Calgary Flat Roof Collapses on Senior Centre

Flat Roofers Daily

Just when our flat roofers are gearing up to get the season going in Alberta, another dump of snow hits Alberta. Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton and most of the Province. Again, a strange spring for us roofers. We’re a month behind out of the gate on our roofing project calendar, hopefully it’s a long fall 2011 roofing season – some of us will need it to complete our project calendars.

And yesterday, a flat roof collapses in Calgary under the stress of flat roof materials loaded on the roof. It wasn’t one of our roofs, but nonetheless, it’s a sure thing this will cause a lot more inspections on our sites in Alberta this year, especially in Calgary. Which isn’t all bad considering the hazards flat roofers face on a daily basis (not to mention pedestrians, people under the roof etc.)

This particular flat roof collapse is interesting because the residents of the care home were under the roof when it collapsed – in the dining hall, and – NOBODY WAS HURT! “Wow” is all our roofers have been saying all day today when they hear about the roof collapse. What a story.

Interesting timing at GRS, our new Construction Safety Officer starts next week in Calgary and our Calgary Flat Roofers have a series of Flat Roof Safety Meetings next week with Safety Certifications being updated. The week after, our Edmonton Flat Roofers go through the same stringent flat roof safety certifications and meeting with the company CSO.

For more information on the Calgary flat roof;

CTV has a story at this link on the Calgary Flat Roof Collapse

So, we’re all gearing up and hoping the fall of 2011 is long so we can get these flat roofs scheduled for this year in BC, SK, and Alberta.

And don’t forget, if you’re considering replacement of your flat roof this year [ Flat Roof Replacement ] or you need flat roof repair or maintenance [ Flat Roof Repair and Maintenance ], check with your local Better Business Bureau (BBB) to see how your prospective flat roofing contractor handles complaints [ GRS Better Business Bureau Rating ], consider all your various flat roof system options in detail [ Flat Roofing ], look in to the roofing contractor you are hiring [ Choosing a Roofing Contractor ], ask for previous flat roof projects and client references [ Flat Roof Project Portfolio ] and be sure the flat roofing contractor you hire works safe! You can check their WCB status online and ask them for their written Roof Safety Protocols and Procedures (if the have a CSO on staff this is a good sign).

Until next time,

The Team at GRS

+1.877.497.3528 (24 Hour Emergency Flat Roof Repair)

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General Roofing Systems Canada installs flat roofing, repairs flat roof systems, and maintains flat roofs in Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lloydminster, Saskatoon, Regina, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Canmore, Kelowna, Vancouver, Whistler and points between.

GRS works on Residential, Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Flat Roofs.

GRS is Registered, Licensed, WCB, Flat Roof Certified in numerous Flat Roof Systems and Flat Roof  Membranes, Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited, maintain a 5,000,000.00 Commercial Liability Insurance Package, CSO (Construction Safety Officer) on Staff, and maintain the exclusive GRS Lifetime Workmanship Guarantee on every Flat Roof System our Flat Roofers install.

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Flat Roof Repair on Your Commercial or Residential Flat Roof

Spring 2011 is finally here – I’m speaking on behalf of the Alberta and Sask residents… Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, etc…. not the lucky folks in Vancouver – spring flat roof repairs in Vancouver have been in progress for some time now. For us, the flat roofing contractor, spring means that the winter holidays are over and the residential and commercial flat roofs begin to leak.

Flat roofing contractors will tell you that the spring thaw isn’t the main concern for a flat roof owner on the prairies – the main problem flat roof owners experience in Alberta and Saskatchewan is when the spring rain storms start. Your flat roof that has been through freeze – thaw – freeze – thaw – and the roof snow loads (especially from 2010/2011) is more often than not, getting to ready to leak (unless you have had a recent flat roof replacement in the past few years).

Now, if you catch it just right, which is between the spring thaw and when the rains start, you may alleviate a lot of flat roof leak issues – a proactive spring flat roof maintenance is a good idea anyway.

Nonetheless, when it comes time to repair your flat roof, or consider a flat roof replacement, we have a lot of material on our blog and website to assist you in the process.

For commercial flat roof owners, we have a document that provides you with a step by step due diligence process for commercial flat roof replacement available at this link – it’s a good read for anyone taking on a flat roof replacement:

For those that need to investigate various flat roof systems and flat roof membrane options, our website has a document that outlines all your flat roof membranes and systems in a one document guide to flat roof systems, it is available at this link:

If you want to take on flat roof repair or annual maintenance of your flat roof yourself, or if you simply want to understand the process of flat roof repair and what regular maintenance steps are required on a flat roof, we have an excellent step by step flat roof maintenance and inspection guide available at this link.

And, when considering flat roof repair or replacement this spring, remember you can call us anytime 24/7 and speak to an expert flat roofing professional (we always have flat roofers on call and available to discuss details for repair or replacement) – our 24/7 Emergency Flat Roof Repair Phone Line is +1.877.497.3528, or you can simply email us and we can respond to your roofing questions there. If our Emergency Roof Repair line is busy when you call, if you have access to email – send one! Our on call Emergency Response Flat Roofers all have blackberry phones and when the weather is bad alot of calls come in, and many times they are on the business phones and texting and emailing with clients on the blackberry phones about flat roof repair issues – it’s a roofers life, what can I say. Livin the dream the roofers say.

And finally, many folks have had flat roof leak problems solved right over the phone when disaster strikes their flat roof and immediate roof repair is required – just the other day a major industrial facility called in the middle of the night with serious flat roof leaks…. long story short, the facility manager learned that he could temporarily repair the flat roof himself with our direction which allowed for the time for our crews to get to their facility to repair the flat roofing system the next day.

Anyway, all the best with your flat roof challenges and solutions in 2011.

Until next time,

The Team at GRS


About Us:

General Roofing Systems Canada is Comprehensive Building Envelope and Roofing Contractor Serving Western Canada. Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lloydminster, Saskatoon, Regina, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Canmore, Kelowna, Vancouver, Whistler, and points between.