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Second Generation Exteriors is a family run company based out of Airdrie, Alberta. My father, Lawrence, started a small exterior contracting company in Leduc, Alberta almost 40 years ago. At the young age of 10 I began working alongside my dad and with his guidance I started Second Generation Exteriors, an Airdrie roofing company in 2014. Before finding my place in this industry, I played professional hockey throughout North America.

When I retired from hockey, I started my company with nothing but a tool belt and a lot of know how. Since 2014, Second Generation Exteriors has completed over 500 jobs ranging from large commercial projects to small repairs. I’ve come to learn there are no small jobs, only large companies. We pride ourselves on the small business, attention to detail and communication.  Please contact us for a free estimate for any of your exterior needs.

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Airdrie Roofing Tips:

The following manual can be found here:

 This Manual of Accepted Roof Expertise is de authorized to supply designers, specifiers, proprietors, consul tants, and also professional roofer with information important

to the style and installment of top quality roof covering systems.

The methods herein consisted of represent an agreement of

point of view of roofing contractors throughout the country.

Application methods may differ according to weather

conditions, and each geographical location might utilize

” area methods” that are sound and also time tested. We do

not suggest to imply by any kind of exclusion that verified location

techniques are unacceptable.

Roof covering technology is currently experiencing revolution ary modifications. Current professional ~ s have stimulated technological

research study as well as examinations that are increasing our

understanding of roof covering systems. For brevity.

some small technical factors have been omitted from

this text. If concerns occur, designers are urged to

contact the National Professional roofer Association

( NRCA) members in their geographical area for certain


The Built-Up Roofing Committee of the Asphalt Roof Manu facturers Association congratulates NRCA for the preparation

and magazine of this Handbook of Accepted Roof covering Know walk. an important payment to the built-up roof covering industry.TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS

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A pre-roofing seminar attended by the proprietor, archi tect. basic professional. deck professional, mechanical.

contractor as well as the roofing contractor ought to be sched uled well in advance of getting products as well as beginning.

work. If a roof bond is needed, a rep from the.

roof covering products manufacturer need to exist. A writ 10 record need to be constructed from the process and also should.

end up being a part of the work record. If the professional roofer.

discovers roofing probJems in his inspection of the roofing. a.

second pre-work evaluation must be held.

The designer’s specs, roofing plans and all roofing system as well as.

blinking information should be assessed at the pre-roofing.

conference. Any disparities between the designer’s.

as well as the manufacturer’s specifications should be re watched and dealt with. On the occasion that particular discrep ancies arise. the supplier’s agent should.

be consulted to settle the issue. If FM or UL need ments are consisted of in the specs, these need ments ought to be carefully examined. Building ordinance or.

building directives that remain in conflict with these in surance demands ought to be settled.

The instructions listed below need to be followed to guarantee a.

successful pre-roofing seminar:

. Develop profession related task routines, including.

the installment of mechanical tools

. Develop roofing routines and also wort< approaches that.

will certainly avoid roofing system damage

. Require that all penetrations and also walls be in area.

prior to mounting the roofing

. Develop those areas at work website that will be.

marked as job and also storage space locations

. Establish weather condition as well as functioning temperature level condi tions to which all events must agree

. Establish the conditions for which a short-lived roofing.

would be made use of as well as who will spend for its price

. Establish arrangements for on-site monitoring after.

the completion of wort<.

1II. STORAGE SPACE   HANDLING If modifications in these conditions are desired, the event.

requesting the modification needs to:

. Provide written notification concerning the desired modifications.

to all events

. Safeguard composed agreement to the adjustments from all.


1. All roof covering system products should be home.

saved in a dry location before application.

2. When products are kept outside, they should.

be placed on systems that are elevated off the.

ground or roofing deck, and also they need to be covered.

with water resistant coverings (some which might be.

shrink covered treatments) that have been prop erty protected. Treatments that are “breathable”.

( such as canvas) are chosen.

3. All roll materials ought to be stored on end to pre vent their becoming warped or harmed.

4. It is recommended that roofing products be de livered to the job site just before roof covering installment.

when possible or saved in shut vans.

