Luxury Home Receives High-Quality Roof System in Santa Monica, California
by Lauren Demore, manager, branding & advertising, GAF

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The sleek, low-profile DecoTech® System is expertly installed directly into your roof - without racks or exposed wires.

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According to a new report by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the U.S. installed 930 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaics (PV) in Q3 2013, up 20 percent over Q2 2013 and 35 percent over Q3 2012. This represents the second largest quarter in the history of the U.S. solar market and the largest quarter ever for residential PV installations.

Even more importantly, 2013 is likely to be the first time in more than a decade that the U.S. installs more solar capacity than world leader Germany. When you accumulate all segments of the solar industry together in the US, solar is the second-largest source of new electricity capacity in the U.S. this year, trailing on natural gas.

So what sector of the U.S. solar market is seeing the greatest boom? Residential rooftop solar. That’s right, through Q3, residential PV installs were up 45 percent year-over-year. And what does this mean for the roofing market? Theoretically this should create demand for roofing materials, jobs and a tremendous need for qualified roofing contractors who can ensure the proper waterproofing of these solar PV arrays. Ultimately, this should affect the entire food chain of the roofing industry in a very positive way.

At a normal life expectancy of 20-25 years, it is critical to understand how one’s residential solar array is secured to the rooftop and waterproofed. Furthermore, it is important to understand if ones overall rooftop will hold up for that 20-25 year period all together.

As a professional roofing and solar contractor, who has been intimately involved in the solar side of the business since solar hit the mainstream market, we feel we have a keen sense for these issues. Chandler’s Roofing was one of the original SolarCity roofers and we have been selected most recently as GAF’s first Solar Elite roofing contractor in Southern California. We know roofing and solar well and we know what it is going to take to install and properly waterproof your solar system. Here are just a few things to think about when considering a rooftop solar array:

1- Warranty: Is the company installing the solar standing behind the workmanship and waterproofing of the solar array for 25 years?

2- Condition of Existing Roof: Every roofing system is different and thus has a different life expectancy. If your roof has been on your home for 10 years or longer and you are now considering solar, take a long hard look at the expected longevity of your existing roof. You do not want to come back in the near future and rip apart your solar system to chase leaks and do repairs.

3- Who is installing and waterproofing? There are many fly-by-night roofers who are working with new start-up solar companies. They are mounting solar systems to rooftops that will never last the expected 25 years of the solar system and weatherproofing these systems with very shoddy workmanship and waterproofing standards. The reality is, most of these guys will not be in business within the next 5 years and thus their warranties aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.

4- Is the company installing the solar flashings and waterproofing properly licensed in your state as a roofing and waterproofing contractor? Many of the solar companies out there are skating by with simply an electrical license or solar license and then paying a handyman or general roofing laborer to complete the roof work.

5- Who’s on the hook financially if and when there is a problem? Most solar companies out there, warrant their solar panels, guarantee the performance of the system and differ the warranty of the waterproofing of the roof mounts over to their sub-contracted roofer. BEWARE and consider yourself warned, this will become a major issue for folks when the 100 year storm comes.

The morale of the story is, residential rooftop solar is here to stay and will soon put the U.S. in the lead position globally. But make no mistake about it, it is the new gold rush and there are many systems being put up that are going to have significant leak issue in the near term. Take advantage of the solar savings, truly consider the benefits that solar offers, but do not fall victim to inferior products and or services.

If you are considering residential or commercial solar in Los Angeles or Orange County and would like a professional, no obligation solar estimate, please contact our office at 310-831-7663. We will be happy to provide you with a thorough evaluation of your current roofs condition, as well as a complete and thorough solar site survey. We like to point out that our team of experts handles the entire process from soup to nuts. Chandler’s handles all solar engineering, design, permits with the city and interaction with the utility while completing the entire install with our own inhouse team of roofers and electricians. There is no system to big, or to small so please give us a call. Below are just a few of our solar installations, please check out our Pinterestpage for more.

This post is written by Trevor Leeds - President of Chandler's Roofing
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Nearly 8 years ago, in August of 2006, Elon Musk, Co-Founder & CEO of Tesla Motors put out a personal blog post about "The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (just between you and me)." In this article, Mr. Musk transparently details the innovative path Tesla Motors was embarking on to create a wide range of affordable, high quality electric vehicles which would eventually make their way down to a reasonably priced family car. In his post, he counters a few common misconceptions which are routinely used to place a black eye on the electric vehicle industry and more importantly he highlights the bigger purpose of Tesla Motors. States Musk, "The overarching purpose of Tesla Motors (and the reason I am funding the company) is to help expedite ...

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Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Chandler's Roofing earns Angie's List Super Service award for the seventh year in a row.

Los Angeles roofing and solar contractor, Chandler’s Roofing, has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.

This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire highly qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership ...

