Solar Shingles:

A New Frontier in Clean Energy Production

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When homeowners make the decision to reduce their carbon footprint with solar energy, they now have options outside of bulky roof-mounted panels that won’t break the bank, thanks to GAF Energy. Working with GAF, North America's largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer, GAF Energy offers roof-integrated solar options that are reliable, durable, cost-effective, and aesthetically attractive.

Early in 2022, Timberline Solar™ launched its Energy Shingle (ES), the world’s first nailable solar shingle. Manufactured in the US at GAF Energy’s R&D facility, Timberline Solar™ is the only system that integrates solar technology directly into traditional roofing processes and materials.

GAF Solar Shingle Highlights

AKVM’s roofing division is a GAF-certified installation team, which means that as installers of GAF products, each member of the team is required to pass rigorous standards set forth by the manufacturer to ensure safe and proper handling, installation, and maintenance practices.

AKVM wants to do the best thing for our customers, even when it’s not profitable for us. We advise homeowners who are thinking about going solar to combine the project with their next roofing project. This is most affordable AND least disruptive since the crew is fulfilling both needs in a single project.

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Benefits of Timberline Solar™ Energy Shingles

Award-winning Innovation

The Timberline Solar ES™ has received multiple awards and honors, including:

  • Best of Innovation Award from CES
  • Fast Company's World Changing Ideas
  • Green Builder Sustainable Home Award
  • Good Housekeeping Editor's Choice for CES 2022
  • NAHB Best of IBS Awards, Most Innovative Construction Tool

Cost Competitive

Not only is Timberline Solar™ comparable in cost to rack-mounted systems, but it is also more attainable than other solar roof options (it’s about half the cost of Tesla’s solar roof shingles, and has a much shorter lead time).

High Efficiency

Timberline Solar™ Energy Shingles are, on average, 22.6% efficient, which is considered to be far ahead of the curve on standardized efficiency testing.

Designed for Performance

GAF Energy’s custom diode layout creates a system that outperforms rack-mounted systems in real-world conditions without additional components. Additionally, the ES are flexible, allowing more units to be installed in areas that will not accommodate traditional 5-by-3-foot panels.

Wind Rating

Timberline Solar™ Energy Shingles are ASTM D3161 Class F-rated, which indicates that the shingles passed wind testing at 110 mph.


Solar Shingles FAQ

If you still have questions about adopting solar shingles, browse these frequently-asked questions from gaf.energy.

What makes Timberline Solar™ Energy Shingles (ES) uniquely appealing is their size and installation method. Unlike some solar roofing products, which may be made up of large rigid panels with limitations in array options, Timberline Solar™ was designed to be smaller and capable of fitting individual shingles into areas on a roof that larger panels may not fit. More

Solar power functions by capturing sunlight and converting it into energy. Therefore, if a solar power module is blocked from sunlight, it cannot function properly. That’s why many solar roofing systems – such as Timberline Solar™ – require optimal exposure to sunlight. More

Timberline Solar™ customers can log in to the GAF Energy homeowner portal to track clean energy production. Solar roof monitoring puts data directly in customers’ hands and makes it easier to readily detect any issues.
No, Timberline Solar™ is a roof system that directly integrates solar technology into traditional lighter-weight roofing materials and processes. This new system incorporates something new: a nailable solar shingle, that we call the Timberline Solar Energy Shingle™ (ES). The ES is assembled domestically at GAF Energy’s manufacturing and R&D facility in San Jose, California.

The Timberline Solar Energy Shingle™ (ES) boasts an industry-defying depth of less than a quarter inch. The ES integrates with compatible traditional non-energy generating shingles (Timberline Solar HDZ™ Shingle) to create a sleek and attractive look. This approach means homeowners do not sacrifice the integrity or aesthetics of the roof to go solar. More

Yes. GAF Energy solar roof systems are compatible with many energy storage offerings on the market. A licensed energy storage contractor can evaluate, recommend, and install an appropriate energy storage system for your home. More

GAF Energy protects your investment with an industry-leading warranty. Talk to your roofer about the warranty options available to you. More

Florida homeowners interested in solar roofing options can learn more at: www.gaf.energy.