5. Roof covering asphalts might be kept unprotected on.

the ground. Nonetheless, dampness, dust, snow or ice.

need to be eliminated from roofing bitumens prior to.

they are warmed.

6. Lids should be re-placed on containers of material.

kept on duty website.

7. Water based products must be safeguarded from.


8. Insulation products shoukt be taken care of with treatment.

9. Some insulation products are extremely light as well as.

have to be weighted in storage space to avoid wind.


2 3It needs to be kept in mind that a short-term roofing can increase the.

value got from the irreversible roof covering because it enables.

the irreversible roof to be constructed throughout appropriate.

weather conditions. A short-lived roofing system can also increase.

total structure construction by offering a sanctuary be neath which various other professions might finish their work on.



Regularly, building stress cause the installa tion of roof products during improper weather condition condi tions or ahead of construction schedule. On top of that,.

these stress sometimes trigger roof covering products to be.

set up prior to the installment of wood blocking, curbs.

and penetrations, and also before the erection of walls, every one of.

which may trigger roofing system troubles. As an efficient methods of.

handling the problems triggered by construction pres sures, making use of a temporary roofing system is suggested to.

allow the application of the defined roof covering membrane in.

appropriate climate and/or to allow other professions to complete.

their work before the installment of the irreversible roofing system.

The momentary roofing spec (the kind and also number of.

plies) will depend on the watertight integrity required for.

the structure and the size of time involved before the.

permanent roofing system will certainly be installed. (After appropriate repair work.

are made, a short-term roofing system might be utilized, if wanted, as.


vapor retarder in the permanent installation.) Normally, if.

roofing system insulation is utilized in the temporary roof covering, it needs to be.

gotten rid of prior to the installation of the permanent system.

since any type of moisture sustained from damage could be.

preserved in this insulation, and also damages to the long-term.

roofing system could result.

If a temporary roofing is to be utilized. the specs should.

favorably specify the following:

. That a momentary roofing system will be required

. The type and specification of short-term roof to be.

made use of.

Furthermore, consideration must be given to having the.

cost of the short-term roof covering itemized in the priced estimate cost.

If question exists regarding the necessity for a momentary roof, it.

can be bid as an extra alternate on a per square foot.

basis. The decision to use a temporary roofing, and over.

what areas it is to be made use of, can then be made during the.

building duration as weather and also building sched ules determine. The additional expense of a temporary roofing is far.

more effective to shortened roofing life or roof covering failure!


4IV. WEA THEA CONSIDEAA TIONS 2. The handling of roll products might end up being diffi cult.

3. “Wind cool” may impact the proper application.

temperature levels of products.

4. Sprays of cold mastics and also finishes can be come air-borne and also cause damages to border ing building.

4. Rainfall.

Roof covering materials should not be mounted if pre cipitation of any kind of kind is taking place.

5. Dampness.

Roofing products should not be mounted if mois ture, snow or ice exists on the roofing.

Nothing else profession is more directly associated with work related.

weather considerations than roof covering. Several impressions.

exist throughout the building market relating to suit able roofing weather condition. Some restrictions prohibit roofing.

under almost the most excellent problems. The roof covering con tractor is extremely interested in the constraints imposed on.

building and construction task by the climate, but he should respond.

to “real world” conditions and building demands. To.

satisfy building and construction needs and also cope with the limita tions imposed by weather condition, the roofing contractor should.

consider the adhering to standards for the application of.

roof materials throughout various weather.

1. Cold Temperatures.

Roof covering materials need to not be used unless.

correct bitumen application temperature levels can be.

kept. The home heating of asphalt bitumens.

ought to conform to the Equiviscous Temperature level.

variety concept (EVT). (See Area XX,.

