Solar Roofing

Solar Panels For Your Home

Solar panels are an environmentally friendly way to reduce your energy costs and to start on your way to energy independence. Graves Bros. is proud to be a GAF SolarElite Contractor and is now offering our customers GAF DecoTech® Solar Panels, which seamlessly integrate into a roof system.


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Total Tax Credit Available

Simply take 25% of your solar installation cost for New York State’s tax credit program, and 26% of the solar cost for the Federal tax credit and submit them to claim your credit. 

New York State caps the tax credit at $5,000.

What you get out of GAF Energy Solar

Solar Panels utilize the sun’s natural energy emission to power your home through solar panels installed in your roof. Unlike its damaging counterpart, fossil fuel, solar energy has no pollution, does not need a distribution grid, and is cleaner for the environment.

Your energy consumption from your local provider will be substantially reduced, as will your bill. Over time, you will reach a point where your reduced energy bill savings will have entirely paid for your solar panels and your roof.

DecoTech solar roofing took all of that and then took one step further. These ultra-low-profile solar panels, integrated directly into the roof system, elegantly improves your home’s curb appeal and energy efficiency. This creates a leak-proof roof that produces clean energy for your home.

All of this comes with GAF DecoTech® Limited Warranty that protects you from manufacturing anomalies.

GAF Energy Solar Kit

Low-profile and High-performance.
The GAF Energy solar kit, installed by a GAF-certified roofing contractor, like Graves Bros., is a state-of-the-art way to easily add clean, renewable energy to your roofing project. The unique racking system, which flashes to a roof to ensure a leak-free experience, is both attractive and efficient. Saving money on electricity while lowering reliance on the local utility has never been easier.

Saving Made Simply.
The GAF Energy solar kit will not only save money every month but may even pay for your new roof over time. A GAF‑certified roofing contractor can assess your roofing needs and help you determine if solar will work for your new roof.

One warranty from the world’s largest roofing manufacturer.
When you install the GAF Energy solar kit during a new roof project, you may qualify for a combined new roof and solar warranty, backed by the companies offering the best peace of mind in the business — GAF and GAF Energy.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide and methane) that are generated by our actions. The average carbon footprint for a person in the United States is 16 tons, one of the highest rates in the world. With our solar panel roofing, we can do our part in reducing emissions.

Calculate Your Current Carbon Footprint

Learn more about how Solar Panels can greatly impact your wallet and the environment

What you get out of GAF Energy Solar

Beautiful
Ultra-low profile solar panels, integrated into the roof system, elegantly complement your home’s curb appeal
GAF – Yes | Typical Solar System – No

Peace of Mind
25-year limited warranty coverage for manufacturing defects; may be eligible for a single warranty that covers both your solar system and your roofing system
GAF – Yes | Typical Solar System – No

Affordable
Installed with your new roof, saving both time and money over separate installations

Protection
Perimeter protection system reduces the risk of leaks as well as the potential for debris or animals to infiltrate under your system
GAF – Yes | Typical Solar System – No

Expert Installation GAF‑trained and certified contractors are professional roofers and solar installers
GAF – Yes | Typical Solar System – No

Sun Is Not Needed All the Time

One of the biggest misconceptions about solar energy is that places like Western New York, cannot benefit from it.

Through the Clouds

While direct sunlight improves performance, solar energy can still pass through cloudy days in Western, New York, providing energy to your home. Sunlight passes through the water particles in the atmosphere, allowing it to reach ground level.

Through Rain and Snow

Even when it rains or snows, your solar roof is benefiting! Dust particles and other residues can leave your solar panel working at reduced performance. The rain and melting snow help wash away those particles and allow the panels to capture more energy than if they remained dirty.

New Your State Tax Credit  

Federal Tax Credit  

GAF DecoTech Solar Panel FAQ’s

Interested in learning more or scheduling your free estimate?

How do I know if I’m a good candidate for solar?

A GAF-certified contractor can perform a site survey and walk you through the solar process.

How big will my GAF Energy solar kit be?

Typically, GAF Energy solar kits come in a standard configuration — three rows by four columns of modules, measuring 13.5′ x 28.33′.

However, Graves Bros. has a unique relation with GAF and we are able to get custom amounts of modules instead of the standard 12. Therefore we can help get the perfect amount of modules to suit your kW needs without needing to purchase additional kits and have modules go unused.

Will I save money on my electricity bill?

Actual electricity savings will depend on your energy usage, location, utility company, effects of tiered pricing, electricity pricing regulations, surcharges, availability of incentives in your area, and other variables.

How does the warranty work?

The GAF Energy solar kit is covered by The DecoTech® Limited Warranty, which provides coverage for manufacturing defects in the GAF Energy solar kit. You may also be eligible for the GAF Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty and The DecoTech® Addendum to the Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty, which covers manufacturing defects and misapplication of both the GAF Energy solar kit and your roofing system. You should review these documents carefully to fully understand your warranty coverage and restrictions.

Can I finance my system?

GAF Energy has relationships with financing providers who can finance your new GAF Energy solar kit, if you qualify.

Am I still eligible for the incentives and tax credits that are available to rack-mounted systems?

Check with your tax advisor and local utility company to see what solar incentives are available in your area.

Does the GAF Energy solar kit produce as much electricity as a rack-mounted system?

A GAF Energy solar kit uses best-in-class solar modules, producing the same amount of electricity as most other high-end solar systems.

What maintenance is there with the GAF Energy solar kit?

The GAF Energy solar kit normally requires no maintenance. In certain dry climates, the solar panels may need to be hosed down occasionally to remove dust for optimal performance.

What happens to solar panels when it’s cloudy or raining?

Solar panels will still work even when the light is reflected or partially blocked by clouds. Rain actually helps to keep your panels operating efficiently by washing away any dust or dirt.