GAF Timberline Solar Shingles: Why Choose Solar Shingles?

GAF's solar shingles made waves during its debut in the CES 2022. Today, it's one of the biggest rivals Tesla solar shingles have ever had in years. If you're torn between using solar shingles and panels, here are some advantages of solar shingles you should consider.

Aesthetically-Pleasing

GAF Timberline Solar Shingles are made from high-quality roofing materials with aesthetically-pleasing properties. They won't stand over your roofing material and cover its beautiful light or dark shade. The shingles would blend with your roof and retain its aesthetics, sustaining your roof's traditional appearance.

Uses Real Roof Installations

Tesla has had to hire new roofers with their complex processes and special equipment. With Timberline Solar Shingles, roofers only need to know their basics in roofing and a few minor process changes to install the shingle system effectively. In doing so, virtually every GAF MasterElite roofer is qualified to install Timberline Solar Shingles.

Simple and Effective Technologies

Timberline Solar Shingles use simple-principled technologies that require minimal maintenance and optimal efficiency. While it can't reach the performance of solar panels, it can achieve enough solar energy gain to satisfy your electric needs.

Digital Trends has an excellent post about GAF's Timberline Solar Shingles and what it can do for you.

Installing a solar roof in your home is a great way to reduce both your carbon footprint and your energy costs, but unfortunately, actually getting one on top of your house is usually a rather large undertaking. With traditional solar panels, you have to affix racks and other mounting hardware to your existing roof before you can attach the panels themselves. And if you opt for Tesla’s snazzy, modern Solar Roof tiles, you’ll have to dish out big bucks for a team of specialists to replace your existing roof shingles completely.

But soon there might be a third option. A new product has surfaced at CES 2022 that could make putting a solar roof on your house a whole lot easier.

GAF Energy — one of the largest roofing companies in the U.S. — recently pulled the curtain back on a new kind of shingle called the Timberline Solar that can be nailed to your existing roof for easy installation. They’re designed to function much like regular shingles, so rather than requiring a team of specialists for the install, any qualified roofer can simply attach them to your roof with a nail gun.

GAF claims this will cost about half as much as installing a Tesla solar roof. The company hasn’t released specific pricing details quite yet, but reports suggest that it’ll be comparable to the cost of an average non-solar roofing installation.

The only downside? GAF’s cheap and easy-to-install Timberline Solar shingles will also likely produce less energy than their competitors. The Timberline system reportedly has a 45W capacity, which is significantly below Tesla’s 71W shingles or an average 300W solar panel. As always, there are pros and cons.

Still, even with the power output tradeoffs, a cheaper solar roofing option could make solar power more accessible to homeowners who can’t otherwise afford it, and that’s an exciting prospect. GAF also insists that it’s well-equipped to get this technology out into the world quite quickly. As one of the largest roofing manufacturers in the world, the company believes it will be able to quickly bring its Timberline solar shingles to interested customers across the country. (Continued)

You can always count on Roper Roofing & Solar to provide excellent solar roofing solutions for all your needs in Golden, CO. Contact us today to get started!

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