An Edmonton roof craftsman desires to make certain each person has a dry roof over their head as we head into spring.

Chris Workun has been making a dwelling as a roof artisan for the ultimate 14 years. He lately commenced his own employer with a pal.

“We’re new to enterprise and we need to start ethically and help as many people as we are able to alongside the manner,” he stated.

So they started out up the Rivercity Roof Rescue, a spin on their for-earnings commercial enterprise, Rivercity Roofing.

“We donate $2 in keeping with bundle [of shingles] — that’s directly out of our wallet,” Workun defined. “We don’t simply tack on $2 a package deal — that goes right into a fund for substances. Labour is on us.”

Then, they take requests for roof repairs from human beings in need.

“Seniors on a constant income, people with illnesses, it’s simply stressful,” he stated. “All you need to do is ship us an email, call us, Facebook us and we’ll see what we can do that will help you out.”

Workun has already helped extra than 1/2 a dozen humans with loose or discounted roof maintenance. He estimates the common donated process would have typically cost about $two hundred.

“Minor maintenance, replacing shingles that have holes in them, adding drip aspect to the bottom. Some groups come in and they don’t do the right steps, so they simply have little leaks.”

On Thursday, he turned into volunteering his time on the GiveBack Garage in northeast Edmonton.

“When it rains or it snows and it melts or starts to are available in, the complete roof without a doubt begins to leak,” explained founder Barb Sharpe. “There changed into spots all over the place.”

The GiveBack Garage collects all types of donations and distributes them to humans in want, without spending a dime.

This spring, that proved difficult as water coming off the roof commenced pooling interior — where donations are kept.

“Everything receives soaked,” Sharpe said. “We must ensure that baggage is tied, that lids are sealed nicely. If not, it’s a remember of probably destroying the complete bag or the whole load of stuff that’s there, to begin with.”

Sharpe stated she doesn’t have the way to get the roof repaired on her own, so Workun got here to provide his offerings.

“They didn’t overhang the steel roof enough, so the water is dripping back behind the eavestrough, rotting out the fascia. So I’m placing some drip part in,” he defined.

He additionally silicone screws that have been positioned improperly, in order that they had been not water-tight.

“He ended up coming in and fixing it, which simply helps us out quite a chunk because we’re going to be insulating here proper away,” Sharpe stated. “We can’t have a leaking garage. It’s truly extraordinary, the kindness that has come out.”

Rivercity Roofing has a queue of approximately seven repairs already and hopes to repair whole roofs later this summertime if they could store up enough.

“I’m a property owner,” Workun said. “I’ve been broke before. It sucks. A roof that leaks, if you couldn’t find the money for to fix it, can rot trusses. It could accomplish that tons damage.”

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