May 14, 2012 12:00 AM

GAF Donates Toward Sasha Bruce Project to Benefit Homeless Youth

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, has joined with Reed Construction Data and Hanley Wood to help renovate and expand an abandoned building for use by Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY). As part of projectDC, on May 16, 2012, volunteers will participate in a site renovation project to benefit at-risk and homeless youth in the Washington, D.C., area. 

The property was donated to SBY for use as service-enriched transitional housing. The goal of the project is to convert a community eyesore into an energy-efficient transitional home for homeless young people seeking to develop skills for their future. 

GAF donated its Timberline® Cool Series Shingles to the project, along with WeatherWatch® XT Leak Barrier and Deck-Armor Roof Deck Protection. Timberline® Cool Series highly reflective shingles can help to reduce attic temperatures, keeping the home cooler and offering energy-cost savings of up to 15% in some climates. The shingles also incorporate GAF’s proprietary Advanced Protection® Technology, which results in shingles that offer improved performance—including superior durability and wind resistance—while reducing the use of precious natural resources. As with all GAF Lifetime Shingles, they pass ASTM’s two toughest wind tests—ASTM D3161 Class F 110 mph and ASTM D7158 Class H 150 mph—and carry GAF’s Lifetime limited warranty. 

SBY is a private, non-profit youth and family services agency. Its YouthBuild Program has an outstanding record of providing classroom and worksite-based education and apprenticeships that result in marketable job skills and work credentials to keep young people involved and active in their communities.

“Our workforce development program has extensive experience in training young adults for construction trades,” stated Jim Beck, MNA, SBY’s Director of Development. “Of trainees entering our SBY YouthBuild workforce development program over the past eight years, none had completed high school and all were unemployed. Despite these challenges, 100% of those completing the program received nationally recognized construction industry certification.” 

To learn more about projectDC, visit

To learn more about Sasha Bruce Youthwork, contact Jim Beck:

About GAF

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. For more information about GAF, visit

For more information contact:
Alyssa Hall, Corporate Communications Mgr.

Previous Press Release

GAF Announces “Everyone ‘LIKES’ a Free Roof” Sweepstakes

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, has just announced a new sweepstakes running from April 30th through May 31st 2012 for roofing contractors, builders, and remodelers who are fans of the GAF Facebook page.
Read More
Next Press Release

Roofs for Troops Program Helps Military Families!

This past January, GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, announced its Roofs for Troops program offering rebates to both active military and veterans as a display of gratitude for their service.
Read More