FAQ

Frequently Ask Questions

Can I add batteries to my existing GAF Energy solar system?

Yes. GAF Energy solar roof systems are compatible with many energy storage offerings on the market. A licensed energy storage contractor can evaluate, recommend, and install an appropriate energy storage system for your home.

AC-coupled batteries like the Tesla Powerwall or Sonnen Eco are designed to be added to existing solar installations at any time. Other energy storage systems may require unique equipment for existing solar installations.

All options and features for energy storage are site dependent and unique to the particular energy storage system. Please verify with a licensed energy storage contractor in advance that the specifications are right for the installed solar components and the desired operation modes (backup, self-consumption, time-of-use load shifting, etc.).

How is a Solar Roof Installed?

Expect a smooth installation when you purchase a GAF Energy solar roof system. We’ll guide the entire process, from the delivery of your roofing materials to activating your new solar energy system.

It’s easy because your new solar roof was designed to be easy for roofers to install. The result is an all-in-one project that gives you an elegant solar installation and a waterproof roof. Put your rooftop real estate to good use by working with us today.

Your Solar Roof Installation
The first step of your solar and new roof installation begins with receiving a pallet or two of materials at your home. These will be delivered within a few days of when your roof replacement project is set to happen. They will be left in a convenient spot for you and your roofer. Your GAF-certified roofers will also deliver a debris bin during this time to ensure proper removal of your old roof and anything accumulated during your new roof installation.

During your new roof installation, your roof will be removed and your shingles and solar panels will be installed at the same time providing you with a roof integrated solar system. The GAF Energy solar system is “direct-to-deck” meaning your solar panels install similar to a skylight. This prevents any puncturing of your shingles or roof for a fully protected roof that also generates power.

After installation, an electrician partnered with your roofer will connect your system. From there all you need to do is wait for your solar net metering permits to be issued. Then, activate your system and you could start saving money on your electrical bill.

How does solar connect or integrate to a roof?

The GAF Energy solar system is a direct-to-deck installation, similar to a skylight. The benefit of our roof-integrated solar system is its seamless, waterproof installation. With most residential solar systems on the market using rack mounted panels, these rack setups require puncturing your shingles and roof to install the lag bolts that hold the rack onto the roof. This could disrupt the seamless waterproofing to your roof, possibly degrading your roof quicker.

At GAF Energy we understand that peace of mind comes from having a roof that protects. Working with us means working with the best in the business for an elegant, waterproof solar roof. We designed our solar system to ensure protection and peace of mind.

Solar Panels Integrated into Roof Design
We believe roof-integrated solar panels are the best choice for residential solar. We make it easy for GAF-certified roofers to install solar panels that ensure your roof’s integrity and create a beautiful look for your home. Your solar system will have a low profile that looks sleek and modern, and you’ll have a more pleasant experience working with just one company to get a new roof and solar system all at once.

Sleep better at night with a roof installed by the best roofing company in the business, backed by an industry-leading warranty. Your two-in-one purchase of a roof with solar is a smart way to upgrade your roof with energy that could pay for itself over time. With a proprietary waterproof system, flashing, and all of the power and electronics included, your system is easy for your roofer to install and could help save you money on energy costs. Don’t wait to put your roof’s real estate to work with a new solar roof.

How can I tell how much power my solar roof is generating?

Our roof-integrated solar system includes smart, easy-to-use solar power monitoring. You’ll be able to see how your system is performing via an app on your smartphone and can even check how much energy each individual panel is generating.

Our team will be there with you every step of the way. Let the best in the business take care of keeping your home safe and dry while producing power for decades to come. You just need to sit back and watch your system generate electricity for your home.

Tracking your Solar Production
Your instruction manual will cover how to set up your solar panel monitoring once your system is activated.

We know homeowners take pride in watching their GAF Energy system produce power and sharing their stats. Help us spread the word about how every new roof can make clean energy by sharing your power production and money-saving stats on social media. Start with a consultation today to learn how solar could help lower your electric bill.

Can I get a solar storage battery?

Battery storage allows homeowners to store some of the solar energy they’re producing in a backup battery, which can then be used as a limited power source at night or during power outages. We don’t offer a battery storage, but your GAF Energy solar system is compatible with many battery options on the market. If you are interested in purchasing a backup battery for your solar system, speak with a licensed energy storage contractor to have it installed.

