Roof Replacement Problems

General Roofing Systems Canada provides roof replacements throughout Canada. Roof replacements 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.

Below is an article describing the troubles that can arise with any and all roofing situations should you have with work completed improperly.
We know that every trade has its problems. Poor installations, normal deficiencies that occur, and then unprofessional workers. Unfortunately, the flat roofing trade is no exception to such occurrences.
The new home in this flat roof inspection report completed by our roofers yesterday is a victim of the exact problems mentioned above. The home in the below pictures is quite new and  was architecturally designed. However, the roof was installed poorly (2 Ply SBS Modified Bitumen) resulting in leakage. We suspect this flat roof has been leaking every time it rains or snows since it was first built.
As a result of this poor installation, the homeowners will now have to face extra costs in order to replace it all together.

Initial Inquiry:

We are looking for a replacement quote. needs repairs for torch on flat roof, client requires  the roof replacement completed within 2 weeks. Highest section of house is leaking and flat roof installed incorrectly.  Flat roof seams aren’t sealed.

Field Report, July 27 2011:

The upper smaller flat roof (SBS Modified Bitumen) on this home is completely past the point of return and a roof replacement is required . All the roof membrane seams are lifting and there is no bleed out at the membrane seams. All termination points along perimeter of the flat roof are not torched down properly. All intersections are lifting and there is no slope of roof toward scuppers. The upper roof needs to be replaced completely and should be ripped down to the deck.  It also requires a cricket (slope towards roof scuppers).

The Lower canopy roof (Modified SBS Torch On) over the main entrance of the home is in the same state as the top roof.  The roof is not torched properly, it also slopes down toward house instead of away from.  There is only one roof scupper at the high point of the roof corner which is not draining. The drainage on this roof system is very poor. The lower roof needs another scupper and or a drain in the North corner, this also needs to slope away from the house. I recommend another rip and a full roof replacement to this section also. In order to replace the roof systems we will need to take all cap and detail metal off  as it is tied into the stucco!

Flat Roof Replacement – Pictures of Flat Roof


Flat Roof
Cap Flashing

Flat Roof Houses

Flat Roof Metal

Flat Roof Needs to Be Replaced

Flat Roof Inspection

Flat Roof Repair

Flat Roof Replacement

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Flat Roofing Repairs

Residential Flat Roofing

Until next time,

The Team at GRS

General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS)
24 Hour Emergency Roof Repair: Call +1.877.497.3528 toll-free.

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.

Information Guide for Flat Roof Replacements

Flat Roof Membranes, Flat Roofing Systems, Flat Roof Repairs, Flat Roof Maintenance, Flat Roof Energy Efficiency, Flat Roof Coatings, Flat Roof Replacement.

The time of year has come again when we get a lot of calls about flat roofing. Flat roof repairs, flat roof system choices, flat roof membranes, and how to maintain a flat roof.

We thought it would be convenient for our customers to provide a flat roof link page on flat roofing to give a good launch page for flat roofing and all the options available.

Flat Roofing System and Membrane Manufacturers:

IKO, Soprema, Genflex, Firestone, Mulehide, Carlisle, Siplast

Flat Roof System and Membrane Choices
Details all of the options available for flat roofing including BUR, Tar and Gravel, EPDM, TPO, PVC, Spray On Foam, Emulsions, Roof Coatings, etc.

Flat Roof Coatings
Details all of the options for coating metal and flat roofs including Elastomeric Coatings, EPDM Coatings, Polymers, Mastics, Etc.

Energy Efficient Flat Roofing
Carlisle-Syntec PDF paper on “Energy Efficient Flat Roofing – More Than a Simple Black and White Issue”.

Flat Roof Maintenance and Flat Roof Repairs
Details all of the flat roof repair and flat roof maintenance considerations.

Commercial Flat Roof Replacement
The due diligence process of Commercial Roof Replacement.

Flat Roof Replacement
The process of flat roof replacement.

Consideration Prior to Choosing to Replace Your Flat Roof
Wind uplift considerations, R Values, moisture in the existing flat roof system etc.

Choosing a Flat Roofing Contractor
The due dilligence process of engaging a Flat Roofing Contractor.

We trust our consolidated link listing resource on flat roofing will assist you and save our customers valuable time.

Until next time,

The Team at GRS

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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.