I recently purchased a solar system through Luke Roofing. I couldn't be more happy with how it turned out. I could tell up front that Gary is an honest professional and I had a strong sense that he would treat me right. I did not get this same impression from most of the other companies I spoke to. He designed the exact system I needed and presented me a fair price. Since I have a clay tile roof, I was concerned about the re-roofing necessary for the job. After he explained how he would do it and comparing it to what other companies said they would do, I felt assured that working with Luke Roofing would insure that the job was done right. Gary handled everything from designing the system, getting signatures from neighbors, obtaining approvals from my HOA and the city, purchasing the best hardware, installing the system (including the re-roofing), getting final inspections completed, and having me switched over to net metering with SDGE. He even submitted the application for the SDGE rebate. The whole process took only a few weeks.
I was also impressed by Gary's dedication to doing the job right. After my system was up for a few days I noticed some of the panels were not performing well due to shading by two of my chimneys. Gary was surprised since the estimate he originally obtained from the solar panel company did not show that this would happen. He went back to the company, got new estimates, and immediately agreed that panels needed to be relocated. In short order his team came out and relocated a number of panels. Now my system is producing better than the original estimate. Gary never once hesitated or complained about having to do this re-work.
My system has been performing flawlessly for almost two months now. I highly recommend Luke Roofing for any roofing or solar installation job. He is a no-nonsense guy and is extremely agreeable and easy to work with. I am proud of myself for being such a good judge of character.
We recently remodeled our home and one of my husband's "must have" items was a solar system. I didn't know that much about it, but as I was the one overseeing the remodel, I was forced to get up to speed quickly on it.
I interviewed and received estimates from four vendors for a solar system. Gary Luke from Luke Roofing was the only vendor who told me up front that putting heavy solar panels on a flat roof that was 20 years old was a bad idea. When I asked the other vendors why they did not mention this, their answer was "Well, you sign the contract first, and then we send out our roof expert to tell you if you're in trouble or not." Which, of course I was going to be. Then I would have needed to find a roofing company, as most solar vendors do not do roofing.
The best advice I can give is that you want a vendor who can do both the roofing and the solar. That way, you get a streamlined project which is managed efficiently by one vendor who will stand behind the entire project.
Working with Luke Roofing was so wonderful. They were prompt, responsive, professional and their finished product was excellent quality and visually appealing. They went above and beyond my expectations and performed additional work simply to help me out. Why? Because they are also nice people. Good people. Isn't that who you want working for you?
I can say that the hardest part of this project was working with my electricity provider, who clearly is overwhelmed by the amount of customers wanting solar and lacks the resources to deal with it. Keep in mind that this is not a fast, quick process and that it will take some time to accomplish this major project. Be patient.
If you're looking forward to seeing your meter spin backward, I highly recommend Luke Roofing to get you there!