Solar Energy in Rochester, Buffalo & Syracuse, NY



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 offer our customers GAF DecoTech® Solar Panels, which seamlessly integrate into a roof system.

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Eliminate Your Carbon Footprint!

Assuming you don't have the cash to buy your solar energy system, the federal government offers a solar tax credit that gives you a dollar-for-dollar reduction against your federal income tax. The 30% tax credit applies as long as the home solar system is installed by December 31, 2019. Starting in 2020, the value of the tax credit will step down to 26%.



GAF DecoTech Solar Panel FAQ's


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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Benefits 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

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

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

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

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