Solar Roofing For Your Home

Frequently Asked Questions

Solar Roofing For Your Home

Frequently Asked Questions

When you work with PRQ Exteriors, you are getting experienced and trained professionals. You'll have peace of mind knowing the job was done right the first time by roofing contractors that you trust.

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Most people associate Denver and the surrounding area with snow, skiing, and blizzards. However, a lesser-known fact is that Denver is also one of the sunniest cities in the United States; it averages around 300 days of sunshine a year. This, combined with the lower average temperatures in Colorado can make Denver a perfect city for solar energy systems.  

Residents across Denver are converting the roofs of their homes and garages into solar energy sources. Roofing contractors, like PRQ Exteriors, are offering services to support these upgrades as a certified partner with GAF Energy.

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With a GAF Energy solar roof, you'll not only get a roof that's durable and has curb appeal, it's also financially smart, since you can save on your energy bills over time.

Frequently Asked Questions about Timberline Solar™

Why are GAF Energy solar roofs my best option for solar?

Timberline Solar™, integrated solar roofing from GAF Energy, is the first true solar roof. It incorporates solar technology into traditional roofing materials and processes, and uses the world's first nailable solar shingle, which lays flush against the roof deck, providing durability and protection that look great. With constant utility rate inflation, Timberline Solar™ was designed to be an affordable solar roofing option. If you're using solar to power your home in lieu of electricity from the grid, your energy prices may be lower. This all means that your Timberline Solar™ roof could save you money, allowing those savings to offset the cost of your new roof over time. And with solar roofing becoming more popular, it could even benefit your home resale value.

How much does a solar roof cost?

Pricing of Timberline Solar™ for the average home varies based on a number of factors, including the size and slope of the roof, the shading around the home, and how much sunlight reaches the roof throughout a typical day. A Timberline Solar™ roof is designed to be affordable and is typically comparable to a new roof plus traditional rack-mounted solar. Timberline Solar™ is currently available for residential installation, and may be available for commercial buildings in the future. 

What are the benefits of solar shingles compared to rack mount solar panels?

Timberline Solar™ is the first true solar roof on the market. It incorporates the world's first nailable solar shingle, which roofers can install as easily as regular roofing shingles, with only a nail gun. The benefit of this roof-integrated solar system is its seamless, waterproof installation that mimics traditional shingle installation. With most residential solar systems on the market using rack mounted panels or tiles, these setups require specialized installation skills and structures that can require ballast and/or can puncture your existing roof with lag bolts. This could disrupt the waterproofing to your roof, possibly degrading your roof quicker. Plus, the smaller form factor of the Timberline Solar™ Energy Shingle as compared to a solar panel allows for installation on more complex roof shapes such as dormers or hipped roofs. 

Are solar shingles as efficient as panels?

Due to the unique design of Timberline Solar™ as a complete roofing system, efficiency cannot be calculated in the same way as a traditional solar panel. The energy shingle is made out of the same high-efficiency mono PERC cell technology found in Tier 1 solar panels, and depending on a home's specific roof geometry, Timberline Solar™ may fit more kW per roof than traditional solar panels. 

Does my solar roof come with batteries or grid connection?

Timberline Solar™ is designed to be operated in connection with the electric grid, and is compatible with many energy storage offerings on the market. AC-coupled batteries are designed to be added to existing solar installations at any time. Other energy storage systems may require unique equipment for existing solar installations. All options and features for energy storage are site dependent and unique to the particular energy storage system. Please verify with a licensed energy storage contractor in advance that the specifications are right for the installed solar components and the desired operation modes (backup, self-consumption, time-of-use load shifting, etc.).

What tax credits are compatible with GAF Energy Solar Roofs?

Homeowners that install new solar panel energy systems can qualify for federal tax credits, Colorado property tax exemptions, and energy cash rebate programs. We encourage homeowners to consult their tax advisors on all available solar tax incentives.

What is maintenance like on my solar roof?

Timberline Solar™ is warrantied for diverse weather conditions such as snow, rain, and wind, and the system is designed to require little to no maintenance. Seasonal rains should help keep the solar shingles clean of dirt and debris, but if not, homeowners can either gently rinse their shingles (only when they're cool). Timberline Solar™ provides excellent, durable protection from the elements while generating reliable clean energy for the home. It's a roof, with power added, designed to protect your home from leaks and other weather-related issues. Timberline Solar™ customers can monitor output and track their clean energy production by logging in to the GAF Energy customer portal. Solar roof monitoring puts data directly in customers' hands and makes it easier to readily detect any issues.

Why Work With PRQ Exteriors

PRQ Exteriors sets the standard for roofing and solar panel companies in the Denver area. Our trusted services are built on professional work, excellent communication, and putting the customer's needs first. Since 2014, Colorado homeowners and business owners have worked with us for roof repairs, roof replacement, storm insurance restoration, and solar energy system design & installation.

Our continued commitment to customer satisfaction has earned us a perfect 5-star rating on Google with more than 100 reviews and an A+ rating with the BBB.

Our team is passionate about helping our communities to protect their homes and make the most of their property investments. From your first interaction with our team, you'll have the peace of mind that your solar energy system is in the hands of professionals. Call our residential solar sales team today at (303) 214-0703 for a free consultation.

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