LOS ANGELES — GAF Energy's solar product, Timberline Solar, has been approved for installation in Los Angeles County after a multi-month review and evaluation by the Research Section of the Department of Public Works Building and Safety Division.
The review means Timberline Solar meets or exceeds the county's 2023 Codes for Electrical, Residential, Building, Green Building, and Existing Building, as well as the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. According to GAF Energy, Timberline Solar, which launched in 2022, remains the only solar roof covering to be certified to UL 7103 as a Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Roof Covering. Timberline Solar meets a Class A fire rating under UL 790 and ASTM E108, reflecting the highest possible standard for fire resistance. GAF Energy produces Timberline Solar at the company's R&D and manufacturing facility in San Jose, Calif.
"In designing Timberline Solar, we put safety and durability first. We know that is what homeowners care the most about — and, as a team, we are committed to making the safest and most durable solar roof on the market," said Martin DeBono, president of GAF Energy. "In the last year, Timberline Solar has been approved for tough standards in wind, snow, and fire."
The Timberline Solar Energy Shingle has a depth of less than a quarter inch and integrates with traditional shingles to create a sleek and attractive look. Timberline Solar meets a host of rigorous third-party safety standards covering both roofing and solar. The solar roof has received more than 30 design and innovation awards and honors.