August 31, 2012 12:00 AM

GAF and Ply Gem Selected Three National Winners for GAF “Homeliest Home” Contest

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, together with leading exterior building products manufacturer, Ply Gem, recently announced the GAF Homeliest Home Contest winners.  The three winners selected for the exterior home makeover contest included the Peek family from Camillus, NY, the Phipps family from Baltic, CT and the Kurtz family from Blue Springs, MO. 

The three winning families were selected from the categories of (a) if you or someone living with you suffers from an illness, (b) if you are or were recently in the military, or (c) if you suffered a weather-related event.  The Peeks were awarded for the illness category, the Kurtz family for military service and the Phipps family for the weather related damage. Runner ups in the three categories were Lance Sanders from Minneapolis, MN, Leigh Harper from Terryville, CT and Kathryn Barnard from Ashland, OH whom were each given a full lifetime roofing system from GAF.

“We were thrilled to surprise the three families as winners in the illness, weather and military categories,” said Alyssa Hall, Marketing Communications Manager at GAF.  “There were so many deserving families in need of this giveaway making it a very difficult decision and the reason why we chose to give the runner ups a surprise gift as well. We were honored to give three homes an exterior makeover with Ply Gem and Fox & Friends.” 

The three families received a full exterior home makeover including a GAF Lifetime Roofing System and The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem with windows, siding, stone veneer, railing and designer accents. In addition to receiving product, the family had the opportunity to help design their new exterior by selecting color schemes and materials on The Designed Exterior Studio by Ply Gem visualizer at The total product prize package for the home is valued at up to $60,000. The family and the resulting exterior makeover appeared on Fox & Friends.

“Ply Gem is honored to take part in giving the families a beautifully updated home exterior,” said John Stephenson, senior vice president, corporate marketing of leading building products manufacturer, Ply Gem. “Application of The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem, combined with roofing from GAF, completely transforms the look, energy efficiency and maintenance level for all the homes.”

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 Press Inquiries:
Alyssa Hall, Corporate Communications

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