Bitumens.) The roofer may use in sulated home heating devices, protected pumping.

lines, shielded warm service providers, and so on, to maintain.

proper asphalt application temperatures. If prop er application temperatures can not be major tained, nevertheless, roofing application need to stop. In.

chilly temperature levels, roof covering materials must be em bedded straight with rush. “Brooming” straight.

behind the felt embedment is suggested to aid the.

bonding of the felt. Warm bitumen need to not be al lowed to cool significantly prior to placing felts.

as well as insulation in the bitumen.

2. Warm Temperatures.

Warm temperatures likewise present issues in.

preserving the appropriate application temperatures.

for bitumens. In heat the used asphalt.

will cool down much more slowly, which can result in sticking,.

making the membrane vulnerable to physical.

damages from mechanical devices and also foot.

web traffic.

3. Wind.

Wind can impact the application of roof covering ma terials in the following ways:.

1. Warm products may be blown about.



All roofings must be developed as well as developed to guarantee positive.

extensive water drainage. (See Favorable Drainage in the Glos sary.) Ponding water can be destructive to roofing system mem branes and also can result in:

. Deterioration of the surface area as well as membrane layer

. Debris build-up and vegetation development

. Deck deflections (sometimes leading to architectural.


. Tensile splitting of water compromised felts

. Troubles in repair should leakages happen

. Ice development and resultant membrane damage.

Excellent roofing system systems rely on the structural honesty of.

the roof covering deck. To guarantee the construction of a top quality roof covering.

deck, stipulations for the complying with things need to be in cluded in the deck style:

. Live tons, such as moving setup tools.

wind, snow, ice, rain, etc

. Dead tons, such as topside mechanical gear up ment and the deck itself

. Toughness of the deck

. Deflections

. Water drainage

. Positioning of expansion joints as well as location dividers

. Curb information

. Accessory arrangements for the deck

. Moving building and construction lots of 300 Ibs.

Considering that every roofing has its own specific set of drain.

demands, either the engineer or the architectural en gineer is accountable for consisting of appropriate drainage provi sions in the roofing system design. The designer must not merely.

specify a standard Va inch or V4 inch of incline per foot however.

ought to make provisions in his style for positive drainpipe age. In order to accomplish the needed incline in his de sign, he must think about the structural framework of the roof,.

the deck kind, the roof covering membrane layer specification, roof de flections, and also the building layout. The need for brev ity here stops a total explanation of each of.

these factors to consider. The complying with quick examples, exactly how ever before, are normal slope as well as drainage computations.

The adhering to chart shows the typical permitted deck.

deflections for various spans under a concentrated tons.

of 300 extra pounds. Deflections more than those detailed in the.

table may lead to roof covering problems.

Cover Deck Deflection.

4 ft. 0.20 inches.

5 ft. 0.25 inches.

6 ft. 0.30 inches.

Before the application of roof materials, the roof.

service provider should make a visual evaluation of the deck.

surface area to see that it awaits the application of roofing.

materials. The deck has to be tidy, smooth, devoid of spaces.

or anxieties, should be inflexible as well as must not deflect exces sively under real-time loads.

Deflection Slopes.

Roofing deflections are of important significance in providing.

roofing system drainage. They ought to be limited to no greater than.

1/240 of the roof period in order to fit the.

anxieties of either focused or consistent loading.

Drains ought to be situated at points of optimum deflection.

in the deck (i.e., midspan), when possible, and also not at points of.

minimal deflection (i.e., columns or birthing wall surfaces). For.

example, in Number 1 a deck period of 50 feet need to disperse.

not more than 21/2 inches (1/240 of 50 feet) and also should.

have drains pipes situated at midspan in order to offer drain age under maximum loading conditions.

If the roofing contractor uncovers flaws in the surfare.

of the deck throughout his inspection. a second evaluation.

need to be made prior to roof by the professional roofer.

the basic specialist. the deck professional and also the very own er’s rep. All defects in the deck at the time of.

this examination should be noted. and improvements should.

be made prior to the start of job. The profession.

professional who is in charge of any kind of problems or damages.

to the deck must be accountable for making fixings. Job.

specifications should clearly define this duty.

