There are two main options for homeowners who are considering a solar energy system: traditional photovoltaic panels, or a solar roof with built-in PV cells. Like in any design decision, each option has advantages and disadvantages. However, solar panels and solar roofs can both offer an attractive return on investment, and clean electricity for more than two decades.
- GAF Energy offers complete roof replacements, where the GAF Timberline solar shingles are included as part of your new roof. You cannot purchase them for an existing roof.
- Luma Solar offers solar shingles that are compatible with other roofing materials, which means you can use them for a partial upgrade.
Luma Solar was founded in 2007, which means they have been providing solar roofs for more than a decade. In fact, Luma was the first provider of solar roofs in the US, starting ten years before the popular Tesla solar roof was launched in 2017.
GAF Energy was created more recently in 2019, but their parent company GAF (General Aniline & Film) has more than a century of experience in the roofing industry. Regardless of who you choose as your solar roof provider, you will be dealing with a reliable provider. Also, both companies offer a solid warranty.