Tar and Gravel Roofing Repair, August 2015, Edmonton

Below you will find roofing reports from the Edmonton roofing repair crew. This client's residential building needs repairs to a low-slope tar and gravel roof. There are some leaks and damage that requires attention, in addition to some work with the gutters and chimney area.
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Roof Reports
Documentation Report
August 18 [Added September 8]
Service Follow-up
    Roof Report: August 12, 2015 Our team arrived on-site shortly after 9:00 am to speak with the client about their roofing needs. They went up onto the roof to look at the damages, finding a hole in the roofing system near the garage. They also found problem spots with the gutters (water dripping behind them), the chimney (possible leak around it), and several spots that simply required more gravel. The team left the site around noon to get materials in place for the repairs.
During our inspection, the team moved some rocks away from the base of this chimney unit. There had been a possible leak around it due to exposed sections in the detailing.
Some spots just needed more gravel.
Curled chimney flashing required replacement.
After inspecting various rooftop appliances, we did a walk around of the perimeter. Several of the gutters had water dripping behind them, and there was a hole in the system near the garage (not pictured).
  Roof Report: August 13, 2015 The team arrived on-site once again and began moving the gravel back to make inspections easier. After moving around the stones and inspecting both the house and garage roofs, nothing came up as likely problem spots. They moved the gravel back into place and began examining the two leaks found by the homeowner. The main problem was a gap in the overlap of the eaves trough, which was quickly solved by running a bead of silicone across the openings and adding some mastic to the lip of the roofing edge. More mastic was applied to the ridge detail and the chimney, finishing up the fine work to be completed. The hole near the garage was, of course, water damaged and had rot present in the woodwork. The 2x6 was replaced with fresh wood, and they knocked out the sofit. The crew attempted to repair it from there, but noticed that the colours didn't match properly. They planned to repair it the following day with further refinement of the gravel spread on the rooftop. Future Work:
  • Repair soffit with proper colour-matching material.
  • Spread gravel on rooftop more consistently.
  • Patch the hole using base and torch cap.
We removed the rotted wood where the hole near the garage was. The 2x6 piece was replaced and the soffit was knocked out.
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14     Roof Report: August 14, 2015 Two team members arrived at the client's location to spread and cover the roofing with gravel where it was needed most. More was added to problem areas, and they left after about two hours' time.     Documentation Report: August 18, 2015 After the repairs were complete, the technician overseeing the project made some notes regarding some more potential work to consider. During the project's removal of rotted wood and the water-damaged section of the canopy roof, they'd noticed that there was sagging and bowing towards the corner where the original hole in the roof had been. It would appear that the support column for this section of the roof is too short, and should be extended to give the roof proper support. It's possible that this deficiency led to the original repair GRS was contracted to carry out.  The client should contact a carpenter or contractor to have them install a proper column of the correct height. If not, water may flow to this lower spot in the roofing and we might be returning in the future to re-repair the roof for the same problems. 12 14     Service Followup: September 3, 2015 Our technician revisited the site to ensure that all of the repairs are holding well, and that the client has no further concerns they would like us to deal with. Everything seems to be holding perfectly, and this job site can now be considered complete. 20150818_204924 20150819_222047     < End Report > CODE: 12 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.

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