Tesla's rise to roofing popularity began with its Tesla Solar Roofing. It didn't look too appealing from the curbside, but it did get enough solar efficiency to power homes. Unfortunately, Tesla's solar venture faced some issues because it was an expensive yet impractical solution that required a Tesla-trained team – which are very scarce during the solar tech's popularity in the last few years.
GAF's entry into solar shingle territory with its Timberline Solar Shingle line is a huge game-changer because it simplified Tesla's complex process. It's a roofing shingle that has a solar energy collecting component with a 20-24% solar efficiency that parallels established panel technologies. In addition, it makes every GAF-trained roofer, from basic to MasterElite, have knowledge to install the material because they can nail it just like any three-tab shingles.
While GAF's Timberline Solar Shingles don't resemble the classic asphalt shingle look, the revolutionary yet simplified technology is enough to draw in many supporters. At CES 2022, it became the most groundbreaking roofing tech and won awards from inspired and impressed innovators. It isn't the solution to the world's energy production problem, but it does a terrific job of setting a precedent for future solar shingle technologies.
If you'd like to know more about GAF's Timberline Solar Shingles, read Green Builder Media's take on it in this short excerpt.
Best Solar Tiles for Reliability: GAF Timberline Solar
GAF, one of America’s best-known roofing companies, launched their solar shingles range in early 2022. Details on things like price-per-watt are currently limited, but one thing that was announced has definitely caught the attention of the industry.
GAF’s solar shingles, called Timberline Solar, use half as many connections as other rival manufacturers, including Tesla. What this means is that there are fewer connections that can break, which in turn dramatically increases the reliability of GAF’s solar shingles.
The company’s extensive reach across the US has many solar power supporters hoping that they can persuade more people than ever to consider adopting the technology. The price point is quite appealing too, with the predicted cost to roof a 2,000-square-foot home being around $30,000 (substantially lower than Tesla’s Solar Roof offering).
GAF Timberline Solar specifications:
- Dimensions per tile/shingle: L 64.25” x W 17.2” x H 1”
- Maximum power per tile/shingle: 45 watts
- Warranty: 25 years (Continued)
You can always trust Roper Roofing & Solar to provide you with excellent Timberline Solar Shingle installations with guaranteed results in Golden, CO. Contact us today to get started on your solar installations today.
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