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Yeah, we know the hammer in the picture above isn't a roofing hammer, but then again if you know the roofing industry, you would have known that too!

If you have ever envisioned a fun career in the construction industry, we know what you want – a career opportunity where you can put your sales skills to use, while working outside the office the majority of the time with an unlimited earning potential. Well, you just found your perfect match. As a Project Manager for Chandler’s Roofing and Solar you’ll reach out to an expanding number of new and repeat Chandler’s customers, all of whom look to us to provide solutions to their roofing, solar and rain gutter needs. Chandler’s Roofing offers a full line of high-quality roofing and solar services, along with rain gutters, skylights and insulation applications. For more information on Chandlers Roofing and Solar, please click here:


Unlimited earning potential – There’s no limit to what you can earn as a commission-based sales professional with our company and we have plenty of leads and repeat/referral based business coming in.

Bonuses – Hit your sales numbers, and you could be eligible for additional bonuses both monthly and quarterly.

Top of the line products and warranties – You don’t want to sell something you can’t stand behind, and we wouldn’t want you to. That’s why we offer the best product warranties in the business, backed by the most established manufacturers.

Working outdoors - Though a portion of your time, usually mornings, will be in the office processing bids and following up with customers, the greatest portion of your time will be spent out in the field, working with local property owners to ensure we sell and deliver high quality roofing and solar systems.

Paid training – You will receive six weeks of paid sales training.

Growth potential - Opportunity for advancement in a well established, privately owned company.


Work with the best – As one of the most established roofing and solar companies in Los Angeles and Orange County, who was formally voted the Residential Roofing Contractor of the Year nationwide in 2011, we know what it takes to be successful.

Shared culture – Our employees share the culture that “It All Starts With Quality”, which encourages a passion and mutual respect to ensuring we put out the highest quality product and system on every project we touch. This is reflective not only in the finished product and warranties we offer, but the steps our administrative team takes to ensure the customer is wowed by the process.


Responsibilities of a Project Manager are to manage and generate leads, conduct professional sales presentations in the home or office and accurately measure and price roofing and solar systems.

Facilitate sales process, follow-up and final job walk and sign-off with customer.

You will also be completing relevant paperwork accurately and in a timely manner and continually updating your product and solar-roofing market knowledge.


18 years of age or older.

Access to reliable transportation to reach customers’ homes and or office. Truck with ladder rack preferred.

Basic working knowledge of a computer, using email and basic web applications.

Previous experience in home improvement sales, solar sales or self-employment a plus but not required.


High School Diploma/GED


1-2 years preferred, but not required


Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Ability to safely operate a ladder.

Fully capable of safely and effectively functioning on a rooftop.

Strong communication skills.

Flexible schedule with ability to work on a Saturday if necessary.

Basic computer and email skills required.

To inquire about position, please submit your resume to

For further information on Chandler's Roofing, please visit us at

Chandler's Roofing and Solar provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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Source: LA Times

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Project Profile:

Installed new roof, solar system and rain gutters on this beautiful custom residential home in Orange, California.

  • GAF Grand Slate II composition shingle with full Golden Pledge warranty on sloped roof
  • IB single-ply PVC roofing system, with full edge-to-edge NDL warranty on low-slope roof
  • 5 inch seamless aluminum rain gutters by Custom-Bilt Metals with a limited lifetime warranty on the coating

Project Manager:

Ricardo Diaz


Customer Comments:

"I needed a roofing contractor for my new 6,000 square foot home, so I asked the local roofing supply company (Pacific Supply) for companies they knew did great work. They gave me two company names and Chandler's Roofing was one of them. We were looking for new roofing, gutters and solar panels. Trevor Leeds came out and covered details on each aspect of the project extensively and his price quote was less than the other company. Throughout construction, our project manager, Ricardo Diaz and his team did great work. We will definitely use Chandler's again...

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We're not sure where to even begin on this story. Inspired by what we have seen in the field, we felt compelled to warn consumers about what is happening on their rooftops when they take the steps to go solar. Though this particularly example is one of the more extreme samples, the reality is that solar providers and electricians are installing solar arrays on rooftops every single day here in Los Angeles and Orange County and they know very little about the roofs they are working on, how to properly waterproof them and how to successfully warrant the roofs against leaks. It is important to know this part of the solar process when considering purchasing or leasing a system for your home.

Recently, we were called into West Covina, CA to...

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California took another major and symbolic step today with its decision to rely significantly on energy efficiency and other clean energy resources to help replace electricity once generated by the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station (SONGS) serving San Diego and the greater Los Angeles area.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today made official its strategy to address the loss of the huge nuclear plant, which had been offline since January 2012 and was officially retired last year. Fortunately, it closely resembles its proposal released last month.

The final plan uses efficiency and other “preferred resources”—those resources with lower environmental impacts—like demand response (ways customer...

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