Roper Roofing & Solar, a Denver-based company specializing in solar panel installation, maintenance, and repair, is raising awareness of the newly launched Timberline Solar™ shingles from roofing industry giant GAF. A blog post published by the company explains the technology behind the new product and educates homeowners on how it can help them get started toward a greener lifestyle without making a huge upfront investment.
GAF launched its line of Timberline Solar™ shingles in January 2022 and ushered in a new paradigm of how solar installations can be set up on existing properties. While several products were calling themselves solar shingles before the launch of Timberline Solar™, the product from GAF was the first of its kind to remove the limitations that were holding those products back. Since its launch, the product has gained widespread adulation from industry experts and it has also won several awards from organizations and media publications such as CES, TIME, Fast Company, Popular Science, Green Builder, Good Housekeeping, and the National Association of Home Builders.
Before GAF’s latest innovation, shingles with built-in solar energy-capturing capabilities were difficult and time-intensive to install. Many roofers considered solar shingles to be just smaller versions of solar panels as they required the same kind of connecting rails that conventional solar panels used. This meant that roofing companies had to invest considerable resources in retraining their crew to install solar shingles on American rooftops.
However, with the launch of Timberline Solar™ shingles, the installation process is the same as regular asphalt shingles. There is no special installation process that experienced roofers must plan for or relearn. Instead of using steel drilled panels, GAF’s revolutionary shingles use the typical asphalt shingle nailing method. Everything that roofers need to know to work with them can be learned in a short certification course.
The owner of Roper Roofing & Solar, Brent Roper, breaks down the real benefits of the technology for roofers and homeowners. He says, “This is nothing short of game-changing. Roper Roofing & Solar has always been on the cutting edge of the solar panel industry as it pertains to roof installations. With years of experience installing solar panels, we understand the time and money it takes to install a system that can power the home and send energy back to the grid. With the Timberline Solar™ shingles, it takes days instead of weeks to achieve the same results. Moreover, they are also cheaper than full-blown solar panel installations. Though their efficiency is a little lower than solar panels, GAF’s Timberline Solar™ shingles are undoubtedly the disruption that the industry was waiting for. With a few years of research and development and manufacturing capability catching up to demand, we can expect the costs to lower, making the solar dream achievable for almost any homeowner who chooses them.”
There are a few caveats to the technology mentioned in the Roper Roofing & Solar blog post that homeowners should take heed of. GAF’s Timberline Solar™ shingles cannot be installed without a complete accompanying roof replacement. The shingles must also be installed by a GAF-Certified contractor. Thankfully, Roper Roofing & Solar, one of the most trusted and reliable roofing contractors in Denver, is already GAF-Certified. Moreover, the company’s experience in installing solar panels gives it a leg up for when the Timberline Solar™ shingles start making their way onto Colorado homes.
Roper Roofing & Solar’s residential roofing services include solar panel installations, asphalt shingles installation, metal roofing, roof tiles, wood shake roofs, slate roofs, roof shingles, and more. For commercial clients, it offers services such as EPDM roofing, moisture mapping, PVC roofing, TPO flat roofing, torch-down roofing, and more. Roper Roofing & Solar can also help homeowners with other tasks such as window installation, siding repair, gutter installation, hail damage repair, and storm damage claims.
For more information about Roper Roofing & Solar, contact the company here:
Roper Roofing & Solar
795 McIntyre St. Suite 303,
Golden, CO 80401