It’s important to note that even with a battery, your solar system is still connected to the utility grid. When you produce more energy than you use, you’ll benefit from net metering which credits you for any excess energy you produce and send to the grid.

Complete Solar System for Your Home
When you choose a GAF Energy roof-integrated complete home solar system, you are choosing more than just clean, renewable energy for your home. You’re choosing a waterproof solar roof solution that will help pay for itself over time by saving you money on your electric bill.

Can I go off-grid?

For the vast majority of people, it would not be cost-effective to try to go completely off-grid with a solar system. Unless you’re living in a remote area where electricity is unavailable, unreliable or extremely expensive, you’re better off being connected to the conventional utility grid. That’s because you’ll need to access energy from the grid when the sun isn’t shining. But thanks to net metering, any excess energy your system produces on sunny days will earn you credits that can be applied anytime you’re using grid power.

However, if you want backup power for limited uses, the GAF Energy system can be connected to a solar storage battery. You’ll need to purchase the battery and any other required components separately and will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of your solar storage battery.

An alternative to off-grid solar systems
Designed to be an easy to install product for GAF-certified roofers, your new solar system will have a sleek, low profile and be integrated into your roof’s waterproofing barrier. From consultation to installation and electrical hookup, we and our contractors will be there to make sure your solar roof is done right.

Once installed, your solar investment will help you save money for decades to come. Watch your system create clean energy right from your smartphone solar energy monitoring app. Let’s make solar energy from every roof possible with your new solar roof installation today.

Does my system work when the power goes out?

No. In order to keep you and your local power technicians safe, your solar system will also automatically shut down during a power outage. After the outage is over, your system will turn back on. If you want to have a backup power source during a power outage, your GAF Energy system is compatible with many battery options on the market. You can purchase a solar battery from a licensed energy storage contractor of your choice and have it installed.

Net metering allows you to have the benefit of renewable energy from your roof along with the security of the grid. Maintaining battery systems can be an added chore and prevent some people from going solar. With GAF Energy’s system, your maintenance only includes hosing off dusty panels or sweeping off snow. With nothing else to worry about you can watch your power generation from the comfort of your smart phone app all year long.

Power outages with solar power systems
Your grid-tied solar system will automatically shut off for safety during a power outage. This ensures that anyone working on your local power lines is protected from any harm. Once the outage is over, your system will be ready to operate.

Although GAF Energy does not sell solar storage batteries, your system is compatible with many battery options on the market.

Our goal is to make going solar with your new roof an easy and accessible choice because we believe energy from every roof is possible. An elegant, waterproof roof that could pay for itself over time is an investment worth making. With an industry-leading warranty and installed by the best in the business, a solar roof couldn’t be more attractive. Contact us today to see if a new roof with solar is right for you.

How do I get a solar roof for my home?

The perfect time to go solar is when you are replacing your roof. To get started, get in touch with a GAF-certified roofer. We have designed an attractive, roof-integrated solar system that’s elegant, low-profile and waterproof. With everything included, from shingles to solar panels, you don’t have to worry about a thing when you go solar with GAF Energy.

Let us help you install a new roof that turns this part of your home into energy-generating real estate that could save you money for years to come. Our solar system was designed to be easy for GAF-certified roofers to install, and it’s backed by the best in the business with an industry-leading warranty. Going solar at home has never been easier or more financially attractive.

How to go solar at home
Talk with a GAF-certified roofer or get in touch with us. A consultation will be necessary to check and see if your home is a good candidate for solar. We want to ensure you get the best solar powered experience possible so we will check the direction, size and pitch of your roof.

From the design to installation and activation, our team will support you every step of the way. Once your new roof with direct-to-deck solar panels is installed, we will work with an electrician to connect your system and guide you through the permitting process. Then just sit back and enjoy a high-quality, waterproof solar roof that could help pay for itself through electrical bill savings and tax credits. Get in touch today and find out how solar could save you money while your new roof keeps your home safe and dry.

Can I get a solar storage battery?

Battery storage allows homeowners to store some of the solar energy they’re producing in a backup battery, which can then be used as a limited power source at night or during power outages. We don’t offer a battery storage, but your GAF Energy solar system is compatible with many battery options on the market. If you are interested in purchasing a backup battery for your solar system, speak with a licensed energy storage contractor to have it installed.

