This client was looking to roof-in some openings on their current roof. They reached out to us for quotation and, later, to perform the work once the rooftop features had been removed.
Inquiry Received, September 12 2019:
In september, the client spoke to us about roofing-in two plumbing vents, two solar tunnels, and one skylight. We would not be removing the features or sheeting in the areas, but just roofing-in the openings. We provided them our quotation for the roof repair services and waited to hear back for once the openings have been made.
Assessment, October 10 2019:
Our crew went on-site to assess the roof and evaluate what materials will be needed for the necessary repairs. As per the original discussions with the homeowner, they found that the roof is of TPO make, and still needs the removing of two solar tunnels, two plumbing vents, a 4” x 6” vent, and a 12’ x 8’ patch that contains a rectangular skylight with a 6” B-vent and two more PVC pipes. There is 1/4” DensGlass installed at the moment that should be replaced with about 6 full sheets of SecuRock (with screws and plates to install)
At the first on-site evaluation, it’s believed that 20 man-hours would be needed to complete the work. There are, however, other problems that we found that could be addressed with another 30 man-hours of work. The cover tape on the back end of the roof and the drip edge should be replaced with a larger drip edge and gutters reinstalled properly to the stucco. Gutter guards would also be another consideration to make with the large trees in the back yard, and the potential for pine needles and leaves to get clogged in the drainage systems. We found 48 pinhole patches that can be fixed with the right cover tape, which would be the last of the extra-30 hours that could be done beyond the original scope of the work.
- Bonding adhesive.
- 3 gallons of PVC quick-primer.
- 5 gallons of PVC cleaner.
- 300ft of PVC seam tape.
- Gutter screws (for stucco walls).
October 13, 2019
We relayed this updated work scope to the client, and advised of the adjustments to cost that could be arranged; should they desire for us to perform the extra work. The client wished to proceed with the original quote and scope of work, so we forwarded the contract to scheduling and arranged for the Toronto Roofer crew to go on-location as soon as possible.
Roof Report, October 15 2019:
On site, our crew completed most of the roofing repair in the one day. They put down five patches as requested, two at 36” x 36”, two at 24” x 24”, and one for 16” x 16”. A donut was also installed around the last skylight (front of the house) at the client’s request. The delays in finishing the roof itself lay in coming up shorthanded with edge sealant and TPO quick-prime. There is a seal around the pipe boot that needs to be tightened up as well. The team believed that they needed only two more hours worth of work to finish up the job and would return the following morning to complete everything at hand.
Roof Report, October 20 2019:
The client was curious as to why our team returned this day, and we explained that we’d run out of time and just got the roof watertight before leaving, but left some of the details unfinished. Furthermore, there was a great deal of tree sap on the roof that needed to be scrubbed off in order to get a good weld with the materials. The client was pleased with the final result and trusted in our confidence that the roof was repaired properly.
Total Materials Used:
- 9 Sheets of 4’ x 4’ x 1/4” SecuRock.
- 81 2” screws and 3” plates.
- 2 TPO pipe boots.
- 175 square feet of TPO.
- 4 Gallons of bonding adhesive.
- 4 Roller sleeves.
- 6 Paintbrushes.
- 1 Tube of 1-ply sealant.
- 1 Tube of cut-off sealant.
- 1 Gallon of quick prime.
- 4’ of TPO cover tape.