8 9drain the roof. Hence, to drain pipes the 50 foot period in Number 1.

where the drainpipe is positioned at the point of maximum deflec tion. the developer needs to provide at least 3.125 inches of.

differential slope for positive drain under all loading.

problems. For Figure 2, where the drain is located at a.

factor of minimum deflection, the favorable incline called for is.

6.25 inches, which, when contributed to the 5 inches of deflec tion incline, generates a complete required incline of 11.25 inches.

under all packing problems.


If drains pipes are called for to be positioned at columns or bearing.

wall surfaces, the incline of the roof covering should be increased in order to.

compensate for the minimal deflections that exist at.

these locations. The permitted deflection will still be 2V2.

inches, however the developer should provide for 5 inches of.

additional slope at the column or bearing wall location in.

order to keep this deck level at midspan under optimum.

filling conditions. (See Figure 2.).

Certain decks, such as precast concrete decks or long.

period prestressed concrete decks, incorporate camber in.

expectancy of future loading conditions. The camber.

must be considered in the design of the drainage slope.

system. Depending upon the structural design of the roofing.

and the placement of drains pipes, the camber may assist or.

limit drain. (See Number 3.).



These examples highlight that the calculations for roof covering.

incline needs to be identified by the deflections anticipated.

in each particular roof covering deck and that the generally.

defined Y8 inch or Y4 inch of slope per foot is inadequate.

as an absolute specification to obtain proper water drainage on.

all roofings.

Preserving an about level line between one support as well as.

a 2Y2 inch midspan deflection requires elevating the other.

support 5 inches.

Positive Inclines.

After the drainpipe places have been chosen and the.

deflection slopes have actually been calculated. the developer.

should supply additional incline to make certain favorable drainpipe age. Because drainage should occur under both minimum as well as.

maximum loading problems. an added minimum.

incline of Ve inch per foot must be contributed to the deflection.

calculation in order to obtain a slope that will favorably.

In offering water drainage, the developer should thoroughly.

think about all areas of the roof. Great practice dictates.

that there be no ponding water. For information perti nent to deck style for ponding water conditions, de endorsers may consult the American Institute of Lumber.

Building and construction [AITC], the Steel Joist Institute [SJI], or the.

American Institute of Steel Construction [AISC] Drain age crickets need to be offered in between drains and also on.

the high side of mechanical curbs to drain these locations.

( See NRCA Information “P” in the Appendix.).


* KEEP IN MIND: Figures 1, 2, and also 3 have actually been exaggerated to help.

show the particular water drainage problems a lot more clearly.


Development Joints.

Roofing growth joints are made use of to lessen the effect of.

the anxieties and also movements of a structure’s elements.

as well as to stop these stress and anxieties from splitting or ridging the.

roof covering membrane layer. Joints in the roof covering setting up (the term.

roofing system setting up consists of the roofing system deck) have to be put in.

the same place as the building’s structural growth.

joints (although they may likewise be required in other loca tions as reviewed in this area). Each of a structure’s.

parts has differing coefficients of development and also.

contraction, as well as each of them goes through differing.

temperature changes. Therefore, in the style as well as.

placement of expansion joints, the developer should cheat sider:.

To ensure the proper draining pipes of water in the heaviest.

rains, the design of drainpipe dimensions as well as drain placement.

ought to be based on either:

. The needs of the American National Stan dards Institute (ANSI)- Standard A 112.21.2, or

. Building regulations needs, or

. Optimum rainfall details of the geographical.


Drainpipes need to be recessed (sumped) listed below the roofing system.

surface. as well as adequate insulation must stay around the.

drains pipes to avoid condensation from happening. This is.

achieved by setting the drainpipe head below the level of.

the insulation and also tapering the insulation down to the.

drain. (See NRCA Information” W-2″ in the Appendix.) Routine.

upkeep needs to be carried out to prevent obstructing of.

drains. To avoid the threats of water build-up from clog ged drains pipes. using supporting drains or throughwall.

scuppers is recommended as well as, in a lot of cases, is a part.

of building ordinance requirements

. The thennal activity attributes of the.


. The structural roof deck

. The roofing membrane selected.mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.