February 27, 2023 at 18:30
Roper Roofing & Solar, based in Golden, CO, is keen to help their community decide whether they should choose solar shingles over solar panels for their next installation. While proponents of these shingles believe that they are a suitable substitute for solar panels that boast certain unique advantages, others believe that the drawbacks make them a less-than-ideal choice. Roper Roofing has investigated these claims and shared its findings in a new blog post, available now for free on the company’s official website.
Two products have been compared in the blog post: GAF Timberline Solar Shingles and Tesla's solar shingle systems. One of the first differences a homeowner will notice is that GAF Timberline’s shingles do not require special equipment and installation procedures to be installed. These simply need to be nailed in place, and Roper Roofing & Solar comments that this tends to be a much more preferable means of installation due to the fact that roof nailing has long proven to be more secure. It is a tried-and-tested method that has stood the test of time, and homeowners can likely expect comparable results to other types of shingles. This is especially true if they are skeptical of the longevity of Tesla’s version (or solar panels).
Further, the manufacturer has taken measures to ensure homeowners can rest assured their solar shingles will be installed by a trusted contractor. The blog post notes, “Certified GAF roofers can perform GAF Timberline solar shingle installations with full product and labor warranty. With an additional certification program, GAF roofers can give you a solar shingle system that saves energy for your property.” The 15-20% solar energy efficiency provided by these shingles is also on par with Tesla’s product — with a few notable advantages. Roper Roofing & Solar points out that GAF Timberline solar shingles are both easier and faster to purchase from reliable hardware sources, making them the preferred choice for those who want to minimize delays and other hassles. In turn, this can cut down on the labor and effort needed for installation, potentially making it more affordable.
Roper Roofing & Solar blog post adds that homeowners need not be too concerned about this product making their home look like an eyesore. In fact, many have noted that GAF Timberline solar shares much in common with typical asphalt shingles including in their appearance, dimensions, and even installation procedures. Further, this product is intended to be deployed by existing roofers, making it much more accessible to the wider public. While solar panels are commonly associated with specialist contractors, these solar shingles can potentially be obtained through any local roofer.
The manufacturer has specifically designed its solar shingles to be sold and installed in the same manner as normal shingles. For all intents and purposes, this shingle is identical to any other, with the bonus of being able to produce electricity. Roper Roofing & Solar adds that the shingles are quite strong and able to bear the weight of a person with ease when installed.
As a GAF Timberline solar shingle-certified roofing company, Roper Roofing & Solar is more than capable of completing an installation to a homeowner’s full satisfaction. The team has been brought up to date with the latest installation techniques and the company supplies every tool they would need to carry out their work both safely and efficiently — which it does for every job the team gets sent out on.
Roper Roofing & Solar has been installing solar and skylights in Denver since the technology first reached the region and they can personally attest to the numerous benefits homeowners enjoy once an installation is completed. According to the team, solar roofing (shingles or otherwise) is rapidly growing in popularity, and more homes are beginning to take advantage of its strengths. Most notably, more manufacturers are entering the industry as time goes on, driving up competition and producing more advanced products at better rates.
Roper Roofing & Solar invites all interested parties to get in touch if they wish to learn more about solar roofing. The team can be reached via phone, email, or social media channels.
For more information about Roper Roofing & Solar, contact the company here:
Roper Roofing & Solar
795 McIntyre St. Suite 303,
Golden, CO 80401