DecoTech™ Solar Roofing System installation by roofing leader GAF is among the highest output solar roofs in U.S.
Parsippany, N.J., (July 5, 2017) — Thanks to GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, New Jersey is now home to one of the country’s highest output residential solar roofing installations. This Far Hills, N.J., installation is among the top 2 percent highest output residential solar installations in the U.S., and among the top 5 percent in New Jersey, according to advisory firm GTM Research.
The 64-panel DecoTech™ Solar Roofing System is more than three times larger than the average residential solar roof, totaling 18.2 kW at peak performance. Laid end-to-end, the panels would equal the length of a football field.
“The DecoTech™ Solar Roofing System has an intuitive, interlocking design that simplifies the installation process and saves time and money, which is particularly important with a large-scale project like this one,” said Jon Parker of American Home Contractors, a GAF factory-certified Master Elite® Roofing Contractor based in Florham Park, N.J. “We look forward to being involved in future DecoTech™ installations.”
“We are bringing an innovative and affordable solar solution to the roofing market with unique features and sleek aesthetics,” said Amy Ochsenreiter, renewable energy product manager at GAF. “The completion of one of the country’s largest solar roofing installations is an exciting milestone for the industry and for the GAF team.”
This project follows successful DecoTech™ Solar Roofing System installations on homes in California and New York, after multiple DecoTech™ installations on test sites throughout the country. New Jersey, an early leader in solar, is one of only three states in the U.S. to have more than 1 GW of total installed capacity, and more than 300,000 homes powered by solar energy.
“We’re proud to offer an exceptional solar roofing system that is the product of our legacy in roofing and our experience in solar,” said Jim Schnepper, president of GAF. “We anticipate continued growth in the solar market, and we are committed to refining and expanding our offerings.”
About the DecoTech™ System
The DecoTech™ System is a proprietary, affordable solar roofing system offered by roofing leader GAF. With a low-profile, sleek design and beautiful Deco Black gloss finish, the high-output solar panels offer a seamless aesthetic for homeowners. Its concealed wires, metal frame, and waterproofing elements provide durability and allow the panels to shed water just like shingles. The interlocking system, which fastens directly to the roof deck, is designed for simple and fast installation by GAF factory-certified roofing contractors. GAF has decades of experience in solar, including several patents on solar roofing products, an exclusive Solar Elite Contractor™ certification program, and proprietary solar financing relationships that represent a unique offering for both residential and commercial property owners. The DecoTech™ Solar Roofing System, which is available for purchase and installation across the U.S., is the latest product in the growing GAF solar portfolio. For more information about the DecoTech™ System, visit gaf.com/solar.
Founded in 1886, GAF is the leading roofing manufacturer in North America. As a member of the Standard Industries family of companies, GAF is part of the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the world. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of roofing and waterproofing solutions for residential and commercial properties as well as for civil engineering applications. The full GAF portfolio of solutions is supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. GAF continues to be the leader in quality and offers comprehensive warranty protection on its products and systems. The company’s success is driven by a commitment to empowering its people to deliver advanced quality and purposeful innovation. For more information about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.
About Standard Industries
Standard Industries is a privately-held, global industrial company with interests in building materials, aggregates, and related investment businesses in public equities and real estate. Founded in 1886, Standard Industries has over 15,000 employees and operations in more than 80 countries. Operating subsidiaries include: GAF, the leading roofing manufacturer in North America; BMI Group, the leading manufacturer and supplier of flat and pitched roofing products for the residential and non-residential markets in Europe, parts of Asia, and South Africa; SGI, a leading North American aggregates and mining company supplying specialized products to the North American building materials industry; and Siplast, a provider of high-end modified bitumen membranes and liquid-applied roofing products. Standard maintains a team-oriented culture of meritocracy, excellence, intellectual honesty, and a passionate focus on investing in its people. To learn more about Standard Industries, visit www.standardindustries.com.
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