A roof with power added.

The new Timberline Solar™ roofing system is so advanced it makes solar simple.

Homeowners no longer have to compromise when adding solar power to their roof. Get a great-looking roof, a single GAF-backed warranty, and solar energy.


Water-shedding and warranted

Timberline Solar™ is made up of shingles, not panels or heavy tiles. These shingles are water-shedding, strong and warranted to withstand winds up to 130 mph. Rack-mounted solar installations—where the solar is separate from the roof—require the drilling of dozens of holes into the roof membrane. Any resulting damage related to those holes is not typically covered by roof warranties.

For homeowners who already know the quality of GAF roofing products, the Timberline Solar™ roof has the same wind and water-shedding warranty coverage as Timberline HDZ.


Curb appeal


Investing in a home is no small matter – and the way it looks is important. Timberline Solar™ has a design that blends in with the aesthetic of the house, with elements that add visual appeal like an architectural shingle.

Here at GAF Energy, we strive to not just meet homeowners expectations for roofing reliability, but to achieve breakthroughs with aesthetics.

How solar savings work

With a GAF Energy solar roof, you’ll not only get a roof that’s durable and has curb appeal, it’s also financially smart, since you can save on your energy bills over time.

“I have a great roof that protects us from the rain, looks better than my old roof, and generates energy. And economically, it worked out better than going with two separate companies. I like the idea that if something goes wrong, I only have to make one phone call, whether it’s for the roof or the solar.”

Eli W.
GAF Energy Customer
Los Altos Hills, CA

Meeting–and raising–the bar

Timberline Solar™ can supply your home with electricity every day, every hour the sun is shining.

And while we don’t want to talk tech jargon, it’s met some industry-leading standards such as UL 7103 certification, which means it’s been through rigorous testing from an independant certification company that’s been around for over one hundred years. We’re committed to the quality of our product.

“I love that my customers can get a new roof AND solar at the same time, from one source…
R E Roofing. As a roofer, I’m committed to giving my customers a roof that looks good and protects them from the elements. And by getting the roof and solar from us, I’m not dealing with follow-up calls from one of my customers about punctures in the shingles from a rack-mounted solar system. This is one sleek, integrated design that all works together.”

Miles Proctor
General Manager
R E Roofing – Campbell, California

It makes sense (and cents)

A solar roof is one project, one design, one crew, one straightforward proposition. And, it may pay for itself over time, as it generates energy for the home and reduces monthly electric bills.

“The overall cost of my roof with the solar was surprisingly affordable and the financing they offered was very competitive. Having the same installer for both the shingles and solar simplified the installation process and eliminated the need for contacting multiple parties if any issues arise.”

Ryan B.
GAF Energy Customer
Westminster, Maryland

“Installation? A breeze.”

That’s a direct quote from one of our roofing partners. Timberline Solar™ Energy Shingles are the world’s first nailable solar shingles, which makes Timberline Solar™ easy to install. This solar roof goes on with a nail gun, and roofing know-how.

That means local GAF-certified roofers who live and work in your community can install the product.

See if a solar roof is right for your home

Frequently asked questions about Timberline Solar™

Why are GAF Energy solar roofs my best option for solar?

Timberline Solar™, integrated solar roofing from GAF Energy, is the first true solar roof. It incorporates solar technology into traditional roofing materials and processes, and uses the world’s first nailable solar shingle, which lays flush against the roof deck, providing durability and protection that look great. With constant utility rate inflation, Timberline Solar™ was designed to be an affordable solar roofing option. If you’re using solar to power your home in lieu of electricity from the grid, your energy prices may be lower. This all means that your Timberline Solar™ roof could save you money, allowing those savings to offset the cost of your new roof over time. And with solar roofing becoming more popular, it could even benefit your home resale value.

How much does a solar roof cost?

Pricing of Timberline Solar™ for the average home varies based on a number of factors, including the size and slope of the roof, the shading around the home, and how much sunlight reaches the roof throughout a typical day. A Timberline Solar™ roof is designed to be affordable and is typically comparable to a new roof plus traditional rack-mounted solar. Timberline Solar™ is currently available for residential installation, and may be available for commercial buildings in the future. 

What are the benefits of solar shingles compared to rack mount solar panels?

Timberline Solar™ is the first true solar roof on the market. It incorporates the world’s first nailable solar shingle, which roofers can install as easily as regular roofing shingles, with only a nail gun. The benefit of this roof-integrated solar system is its seamless, waterproof installation that mimics traditional shingle installation. With most residential solar systems on the market using rack mounted panels or tiles, these setups require specialized installation skills and structures that can require ballast and/or can puncture your existing roof with lag bolts. This could disrupt the waterproofing to your roof, possibly degrading your roof quicker. Plus, the smaller form factor of the Timberline Solar™ Energy Shingle (ES) as compared to a solar panel allows for installation on more complex roof shapes such as dormers or hipped roofs. 

Are solar shingles as efficient as panels?

Due to the unique design of Timberline Solar™ as a complete roofing system, efficiency cannot be calculated in the same way as a traditional solar panel. The ES is made out of the same high-efficiency mono PERC cell technology found in Tier 1 solar panels, and depending on a home’s specific roof geometry, Timberline Solar™ may fit more kW per roof than traditional solar panels. 

Does my solar roof come with batteries or grid connection?

Timberline Solar™ is designed to be operated in connection with the electric grid, and is compatible with many energy storage offerings on the market. AC-coupled batteries 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 tax credits are compatible with GAF Energy Solar Roofs?

We encourage roofers and homeowners to consult their tax advisors on all available solar tax incentives.

Where is Timberline Solar™ available?

GAF Energy’s strategic rollout process is well underway, with the immediate goal to bring Timberline Solar™ to every state in the U.S. Our vision is energy from every roof. Our major markets right now focus on the Southeast, Midwest, Northeast, Mountain West, and West Coast of the US. We operate in states like California, Colorado, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York–and add new service areas regularly. Please contact us at www.gaf.energy/timberline-solar to find out if we are available in your area—we may very well be! If you are not in an active territory yet, we can alert you when we open service in your region.

What is maintenance like on my solar roof?

Timberline Solar™ is warrantied for diverse weather conditions such as snow, rain, and wind, and the system is designed to require little to no maintenance. Seasonal rains should help keep the solar shingles clean of dirt and debris, but if not, homeowners can either gently rinse their shingles (only when they’re cool). Timberline Solar™ provides excellent, durable protection from the elements while generating reliable clean energy for the home. It’s a roof, with power added, designed to protect your home from leaks and other weather-related issues. Timberline Solar™ customers can monitor output and track their clean energy production by logging in to the GAF Energy customer portal. Solar roof monitoring puts data directly in customers’ hands and makes it easier to readily detect any issues.

Footnotes

  1. Not part of base purchase. Requires installation by GAF Certified Contractor, installation of a qualifying GAF Roofing System, and purchase of enhanced warranty. See www.gaf.energy/warranty for complete details.
  2. See above.
  3. Savings will vary and are not guaranteed. Incentives and eligibility requirements vary and availability is not guaranteed.
  4. Contractors enrolled in the GAF factory certified contractor programs are independent contractors and are not employees of GAF or GAF Energy.
  5. Savings will vary and are not guaranteed. Incentives and eligibility requirements vary and availability is not guaranteed.
  6. Contractors enrolled in the GAF factory certified contractor programs are independent contractors and are not employees of GAF or GAF Energy.