CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. — Bay Valley Contractors is the first roofing company in the East Bay area to offer roof-integrated solar for homeowners from GAF Energy. Bay Valley customers can now install a solar roof and decrease their reliance on utility power.

“Our customers consistently ask us about solar when replacing their roofs. With GAF Energy’s solar roof product, there is now a solar roofing system that we’re confident in offering to our customers — it’s a tremendous product,” said Ryan Diaz of Bay Valley Contractors. “A solar roof can help pay for an entirely new roof over time by helping reduce homeowners’ monthly electric bills; it’s a choice that makes good economic sense for many customers.”

Solar systems generate energy and help reduce monthly electric bills. With a GAF Energy solar roof installed by Bay Valley, residents can go solar and take advantage of industry-leading roofing expertise plus a warranty backed by North America’s largest roofing manufacturer. Through GAF Energy, customers can enjoy full virtual sales, design, and support when considering a new solar roof system. The new virtual services will allow roofers to maintain sales and essential services while observing expert health guidelines for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It makes perfect sense to go solar when you’re replacing your roof,” said Keally DeWitt, vice president at GAF Energy. “Homeowner demand is on the rise for clean energy that can help reduce energy costs, which is why we’re excited to partner with the excellent team at Bay Valley as the first contractor to offer GAF Energy’s solar systems in the region.”

The GAF Energy solar system couples innovative, attractive, and affordable solar technology with fast, easy installation. Designed to provide a low-profile alternative to typical rack-mounted solar panels — which are typically drilled through the roof’s shingles – GAF Energy solar integrates directly with the roofing system and requires no penetration of the roofing membrane.

GAF Energy uses premium solar panels to optimize power output with a matching color profile to the roof to maximize aesthetic appeal, combined with robust flashing and a sleek black perimeter shield to reduce the risk of leaks and animal intrusion.