Now in its seventh season, DIY Network’s popular renovation show Blog Cabin has returned, where viewers can vote on design elements that are used to transform cozy cottages into luxurious homes, see the finished results, and even win the home themselves. Hosted by tools expert and do-it-yourself enthusiast Chris Grundy, Blog Cabin promises viewers "You Design It, We Build It, You Could Win It!" and features other DIY Network experts throughout the series. This season documents the miraculous transformation of an exclusively designed vacation home situated on the “Crystal Coast” of North Carolina. GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, is a sponsor of the project and will be featured on the Blog Cabin hour-long special airing on September 12, 2013 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
This year's Blog Cabin showcase home was built mid-1800s and resides on three acres of gorgeous waterfront property just outside of New Bern, N.C. The transformation of the original 1,600-square-foot home into a fully furnished dream vacation retreat — nearly 2,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space that features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, outdoor entertainment areas, a private dock, and beautiful views — will be documented on a series of DIY Network shows airing Mondays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT A record-breaking over 14 million viewers voted on all aspects of this Blog Cabin renovation — from kitchen tiles to bathtubs to roofing shingles — on the network’s companion website DIYNetwork.com.
GAF contributed three roofing options for voters to choose from, with over 86,000 votes leading to the selection of the popular GAF Timberline American Harvest Lifetime Shingle. Timberline American Harvest Shingles are designed with an advanced color-application technique, which results in an extra-dimensional look for the home. American Harvest's seven unique shingle colors were created to complement the most popular home exterior color schemes, offering modern architectural style at an affordable price. Timberline American Harvest Shingles also incorporate GAF’s proprietary Advanced Protection Technology, as well as the standard GAF Lifetime ltd. warranty.
Viewers are encouraged to connect Blog Cabin from their computers, mobile devices, phones, and tablets, and to participate in interactive blogs, videos, and photos on DIYNetwork.com/BlogCabin. They can view the winning design elements and enter for a chance to win this year's actual property — valued at almost $500,000 — through September 13.
Founded in 1886, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple for contractors, specifiers, and property owners alike. In 2011, GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles and, in 2012, it introduced the GAF Lifetime Roofing System.
With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced Protection Shingle Technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. The company has also developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.
GAF also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel.
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