It’s important to note that even with a battery, your solar system is still connected to the utility grid. When you produce more energy than you use, you’ll benefit from net metering which credits you for any excess energy you produce and send to the grid.

Complete Solar System for Your Home
When you choose a GAF Energy roof-integrated complete home solar system, you are choosing more than just clean, renewable energy for your home. You’re choosing a waterproof solar roof solution that will help pay for itself over time by saving you money on your electric bill.

Can I go off-grid?

For the vast majority of people, it would not be cost-effective to try to go completely off-grid with a solar system. Unless you’re living in a remote area where electricity is unavailable, unreliable or extremely expensive, you’re better off being connected to the conventional utility grid. That’s because you’ll need to access energy from the grid when the sun isn’t shining. But thanks to net metering, any excess energy your system produces on sunny days will earn you credits that can be applied anytime you’re using grid power.

However, if you want backup power for limited uses, the GAF Energy system can be connected to a solar storage battery. You’ll need to purchase the battery and any other required components separately and will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of your solar storage battery.

An alternative to off-grid solar systems
Designed to be an easy to install product for GAF-certified roofers, your new solar system will have a sleek, low profile and be integrated into your roof’s waterproofing barrier. From consultation to installation and electrical hookup, we and our contractors will be there to make sure your solar roof is done right.

Once installed, your solar investment will help you save money for decades to come. Watch your system create clean energy right from your smartphone solar energy monitoring app. Let’s make solar energy from every roof possible with your new solar roof installation today.

Does my system work when the power goes out?

No. In order to keep you and your local power technicians safe, your solar system will also automatically shut down during a power outage. After the outage is over, your system will turn back on. If you want to have a backup power source during a power outage, your GAF Energy system is compatible with many battery options on the market. You can purchase a solar battery from a licensed energy storage contractor of your choice and have it installed.

Net metering allows you to have the benefit of renewable energy from your roof along with the security of the grid. Maintaining battery systems can be an added chore and prevent some people from going solar. With GAF Energy’s system, your maintenance only includes hosing off dusty panels or sweeping off snow. With nothing else to worry about you can watch your power generation from the comfort of your smart phone app all year long.

Power outages with solar power systems
Your grid-tied solar system will automatically shut off for safety during a power outage. This ensures that anyone working on your local power lines is protected from any harm. Once the outage is over, your system will be ready to operate.

Although GAF Energy does not sell solar storage batteries, your system is compatible with many battery options on the market.

Our goal is to make going solar with your new roof an easy and accessible choice because we believe energy from every roof is possible. An elegant, waterproof roof that could pay for itself over time is an investment worth making. With an industry-leading warranty and installed by the best in the business, a solar roof couldn’t be more attractive. Contact us today to see if a new roof with solar is right for you.

How do I get a solar roof for my home?

The perfect time to go solar is when you are replacing your roof. To get started, get in touch with a GAF-certified roofer. We have designed an attractive, roof-integrated solar system that’s elegant, low-profile and waterproof. With everything included, from shingles to solar panels, you don’t have to worry about a thing when you go solar with GAF Energy.

Let us help you install a new roof that turns this part of your home into energy-generating real estate that could save you money for years to come. Our solar system was designed to be easy for GAF-certified roofers to install, and it’s backed by the best in the business with an industry-leading warranty. Going solar at home has never been easier or more financially attractive.

How to go solar at home
Talk with a GAF-certified roofer or get in touch with us. A consultation will be necessary to check and see if your home is a good candidate for solar. We want to ensure you get the best solar powered experience possible so we will check the direction, size and pitch of your roof.

From the design to installation and activation, our team will support you every step of the way. Once your new roof with direct-to-deck solar panels is installed, we will work with an electrician to connect your system and guide you through the permitting process. Then just sit back and enjoy a high-quality, waterproof solar roof that could help pay for itself through electrical bill savings and tax credits. Get in touch today and find out how solar could save you money while your new roof keeps your home safe and dry.

How does solar roofing work?

GAF Energy has designed and created a direct-to-deck solar system to make it easy for homeowners to go solar when they replace their roof. “Direct-to-deck” means your solar system installs like a skylight and will be part of the waterproofing barrier that keeps your roof and home safe. Once installed your solar system works by converting the sun’s energy into electricity for your home.

