The Good Housekeeping Home Renovation Awards recognizes the best products and services for home renovation projects. In 2022, GAF Energy’s Timberline Solar™ has been named a winner of the Good Housekeeping Home Renovation Award, recognizing it as one of the biggest energy savers on the market today. Kingdom Roofing takes a look at what contributed to that win.

The First Nailable Solar Shingle

Timberline Solar™, made by GAF Energy, is being promoted as the “first nailable solar shingle”. Typically, solar panels have bulky panels that can take away some of a roof’s curb appeal. It’s not like one can always choose to hide their solar panels from the curb, as they have to face the direction where they can get the most sunlight.

With Timberline Solar, GAF addresses these design shortcomings with a sleek design — instead of sticking out from the roof, the solar panels are part of the roof. Engineers at Good Housekeeping evaluated Timberline Solar by reviewing the product’s technical data and making sure it passed the most stringent industry standards.

Benefits of GAF Timberline Solar

Homeowners who choose GAF Timberline Solar can benefit from its features and advantages, including the following:

  • Efficient energy production. Thanks to a low-profile design and with fewer components than standard rack-mounted rooftop solar panels, GAF Timberline Solar can harvest energy from the sun more efficiently.

  • Weather resistance. GAF Timberline Solar is at a lower risk of being damaged by high winds because it has fewer components sticking out from the roof. Its direct-to-deck installation gives it superior water-shedding qualities. A copper foil backsheet coating increases protection against extreme weather events like hurricanes or hailstorms.

  • Low maintenance. The embedded solar cells require no additional maintenance than what your roof would need. Since they’re installed by your GAF-designated roofer, you won’t have to deal with a separate solar panel contractor — all the maintenance work can be done by way of routine roofing maintenance.

GAF Timberline Solar is exclusively provided by GAF-certified residential roofing companies like Kingdom Roofing. To find out more about it and other award-winning GAF roofing products, call Kingdom Roofing at (941) 217-2411. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.