Solar Roof Shingles: Are They Right for You?

Homeowners in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater and Tampa Bay, FL, area can now easily add solar power when getting a new roof installed. That’s because Classic Roofing & Construction is one of just two local roofing companies offering new composite solar roof shingles that can generate energy from the sun.

The Timberline Solar Energy Shingle is installed on a roof with a nail gun, just like a regular shingle. Manufactured by GAF Energy, a sister company to GAF, one of the largest roofing companies in the world, the new shingles are dramatically reducing the complexity and cost of solar power. At 17 inches tall and 64 inches long, the shingles are larger than Tesla’s, meaning there are fewer parts and fewer individual wiring connections, which decreases costs while increasing reliability.
The team at Classic Roofing & Construction says this new shingle is revolutionary. This building material creates the opportunity for generating energy from every residential roof, driving the cost of installation down and the rate of solar adoption up.

Superior to Solar Panels

When conventional rack-mounted solar panels are installed on a residential home, the result is not likely to win any architectural design awards. But the real issue with rack-mounted solar panels is that they require dozens of fasteners to be drilled through the roof membrane. Many homeowners are not aware of this, but this voids many insurance companies’ warranties.

The Timberline Solar Energy roofing system sheds water, is strong, durable and warrantied to withstand winds up to 130 mph. The architectural appeal of a roof is important to many homeowners. Timberline Solar roof shingles have a design that blends in and adds the visual appeal of an architectural shingle.

With a Timberline Solar roof, you not only get a roof that’s durable and has curb appeal you also benefit month after month. The solar system will lower energy bills for the life of the home.

Timberline System Earning Awards

The Timberline Solar roofing system is so advanced it makes solar simple. This is why the system is earning so many awards and accolades. These recognitions include “Most Innovative Construction Tool” at the most recent International Builders Show (IBS).

Particularly attractive to the attendees of IBS was Timberline Solar’s warranty. With the revolutionary Timberline Solar roof shingles, roofing and solar are included in the same installation and covered by the same warranty. For home builders and homeowners, that means better protection – physically and financially.

Other accolades include:

  • CES Best of Innovation, Smart Cities
  • CES Innovation Award Honoree, Smart Cities
  • CES Innovation Award Honoree, Smart Home
  • CTA Mark of Excellence Award – Emerging Home Technology of the Year, Smart Home Division
  • Showstoppers Innovation Award
  • CES Techlicious Top Pick
  • Green Builder Sustainable Home Award (Honorable Mention)
  • VentureBeat The DeanBeat: The Best of CES 2022
  • Good Housekeeping Editor’s Choice for CES 2022
  • Digital Trends’ Tech For Change CES 2022 Awards

Solar Roof Shingles Are Sleek and Simple

After working with the Timberline Solar roofing system for clients, our Classic Roofing & Construction team was amazed at how sleek and simple it is to install. 

Homeowners no longer have to compromise when adding solar power to their homes. Get a great-looking roof, a single GAF-backed warranty and solar power. If you want to add power to your roof, call us at 727-317-6489 or schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We can’t wait to tell you about this exciting innovation. 

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