The GAF Energy solar system was designed to be a grid-tied net metering system. That means you’ll bank credits for excess energy you produce to help cover any grid energy you use when the sun isn’t shining.

Roof-integrated solar panel system
Installing your panels at the same time as your roof means that you get the benefits of solar without the worry that a conventionally installed solar racking system could puncture your roof’s waterproofing barrier. After your system is activated all you have to do is sit back and watch your solar system generate energy through your smartphone monitoring app.

Requiring little maintenance, this is a low-input, high-quality investment. Installed by the best in the business and backed by an industry-leading warranty, this is a financially attractive offer. You can relax while we install everything for a completely new roof with a solar system.

Let’s make energy from every roof possible with your new roof installation. Get in touch today and we’ll help you figure out if solar is right for you.

Do solar panels work in the snow?

In short, it depends. There are various factors that impact if and how solar panels work in the snow. If your panels get completely covered in snow, they will not work, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it. Many people make dusting off their solar panels a part of their snow plowing routine. With a simple extended brush or squeegee you can help assist snow in sliding off of your panels in order to continue producing renewable energy.

If your roof has a high enough pitch, this process might be unnecessary as your panels will shed snow better than people with low roof pitches. Our GAF Energy consultants can discuss this with you further when designing and installing your new solar system.

Do solar panels work in snowy weather?
Solar panels need sunlight to produce energy, so if it’s cloudy or snowing, your solar system will produce less energy. But as soon as the sun comes out, they’ll be back to making energy. In fact, solar works better in cooler weather, so just because it’s winter doesn’t mean your system can’t make energy.

Contact us at GAF Energy to learn more about how you can turn your roof into real estate that works for you.

I heard about GAF Energy through a roofing contractor. How do you work together?

Standard Industries, the world’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer. launched GAF Energy in 2019 to provide GAF Master Elite® Contractors* the products and training needed to install new roofs with integrated home solar power systems.

Your roofing contractor will guide you through the entire process to ensure your solar roof installation goes smoothly. Solar has the potential to enhance the value of your home, help you save money on electricity bills and reduce your carbon footprint.Join our mission to turn every new roof into a solar roof.

*Home value increase and electricity cost savings are not guaranteed.

How Does the Solar Roof Process Work?
The GAF team will help determine if solar is right for your home. Then we help keep things simple by coordinating the entire process from design to installation, permitting and solar system activation.

You can relax knowing everything will be handled by professionals trained by a company with a 135-year history. Our solar roof was designed to be an elegant, easy-to-install product that helps protect your home from the weather and generates electricity.

You’ll also gain peace of mind knowing that unlike conventional home solar installations, there are no lag bolt puncture points in your roof. Instead of drilling holes through your shingles, your solar panels are installed like a skylight, ensuring the system is truly roof-integrated. Install a new solar roof today.

What kind of warranty does a solar roof come with?

Buying a new solar roof can be a big decision, so we’ve made sure to protect your investment with an industry-leading 25-year warranty. You can rest easy knowing your GAF Energy solar roof is a safe, waterproof solution that generates clean solar energy for your home.

The warranty will cover the energy the panels produce as well as any rare instances of manufacturing defects in the solar panels and flashing. We also promise to facilitate any repairs or replacements for your solar components, including your inverter and power electronics.

We estimate that your new solar panel roof system can produce clean energy for your home for at least 25 years.

How long will my solar roof last? / How long do solar panels last?

When you install a roof that includes solar panels you’ll be taking advantage of two products that both will be warrantied to protect your home and provide power for 25 years.

Choosing the GAF Energy roof-integrated solar system means you’re getting a top-of-the-line product backed by best in the business. With a combined warranty for your roof and solar system, you can relax knowing you only have to contact us if anything goes wrong.

A Solar Panel Roof that Protects and Powers Your Home
Our team of waterproofing and roofing professionals created this product to make solar a standard option for all homeowners who are shopping for a new roof. It is an elegant, easy-to-install solution that will keep your home dry and safe while generating electricity, potentially saving you money for years to come. It doesn’t get easier or more financially attractive to install your roof and solar panels all at once and have it all warrantied by the best in the business. Choose ease, reliability and clean power by getting a GAF Energy solar system today.

How is a Solar Roof Installed?

Expect a smooth installation when you purchase a GAF Energy solar roof system. We’ll guide the entire process, from the delivery of your roofing materials to activating your new solar energy system.

