GAF renews partnership to provide roofing materials to Habitat for Humanity
Materials donation to match labor donated by GAF Certified Contractors in communities across the United States
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (June 17, 2015) – GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, recently announced it has renewed its ongoing national partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The company will provide the roofing materials for Habitat for Humanity projects while GAF Master Elite and Certified Contractors will donate the roofing installation services in their communities through March of 2017. All installed roofs will carry a GAF System Plus Ltd. warranty.
“We are thrilled to continue this amazing partnership to benefit local communities alongside Habitat for Humanity,” stated Paul Bromfield, senior vice president of marketing and new business development at GAF. “Through this program we are able to not only support the Habitat mission, but also GAF’s focus on supporting our dedicated contractors who are top installers in their area and who also want to contribute to their communities.”
Thousands of GAF Master Elite and Certified Contractors nationwide are eligible to participate in the partnership.
“Habitat is grateful for this donation of construction materials and labor, which is key to Habitat’s mission to create affordable housing,” said Colleen Finn Ridenhour, deputy director of corporate, foundation and institutional relations at Habitat for Humanity International. “The GAF partnership is helping lower home construction costs for Habitat affiliates, making it possible to serve even more low-income families. We are grateful for their support.”
Founded in 1886, GAF is 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. GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles, which then evolved with the introduction of the GAF Lifetime Roofing System by extending the lifetime coverage beyond just the roofing shingles.
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.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.