WAYNE, N.J.—GAF Materials Corp. has committed to a national partnership with Habitat for Humanity, matching its roofing materials donations with installation services donated by GAF master elite and certified contractors across the U.S.
GAF said the collaboration celebrated its three-year anniversary this summer and has contributed to building more than 700 homes for families in need.
More than 460 of GAF's master elite and certified contractors have signed up for the program and are working with their local Habitat for Humanity affiliates to provide roofing materials and professional installation for Habitat houses, GAF said.
“We are thrilled not only to be able to offer this contribution to an organization creating affordable housing, but also to be able to reinforce the efforts of our master elite and certified contractors as they strive to support the communities in which they live and work,” Jim Slauson, vice president of certified program and services at GAF, said in a statement.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit with more than 1,500 local affiliates in the U.S. and more than 70 national organizations around the world, GAF said. The organization has helped to build or repair more than 800,000 houses and serve more than 4 million people worldwide through volunteer labor and donations.
GAF was founded in 1886 and is one of the largest roofing manufacturers in North America. Its product line includes a number of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems.