November 12, 2010 12:00 AM

GAF Materials Corporation Donates New Roof to Tennessee School on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

 GAF Materials Corporation, the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, will be a contributor on this week’s episode of the long-running ABC network program, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” During the devastating floods in Tennessee this past May, the Lighthouse School, run by the Sweatt Family, became nationally recognized after footage of it floating down the interstate was featured on news stations. GAF is proud to have contributed to the rebuilding of the school, donating all roofing materials.

“GAF is pleased to have participated in such a meaningful project that will have a lasting positive effect on the Sweatt family, the students, and the community as a whole,” stated Ted Marcopolus, Vice President of Marketing Services at GAF.

The school structure will feature GAF’s new Camelot® 30 Designer Shingles, the industry’s first truly affordable luxury shingle. The shingles incorporate GAF-Elk’s proprietary Advanced Protection technology, which offer improved performance, including superior wind resistance, while being more environmentally friendly due to lower unnecessary material usage. Camelot 30 shingles pass ASTM’s two toughest wind tests: ASTM D3161 Class F 110 mph and ASTM D7158 Class H 150 mph.

The program will be airing nationally on the ABC network at 8:00pm on Sunday, November 14th and will feature some of the country music industry’s most celebrated performers.

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About Quorum Productions

Quorum Productions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of O2 Media Inc., is a Florida-based production company that is nationally renowned for creating award-winning educational programming. Their informative shows are geared towards disseminating innovative ideas and practical solutions to everyday challenges. Guests on Designing Spaces have included representatives from companies such as Microsoft, Disney, MTV, Samsung, Chase Bank, Proctor & Gamble, Wal-Mart, Celebrity Cruise Lines and many others.

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. 
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