Timberline Solar Shingle Installation in Austin
At Kidd Roofing, we are thrilled to announce that we will be offering GAF Energy’s Timberline Solar shingles to all of our Austin-based customers. If you live in Austin and you have been thinking about installing a solar-powered roofing system, there has never been a better time to do it. In addition to the numerous financial benefits of going solar, GAF Energy’s Timberline Solar shingles are one of the most durable and environmentally-friendly roofing systems on the market.
About Timberline Solar Shingles
Timberline Solar shingles are a unique, revolutionary roofing material that can be nailed to your roof just like a traditional shingle. In fact, Timberline Solar shingles are the first solar shingles to have dual certification as both a solar product and a roofing product.
If you’ve spent any time walking around your Austin neighborhood, you’ve probably noticed that many homeowners, particularly those with newer houses, have installed solar panels on their roofs as a way to generate clean energy for their homes. These systems can sometimes be bulky and complicated to install.
By contrast, Timberline solar shingles are just as easy to install as regular shingles and have a tasteful, refined look. Unlike your average shingled roof, Timberline Solar shingles serve multiple purposes, keeping out the elements and supplementing your home’s power, which can ultimately lead to reduced utility costs.
And although you don’t need a storage battery to use a Timberline Solar roofing system, you can use a battery to store energy collected throughout the day for when the sun goes down. As an added bonus, the clean energy produced by Timberline Solar roofing systems is also friendly to the planet, reducing your dependence on traditional electricity that’s typically generated by fossil fuels such as natural gas and coal.
What Are the Benefits of Solar Shingles?
There are many benefits to installing solar shingles. One of the most compelling benefits is the money you can save on your monthly electric bill. As the cost of utilities in Austin continues to rise, there has never been a more prudent time to go solar. Solar power is generally cheaper to produce than the monthly rate the City of Austin charges, and the more solar panels you install, the more solar energy you can generate for your home. Other factors, including federal tax credits associated with switching to solar, can also make going solar cost-effective.
At Kidd Roofing, we require all of our technicians to be GAF-certified and trained to install Timberline Solar shingles. Timberline Solar shingles installed by our GAF-certified roofing technicians come with a full 25-year warranty.
Timberline Solar shingles are also extremely durable. Although we don’t get many hurricanes in Austin, Timberline Solar shingles are designed to withstand up to 130 mph winds, and like traditional shingles, they’re sturdy enough for you to walk on without damaging them.
Timberline Solar Shingles Installation
Installing your Timberline Solar roofing system is simple and stress-free because our technicians do all the work for you. Once we’ve inspected and assessed your roof situation and discussed financing options, our team of roofing experts will take care of the rest. There are several steps in the installation process:
- Schedule your installation
- Install your new Timberline Solar shingles
- Connect the solar roofing system to the electrical components that will convert sunlight into usable energy
- Inspect your new roofing system
- Switch the power on
If you are planning to go solar, there’s no more efficient way to do it than by installing a Timberline Solar roofing system by GAF Energy. Contact Kidd Roofing to get a quote and discuss your roof situation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below, you can find answers to some of the most common questions that our technicians get asked by customers. If you’d like to learn more about Timberline Solar roofing systems or how switching to solar can benefit your home, call Kidd Roofing at (512) 671-7791 today.
Will installing Timberline Solar shingles save me money?
Installing solar shingles can save you money in the long run. While there is some expense associated with installing your system, the cost of installing Timberline Solar shingles is cheaper than installing other types of solar roofs. Tesla solar roofs, for example, are more complicated and can take days or weeks to properly install.
By contrast, our technicians can install a Timberline Solar roofing system all at once, in the same window of time it would take to install traditional shingles. And unlike Tesla roofs, Timberline Solar roofs don’t require a storage battery, which can be very expensive to purchase.
The size of your roof is also a factor in how much money you could potentially save each month on electricity. The larger your roof, the more solar shingles you will have. The more solar panels you have on your roof, the more clean energy your system will be able to generate for use in your home.
Will solar shingles increase my property value?
Another benefit of installing a Timberline Solar roofing system is that research shows that switching to solar can actually increase the overall value of your home. Homes that operate on solar energy tend to have more value when compared with similar homes that don’t have solar panels.
Do I get a federal tax credit if I install solar shingles?
The IRS does provide a tax credit for homeowners who go solar. You can learn more about the federal residential solar energy credit on the U.S. Department of Energy’s website.
Is solar power right for me?
If your electric bill exceeds $75 a month, then solar power might be right for you. A representative from Kidd Roofing will assess your electricity use and help you determine whether installing solar shingles would be beneficial to your home.
Contact Kidd Roofing Today
Are you ready to save money on your monthly utility bill, potentially increase your property value, and start supplementing your home’s power with clean, eco-friendly solar energy? Contact the Austin roofing experts of Kidd Roofing at (512) 671-7791 today to schedule a consultation with one of our dedicated solar roofing system technicians.