It’s easy because your new solar roof was designed to be easy for roofers to install. The result is an all-in-one project that gives you an elegant solar installation and a waterproof roof. Put your rooftop real estate to good use by working with us today.

Your Solar Roof Installation
The first step of your solar and new roof installation begins with receiving a pallet or two of materials at your home. These will be delivered within a few days of when your roof replacement project is set to happen. They will be left in a convenient spot for you and your roofer. Your GAF-certified roofers will also deliver a debris bin during this time to ensure proper removal of your old roof and anything accumulated during your new roof installation.

During your new roof installation, your roof will be removed and your shingles and solar panels will be installed at the same time providing you with a roof integrated solar system. The GAF Energy solar system is “direct-to-deck” meaning your solar panels install similar to a skylight. This prevents any puncturing of your shingles or roof for a fully protected roof that also generates power.

After installation, an electrician partnered with your roofer will connect your system. From there all you need to do is wait for your solar net metering permits to be issued. Then, activate your system and you could start saving money on your electrical bill.

How does solar connect or integrate to a roof?

The GAF Energy solar system is a direct-to-deck installation, similar to a skylight. The benefit of our roof-integrated solar system is its seamless, waterproof installation. With most residential solar systems on the market using rack mounted panels, these rack setups require puncturing your shingles and roof to install the lag bolts that hold the rack onto the roof. This could disrupt the seamless waterproofing to your roof, possibly degrading your roof quicker.

At GAF Energy we understand that peace of mind comes from having a roof that protects. Working with us means working with the best in the business for an elegant, waterproof solar roof. We designed our solar system to ensure protection and peace of mind.

Solar Panels Integrated into Roof Design
We believe roof-integrated solar panels are the best choice for residential solar. We make it easy for GAF-certified roofers to install solar panels that ensure your roof’s integrity and create a beautiful look for your home. Your solar system will have a low profile that looks sleek and modern, and you’ll have a more pleasant experience working with just one company to get a new roof and solar system all at once.

Sleep better at night with a roof installed by the best roofing company in the business, backed by an industry-leading warranty. Your two-in-one purchase of a roof with solar is a smart way to upgrade your roof with energy that could pay for itself over time. With a proprietary waterproof system, flashing, and all of the power and electronics included, your system is easy for your roofer to install and could help save you money on energy costs. Don’t wait to put your roof’s real estate to work with a new solar roof.

How to maintain a solar roof?

The GAF Energy solar system is designed to require little to no maintenance. Seasonal rains should help keep the solar panels clean of dirt and debris, but if not, homeowners can either gently rinse their panels (only when they’re cool) or opt to occasionally pay for a professional cleaning service. aside from the occasional, optional washing of the solar panels.

Our mission at GAF Energy is to make energy from every new roof possible, which means making going solar easy. Our product is easy to install by GAF-certified roofers, easy to maintain and backed by an industry-leading warranty for peace of mind.

You can’t go wrong investing in a low-maintenance, GAF Energy solar system with your new roof. Sleek, waterproof and easy to care for, our direct-to-deck system was designed and built with you and your roof in mind. The GAF Energy solar system could save you money for decades to come without any hassles.

How to care for your new solar roof
Solar panels need to be clean to make the most amount of power, so that means keeping them free of dust or other debris. Since they’re made of glass, snow usually melts off once the sun comes out, but if not you may want to brush it off with a soft-bristled extended brush.

If the panels get dusty and the rain doesn’t clean them off, you can spray them with a hose (only when they’re cool) or hire a local cleaning service. This will help you maximize your electric bill savings.

Your solar panels can generate energy anytime the sun is shining all year round. If you notice any decrease in energy production while checking your smartphone monitoring app, it might mean they just need a cleaning.

What kind of roofs can use solar?

We designed the GAF Energy solar system to be compatible with our roofing products. For optimal solar power generation, your roof will need to have a certain pitch and good southern exposure to capture the most sunlight, to help you maximize your solar savings and make the most of your solar roof investment.

Working with GAF Energy means you get a team of people who will help examine, consult, design and install your solar roof. As with any new roof installation, your old roof will be removed, proprietary waterproofing barriers will be applied and your new shingles and solar panels will then be installed together. Your GAF-certified roofer will work with an electrician to make sure your system is connected and ready to go.

