Ready to love your home more and dread your energy bill less? Increase your house’s efficiency with GAF solar shingles.
GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, launched their newest roofing product: the Timberline Solar Energy Shingles (known as ES). They can be installed by roofers at the same time as a roof replacement, making it more feasible for homeowners to take advantage of their many benefits.
Solar shingles serve as both solar panels and roofing materials. They benefit homeowners and the environment. Read on to discover the many advantages of solar shingles.
8 Benefits of Solar Shingles
1. They are a clean energy source
Solar shingles are environmentally friendly because they harness the energy of the sun to power your home rather than pulling electricity from the grid (which is the result of fossil fuels).
2. They are a sustainable energy source
Channeling the sun’s energy is a sustainable way to boost your home’s efficiency. Typically, fossil fuels are used to produce energy—and they are exhaustible. But with solar shingles, the inexhaustible energy from the sun is used, meaning you have a renewable energy source.
3. They are fire resistant
With a Class A fire rating, solar shingles help safeguard your home and loved ones from danger.
4. They are impact resistant
Solar shingles stand up to hail, and yet are less dense at the same thickness as a normal shingle, so they weigh less than asphalt shingles and should be easy for roofing professionals to maneuver as they install them.
5. Their makeup is strong
The top portion of GAF’s solar shingles are made of asphalt, so they can be nailed right to your roof like traditional asphalt shingles. There is no extra equipment needed to install solar shingles, which makes installation seamless for roofing contractors.
The bottom portion of the shingles generates electricity. When they are installed, the bottom overlaps the asphalt material of the shingle before it. All their wiring is located on the side of each shingle where they are connected together to create a solar electric system.
6. They provide tax incentives
Installing GAF solar shingles can impact your taxes positively. Talk with your tax professional to discover the credits and exemptions for your area.
7. They are low maintenance
GAF solar shingles are virtually maintenance-free. Simply hose them down occasionally to keep them free from dust so they will deliver the high performance you deserve. They resist pests, so you don’t have to worry about birds making their nests in them. Solar shingles are textured to be walkable, making them easy to access if needed.
8. Their sleek design looks fabulous
Solar shingles blend into your roof’s style, bypassing the (old) bright blue solar panel looks. GAF’s shingles are an integrated part of your roofing system, boosting your home’s curb appeal.
Precision Installation of GAF Solar Shingles
At Christian Brothers Roofing, we install with precision. We are the only GAF Master SELECT commercial roofing contractor based in Kansas City, and we’re the only contractor in Kansas and Missouri to earn GAF’s highest Master Elite Award with the President’s Club designation for our performance reliability and service. Take a look at our solar roofing services.