October 05, 2011 12:00 AM

GAF Donates New Roof to Brave 10-Year-Old Amputee and Her Family on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, is continuing its dedication towards helping those in need by participating in yet another episode of the ABC network program, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The company will donate a full roofing system to a brave young girl who lost a leg as a result of saving her younger sister from being hit by a truck. The show will air on Sunday, October 9 at 9pm EST. 

The entire Extreme Makeover: Home Edition crew will be visiting Madison, GA to build a new home for Anaiah Taylor, her mother Andrea, and her two younger sisters, Camry and Amariah. Earlier this year, Anaiah saved her little sister’s life by pushing her out of the way of an oncoming truck—and was struck, herself. Sustaining life-threatening injuries, Anaiah had her left leg amputated and has been going through grueling rehab to recover. 

Unwavering in her optimism, Anaiah remains a smart and fun straight-A student with dreams of becoming a doctor or lawyer. She is currently wheelchair-bound and the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team will be designing a house for her that is safe, secure, ADA-accessible, and free of obstacles; a place where she and her sisters can continue to pursue their dreams. 

GAF has contributed a full roofing system, including Grand Slate™ II shingles, part of its Lifetime Designer Shingles Value Collection. These shingles feature GAF’s Advanced Protection® technology, which offers improved performance, including superior wind resistance, while being more environmentally friendly due to lower unnecessary material usage. Grand Slate™ II shingles pass the industry’s two toughest wind tests—ASTM D3161 Class F 110 mph and ASTM D7158 Class H 150 mph—and carry a Lifetime Limited Warranty.

About GAF

Now proudly celebrating its 125th year in the industry, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and low-slope roofing systems, as well as composite decking, 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 has 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. 

The Company 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 www.gaf.com.
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