Your new solar roof system
Once your solar system is activated, your home will be powered by clean, renewable energy, helping to save you money on your electric bill for 25 years or longer. You can easily monitor your energy production using our smartphone app. And maintenance is simple. Just keep the panels clean to maximize your power production.

Getting your solar panels installed at the same time as your roof allows you to avoid two separate projects and to bundle the cost, time invested and warranty. If you need a new roof, this is the best time to upgrade to a roof with solar. With tax credits and other incentives available at the state and federal level, your investment may pay itself off faster and could continue to save you money for decades to come. Our consultants are ready to help you find out if a solar roof works for you. Let’s turn your roof into real estate that pays you back.

Do solar panels work in the snow?

In short, it depends. There are various factors that impact if and how solar panels work in the snow. If your panels get completely covered in snow, they will not work, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it. Many people make dusting off their solar panels a part of their snow plowing routine. With a simple extended brush or squeegee you can help assist snow in sliding off of your panels in order to continue producing renewable energy.

If your roof has a high enough pitch, this process might be unnecessary as your panels will shed snow better than people with low roof pitches. Our GAF Energy consultants can discuss this with you further when designing and installing your new solar system.

Do solar panels work in snowy weather?
Solar panels need sunlight to produce energy, so if it’s cloudy or snowing, your solar system will produce less energy. But as soon as the sun comes out, they’ll be back to making energy. In fact, solar works better in cooler weather, so just because it’s winter doesn’t mean your system can’t make energy.

Contact us at GAF Energy to learn more about how you can turn your roof into real estate that works for you.

How can I tell if my roof needs to be replaced?

While residential roof repair can do a lot to extend the service life of a roofing system, sometimes it’s simply time for a replacement. Your roof may need to be replaced when you see extensive shingle damage or have missing shingles. You may also be due for a replacement if your roof is already at the end of its lifespan or was heavily damaged during a severe weather event.

Can I add batteries to my existing GAF Energy solar system?

Yes. GAF Energy solar roof systems are compatible with many energy storage offerings on the market. A licensed energy storage contractor can evaluate, recommend, and install an appropriate energy storage system for your home.

AC-coupled batteries like the Tesla Powerwall or Sonnen Eco are designed to be added to existing solar installations at any time. Other energy storage systems may require unique equipment for existing solar installations.

All options and features for energy storage are site dependent and unique to the particular energy storage system. Please verify with a licensed energy storage contractor in advance that the specifications are right for the installed solar components and the desired operation modes (backup, self-consumption, time-of-use load shifting, etc.).

What will solar look like on my house?

At GAF Energy we care about creating great products that look good, too. We created a direct-to-deck solar system that installs similar to a skylight so it’s easy for a GAF-certified roofer to install. Your solar panels will integrate seamlessly into your new roof, resulting in an elegant, low-profile look while maintaining the integrity of your roof’s waterproofing barrier.

A sleek and modern solar roof
Your new solar roof will look modern and offer a financially sound investment. From consultation to design and installation, our team has you covered. Let the best in the business take care of you and relax knowing you are supported by an industry-leading warranty. Turn your roof into power-producing real estate that could help save you money.

How do I know when I need to replace my roof?

As with all things, a roof eventually needs to be replaced to maintain its integrity. As your home’s barrier against the elements, your roof takes on a lot of damage over its lifetime. Typically, roofs are replaced around the 20-year mark, with some needing to be replaced sooner and others lasting longer. This depends on many factors, such as the roof composition and what kind of climate you live in.

Contact a GAF-certified roofer if you’d like to schedule a roof inspection to see if your roof needs to be replaced. If you do need a roof replacement, that’s the best time to consider going solar with GAF Energy. Our seamless, waterproof solar system could even help pay for itself over time.

When to replace your roof
To inspect your roof yourself, take a look in your attic on a sunny day. If you notice light getting through anywhere or if you see sagging, cracks or evidence of water damage, such as dark spots, you might need a roof replacement. A damaged roof could lead to moisture getting inside your home, which can cause an array of expensive problems if not dealt with promptly.

By working with a GAF-certified roofer, you are choosing the best in the business, backed by an industry-leading warranty. Your new solar system was designed by waterproofing and roofing professionals to bring you a top-of-the-line product that lasts. Get in touch today to find out if a solar roof is right for your home.

