A before picture taken prior to the this roof being ripped off.
Awaiting the crew's arrival, the machines are on the ground and ready to go.
Before the crew begins work, it is important to set anchor points along the ridge to secure the crew members to the roof with personal fall arrest (PFA) systems.
The crew begins removing these large (over thirty feet long!) metal panels in windy conditions. Galveston frequently gets winds averaging 15 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph on any given day.
Recycle bins are at the ready to take the old metal coming off the roof and bring it to the recycling company. Proper waste disposal is a big part of what sets us apart from our competitors.
An efficient project is marked by proper tools to get the job done the right way. Machines breaking down and catching you off guard happens to the best of us, but it is a nightmare to plan for and something to avoid at all costs.
The new roof is beginning. GAF TigerPaw is being used on this roof to protect it from the gusty winds of Galveston, TX.
The crickets are out, so the crew is in. Time for a little relaxation before the next day begins. Every time we leave a job site, everything is organized to ensure customer safety and satisfaction.
The roofing crew gets started on average around 7:00am to get as much done as early as possible. Around noon, they will often take a two-hour lunch break to avoid the hottest part of the day.
The shingle crew is almost done - they're shown here tearing off the last two sides of the hotel, before the metal crew takes over.
The shinglers are all done, and the roof is complete. Now all that remains is the replacement of the last five sections with new metal roofing.
The second phase of the exterior renovation involves removing and replacing the five remaining sections with new 238T and Instaloc metal panels, made by McElroy Metal.
This album contains pictures from one of the larger types of jobs Ernie Smith & Sons Roofing took on. This hotel is in Galveston, TX on Seawall Boulevard. We removed metal panels and installed a brand new Owens Corning Harbor Blue roof.