Timberline Solar™ Shingles from GAF Energy
Kidd Roofing is excited to announce that we are now offering a new solar shingle manufactured by GAF Energy. Timberline solar shingles are an environmentally-friendly, cost-effective, durable roofing solution for property owners everywhere. To learn more about this exciting option for your own home, call Kidd Roofing at (866) 882-7051 now.
About Timberline Solar Shingles
Timberline shingles are the first-of-their-kind solar shingles that can actually be nailed to your roof, just like a traditional shingle. Unlike traditional shingles, which simply provide an outer protective shell for your roof, Timberline Solar shingles serve a dual purpose.
When you install Timberline Solar shingles, not only do you get a tasteful roofing system that is sturdy enough to keep your household safe from snow, rain, extreme temperatures, wind, and other hazardous conditions, but you also get the added benefit of solar power. You can use the clean energy generated by Timberline Solar shingles to power parts of your home, saving you money on utility expenses each month.
All that is required is a single installation by our GAF-certified roofing contractors, and you can begin to reap the benefits of your Timberline Solar roofing system. Timberline Solar shingles also come with an industry-leading warranty, available for qualifying systems under specific conditions.
What Are the Benefits of Solar Shingles?
Perhaps the most significant benefit of installing Timberline Solar shingles is saving money on your electricity bill each month. Solar power tends to be cheaper than the rate your utility company charges, and you can use the clean energy generated by your new solar roof to supplement your home’s power supply. Depending on various factors – such as the amount you save on electricity each month and whether you claim government incentives for switching to solar energy – your new roofing system might even pay for itself.
If your new solar roofing system is installed by a GAF-certified contractor, you will also benefit from an all-inclusive 25-year warranty that includes protection for both the roof itself and its solar power components. Still, you likely won’t need to worry about damaging your new solar shingles. Timberline Solar shingles are so sturdy that you can safely walk on them, and they are designed for winds of up to 130 mph. Most traditional shingles, by comparison, can only withstand around 90 mph wind gusts.
Timberline Solar Shingles Installation
All of our technicians are required to be GAF-certified. First, we will meet with you for a consultation to inspect your roof, work out financing options, and fill out the necessary paperwork. From there, the installation process is extremely straightforward:
- Schedule a date for the installation
- Replace your existing roof with new solar shingles
- Install the electrical components and link them to your new solar roofing system
- Inspect our work and ensure that the system is in good working order
- Start generating cheap, clean energy!
If you are ready to transform your roofing system, contact Kidd Roofing today to schedule a consultation with one of our GAF-certified experts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions that our technicians are asked by potential customers. If you have further questions regarding Timberline Solar shingles, pricing, or the installation process, contact Kidd Roofing today.
Will installing Timberline Solar shingles save me money?
Installing a Timberline Solar roofing system can save you money on multiple fronts. For one, the installation process is quick and easy because unlike a Tesla solar roof, which can take days or weeks to install, Timberline Solar shingles can be installed in the same amount of time it takes to install regular shingles. That’s because like regular shingles, Timberline Solar shingles can be swiftly nailed onto your roof. The less complicated your roofing system is, the more money you’ll save on installation. And unlike Tesla’s solar roofing system, the GAF Timberline system doesn’t require a storage battery to work properly. Storage batteries can quickly drive up the cost of a roofing system.
The size of your roof also plays a role. The larger your roof, the more solar shingles you’ll have at your disposal. More solar panels = more energy generated by your roofing system. Increasing the number of solar shingles on your roof will help reduce your monthly utility bill.
Will solar shingles increase my property value?
Planning to sell your home or considering a move in the future? By installing Timberline Solar shingles you could also increase your property value. In fact, research already shows that having solar panels installed on your home has the potential to increase its value by up to 4.1 percent when compared to similar homes without solar panels, according to CNBC and Zillow.
Do I get a federal tax credit if I install solar shingles?
Yes, once you have completed installation, you are eligible to receive a federal residential solar energy credit. Learn more about the federal tax credit for switching to solar here.
How does solar power work?
Timberline Solar shingles use photovoltaic (PV) cells to absorb sunlight and turn it into electrical energy. Timberline’s technology uses an inverter to convert that electrical current into usable energy. You can then use the energy to power your home, store it in a battery, or return it to the grid if you have a surplus of energy, which can earn you credits for the evening hours or for future usage.
Common Misconceptions About Solar Power
While critics may cite the expense associated with installing solar panels, you can actually save your money in the long run. With government incentives and long-term financing options, plus the ever-increasing cost of electricity across the country, there’s never been a better time to save money with solar.
Other homeowners worry about the efficiency of solar roofing systems. This is likely based on the misconception that solar panels won’t work or won’t be as effective when the sun isn’t out. However, solar panels continue to collect sunlight even when the sun is obscured by clouds or rain. You can also use storage batteries to collect and store solar energy for use after dark.
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