Cover Story
 
Thomas James Homes, a luxury homebuilder in Southern California, is known for 
their elegant, exceptionally designed residences.  Whether they are building a classic,
traditional home or a clean, contemporary residence, the Thomas James Homes team
looks for high-quality roofing products that can keep up with their aesthetic and the 
homeowner’s expectations.  For a new luxury residence that was built in Santa 
Monica, California, Thomas James Homes worked with GAF to ensure a quality final 
product.
	
Located on a coveted cul-de-sac in a location with stunning ocean views, the home 
stands out amongst its neighbors because of a spectacular roof deck.  The home 
uses a complete GAF roofing system, including Timberline HD® Reflector Series™ 
Shingles, TigerPaw™ Roof Deck Protection, StormGuard® Film-Surfaced Leak Barrier, Pro-Start® Eave/Rake Starter Strip Shingles, Cobra® Ridge Vent, and Ridglass® Premium Ridge Cap Shingles.  Chandler’s Roofing, San Pedro, California, was the roofing contractor on the project and they were very familiar with the GAF roofing system.
	
As a GAF Master Elite® Contractor, Chandler’s Roofing was able to ensure that the roof was covered by the GAF Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty, the strongest warranty available from the manufacturer. The GAF Master Elite certification, which less than 2% of roofing contractors have attained, is a program that provides ongoing training to roofing contractors to assure homeowners that their roofs will be completed by well-trained professionals.  
	
Since they’re located in California, Thomas James Homes is always looking for products that can be used to comply with Title 24 roofing product requirements. GAF was able to provide them with a highly reflective dark-colored shingle that met their needs and also matched the designers’ color scheme for the home.  
	
Thomas James Homes also used this residential property as a chance to test out a low-profile seamless photovoltaic roofing system.  “GAF’s DecoTech® roofing system was a perfect choice,” said Trevor Leeds, president, Chandler’s Roofing.  The DecoTech solar roofing system offers an ultra-sleek, high-performing alternative to traditional rack-mounted solar panels.
	
“Thomas James Homes has been very pleased with GAF and has chosen them for the majority of our new shingle roofs,” said Thomas Beadel, CEO of Thomas James Homes.  “Their product reliability, system warranties, broad selection of highly reflective shingles, and new DecoTech integrated solar array make them a wonderful choice for our homes.”
	
The Chandler’s Roofing team was able to flawlessly install the new roofing system despite a couple minor hiccups.  One limitation was the number of accessible roof planes in which the team could install the DecoTech Solar System.  The city required that the developer install a solar hot water heating system to heat the home’s pool, which used up some of the front of the house that Chandler’s Roofing initially intended to install the DecoTech Solar System.  “Also, we were working around and in conjunction with many other trades,” said Leeds.  “This shared working space often meant completing the job in tight quarters to get the project completed safely and on time for the developer.”  
	
The roofing team stayed on schedule to safely and efficiently deliver the spectacular new roof.  Thanks to the professionalism of Chandler’s Roofing and the high-quality roofing system from GAF, this Southern California homeowner will be able to enjoy their beautiful energy-efficient roof for many years to come.Cover_Story_files/WR%20Calendar%209.12.doc
An Elite Execution
Luxury Home Receives High-Quality 
Roof System in Santa Monica, California
by Lauren Demore, manager, branding & advertising, GAF