Emmanuel UMC

Austin, TX

Emmanuel United Methodist Church is located on IH-35 the central part of Austin, Texas; it’s distinctively curved roof makes it a landmark on the I-35 Austin corridor.

In June of 2012, the roof to the sanctuary of the church was damaged by a wind and hail storm. High winds from the storm resulted in extensive shingle loss leaving gaps in the roofing materials and allowing water to seep in.

When JF&A stepped onto the church property they immediately noticed the challenge of the extremely steep and sloped roof on top of the sanctuary. Working with safety rigging, the crew began at the roof peak and diligently worked their way to the eaves, stripping the damaged 20 year shingles and replacing them with 30 year dimensional shingles. By the end of the project, a unique Austin church had a new roof with a fresh look that would last them many years into the future.