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

http://calgary.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110413/CGY_roof_collapse_110413/20110413/?hub=CalgaryHome

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

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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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