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What are the Benefits of GAF’s New Timberline Solar Panel Roof?

Why Should I Install a Timberline Solar Panel Roof in NJ?

Looking to make an update that will benefit your home, your family, and the environment all at once? American Home Contractors is proud to offer GAF’s new Timberline Solar Panel Roof system, which incorporates solar cells directly into a standard shingle. This innovation takes solar roofing to a whole new level, offering benefits that are unmatched by other solar roofing systems. Solar panel roof installations have gone down in cost over the past several years, making them more accessible to homeowners in NJ. However, you may not be interested in having massive solar panels resting on mounts over your roof. GAF Energy’s solar shingles solve this problem while providing several other benefits and bringing solar power to your home. Below, you’ll learn the basics of GAF Timberline solar roofs, including the benefits of this new roofing system compared to its traditional counterparts. 

What are GAF Timberline Solar Roofs?

The Timberline Solar roof system was created by GAF Energy, a solar roofing product provider in North America. This system uses innovative solar-powered shingles rather than solar roof tiles or panels. This roofing system is considered integrated solar roofing, which can be perfectly combined with your existing shingles. Timberline Solar shingles are as efficient in generating solar energy as traditional solar panels. Moreover, they have a similar service life duration as their traditional counterparts – around 20 years. As experts in roof and solar installation, we are proud to provide this new system to NJ homeowners looking to make an upgrade to their homes. 

Benefits of Timberline Solar Roof Shingles in NJ

Using the new Timberline Solar roofing system comes with more benefits than traditional solar panels and mounting systems. 

Enhanced Curb Appeal

Instead of having unappealing panels mounted above your roof, Timberline Solar shingles blend in perfectly with the aesthetics of your home. This will enhance your home’s curb appeal while increasing its value due to the added solar energy generation.

Easy Installation

Since integrated solar roofing can be installed simultaneously with your regular roof, you won’t have to hire different contractors to install it separately. Instead of trying to find a contractor who can install solar panels and mounts, you can spend time on other home projects while we take care of the rest. The installation process itself is simple – instead of installing mounting systems, solar shingles can be nailed directly to your roof in place of regular shingles. American Home Contractors is proud to be certified as a GAF Solar Elite Contractor and a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor, one of only a handful in the nation. This means that we have proven ourselves as fully licensed to perform solar roofing work, insured for your protection, and committed to ongoing professional training while maintaining a solid reputation and customer satisfaction. We are highly qualified to install Timberline Solar Roof Shingles in NJ, and we will make sure the job gets done right. 

Electricity Savings

Instead of relying on utility companies to provide electricity to your home, you will be producing your own energy with your Timberline Solar shingles. Rain or shine, your solar shingles will continue to generate electricity you can use to power your home. Timberline Solar was created at a price point designed for the masses so more and more households in the United States can begin to enjoy the financial benefits of solar energy.

Increased Durability

Since the Timberline Solar roofing system uses shingles, it doesn’t have holes that could potentially damage your roof and expose it to the elements. You will never have to worry about high winds tearing your solar panels off of your roof or the snow blocking your solar roofing system from absorbing sunlight. If your Timberline Solar shingles do not live up to their quality, or if winds under 130 mph damage your shingles, GAF Energy offers 25 years of coverage to protect your investment. Also, this protection will cover you in case there are manufacturing defects that lead to leaks. 

Safer for Your Family

With Timberline Solar shingles, you’ll never have to worry about massive solar panels falling from your roof if something were to happen to their mounting system. The seamless integration of these shingles with your regular shingles makes them safer for your family and those passing by your home. There are also no gaps beneath the shingles, which means that wind cannot pass through.

Easy Long Term Maintenance

The Timberline Solar roofing system requires very little maintenance. Without the need for mounting brackets or other components, you won’t have as much debris collected on your roof as you would with traditional solar panels. You’ll also never have to worry about disassembling solar panels to perform repairs or clean your roof. The lack of a sheltered area underneath this solar roofing system also means that birds won’t be able to make nests the way they often do underneath traditional solar panels. This issue often leads to reduced energy yield because there is less room for cool air to pass through and cool down the panels. Timberline Solar shingles eliminate this problem entirely. 

How Much Does Solar Roofing Cost in New Jersey?

Depending on the size, slope, and pitch of your roof, the costs to install solar shingles in NJ can range from $21 to $25 per square foot. American Home Contractors would be glad to visit your home, assess your roof, and provide more insights into the cost of Timberline Solar shingles for your roof specifically. On average in the United States, it will usually take between 5 and 15 years for solar roofing to pay itself off. You can consider this project an investment whether you decide to stay in your home or sell it in the future.

Timberline Solar Roofing Installation in NJ

Solar roofing has many benefits, and when you choose GAF Energy’s Timberline Solar roofing, you’ll get these benefits plus additional perks that accommodate for the weaknesses traditional solar roof systems can suffer from. At American Home Contractors, we are proud to offer NJ homeowners installation of this major step forward in solar roofing updates. We would be happy to provide you with a quote for your solar roofing project in NJ and answer any questions you have about solar panels or shingles for your home. We want to help you bring your home to the next level with our expert exterior home contracting services – whether you need help with your roof, siding, windows, doors, or gutters, we will ensure the job gets done right. To learn more about Timberline Solar or get started with your next roofing project, please contact us today!