What kind of roofs can use solar?

We designed the GAF Energy solar system to be compatible with our roofing products. For optimal solar power generation, your roof will need to have a certain pitch and good southern exposure to capture the most sunlight, to help you maximize your solar savings and make the most of your solar roof investment.

Working with GAF Energy means you get a team of people who will help examine, consult, design and install your solar roof. As with any new roof installation, your old roof will be removed, proprietary waterproofing barriers will be applied and your new shingles and solar panels will then be installed together. Your GAF-certified roofer will work with an electrician to make sure your system is connected and ready to go.

Your new solar roof system
Once your solar system is activated, your home will be powered by clean, renewable energy, helping to save you money on your electric bill for 25 years or longer. You can easily monitor your energy production using our smartphone app. And maintenance is simple. Just keep the panels clean to maximize your power production.

Getting your solar panels installed at the same time as your roof allows you to avoid two separate projects and to bundle the cost, time invested and warranty. If you need a new roof, this is the best time to upgrade to a roof with solar. With tax credits and other incentives available at the state and federal level, your investment may pay itself off faster and could continue to save you money for decades to come. Our consultants are ready to help you find out if a solar roof works for you. Let’s turn your roof into real estate that pays you back.

Is solar roofing really good for the environment? Does it really make a difference?

Yes! By replacing some of your daily energy use with clean renewable energy from your roof you are lowering your carbon footprint and reducing your dependency on gas and oil. Through net metering agreements, surplus energy produced by your solar system is delivered to the electrical grid, helping to offset others’ use of conventional grid power.

Going solar can help lead to cleaner air. Reducing our carbon footprint is a way to fight global warming and it helps reduce the need for extraction practices such as oil drilling and fracking. This leaves the environment cleaner while still providing power to your home. You can help contribute to a sustainable, healthier environment by working with GAF Energy to install a roof-integrated solar panel system with your new roof this year.

Make a difference with your new solar roof
Tax credits and the credits you’ll earn with net metering can help make solar more affordable while also helping to preserve the environment. Easy to install and maintain, our system was designed to make going solar easier when you get a new roof.

By working with us at GAF Energy, you can rest assured knowing your roof and solar system will be installed by the best in the business and backed by an industry-leading warranty. Designed by waterproofing and roofing professionals for easy installation by GAF-certified roofers, GAF Energy solar is an investment worth making. Once you’re up and running you can see how much energy you’re producing using our smartphone solar monitoring app.

With a GAF Energy solar system you could save money and help the environment for decades to come. Every small bit counts when working toward a more sustainable future for us all. Contact us today to talk about how you can save money and help the environment.

I heard about GAF Energy through a roofing contractor. How do you work together?

Standard Industries, the world’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer. launched GAF Energy in 2019 to provide GAF Master Elite® Contractors* the products and training needed to install new roofs with integrated home solar power systems.

Your roofing contractor will guide you through the entire process to ensure your solar roof installation goes smoothly. Solar has the potential to enhance the value of your home, help you save money on electricity bills and reduce your carbon footprint.Join our mission to turn every new roof into a solar roof.

*Home value increase and electricity cost savings are not guaranteed.

How Does the Solar Roof Process Work?
The GAF team will help determine if solar is right for your home. Then we help keep things simple by coordinating the entire process from design to installation, permitting and solar system activation.

You can relax knowing everything will be handled by professionals trained by a company with a 135-year history. Our solar roof was designed to be an elegant, easy-to-install product that helps protect your home from the weather and generates electricity.

You’ll also gain peace of mind knowing that unlike conventional home solar installations, there are no lag bolt puncture points in your roof. Instead of drilling holes through your shingles, your solar panels are installed like a skylight, ensuring the system is truly roof-integrated. Install a new solar roof today.

How do I choose a quality roofing contractor?

It’s important to ensure that the roofing contractor you choose is experienced. Look at the number of years they have been in business and the range of projects they have done. You should also make sure that your roofer is licensed, guaranteeing you are working with a legitimate business.

What is the best roof to put on a house?

The best roof to put on your house will depend on your needs. This is why it pays to get to know your options first. Understanding what each roofing material has to offer will help you determine what will be best for your property. As a starting point, make sure the residential roofing you choose is designed to withstand the local weather challenges in your area.

What type of roof will last the longest?

