Solar Roof Shingles
for Your Home in
New Jersey

Solar Roof Shingles For Your Home in New Jersey.

It has come to our attention that many of our clients want to install solar panels that look like roof shingles. For that reason, we’re proud to say we provide the best solar roof shingle services in New Jersey.

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    Changing your entire roofing system can be intimidating.

    To make the process easier, we can offer you a free roof inspection. We’ll address any issues your current roof has and walk you through solar shingle installation. Together, we’ll determine which solution would be best for your roofing system - keeping your preferences and budget in mind!

    Count on Fortified Roofing to install, repair, and maintain your solar roof shingles!

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    What are Solar Shingles?

    Solar shingles are an advancement in the solar roofing industry. They have a link with solar panels - they’re photoelectric shingles - but their design is similar to traditional asphalt shingles.

    These reflective shingles are able to convert sunlight into electricity. You can use this electricity to power your appliances or store the energy generated by these electric shingles and put it in later use.

    As for solar shingle installation, they’re a bit more complex to install and could take even weeks to install. In comparison, solar panels on a shingle roof can be installed in a matter of hours.

    Wondering how much does it cost to install solar shingles? Call one of the best solar shingle companies in New Jersey, Fortified Roofing. Or fill out the form on our website for a free estimate.

    How Do Solar Shingles Work?

    To generate energy, the sunlight has to hit solar shingles. Then, they absorb the sun’s rays and create direct current (DC) energy. This energy will be sent to a solar inverter and converted into an alternating current (AC). You can use alternating current to power your home.

    New solar roof shingles should be installed with the utmost precision because if you make even a minor mistake, your whole solar shingle roofing system won’t work. That’s why hiring experts such as Fortified Roofing is vital.

    Still Trying to Decide Whether to Install Solar Panels or Solar Shingles?

    We understand if you’re unsure whether to install solar panels or shingles, as they’re similar yet so different. We’ll further clarify their differences, and if you still have questions, you can contact us at (855) 963 4775.

    Solar Roof Shingles vs Solar Panels

    The main difference between the two is their integration. Solar shingles are installed as any other roofing material, while solar panels are put on top of the roofing material. Because solar panels need to be drilled, they take more time to install - especially if your roofer is a novice.

    We can also compare them in terms of durability, lifespan, and resistance. Solar shingles are slightly more vulnerable to wear and tear and may crack, while solar panels are designed to withstand even the harshest weather.

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    Types of Solar Shingles

    Crystalline Silicon Solar Shingles: The most popular and efficient photovoltaic roof shingles, made of silicon cells.

    Thin-Film Solar Shingles: Less efficient but more flexible and lightweight. They are made of thin layers of photovoltaic material.

    Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) Shingles: Designed to blend seamlessly with your roof.

    Solar Shingles Manufacturers

    In the United States, several solar shingles manufacturers stand out - Timberline Solar™ by GAF Energy, Tesla Solar Roof, CertainTeed, Luma Solar, and SunTegra™.

    They all make high-quality solar shingles. No matter which manufacturer you choose, you won't go wrong. Just bear in mind that premium materials don’t mean that you’ll have all the benefits solar power shingles can provide. Professional solar shingle installation is also important.

    We’ve been helping homeowners and business owners with solar shingle installation, and maybe we can help you too! Contact us at (855) 963 4775, and let’s talk about replacing roof shingles with solar panels.

    Solar Installation Company in NJ

    At Fortified Roofing, we pride ourselves on our residential and commercial solar installations in New Jersey. Many of our clients - homeowners and business owners alike - are satisfied with our work, which fuels us to be better. We’ve witnessed many problems with solar shingles over the years and overcome them all!

    We help homeowners and business owners with installing, repairing, and maintaining their solar roof shingles. You can contact our crew at Fortified Roofing and schedule a free inspection!

    Residential Solar Installation

    Our team constantly communicates with homeowners because we believe open communication is key. This not only helps them understand the steps involved, but can help them relieve the stress that comes with installing a new roof. Roof installation can be scary, but with our team of experienced technicians, you’ll forget you’re upgrading your roof until it’s done.

    Commercial Solar Installation

    We also do commercial solar installation services in New Jersey for business properties. Solar installation is possible on commercial properties and can offer a great set of benefits - energy savings, among many. Our crew is capable of working on many roof scopes and sizes, so you can also enjoy the benefits of solar energy roof shingles. Stand out in the crowd with new solar shingles!

    Contact us now and schedule your free inspection!

    Replace Old Roof With Solar Shingles

    Are you tired of constantly having to repair or replace your old roof? Are you looking for a more sustainable and cost-effective solution? Why not consider upgrading to solar shingles? Not only will they give your home a fresh look, but they'll also help you save money on your energy bills.

    Don't wait any longer - upgrade your roof with solar roof shingles. Contact Fortified Roofing and plan your solar shingle installation today!

    Frequently Asked Questions About Solar Cell Roof Shingles

    Are Solar Shingles Better Than Solar Panels?

    Unfortunately, there’s no right or wrong answer to this topic, as each - solar shingles and solar panels - have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Solar shingles mimic traditional asphalt shingles or slate tiles, while panels may seem unattractive for their looks. They are big and noticeable on the roof. As for efficiency, if you’re looking for higher efficiency, solar panels are the way to go. They can convert more sunlight into power.

    How long do solar shingles last?

    If you decide to install solar energy roof shingles, keep in mind that they differ from solar panels in terms of their lifespan. Solar panels have been on the market for a long time now, and they’re particularly designed with durability and longevity in mind. Their lifespan can go up to 30 years.

    In contrast to solar panels, they have a shorter lifespan - approximately 20 years. With that said, many manufacturers offer warranties for up to 25 years regardless.

    Can you walk on solar shingles?

    Walking on any shingles is not recommended if inexperienced, and solar shingles are no exception. They are slippery, which can lead to falls and injuries. Walking with your regular footwear on solar shingles can damage solar cells. Hence, it’s always best to call in professionals with experience and adequate footwear, like ourselves, to inspect your solar shingles.

    How Many Solar Shingles to Cover an Average Roof?

    Although 350 is the approximate number of shingles you’ll need, the final number depends on the size of your house and electricity consumption. More solar shingles equals more electricity savings.