New York-based Frank J Tucek & Sons is the first roofing company in its region to offer roof-integrated solar for homeowners via GAF Energy. From Manhattan’s brownstone cornices to the wood roof restoration of the Jacob Blauvelt House Museum for the Rockland County Historical Society, the Tucek family has been serving the tri-state area for more than 100 years. Adding the GAF Energy solar roof to the mix means Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam County residents can go solar and take advantage of a warranty backed by North America’s largest roofing manufacturer.
“Our customers consistently ask us about solar when replacing their roofs. With GAF Energy’s solar roof product, there is now a solar roofing system that we’re confident in offering to our customers–it’s a tremendous product,” said Frank Tucek of Tucek and Sons, Inc. “A solar roof can help pay for an entirely new roof over time by helping reduce homeowners’ monthly electric bills; it’s a choice that makes good economic sense for many customers.”
Through GAF Energy, customers can enjoy full virtual sales, design, and support when considering a new solar roof system. The new virtual services will allow roofers to maintain sales and essential services while observing expert health guidelines for social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis.
“It makes perfect sense to go solar when you’re replacing your roof,” said Keally DeWitt, Vice President at GAF Energy. “Homeowner demand is on the rise for clean energy that can help reduce energy costs, which is why we’re excited to partner with the excellent team at Tucek and Sons, Inc. as the first contractor to offer GAF Energy’s solar systems in the region.”
Designed to provide a good-looking, low-profile alternative to typical rack-mounted solar panels — which are typically drilled through the roof’s shingles — GAF Energy solar integrates directly with the roofing system and requires no penetration of the roofing membrane. GAF Energy uses Solaria solar panels to optimize power output with a matching color profile to the roof to maximize aesthetic appeal, combined with robust flashing and a sleek black perimeter shield to reduce the risk of leaks and animal intrusion.
— Solar Builder magazine