WAYNE, NJ (8/20/14) — Kicking off a revolutionary program in 2011, GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, committed to a national partnership with Habitat for Humanity, matching its own roofing materials donations with installation services donated by GAF Master Elite® and Certified™ Contractors across the United States. Reaching the three-year mark this summer, the collaboration has contributed to building over 700 homes for families in need.
Over 460 of GAF’s Master Elite® and Certified™ Contractors have signed up for the program, and are working with their local Habitat for Humanity affiliates to provide roofing materials and professional installation for Habitat houses. “We are thrilled not only to be able to offer this contribution to an organization creating affordable housing, but also to be able to reinforce the efforts of our Master Elite® and Certified™ Contractors as they strive to support the communities in which they live and work,” stated Jim Slauson, vice president of Certified Program and Services at GAF.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit with more than 1,500 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. The organization has helped to build or repair more than 800,000 houses and serve more than 4 million people worldwide through volunteer labor and donations. Habitat for Humanity homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor into building their Habitat houses and the houses of others, and their monthly mortgage payments are used to build more Habitat houses.
To learn more about GAF products and programs, visit gaf.com.
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Founded in 1886, GAF is 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. GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles, which then evolved with the introduction of the GAF Lifetime Roofing System by extending the Lifetime coverage beyond just the roofing shingles.
With a focus on social responsibility, GAF developed Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, providing superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of natural resources. The company also developed single-ply and asphaltic roofing 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. For more information about GAF, visit gaf.com.