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.
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.
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.
Repair soffit with proper colour-matching material.
Spread gravel on rooftop more consistently.
Patch the hole using base and torch cap.
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.
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.
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