LA County approves GAF nailable solar shingle for installation


GAF Energy‘s Timberline Solar, the world’s first nailable solar shingle, has been approved for installation in Los Angeles County after a multi-month review and evaluation by the Research Section of the Department of Public Works Building and Safety Division.

The review confirmed that Timberline Solar meets or exceeds the County’s 2023 Codes for Electrical, Residential, Building, Green Building, and Existing Building, as well as the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards.

Timberline Solar, which launched in 2022, remains the only solar roof covering to be certified to UL 7103 as a Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Roof Covering. Timberline Solar meets a Class A fire rating under UL 790 and ASTM E108, reflecting the highest possible standard for fire resistance.

“In designing Timberline Solar, we put safety and durability first. We know that is what homeowners care the most about—and, as a team, we are committed to making the safest and most durable solar roof on the market,” said Martin DeBono, President of GAF Energy. “In the last year, Timberline Solar has been approved for tough standards in wind, snow, and fire.”

GAF Energy produces Timberline Solar at the company’s R&D and manufacturing facility in San Jose, California.

— Solar Builder magazine



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