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Elite Roof and Solar is an EXCLUSIVE Solar Installers of GAF’s Timberline solar energy system for the Carolinas.
Elite Roofing is a strong believer in the benefits solar energy can provide both residential and commercial customers alike. We also believe that solar energy will revolutionize the roofing industry – new developments in performance, durability, battery storage, and improved aesthetic options (such as integrated solar shingle systems) will mean customers no longer have to sacrifice appearance for performance.
Why Solar Panels? Why Solar Energy? Why a Solar Roof?
Solar Energy Helps the Environment
We all want to do our part to help the environment, and solar is a great way to help further reduce our carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions. With integrated solar panels using GAF Energy’s Timberline Solar Shingles from Elite Roof and Solar, there is now an easy and affordable way to have solar and not risk the integrity of your roof.
Solar Power = Own Your Power
Electricity costs are a large portion of most people’s monthly expenses. By installing a Solar Energy System, the electrical power generated by your new Solar Energy System will reduce or may eliminate the need to purchase electricity from your utility provider. When coupled with storage batteries, you also lessen your reliance on the grid and can help protect your home in the event of power outages.
Solar Systems Avoid Rising Energy Costs
Electricity prices seem to almost never go down and only up, correct? By investing in a solar energy system now and choosing Elite Roof and Solar as your solar installers, you can help lower the amount you pay for electricity today and help protect against future increases in electricity costs.
Solar Panels – More Affordable Than You Think!
With Elite Roof and Solar’s offerings, the more you produce and use your own electricity, the less you purchase. Depending upon your system’s design, solar may even pay for itself AND your new roof, via monthly electric bill savings and government incentives. With the new GAF Timberline Solar system Should you sell your home in the future, a home with a solar energy system will sell for more than a home without.
Benefits of GAF’s Solar Panels
Better Roof integrity - GAF’s Timberline Solar panels lay flat, directly on the decking and integrated with their roofing shingles. It’s a true Solar Roof System
- We install both your solar panels and your new roof at the same time – roof installers and solar installers combined to make a more efficient and cost-effective process!
- Reduced risk of leaks, better water shedding integrity – because all of the components are from GAF, the system is fully integrated to reduce your risk of leaking
Similar solar panel generation to traditional photovoltaic (PV) panels with none of the drawbacks
- Appearance – better curb appeal – lays flat, no visible “white grid” pattern
- No birds or squirrels nesting on your roof since the solar panel is flat to the decking!
- 99% Home Compatibility – solar shingles have the the same compatibility as asphalt shingles
One Solar Roof System Warranty - 25 Year Warranty for both the roof and for solar energy generation!
- Both warranties are from GAF – meaning you don’t have to worry about the Solar company and the roofing company finger-pointing about any future issues
- Peace of mind – no fly-by-night solar companies that could be out of business next year – GAF has been in business for over 100 years!
Process of Buying a Solar System
Step 1: Contact Elite Roof and Solar
Buying a solar panel roof system may seem intimidating, but Elite Roof and Solar combined with GAF Energy makes it easy.
If you are ready to replace your roof and are thinking about adding solar, then simply contact Elite Roof and Solar.
Our Market Area Managers will discuss your wants and needs, and perform a site assessment to see if solar is right for you. We will present you with an estimated solar energy size and generation amount (a baseline system is ~6.5 kW), and a proposal that includes the costs, information on your federal and state incentives, and unique elements of your custom solar roof system.
Step 2: Solar system setup
Once you’ve accepted and signed your contract, then there is a 3 phase process that Elite Roof and Solar working together with GAF Energy walks you through to get your system permitted, installed, and generating!
Step 3: Experience your new solar system!
Then it’s time to smile! Experience the joy and freedom having your solar roof installed and generating electricity can provide. You will be able to access your system from your mobile phone or desktop.
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What is solar energy?
Solar is a renewable form of energy that produces power from sunlight.
How do solar panels work on my home?
When the sun shines on your solar panels, it creates an electric current that flows from your panels to your solar inverter. Next, the solar inverter converts the energy into alternating current (AC) and sends it to your breaker box, which you can use to power your home.
What is a solar inverter?
Solar inverters change the direct current (DC) from your solar panels into alternating current (AC) that your home can use for electricity.
