The evidence was overwhelming. I saw it in Vancouver today and I’ve seen it elsewhere before. An aged skylight had a cracked frame and was failing. I’ve seen it before and now here is photographic proof. This is why I only install Velux skylights. They have eliminated this design failure in their new models. Velux now manufactures a single piece skylight. This old skylight was 15 years old but that’s not old enough to have this sort of failure in my opinion.
Wow. It’s amazing how much damage a tiny little hole in a roof system can cause. Take the example of today in Vancouver BC. The interior damage, over an extended period time, was substantial. The cost? Even more so. And why? Because someone wasn’t careful when they were nailing a board from under neath the roof and punctured the metal valley flashing. It was a very small hole. The size of a nail head. But over time this tiny hole let in a lot of water… which in turn caused a lot of head aches. I knew I had to find something. The roof was vast and the potential of finding the problem was daunting. But there it was. A good scrubbing of the valley metal exposed the hole and the mystery was solved. Lucky? Maybe. But I like to think you have to be good to be lucky. Trust Crucial to help solve your Vancouver roofing challenges that other contractors can’t.
I was asked to come to a residence in central Vancouver and inspect and report on what I found with regards to their APP membrane roof system. APP is a predecessor of our current SBS torch-on membrane roof system. I was told there were no active leaks and they were more interested in learning what preventative maintenance should be done in effort to fully capitalize on the roof asset that exists. Simple enough. But what I found was alarming. There were clear deficiencies that were prime for a leakage issue. But they weren’t leaking! Now don’t get me wrong… this is a good thing and hopefully I can attend to these deficiencies before they do indeed turn into an ingress problem. So here we have it. Another perfect example of the value in learning about your roof and enacting preventative maintenance before the roof becomes more costly. Call Crucial Roof Services for all your roofing needs in the The Lower Mainland area.
Wow. This thing is going legal and someone is going to have to pay big time. That is what I was thinking when I discovered the reason for a roof top leak which caused serious damage to a newly renovated strata lot in Vancouver. The interior coverings, drywall and floorings were just the beginning of what we could see was damaged. The probable cause? A “Rainscreen” contractor going beyond the boundaries of his experience. A worker, who was replacing fascia board, probably cut the torch-on membrane on the other side of the fascia board too low and too close to the roof level and opened up a void that was soon to be an entrance point for a lot of rain water. Hind sight is always 20-20 but why didn’t they at least consult with a roofer when this undesired action occurred and determine how best to remedy it. Unfortunately, someone chose not too and undertook waterproofing actions on their own. Big mistake. Clearly the company is poorly managed. Where was the site superintendent or Manager’s final inspection. I have a feeling it’s going to be in excess of $80K by the time it’s all done. All because a short cut was taken. Wow. This thing is going legal and someone is going to have to pay big time.