Western Timber Frame™ timber kits compliment solar installations by increasing the available installation roof area to allow for more panels, more flexible site suitability, and accommodates installation in unique and hard to reach areas all the while adding beauty and value to your projects.

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Unique design process

Each custom kit comes ready to assemble. We work with you on each project to craft a design that accommodates your site. Our architects offer valuable insight and design suggestions that are both beautiful & cost effective.

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One of the typical disadvantages of solar energy is that in order to generate the amount of electricity required, you usually need a substantial amount of roof space. In cases where you have a small roof, many corners, hips, and valleys, or if the orientation to the sun is not appropriate, you are forced to choose between sacrificing valuable yard space, or having fewer solar panels.

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Many yards today are already small, and so you’re forced to choose between sacrificing your outdoor living space or having few solar panels. Apart from sacrificing valuable yard space, these extra panels are usually mounted on scaffolding which can be very unsightly to any backyard.

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Pavilions

Our pavilions are a fantastic medium upon which to mount solar panels.

Customizable roof pitch combined with a flexible site position allows for maximum seasonal energy collection.

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Pergolas

A flat roof allows panels to be ideally mounted with standoff mounting hardware for the maximum angle of incidence, and also allows for seasonal adjustment as needed.

Cost Savings

Timber kits that are installed with solar panels qualify for most Federal and State rebates and tax credits. The additional solar panels allow for faster cost recovery.

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Aesthetics

Instead of being an eyesore, solar panels can be custom integrated with one of our award-winning timber kit designs. Beautiful, responsible, and smart outdoor living.

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Site flexibility

Combined with one of our timber kits, the possibilities for solar panel installations are endless. Gain a beautiful outdoor living area, instead of sacrificing valuable yard space.

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