What happens if my panels produce more electricity than I use?
Depending on your state and utility company, you may be able to participate in a net metering program and potentially be credited for the excess energy that your solar panels generate. You can also elect to store the excess energy in a battery backup* for later use during a power outage or at night.
*Battery backup may not be available for GAF Solar Roofs at launch.
What is net metering?
Net metering is a program that measures the electricity you receive from your utility, as well as any excess energy your solar system sends to your utility. Your utility will supply your net meter to keep track of what you consume from and export to the grid. You may receive credit for exported energy to help offset the cost of the utility electricity you consume.
Programs/availability differ from state to state, so please be sure to do your homework. Net metering and similar excess or buyback programs and participation vary by location and utility provider, and are subject to change from time to time. We do not make any guarantees. Check with your utility provider for details.
How efficient are solar panels?
Solar energy is one of the most plentiful forms of energy found on Earth! But it isn’t 100% efficient. That being said, there are various factors that can change the specific efficiency of your solar panels, including average sun exposure, weather patterns, and type of panels, etc.
What are the benefits of solar energy?
Short answer — lots! When you install solar, you not only potentially save money on your electric bills each month and protect against future rising electricity rates, but you are able to contribute to the environmental benefits, which include, among other things, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants.
Do solar panels work on cloudy days?
Yes. The sun still shines on cloudy days, which gives your solar panels plenty of opportunities to generate energy. Although solar panels are at peak performance on sunny days, you can still generate energy on cloudy days to help power your home.
Do solar panels generate energy when it rains or snows?
Generally speaking, solar panels generate less solar energy when it rains or snows.
Do solar panels work in the winter?
Yes. Solar panels work in the winter the same way they work in the summer! There may be a difference in energy production due to a reduction in sunlight hours, but they will still produce solar energy for your home.
How much do solar roofs cost?
The number of solar shingles and shape of your roof factors into the overall cost, so it really depends on the specific sun exposure and design for your home. The beauty of a solar roof is you are purchasing a new roof and integrated lay-flat solar shingles all at one time - this is the optimum solution for maximum water integrity and leak prevention. Ask us for an estimate if you are interested.
Do you install solar panels on metal roofs?
At this time we are strictly focused on supporting the GAF Solar Shingle roofing system, which leverages asphalt shingles as their primary roofing material. We do not currently sell stand-alone solar panels for installation on metal or other roofing materials.
Is solar a smart investment?
There has never been a better time to harness the power of the sun. Over the life of the system, a solar system has the potential to pay for itself by reducing your electric bill and increasing the value of your home. Also, depending on your electric company, you may be able to sell excess energy back to the grid!
Solar energy is one of the cleanest energy sources and truly is the energy of our future. Investing in solar today means minimizing your risk of ever-increasing electricity rates, brown-outs / black-outs, and having greater peace of mind that you will have access to electricity no matter whatever the political climate of the future may bring.
When should I expect to see savings?
Our estimates are based on annual solar production, so while savings will vary based on various factors, we anticipate you will see savings on your electric bill over the life of the system.
What tax credits, rebates and incentives may be available for solar?
Solar rebates, tax credits and incentives vary depending on where you live. The most significant is the 26% federal investment tax credit (ITC), which allows you to deduct up to 26% of the cost of your solar energy system from your taxes and is currently available through 2022. Some states even offer additional tax credits, and certain municipalities and utilities also offer cash rebates or other incentives. These amounts are subject to change, so consult with a tax professional if you have any questions.
If I finance my system, when do my loan payments start?
It depends on your lender and the program you choose, so contact them for more details.
Will solar impact my property value?
Definitely! A study conducted by Zillow® concluded homes with solar panels sold for 4.1% more on average than comparable homes without solar power. While sale premiums vary by market, it is great to know that solar is attractive to many buyers.
What happens if I sell my house?
Great news! Because solar can add value to your home, most solar owners simply add the cost into the listing price of their home and, if they used financing to go solar, pay the balance off at closing. The other option is an assignment of the solar lending agreement, which may be allowed by certain lending partners. Contact your lender for details.
Receive a free estimate!
Proudly serving much of the Carolinas, contact our talented team of roofing experts today to receive a free estimate for your solar roofing project! Trust the experts at Elite Roof and Solar.