Chad Brandon

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Chad Brandon is a specialty roofing expert with over 30 years of hands-on experience in steep-sloped roofing applications. Chad’s roofing industry experience includes project take-off, detailed estimations, and project management, which started with his family’s 3rd Generation Natural Slate Roofing company. At 12, Chad performed daily work on unique slate roofing systems in his hometown of Slatington. While developing his skills as a slate roof craftsman and coppersmith, he progressed quickly in terms of his quality and understanding of complex specialty roofing applications. While performing the craftsmanship of a slater and coppersmith, most roofing applications were applied to large-scale churches, universities, commercial buildings, and historical landmarks in the Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey areas. Chad’s field experience and knowledge of roofing materials, system applications, time estimates, and project management give him the appropriate insight while investigating a loss.

Slate and coppersmith roofing applications were Chad’s passion. Still, Chad also acquired an additional wealth of knowledge in architectural sheet metal, clay and concrete tile, premium cedar, low slope membrane, liquid applied membrane, and asphalt shingle roofing applications.

Chad also performed blind consulting, specification writing, and business development with clients in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York areas. Throughout his lifelong passion for the roofing industry, Chad developed valued relationships with many architects, engineers, and facilities management staff. He is respected by his peers for his professionalism, knowledge of the roof craft, organizational skills, and passion for providing quality.

Chad is most proud of building the family business into a large, well-respected specialty roofing company in Pennsylvania and a strong specialty roofing division with a premium roofing contractor in New Jersey. This includes writing the specification and negotiating the contract for the largest standing seam steep-sloped metal roofing project of its kind in the United States.

Key Expertise

  • Steep & Low-Sloped Roofing
  • Slate& Tile Roofing
  • Cedar Shake & Shingle Roofing
  • Coopersmith Roofing
  • Architectural Metal Roofing & Wall Systems
  • Single Ply & Liquid Applied Membranes
  • Forensic Assessment
  • Causation Reporting
  • Quality Assurance
  • Cost Analysis
  • Estimating
  • Negotiations
  • Educational Instructor & Seminar Presenter
  • Appraisal
  • Umpiring

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Licenses/Training

  • RRO-Registered Roof Observer – Registration No. 2364
  • [HCI 992001008] – Haag Certified Inspector-Residential Roofs
  • [HCI 992001008] – Haag Certified Inspector-Commercial Roofs
  • [HCR 992001008] – Haag Certified Reviewer
  • Board of Directors for the Slate Roofing Contractor Association of North America
  • Consultant for the National Slate Association
  • Tile Roofing Institute Manual Consultant Certification
  • Tile Roofing Industry Alliance – Florida High Wind Manual Consultant Certification
  • Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau in Grading
  • Kepner Tregoe Analytic Trouble Shooting Certification
  • #4287238 – FAA sUAS Remote Drone Pilot
  • Carlisle Certification for Low-Sloped Applications
  • Historical Commission Board of Directors for Moore Township, PA