GAF Energy's Timberline Solar roof system has been honored with a Popular Science Best of What's New Award in the Home category, praised for using nailable solar shingles and combining solar power generation functionality and aesthetic appeal for the house.
The installation of traditional rack-mounted solar panels on rooftops creates holes that can lead to water leaks if not properly sealed. According to the company, GAF Energy's Timberline Solar shingles can be nailed down like regular asphalt roofing without concern about leaks thanks to the integration of a flexible thermoplastic polymer backing. These solar shingles are lightweight, can resist damage from heavy rain and intense hail, and withstand winds up to 130 mph.
GAF Energy introduced Timberline Solar in January and has partnered with certified roofing companies for the promotion and installation.
Timberline Solar has received three awards from CES 2022. It is one of the few most competitive solar shingle products in the market. Other competing products include CertainTeed shingles, Suntegra shingles and Tesla's Solar Roof.
Solar shingles have become a promising segment of the residential solar market. Its growth reflects residential customers' increasing call for the aesthetics of the panels on their roofs.