GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, is pleased to announce that Frank Thompson of Sweetwater Builders, Inc. located in Cranberry, PA, is the winner of its $13,545 giveaway held at the February 2014 International Builders Show in Las Vegas. All builders attending the show were eligible to be scanned at the GAF booth for entry into the contest.
Why $13,545? A recent survey of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, REALTOR® appraisers estimated that GAF Timberline® Lifetime Shingles can increase a home’s value by an average of 5%, compared to a roof using basic 3-tab shingles. With the average new home median price listed at $270,900 by the National Association of Home Builders as of November 2013, a 5% increase in home value from installing GAF Timberline® Lifetime Shingles equates to $13,545
“With up to 40% or more of the curb appeal dominated by the roof, upgrading to a Timberline® Lifetime shingle is a great way for a builder to differentiate their homes while increasing the value of the property,” stated Emily Videtto, executive director of shingles and new product development at GAF.
To learn more about GAF products and programs, visit www.gaf.com.
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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 www.gaf.com.
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