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Tampa Solar Roof Shingles

Tampa Solar Roof Shingles

Many homeowners are looking to take advantage of plentiful Florida sunshine to create energy. For homes in Tampa, solar roof shingles are a smart choice. 

That’s because Classic Roofing & Construction, with offices in Tampa and Fort Myers, Florida, is offering an award-winning, cutting-edge shingle that can generate energy through sunshine. The Timberline Solar roofing system is so advanced it makes solar simple. 

The backbone of Timberline Solar system is sleek, high-tech shingles that are installed with a nail gun, just like a regular shingle. No solar panels or heavy tiles are needed. These shingles are water-shedding, durable for Florida’s challenging weather and warranted to withstand winds up to 130 miles per hour. What’s more, these solar shingles are so attractive, they are likely to inspire envy among your neighbors. 

Homeowners in Tampa can have a great-looking new roof, a single GAF-backed warranty and solar power: one design, one project and one warranty. Plus, a cutting-edge solar power capability that can slash your bills from Florida Light and Power (FLP) for the life of the home. 


Timberline Solar is manufactured by GAF Energy, a sister company to GAF, one of the largest roofing companies in the world. These shingles will reduce the complexity and cost of adding solar power to a home in Tampa, Florida.

At 17 inches tall and 64 inches long, the Timberline shingles are larger than Tesla’s, meaning there are fewer parts and fewer individual wiring connections. This decreases costs for installation while increasing reliability.

Tampa Solar Roof Shingles: Timberline Solar Shingle Advantages

Conventional rack-mounted solar panel installations require dozens of fasteners to secure the panels to the roof deck. The resulting fastener damage voids most insurance policies and building material warranties. This leaves homeowners vulnerable to financial damages in the event of an extreme weather event. 

Have we mentioned Timberline Solar shingles are tough? For homeowners who already know the quality of GAF roofing products, the Timberline Solar roof system has the same wind and water-shedding warranty coverage as Timberline HD shingles, which are an industry leader with exceptional durability. 

Tampa Solar Roof Shingles Electrical Costs

Let’s talk about costs. Florida’s electricity costs have been increasing, on average, 4 percent each year. On average, Florida residents spend $246 per month or $2,952 per year on electricity. This is 24 percent higher than the national monthly electric bill of $2,376.

During the next 25 years, Florida residents will pay an average of $76,400 for electricity. Other electrical issues on the horizon include:

  • Residents who install a solar system, on average, will recover the cost in 9.74 years.
  • After completing payment, solar system owners will likely not owe anything on their electric bills, or they can currently earn money by selling energy back to the grid.
  • Adding solar power adds 4 to 6 percent to the resale value of your home.
  • Homeowners with solar qualify for federal and state tax credits.

Tampa residents have two options: 

  • Reduce their electricity usage to save money.
  • Reduce electrical costs by installing a solar system.

Tampa Sun

Nicknamed “Sunshine City” for its average of 248 sunny days and 74-degree average daytime temps, Tampa is ideal for adding solar roof shingles to your home. (The U.S. average is 205 sunny days.) Adding Timberline Solar system to your home means you will benefit from all that sun every day. 

Even when it’s partly cloudy, your solar system will be quietly saving you on your electrical bill. The Timberline solar system is engineered to generate energy from the sun, so you can have an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly home.

The amount you save by going solar will vary based on how much you pay for electricity, how much your solar installation costs, your energy usage and what rebates and incentives are available to you in the Tampa area.

With inflation eating away at our savings and cash, most people are looking for safe places to invest their money. Solar roof shingles are a good investment for many homeowners in Tampa because solar essentially freezes electricity rates in an era of rapidly rising energy costs. 

Tampa Solar Roof Shingles For Adding Curb Appeal

Investing in a Timberline solar system for your home in Tampa is an immediate bonus for your monthly budget. But how the system looks on your home is also important. The Timberline solar system has a design that blends in with the aesthetic of your home, with elements that add visual appeal similar to architectural shingles.

The Timberline system also comes in an array of beautiful colors that are sure to boost your home’s curb appeal. Timberline colors include:

  • Birchwood Plus
  • Charcoal
  • Pewter Gray Plus
  • Weathered Wood Plus

No matter which color you choose for your home in Tampa, solar roof shingles will create an elegant upgrade.

Seismic Shift in Clean Energy

The Timberline Solar shingle combines everything homeowners need in a roof, like waterproofing and other protection from the elements, while generating cost-saving clean energy. 

Boasting an industry-defying depth of less than one-quarter inch, Timberline Solar shingles lie on the same plane as the rest of the roof. This creates a final look that is far sleeker than clunky rack-mounted solar panels, all while offering the same energy production as a conventional solar panel. 

In September of 2021, Timberline Solar became the first roofing product to achieve UL 7103 certification from UL, the global science leader. This certification verifies that Timberline Solar meets all safety and reliability guidelines, as well as providing authorization for GAF Energy to install the system on residential roofs nationwide as both a roofing product and a solar energy product. In effect, this makes Timberline Solar the first solar roof on the market. 

As a result, CES awarded Timberline Solar its highest honor, the Best of Innovation Award, in the “Smart Cities” category, as well as Innovation Award in both the “Smart Cities” and “Smart Home” categories. Timberline Solar also earned Consumer Technology Association’s “Mark of Excellence” award in the Smart Home Category. 

Today’s Tampa Solar Roof Shingles 

Classic Roofing & Construction has been a GAF Certified Master Elite roofer and a GAF-certified solar installer for more than 20 years, certifications that are renewed each year. Classic, along with the rest of the GAF’s national contractor network, can bring this solar technology to scale. 

More than 5 million roofs are installed in the U.S. each year. Currently, more than 1 in 4 of these 5 million are GAF roofs. Even if only a small percentage of GAF roofs become solar roofs, the adoption of distributed clean energy would increase by orders of magnitude. 

Between the attractive design, ease of installation and the affordability of Timberline Solar, clean energy adoption has never been easier for Tampa, FL, homeowners. “With the outstanding success of this GAF solar system, we’re making energy from every roof a reality,” says Jake Babbitt, owner of Classic Roofing & Construction.

Classic provides free estimates and easy financing for a new roof and solar power, using our in-house team of craftsmen.

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