June 29, 2010 12:00 AM

GAF Materials Corporation Donates Roofing Materials to Special Needs Sisters in Nutley, NJ

GAF Materials Corporation recently contributed to the community-wide efforts to help a Nutley, NJ family improve the condition of their dilapidated home. The Nutley Citizens Special-Needs Committee, a committee run by former mayor Carmen Orechio, formed to help keep three special needs sisters with excessive unpaid property taxes from losing their home of 45 years. After raising enough funds to help Elaine, Maryanne, and Sandra Adams stay in their home, the committee turned its attention towards improving the condition of the house. 

They reached out to the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) disaster relief committee in the hopes of securing roofing materials for the project, and as supporters of the NRCA’s position to help people in need, GAF Materials Corporation enthusiastically donated the materials. The Adams sisters were supplied with GAF-Elk Timberline® 30 High Definition® roofing shingles, with a 30 year limited warranty and up to 110 mph wind coverage. 

“GAF is a proud supporter of the NRCA and was pleased to be given the opportunity to contribute to this cause,” stated Vic Anthony, Vice President of Marketing at GAF. “We are certainly happy to know that the Adams sisters will be able to remain in their home and that they have a high quality roof protecting them and their belongings.”

About GAF Materials Corporation

GAF Materials Corporation is the largest roofing and ventilation manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. The company's products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope roofing systems (marketed under the GAF-Elk brand) and low-slope roofing systems (marketed under the GAF brand), which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by a commitment to provide property owners and specifiers with the best and safest choice in roofing and by helping supportive contractors and distributors to build their businesses and avoid hassles.

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF-Elk has developed Advanced Protection shingle technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance, while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. 

The Company also supports the industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 100,000 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 contact:
Alyssa Hall, Corporate Communications Mgr.

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