Case Studies

Ernie Smith & Sons Roofing Case Studies: New Composition Shingle Roof for a Hail-damaged Home in Sugar Land, Texas

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 by Ernie Smith


This simple but steep one-story gable style home in Sugar Land, Texas incurred hail damage and was also leaking in at least one area. We helped the homeowner file an insurance claim to get a new roof, including a necessary supplemental payment.

Sugar Land is one of the most affluent and fastest-growing cities in Texas, and has received accolades from numerous publications. Sugar Land is in Fort Bend County and a convenient commute to Houston.

We can remember when Sugar Land was a tiny town. Going through Sugar Land to see relatives in Central Texas was a must before Interstate 10 was built. Memories include the sky-high Imperial Sugar Crown logo on the water tower and inmates working in the nearby fields.


We removed the existing “three-tab” composition shingle roof on this Sugar Land home and installed a 25-year warranty GAF Royal Sovereign Weathered Gray shingle. Although TWIA (windstorm insurance) isn’t required in Fort Bend County, a permit is still a must.

A roofing underlayment is always necessary to protect a home against possible wind-driven rain penetrating the shingle surface. Traditional asphalt felt can “telegraph” wrinkles through the surface of a lighter weight shingle, so a special GAF Felt buster roofing underlayment was a better choice.

A GAF StormGuard® leak barrier underlayment was applied to all valley areas. GAF StormGuard® Leak Barrier is a key part of the Lifetime Roofing System offered by GAF.

The chimney brick on the home was scored for new flashing, an existing leak was repaired, and GAF Cobra ridge vent was installed. After painting roof vents to match, this 3000 square foot home situated on a peaceful cul de sac in Sugar Land is good to go.

Project Summary

Operations Manager: Mark Smith

Service Representative: Matt Dravis

Scheduler: Cassandra Sword

Crew Foreman: Misael Villanueva

our service area

We serve the following areas

Our Locations:

Ernie Smith & Sons Roofing
19422B Hwy 6
Manvel, TX 77578

Ernie Smith & Sons Roofing
4812B Gulf Fwy
Houston, TX 77023

Ernie Smith & Sons Roofing
14823 Beriton St
Santa Fe, TX 77517