The roofing material rated to last the longest is slate, with a lifespan of up to 150 years. However, keep in mind that how long a roof lasts is also affected by certain factors, like whether or not it was installed right or routine upkeep was done. A roofing replacement that is properly installed and maintained is sure to last long.

What to do if you can’t afford a new roof?

Take advantage of financing options. With the range of choices available today, there’s sure to be one that you can work with comfortably. For your convenience, look for a roofer that also offers financing options.

How long will an EPDM roof last?

An EPDM roof is rated to last 50 years. How long a commercial roofing system lasts exactly, however, will also depend on whether or not routine maintenance is carried out, as well as the occurrence of severe weather events.

What should I look for when buying a new roof?

Look for residential roofing that is durable, beautiful, and easy to maintain. To make the most of your investment, make sure as well that it will be installed right, and that you are getting generous warranty coverage

Can I save money by going solar?

Yes. Your roof is potentially valuable real estate for installing a home solar system. Going solar with GAF Energy means you’ll likely use less energy from the grid, resulting in a lower electric bill.

With GAF Energy you get a new solar roof that will keep your home dry and safe while producing power that could save you money for decades to come. Our goal, to create energy from every new roof, inspired us to design an easy -to-install product that will ensure the process of getting a new solar roof goes smoothly.

If you need a new roof, why not add solar at the same time? Our direct-to-deck solar roofing system means that you get a low profile seamless waterproof product that will help pay for itself over time.

How you can save money with a solar roof installation
Your new solar system uses an inverter that converts the DC energy your solar panels make into AC energy for your home. If you’re using solar to power your home and not electricity from the grid, this lowers your electric bill.

And, since you’ll sometimes produce more energy than you need, such as during the summer, that excess energy is then delivered to the grid. Depending upon your local net metering policies, your local utility will credit you for any excess electricity that goes to the grid. This will also help reduce your monthly electric bill.

This all means that your new solar system could save you money, allowing it to pay for itself over time.

Being grid-connected provides you with the security of a consistent power source while potentially lowering your expenses. Installed by the top roofing company and backed by an industry-leading warranty for your roof, panels and electronics, this is an investment that makes sense. Become more energy independent by installing a GAF Energy solar roof.

Are there federal or state tax credits or incentives to go solar?

There are a variety of local, state and federal tax credits and incentives that help make it more financially attractive for homeowners to go solar.

These incentives can help lower the cost of getting solar with your new roof. However, some of these incentives are due to expire soon, so don’t wait too long to explore whether a new solar roof is right for your home.

Our consultants can help you understand how going solar affects your finances and will explain more about the tax credits and incentives that may be available where you live. We’re here to help you go solar more easily.

Use tax credits to install a solar roof
We know purchasing a new solar roof is an important financial decision, so that’s why we’ll help you obtain any available tax credits or incentives that you may qualify for, to help you save as much money as possible on your purchase of a new solar roof. Your solar roof will be an integrated, direct-to-deck installation similar to a skylight, giving you a sleek, modern roof that could provide energy for decades to come.

Going solar can be an easy process with the guidance of trusted GAF Energy experts. Find out if you qualify for solar tax credits or incentives by contacting us today at GAF Energy.

What happens to my power bill with a solar roof?

You’ll still receive a monthly statement from your utility. Depending upon the size of your solar system, your family’s energy usage, how much solar energy you generate monthly and local net metering rules, that bill could show a credit or a small amount due.

Our solar and roofing pros will help you decide whether going solar makes economic sense for you.

Are solar panels worth the investment?
With a net-metering agreement, surplus energy generated by your solar system is fed back into the power grid. A surplus results when you generate more solar energy than you use within a given timeframe (i.e. your monthly billing cycle).

The value of this energy, governed by your local net metering policies, is typically treated as a credit to your bill, and can be managed in several ways. Depending on the state, the value may roll over month-to-month. In other areas, that amount may be credited quarterly or annually.
If you’re wondering if installing solar is worth it, contact us today. A GAF Energy consultant can work with you to help you understand your local utility net metering rules and regulations. Let us make going solar easy for you so you can start saving money now.

Does homeowners insurance cover roof repair?

Homeowners insurance may cover roof repair services if the cause of the damage is covered in a policy. Damage resulting from the usual wear and tear and lack of maintenance, however, is typically not covered.