CertainTeed Solstice Shingles:
Your Ideal Home Solar Energy Solution

Need a new roof? If the next item on your home improvement list is a new roof, the first thing on your mind is preventing leaks. But your roof does more than protect against leaks, especially in the age of home solar energy.

Your ideal home energy solution!

Like many other Massachusetts homeowners, going solar may be high on your roofing wish list for sustainability and energy-savings, but a common concern is how obtrusive they look. That’s where CertainTeed’s Solstice Shingles come into the picture.  

Read the article below to learn more about solar shingles that mimic the look of asphalt shingles, reduce your energy bills, and lower your carbon footprint.

Certainteed solstice shingles.

The challenge of balancing indoor comfort, energy bills, and sustainability

In warm weather, the roof absorbs heat and transfers it to the rest of your home. You want your home to be cool and comfortable, a growing concern as climate change shifts toward warmer weather patterns. At the same time, running your air conditioning increases your energy bill, an unwelcome monthly expense in today’s economy. Environmentally conscious Massachusetts homeowners also want to limit AC usage to reduce their carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions. CertainTeed has stepped up to the challenge with Solstice solar shingles that use advanced photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Certainteed Solstice shingles with IBS Winner band at bottom.

Don’t let Massachusetts weather stop your solar roof plans

Does a solar roof make sense in New England’s climate conditions? Consider that we have an average of over 200 partially or totally sunny days a year. The solar panels embedded within the shingles are made with advanced photovoltaic technology, converting sunlight into electricity with exceptional efficiency. Even under low light conditions, such as cloudy days, Solstice Shingles can still generate electricity and contribute to your energy needs and cooling comfort.

Save money with rebates and tax incentives

Here’s good news about going solar when it comes to taxes: Solar shingles quality for the IRS clean energy tax credit. This one-time tax incentive equals 30% of the costs of new, qualified clean energy property installed anytime from 2022 through 2032. In addition, the Massachusetts state solar tax credit is worth 15% of total solar installation costs up to $1,000. Other potential incentives include:

  • Solar property tax exemption
  • Solar sales tax exemption
  • Various rebates from power companies for installing solar
  • Net metering
  • And more

But what about style?

When most homeowners think of home solar solutions, they think of bulky panels that lack curb appeal. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Unlike traditional solar panels, solar shingles are building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs), which means they integrate directly into your roof. 

In other words, while Solstice Shingles use the same PV technology as solar panels, they are sleeker, have a low profile, and blend in with standard black asphalt panels. The resulting effect is uniform and seamless, so the look of solar on your roof is no longer an issue.

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On the downside, solar shingles cost roughly 60-190% more than solar panels for the same amount of output. Still, solar shingles may be a smart option for homeowners concerned with the aesthetics of solar panels. When comparing brands, CertainTeed solar shingles offer the highest performance in the market and are relatively affordable, with pricing close to a new solar system with a roof replacement.

Get high-performance solar shingles that protect and beautify

Massachusetts weather covers the extremes of heat, humidity, wind, and storms. CertainTeed’s Solstice Shingles, backed by a long-standing reputation as a high-performance brand, brings the assurance of high energy efficiency, durability, and reliable performance—and more:

  • Aesthetics: The sleek and uniform appearance integrates seamlessly with asphalt shingles, preserving curb appeal.
  • Quality and compliance: Manufactured to the highest roofing quality standards, Solstice Shingles meet and exceed code compliance standards.
  • Industry-leading warranty: Homeowners are protected by CertainTeed’s lifetime limited transferable warranty for added peace of mind and protection. 
  • Longevity: These long-lasting solar shingles are designed to generate electricity reliably for 25 years.
  • Fire-resistant: Underwriters Laboratories Class A fire resistance rating for withstanding severe fire exposure and helping to reduce the spread of flames.
  • Weather-resistant: Solstice shingles lead the market in rain and wind resistance, with a 110 mph wind-resistance warranty of 15 years.  
  • Impact-resistant: All CertainTeed shingles undergo rigorous testing to ensure their durability and longevity.

 

 

 

Choose a roofing contractor with your best interest at heart

Investing in solar shingles can be a smart investment, and so is hiring award-winning roofing experts trained in the proper installation of CertainTeed Solstice Shingles. Known for superior craftsmanship and integrity, the experts at award-winning Golden Group Roofing will help you to determine the best shingle option for your energy goals and aesthetic style. Contact us today for information and a free estimate on Solstice shingles or other roofing solutions.