Edmonton EPDM Roof and Dec-Tec Installation, June 2014

This residential client in Edmonton required an EPDM roof replacement on the back portion of their property. A subsequent dec-tec installation was also completed. The report outlines the work conducted by the GRS crew. Roof Report, June 26, 2014: When we arrived on site I directed a crew member to take off all of the metal while I left briefly to pickup supplies.
Upon my return we removed the old roof and noticed that there was a lot of rot in the ply wood, so we had to cut it out and replace it with new wood. The area around the skylight was also rotten so we had to rebuild it which took quite a while.
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Roof Report, June 29, 2014: 
We arrived on site and had our tool box meeting then began to clean the roof. Next we started with our ISO install, once it was fastened down we placed the russ strip on the perimeter. After this was done we started to lay out the rubber which took some time as there are 11 corners, a skylight, and a scupper on this roof. As we were gluing down the rubber I was going behind and down all the corners with flash form.
At the end of the day we resealed the skylight and lap-sealed all of our corners and details. Lastly we cleaned up the site. The back roof is now complete but the dec-tec installation still remains.
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When we got to the site we began by cleaning up our work area. Then we started to cut down the stucco and original metal cap flashing so that we could replace the wall substrate. Rain was starting to fall and the roof area was leaking; we built a cover over the roof area so that we could continue without getting a seal.
Roof Report, July 10, 2014:
We removed the old roof, the wall substrate, and floor. Then we went to the dump to get rid of the garbage we had. I was going to go to home depot for the rest of the materials that I needed but it started raining so I just stopped for some more poly to make sure no water got inside. We got the poly up in place and it stopped raining so we continued with the working of the trusses. It is rotten right through on the SE corner of the deck and extra time was needed to repair and cut down some of the trusses. We also had to cut a lot of stucco off the post so that we could get a proper tie in with the dec-tec.
Roof Report, July 11, 2014:
We spent the day replacing the rotten wood around the wall post and repaired the area so that there would not be a problem around the post again. Extra time was spent correcting the slope in the SW corner so that water would not pond there. This included installing 2x4' s at at the right slope and screwing them in from both sides, again all while standing on trusses. We also started on the first run of 5/8 plywood and got half way through lowering the edge for the drip metal to be flush.
Roof Report, July 13, 2014: Today we completed the floor substrate so that there is a line of glue under every truss and 2 inch screws countersunk and spaced out every 8 inches. We then installed a drip edge behind the wall substrate and installed the matching wood to the walls. Then we installed metal to the corners that had gaps over a 1/4 inch to reinforce them. After that we installed a metal kick under the patio door and window. Then we installed dec corners and drip edge. Lastly we sanded down the whole area and installed dec patch to the laps.
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Edmonton Commercial Roof Leak Inspection, April 2014

This Edmonton client required a rooftop inspection to determine where his water leak was originating from. A GRS crew attended and discovered that the entire roof is very unstable and should be replaced as soon as possible. Inspection, April 23, 2014: When I arrived on site I began my leak inspection and noticed there was a very large leak in the middle of his shop. I went on the roof and I noticed 3 to 4 inches of water across the whole rooftop. We pumped off all of the water that we could but with the large amount of rain it was a losing battle. Under further inspection I noticed the roof only had one drain and due to where it was located it wasn't draining properly. This roof is also very soft and unstable, and it feels unsafe like it could cave in at anytime. I advised the customer of my concerns and let him know it would be in his best interest to replace this roof as it it very unstable. I also told him we would come and try to fix his leak when the roof dries up. 3 6 7 10 12 13 16 18 20 < End Report > CODE: 16814 Contact Us 24 Hour Emergency Roof Repair. Telephone: 1.403.873.7663. Email: info@calgaryroofrepair.ca. Mailing: 240 – 70 Shawville Boulevard SE Calgary, Alberta. T2Y 2Z3. For all other areas of Canada call 1.877.497.3528 Toll Free. We service all areas of southern and central Alberta and south east British Columbia including Airdrie, Banff, Calgary, Canmore, Crossfield, Carstairs, Didsbury, Olds, Sundre, Three Hills, Drumheller, Hanna, Brooks, Bassano, Strathmore, Chestermere, Irricana, Cochrane, Black Diamond, Okotoks, Priddis, Bragg Creek, Cranbrook, Fernie, Panorama, High River, Vulcan, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Taber, Sylvan Lake, Red Deer and other Alberta rural points between.

Edmonton Flat Roof Drain Installation, July 2013

GRS returned to a roof recovery job performed the year prior, when we recovered a tar and gravel roof with a new EPDM system. The client was worried about water ponding and reached out to us for quotation on drain installation. The client reached out to us to address water ponding on their flat roof, recently recovered with EPDM. There is 4-5 inches of standing water atop the roof for many days after rainfall, and would like to know what options are available for drainage to prevent structural strain. We sent out one of our journeymen to inspect the site, and their recommendation was that we install two drop drains and one scupper to facilitate better drainage. One of the problems observed by the crew member is that the dimensions of the house require eight feet of slope to properly drain the roof, something obviously not present in the flat-roof system as it is. Shortly after assessment, we provided the customer a quote for drain installation (two drop drains and one scupper). The client agreed and we set out the following day to carry out the intended work. Note: When attempting roof recovery, GRS notes that the existing roof is resurfaced as-is, unless you opt for re-engineering of the existing slope (typically more common with replacement, rather than recovery jobs). Whatever water ponding that was present before the recovery will be present after! IMAG0256 IMAG0258 IMAG0257 IMAG0255 IMAG0322 IMAG0323 IMAG0324 IMAG0325-1 IMAG0325 IMAG0326 IMAG0327 IMAG0328 IMAG0329 Field Report, July 19 2013: We went back to the residence the following morning for 7:30am, and work carried on through to 1:00pm. The servicing technician installed both requested drains (one 3" flat aluminum, the other as 4" flat aluminum). The scupper drain (6" x 4") was also installed with U-Flow clamps. We needed to wait for the proper colour of downpipe to accompany the scupper, so arrangements were made with the client to return within a few days once the pipe has arrived. (Update July 21, 2013: Downpipe received and installed.) < End Report > CODE: 14014 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 Residential EPDM Roof Replacement, July 2013

