GAF Solar Roofing
What is GAF Solar Roofing?
Timberline Solar™ offers a solar shingle roofing system that provides a clean energy source for your home. This roof incorporates solar technology into traditional roofing materials and processes, and uses the world’s first nailable solar shingle, which lays flush against the roof deck, providing durability and protection that looks great. With constant utility rate inflation, Timberline Solar™ was designed to be an affordable solar roofing option. A solar roof is one project, one design, one crew, one straightforward proposition. And, it may pay for itself over time, as it generates energy for the home and reduces monthly electric bills.
Why Choose Hopewell Roofing?
Hopewell Roofing and Restoration has over 15 years of roofing experience as a family-owned business. Certified as a GAF Master Elite Contractor, we are fully educated to not only install this new technology, but to see to it that every aspect of your roof is fulfilled. This system goes further than solar power, it is a fully warranted apparatus that helps us ensure the safety and happiness of our customers, along with all the benefits of adding a sustainable energy source to your home!
Timberline Solar: What is it?
Timberline Solar™ is made up of shingles, not panels or heavy tiles. These shingles are water-shedding, strong and warranted to withstand winds up to 130 mph. Rack-mounted solar installations—where the solar is separate from the roof—require the drilling of dozens of holes into the roof membrane. Any resulting damage related to those holes is not typically covered by roof warranties. For homeowners who already know the quality of GAF roofing products, the Timberline Solar™ roof has the same wind and water-shedding warranty coverage as Timberline HDZ.
What are the Benefits of Solar Shingles Compared to Rack Mount Solar Panels?
Timberline Solar™ is the first true solar roof on the market. The benefit of this roof-integrated solar system is its seamless, waterproof installation that mimics traditional shingle installation. With most residential solar systems on the market using rack mounted panels or tiles, these setups require specialized installation skills and structures that can require ballast and/or can puncture your existing roof with lag bolts. This could disrupt the waterproofing to your roof, possibly degrading your roof quicker. Plus, the smaller form factor of the Timberline Solar™ Energy Shingle (ES) as compared to a solar panel allows for installation on more complex roof shapes such as dormers or hipped roofs.