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