FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2013
Karen Blandford Julie Klara Alyssa Hall
Habitat for Humanity DryTech Roofing & Home Solutions GAF Materials Corp.
410-638-4434 Ext. 1 240-491-5600 973-628-3301
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GAF and DryTech Roofing LLC provide roofing materials and installation for the 75th Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna house located at 125 Archer Street, Bel Air, MD 21014.
[Bel Air, Maryland, December 5, 2013] — GAF and DryTech Roofing are partnering with Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna to provide roofing materials and professional installation for a local Habitat house. The installation and materials donations are part of a national partnership between GAF and Habitat for Humanity, to match roofing materials donations from GAF with installation services donated by GAF Master Elite® and Certified ™ Contractors in communities across the United States.
“This donation of both high quality materials and professional installation is a wonderful gift to us, the family, and all the community volunteers helping rehab this home,” commented Karen Blandford, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna. “The partner family will no longer be living in a basement to have housing she can afford, and instead will be the owner of a beautiful home protected for decades by the generous gift of a roof from DryTech.”
DryTech Roofing & Home Solutions is one of more than four thousand GAF Master Elite® and Certified™ Contractors who are eligible to participate in the partnership. The installed roofs will carry GAF’s System Plus Ltd. warranty.
“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,” stated Jim Slauson, vice president of Certified Program and Services at GAF.
“We are so pleased to have this chance to work in partnership with Habitat to give back to our neighbors in Harford County,” said Terry Klara, President of DryTech Roofing. “We have a great sense of pride in knowing our work is part of a solution that creates affordable housing with families in our area.”
Renovation of the house has already started with a projected dedication date in January of 2014. Roof installation will begin immediately.
About DryTech Roofing & Home Solutions
With more than 25 years of experience, DryTech Roofing & Home Solutions is a GAF Master Elite® roofing contractor that specializes in providing top-of-the-line residential roofing services along with various home improvement services including vinyl and fiber cement siding, blown in fiberglass insulation, and vinyl replacement windows. The areas in Maryland that they cover include Ellicott City, Laurel, Silver Spring, Bel Air, Annapolis, and Columbia. For more information about DryTech Roofing & Home Solutions, visit www.drytechroofingcompany.com.
About GAF Materials Corporation
Now proudly celebrating its 125th year in the industry, GAF Materials Corporation has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and low-slope roofing systems, as well as composite decking, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by a commitment to provide property owners and specifiers with the best and safest choice in roofing and by helping supportive contractors and distributors to build their businesses and avoid hassles.
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 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 is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 400,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than two million people.
About Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna
Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna, Inc. (HHS) is an ecumenical Christian housing organization devoted to building, renovating and repairing homes in partnership with qualified families in Cecil and Harford Counties. Since its inception in 1993, HHS has served almost 200 families by building 74 homes and repairing 170. Homeowners are required to put in at least 250 hours of “sweat equity” and must meet income requirements and demonstrate the ability to repay Habitat’s mortgage. For more information, to apply for a home or a home repair, or to donate or volunteer, call 410-398-3399 (Cecil County,) 410-638-4434 (Harford County) or visit www.habitatsusq.org.