beauty cap was ordered to be later fastened to the building, and the pump was cleaned out to specification. The remaining work to be completed is the beauty cap, 9" rain caps (to replace some broken ones), and fasten the new eavestroughs once the ice has melted away. 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Snow Removal and Roof Replacement in Edmonton AB, 2011

Below you will find a report and quotation for an ongoing commercial client in Edmonton, Alberta from our roofing repair crew. The first is a winter call for snow removal, the second is for a summer call inquiring after a roof replacement. More reports and photos will be posted as they become available Assessment, January 18 2011: Scupper drains on the north and south sides were blocked with ice (frozen drain pipe). I suggested to disconnect the pipe, clean the ice out of the scupper, and clean the snow from the roof. There are a lot of safe areas to throw snow from, so this should be an easy snow removal. Field Report, January 19 2011: We arrived at 8:30 am and removed approximately 6000 sq. ft. of snow from the flat roof. The ice from the two scupper drains was also cleaned and we applied ice melt. When the winter season was finished, the client called us back for a roof replacement quotation. Quotation, July 31 2011:
  • Immediate Repairs Required to Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Link
  • Replacement (retro fit) of Front Entry Roof
Replacement Options Link Retro Fit / Overlay Options Link
  • EPDM Link
  • TPO or PVC Link
  • Re Coat of Hot Tar or Coat of Cold Application Emulsion & Repairs Link
  • Spray on SPF (Top Coating add 1.00 – 2.00 per sq) Link
  • Metal Panels (Corrugated, Ribbed, or Standing Seam) Link
  • TOUGH ROOF
Roof Flashing (if they cannot be re-used)
System Application Reference Online Links: http://www.grscanadainc.com/Flat_Roofing.html http://www.grscanadainc.com/Maintenance_and_Repairs.html   Warranty: Manufacturer Warranty As Applicable. Workmanship Guarantee: GRS Lifetime Unconditional Workmanship Guarantee. Technical Service: 24 Hr - 7 Day – 365 Day Per Year Technical Service. Credentials: Licensed, Soprema PAQ S Advanced Certified, WCB, 5,000,000.00 Commercial Liability Insurance, Safety Program Exceeds Provincial Standard. Work Duration: Repairs 2 days. Replacement 9 – 12 days. Retrofit 5 – 8 days. 2011 Crew Schedule Availability: April 26, May 10, 24, June 13, July 26, 2011 Sample References / Portfolio: http://www.grscanadainc.com/Project_Portfolio.html
< End Report > Code: 156 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.

Grande Prairie Multi-Residential Flat Roof Snow Removal, 2011

Below you will find a series of reports from the Grande Prairie roofing repair crew. Initially, they had been called in for snow removal on a condominium complex flat roof. This culminated into further inquiries for a roof replacement in the summer season. Inspection, January 18 2011: The scupper drains on the north and south side of the roof were blocked with ice, and the drain pipe was frozen. I suggested to disconnect the frozen pipe, clean the ice out of the scupper, and clean the snow off the roof. The client gave their approval following our observations. As far as cleaning goes, this roof should be easy, as there are many areas to throw the snow off from. Roof Report, January 19 2011: I arrived at 8:30am and cleaned approximately 5,000 to 6,000 sq. ft. of snow from the client's flat roof. The ice was cleaned from the two scupper drains as well, followed by an ice melt application. Service Followup, January 20 2011: Although the snow removal is complete, the client still has frozen drain pipes. The north scupper seemed to be running when I left the site. There is an internal drain on the south side that will be helpful when water starts to accumulate down on that end. Leak Investigation, January 27 2011: The drain on the south side needs to be repaired with torch-on and SOPRAMASTIC. Our client also inquired about a roof replacement for next summer. Roof Report, January 29 2011: Based on our investigations, we carried out a drain leak repair with a torch-on membrane. Mastic was applied as a sealant. Eventually this drain will require a replacement. Quotation, April 4 2011:
  • Immediate Repairs Required to Tar and Gravel Flat Roof.
  • Replacement (retro fit) of Front Entry Roof.
  • Replacement Options:
    • EPDM (Black Rubber Roof).
    • TPO or PVC (White Reflective Roof).
    • 2 Ply SBS Modified Bitumen (Torch-On).
    • BUR – Tar and Gravel Built Up Roofing (BUR).
  • Retrofit/Overlay Options:
    • EPDM.
    • TPO or PVC.
    • Recoat of Hot Tar or Coat of Cold Application Emulsion & Repairs.
    • Spray on SPF (Top Coating add 1.00 – 2.00 per sq).
    • Metal Panels (Corrugated, Ribbed, or Standing Seam).
    • Roof Flashing (if they cannot be reused).
System Application Reference Online Links:
  • http://www.grscanadainc.com/Flat_Roofing.html.
  • http://www.grscanadainc.com/Maintenance_and_Repairs.html.
  • Warranty: Manufacturer Warranty As Applicable.
  • Workmanship Guarantee: GRS Lifetime Unconditional Workmanship Guarantee.
  • Technical Service: 24 Hr - 7 Day – 365 Day Per Year Technical Service.
  • Credentials: Licensed, Soprema PAQ S Advanced Certified, WCB, $5,000,000.00.
  • Commercial Liability Insurance, Safety Program Exceeds Provincial Standard.
  • Work Duration: Repairs 2 days. Replacement 9 – 12 days. Retrofit 5 – 8 days.
  • 2011 Crew Schedule Availability: April 26, May 10, 24, June 13, July 26, 2011.
< End Report > Code: 10325 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.

Routine Condominium Snow Removal in Edmonton AB, January 21 to 25 2011

Article: Deicing and Roof Snow Removal Edmonton.

Below you will find a routine snow removal for condominium units in Edmonton, Alberta. Quotation, January 21 2011:
  • Roof Snow and Ice Removal, all buildings 4' from eave
Client approved work order on January 22, 2011 Field Report, January 23 2011: The morning began with assessments at another condominium site. It was a larger job than we anticipated. In the afternoon, the crew went to the 113 Street location, and we began shoveling snow and breaking ice around five units of the condominiums. Completing January 25 2011: New ice build-up found on site, spent the entire morning removing it, as well as mopping up the sidings on the condo units. After taking a lunch break, we resumed work and completed snow removal from the roof as well. < End Report > Code: 133 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.