ORLANDO, Fla. — Stratus Roofing in Florida has completed its first installation of a GAF Energy solar roof on a beautiful home located in the Bay Hill Golf community in Orlando. 

Stratus Roofing is the first roofing company in the area to offer roof-integrated solar for homeowners from GAF Energy, allowing Stratus Roofing customers the option to now install a solar roof and decrease their reliance on utility power. 

Solar systems are well-known to generate energy and help reduce monthly electric bills. With a GAF Energy solar roof installed by Stratus, Orange County, Fla. residents can go solar and take advantage of industry-leading roofing expertise plus a warranty backed by North America’s largest roofing manufacturer.

“We believe solar roofs are the next step towards the future of residential roofing replacements. With GAF Energy’s solar roof product, there’s now a solar roofing system that we’re confident in offering to our customers — it’s a tremendous product,” said Brian Lancaster, director of sales and marketing for Stratus Roofing. “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.” 

Through GAF Energy, customers gain access to 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 crisis.

“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 Stratus Roofing 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.