RICHMOND, Va. — GAF Energy announced the launch of its Timberline Solar™ roof for sale throughout Virginia. Timberline Solar, which directly integrates solar technology into traditional roofing processes and materials, is now available to Virginians for purchase and installation by local roofers.
The award-winning solar roofing system incorporates the world's first nailable solar shingle, the Timberline Solar Energy Shingle (ES), which is assembled domestically at GAF Energy's U.S. manufacturing and R&D facility.
"Virginians now have access to the best solar roof on the market — a durable, attractive, affordable solar choice that is manufactured in America and installed by a local roofer they trust," said Jason Barrett, senior vice president of sales for GAF Energy. "We're excited to bring the next generation of clean energy adoption to the Commonwealth."
The Timberline Solar ES™ boasts a depth of less than a quarter inch and integrates with traditional shingles to create a sleek and attractive look. It is the first product to achieve UL's 7103 certification, which certifies that GAF Energy's product meets UL's rigorous electrical, building, and safety standards as a roofing product and a solar energy product — the first of its kind to be recognized as both.
Timberline Solar is the most-awarded solar shingle in the world. Since its launch, Timberline Solar has received more than 30 design and innovation awards, including from CES, TIME, Fast Company, Roofing Contractor, Popular Science, Green Builder, Good Housekeeping, and the National Association of Home Builders.
To meet growing demand, GAF Energy is increasing its manufacturing capacity with the construction of a new 450,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Texas.