Enjoy the Benefits of Solar Roofing
Are you considering the installation of a solar roofing system? More western Pennsylvania homeowners than ever are harnessing sustainable energy and enjoying the benefits of solar for their home. Meredith Home Improvements is proud to install the GAF DecoTech® Solar Roofing System, a low-profile solar panel system that installs directly into your roof. Unlike rack-mounted solar panels, DecoTech panels will not disturb the integrity of your roof and guard against moisture and leaks.
WESTERN PENNSYLVANNIA HOMEOWNERS’ GUIDE TO GOING SOLAR
Are you thinking about going solar? Imagine your home cool in the summer, cozy in the winter and bright lights all year long without the outrageous electricity bills. More Western Pennsylvannia homeowners, now than ever are turning to solar sources to generate sustainable energy for their home. Meredith Home Improvements proudly installs the the GAF DecoTech® Roof-Integrated Solar System. This low-profile solar system is sleek, attractive, and affordable, and is designed to provide a low-profile alternative to typical rack-mounted solar panels. The panels are installed directly to the roof with a proprietary frame that GAF developed, skipping conventional metal racks that keep panels elevated above the roof surface and require installers to drive fasteners through roofing shingles. Its unique fastening mechanism and flashed perimeter maintain the integrity of the roof and help protect against moisture and leaks.
Learn about the benefits of a solar roof and how it can benefit your home and family by using this homeowners’ guide.
SOLAR ROOFING REINVENTED
We’re the Only GAF Energy Solar Elite Contractor in Western PA
The GAF DecoTech Solar System is different from other types of solar roofing because it integrates into your roof instead of sitting on top of it. It offers a beautiful yet practical finish for your existing roof. Here’s more about the benefits of a DecoTech solar roof and how it can benefit you:
- Beautiful. The elegant low-profile panels blend with your roof without unsightly metal frames, wires and waterproofing elements. You may not even notice them from the ground.
- Affordable. Compared to other rack-mounted systems, the DecoTech system delivers performance you can afford. In addition, you’ll enjoy a reduction in the cost of your energy bills by using the sun’s energy rather than electricity from the grid.
- Non-intrusive. Unlike rack-mounted panels, the DecoTech system features a perimeter protection system with flashing that all but eliminates the risk of water leaks and infiltration by pests and debris.
- Warrantied. Your installation is covered by the DecoTech® Limited Warranty, which provides 25 years of limited coverage for leaks and manufacturing defects in the DecoTech® System.
- Tax benefits. Pay less in taxes with credits, deductions and exemptions for the installation of a GAF DecoTech solar roof.
WHAT YOU CAN SAVE
Typically, an estimated 25-year system has the production of 107,759 kWh2 and will produce an estimated savings of $25,2882 over that same 25 year period. In as little as 9 years, GAF Energy solar can pay for itself.
HOW IT WORKS
- GAF DecoTech system uses high-performance photovoltaic panels to collect solar energy
- The solar energy enables you to produce your own electricity at a lower cost than your utility company.
- The more energy produced, the less you purchase.
- Send back energy to the grid in exchange for credits to your bill.
WHY CHOOSE SOLAR
- Reduce your environmental impact
- Depend less on your utility company
- Gain control over the rising energy costs
- Pay for your solar overtime with energy savings
- Improve the value of your home
- Earn money back on your investment
GAF’S BUILT-IN PROTECTION WARRANTY
When DecoTech Solar Roofing is integrated into a qualifying GAF Roof System installed by a GAF Master Elite roofing contractor, you qualify for the Golden Pledge Limited Warranty and DecoTech Addendum. This is the best warranty available that covers both the roof and solar system.
- 25-year Workmanship Warranty on the roofing materials
- 25-year Equipment Warranty on the solar panels
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 25-year Equipment Warranty on the power optimizers
- 12-year Equipment Warranty on the inverter
Not only does our DecoTech® Limited Warranty covers any manufacturing defects in the DecoTech®System, but you may also be eligible for the GAF Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty and DecoTech® Addendum. These additional warranties cover both the DecoTech® System and your roofing system.
Coverage in these additional warranties include:
- Solar Panels Equipment Warranty (25 years)
- Wind and Blow Off Damage (10 years)
- Solar Power Generation (25 years)
What is NOT covered:
- Installation in a corrosive environment
- Power Surges
- Unapproved Installation
- Color variations in shading of panels
- Damage from improper wiring or electrical
HAVE CONFIDENCE IN REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENTS
We also facilitate repair or replacement of other equipment included in your solar installation, such as the power electronics. Enjoy peace of mind with one industry-leading company standing behind your project.
GAF SOLAR ELITE CONTRACTOR
Meredith Home Improvements is proud to be certified as a GAF Solar Elite Contractor as well as a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor, one of only a small handful in the nation. Because of the stringent GAF standards, less than 2% of all roofing contractors have qualified as a Master Elite Contractor. As a GAF Solar Elite Contractor, we are not only trained solar contractors but also factory-certified roofing contractors. This means that we are experts in both roof and solar installation, and we are committed to professionally installing your solar system while providing you with exceptional service and communication throughout the project.
GET SOLAR FOR YOUR HOME
Costs associated with solar have dropped dramatically in recent years, and financial incentives abound with federal, state and utility credits and rebates. Solar has never been more affordable than it is today.
See how we install a GAF DecoTech system:
Learn More From Our Solar Experts
At Meredith Home Improvements, we are certified solar roofing contractors who are ready to answer any questions you may have about solar roofing or the GAF DecoTech system. To learn more, give us a call at (412) 831-9991 or contact us online.
Q: Does GAF Energy solar produce as much electricity as a traditional rack-mounted system?
A: The GAF Energy system includes quality solar modules and inverters, producing the same amount of electricity as most other high-end solar systems.
Q: What maintenance is there with GAF Energy solar?
A: The GAF Energy system generally requires no maintenance. Though unnecessary, to maximize performance, you can safely hose off your system to clear dust or dirt.
Q: What happens to solar panels when it’s cloudy or raining?
A: Solar panels still work even when the light is reflected or partially blocked. If the sun is up, your system will generate power.