GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, recently concluded a three-month contest for photography of commercial properties. Three winners were selected, each to receive $10,000 from GAF for submitting the winning photos.
The contest was broken into three categories to cover various roofing materials. The single-ply category required the use of EverGuard® TPO or PVC, and did allow for solar or garden roofing on the membrane. The asphaltic category required Ruberoid® APP or SBS or a built-up system featuring GAFGLAS® on a low-slope roof. Lastly, the commercial steep-slope category had to feature the use of GAF shingles or EverGuard® TPO on a steep-slope commercial roof.
The winner in the single-ply category is Tecta America Southeast, LLC for their submission of their own building located in Sanford, Florida. The property featured GAF’s EverGuard® TPO and included a vegetative roof section, a solar energy system, and multiple skylight daylighting.
The asphaltic winner is Kidd Roofing of Austin, Texas for its renovation of the Williamson County Courthouse in Georgetown, Texas. The historical renovation of the 100-year-old building included the use of GAF Ruberoid®modified bitumen membrane.
The steep-slope commercial category winner is Building Maintenance Corporation of Peabody, Massachusetts for its work on the Wellington Hills Apartments in Manchester, New Hampshire. GAF Timberline® shingles were installed on the steep-slope sections, along with EverGuard® Freedom™ self-adhered TPO under the HVAC housings on the low-slope sections.
“Our contractors do great work. We were really impressed with the quality of the submissions we received, which made it very difficult to pick just one winner in each category,” stated Andrew Romano, project manager at 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 www.gaf.com.
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Alyssa Hall, Corporate Communications Mgr.