This residential client required an EPDM re-roofing as the life of her current roof was nearing its end. The report details the initial EPDM replacement as well as subsequent follow up visits for repairs and maintenance. This is a two part article due to the size and scope of the project. After the initial quotation was accepted by the client, the crew began re-roofing the house using an EPDM system. The front and back of the house needed EPDM replacement, as well as a new drain installation. Some re-sloping was required. The following photo journal shows the EPDM install taking place. The drain on the rear of the roof still needs to be installed, as well as the skirt flashing. IMAG0440 IMAG0441 IMAG0442 IMAG0443 IMAG0444 IMAG0445 IMAG0446 IMAG0447 IMAG0448 IMAG0449 IMAG0450 IMAG0451 IMAG0452 IMAG0453 IMAG0454 IMAG0455 IMAG0456 IMAG0457 IMAG0458 IMAG0459 Service Follow-up:
Hi,
Lots of work got done on our roof on Thursday and early Friday morning so thanks for that.  We have a few problems though which I hope your guys can rectify as soon as possible.  I am worried about what will happen if we have a big rain.  The most important issue is the drain.
In order to alleviate the client's concerns, our crew was sent back immediately to work on the drain and ensure there were no leaks. The crew installed an extension of PVC pipe with an MJ clamp, replaced the metal cap flashing from the skylight, cleaned all of the gutters and drains, and applied new caulking to all of the metal flashing on the front of the house. A new heavy duty gutter was also to be installed at the client's request.

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Winter Maintenance (December): During the month of December that same year, the crew returned to perform a snow and ice removal service on the client's roof. 3 4 5 68 9 10
 Emergency Service Call (Water Leak): In January of 2014 the crew was dispatched to the home for an emergency leak repair service call. The client informed our crew that there was a fresh leak coming in from the kitchen ceiling. The crew inspected and found a three ft. crack in the ceiling pouring water into the kitchen. The crew immediately setup their ladders, a shop vacuum, and a water pump. They removed water and ice until approximately 1:30am that night, while also removing snow from the sloped side of the house. The next day the crew returned to check on the status of the leak and it was much better than the previous night. The client was happy with this but there was still work to be done. The crew started to drain the water from the roof (about 3 inches pooling in the middle). There was a major problem with ice damming on the roof which was causing the roof to sink and leak. The crew began to clean and patch the affected areas by applying primer followed by ep95. The crew pressed down to remove any air trapped in the patches and then finished with lap sealant. At this point there was no longer any ice or snow remaining on the roof. The crew once again checked for leaks and found that the kitchen leak had stopped. The client was very satisfied with this and will call back if there are any other issues.

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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.

Edmonton Residential Roof Drain Repair Service, January 2013

This client in Edmonton requested a quotation as his roof was not draining water properly. He was presented with various options and opted to have three scuppers installed in order to address the drainage issue. This report is mainly comprised of photo journals. Inspection, July 29, 2012: None of the roof vents are caulked and this poses a significant leak risk. There are several inches of ponding water on areas of the roof and blistering is also present. There are gaps on the exterior due to shift in structure. Metal architectural details need maintenance. Materials Required:
  • (3) 6 inch scuppers.
  • 80 ft. 'Metro Brown' RWL.
  • 3 splash pads (3' x 4').
  • Caulking.
  • Zamac pins.
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Edmonton Flat Roof Repair and Inspection, October 2011

This report follows an inspection request from a client in Edmonton who was concerned about possible water leaks. After the initial inspection was finished some light repair work was completed by our crew. Inspection, October 17, 2011: I measured the perimeter of the roof (40' by 35'), the customer would like us to redo the mesh and cement along the metal cap flashing as it is cracked in many places. There is a skylight that is leaking near the center of the roof and the diameter of the skylight is 3'. I did not find any splits or cracks in or around the skylight but the customer would like to have it resealed to prevent further leak issues. The roof holds water in large areas as can be seen in the pictures, he would like to know if these areas need to be replaced or are okay until he sells his house. There was a test cut done by another roofing company and he was told the insulation was soaked but he would like a second opinion. Judging by the water ponding and the discoloration of the cap sheet, I am led to assume that the insulation underneath is in fact soaked and probably needs to be replaced. grs pics 087 grs pics 088 grs pics 089 grs pics 090 grs pics 092 Roof Report, November 28, 2011: Attached are some pictures of the troweling work that we completed at this site. The whole perimeter metal flashing was cleaned off and re-cemented as per the customers request. The only thing left to do at this site is put in the new skylight (when it is ready). 101_0010 101_0011 101_0012 101_0013 101_0014 101_0015 101_0016 101_0017 101_0018 101_0019 101_0020 < End Report > CODE: 7908 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.