When homeowners think about energy efficiency, many think of their HVAC system or windows. But did you know that the right roof can also help lower your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint? GAF, a top roofing manufacturer in North America, offers two solar roofing solutions that can do just that: Timberline Solar™ and DecoTech™. Kingdom Roofing, your trusted roofing replacement and repair expert, explains all you need to know about each one.
If you’re updating your shingles, you may want to look into Timberline Solar. Timberline Solar is made of up shingles instead of panels or heavy tiles. Not only will they be able to help you save on energy expenses, but these shingles are also extremely durable. In fact, they are warranted to withstand heavy winds up to 130 mph. Timberline Solar can supply your home with electricity every day when the sun is shining.
When it comes to aesthetic appeal, your roofing contractor would be the first to recommend Timberline Solar. These shingles are specifically designed to blend in with the architectural style of your home, boosting curb appeal while also helping you save on energy expenses all year round.
As with Timberline Solar, DecoTech solar roofing also improves the energy efficiency of your home. Instead of the traditional solar panel racking, DecoTech is installed directly onto your roofing deck. This gives it a more low-profile look than traditional solar installations. DecoTech has a direct-to-deck design, so it has superior water-shedding qualities, reducing the likelihood of water damage.
Furthermore, this solar panel system produces electricity at a lower cost than your utility company. By generating and using your own electricity, you purchase less from the utility company and burn less fuel. Thanks to monthly savings and government incentives, DecoTech can even pay for itself and your new roof over time.
Whether you choose Timberline Solar or DecoTech, GAF Energy solutions can help you save on expenses and improve energy efficiency. To help you make your energy-efficient home a reality, turn to Kingdom Roofing. In addition to quality roof repair services, we also provide a variety of solar roofing options. Call us today at (941) 217-2411, or fill out our online contact form for a consultation.