Habitat for Humanity Brochure



Habitat for Humanity Brochure
Habitat for Humanity Brochure
Updated: 11/14
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GAF and Habitat For Humanity have
developed a program that will benefit
both the communities and contractors
who participate. Here’s how it works:
abitat For Humanity builds and
renovates houses for families in
need of affordable housing
• GAF provides roofing materials
AF Master Elite® and Certified™
Contractors provide labor
• P articipating contractors will be recognized for their contribution and may
present themselves as “local partners”
in the GAF Habitat For Humanity
Community Contractor Program
AF will also donate a System Plus
Ltd. Warranty for each new roof
installed under this program
Contractor Advantages:
ifferentiation... Positions you as a
strong supporter of your community
who can be trusted
• Identification... You will receive access
to special logos to use in marketing
materials, as well as an I.D. card
and certificate
eb Recognition... GAF’s Contractor
Locator will identify your Habitat for
Humanity designation
Your Contribution:
There are three ways to earn your
• Install roofing on two new Habitat
For Humanity homes per year OR
• Install one reroofing project per
year that includes a complete tear-off
and replacement OR
onate labor on two non-roofing
projects per year (only when
roofing is not needed locally—
see details in “Qualifying Projects”)
How to Get Started:
Step 1
Enroll Through the Certified
Contractor Zone (ccz.gaf.com)...
1)Select “Tools for Success”
2)Select “Reinforce Trust”
3)Select “Habitat For Humanity
Community Contractor
4)Select “Habitat For Humanity Program”
greement available on
document download center
• Email will be sent to
acknowledge registration
Step 2
Arrange A Project… by
contacting your local Habitat
For Humanity affiliate. You are
responsible for working directly
with the local affiliate and
mutually agreeing with the
affiliate on how you will support
them on specific jobs (e.g., if
roofing is needed or not, or if
a tear-off is required and how
it will be disposed of).
Step 3Complete The Project... You
are responsible for purchasing
and bringing all required roofing
material to the job site. You will
subsequently be given a material credit for GAF-designated
roofing material by GAF. All
jobs should use approved GAF
Shingles and GAF Accessories.
GAF will only reimburse you for
material by means of a material
credit. See details under “Roofing Project Requirements.”
Who Can Obtain And Use This
Step 4Record the Project… Obtain
a Habitat For Humanity Job
Registration Form on the GAF
Certified Contractor Zone,
fill in all required information,
and attach receipts. Once all
documentation is complete,
please submit via:
AF Master Elite® and Certified™
Email:[email protected]
Mail: GAF
Attn: CCP
1 Campus Drive
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Warranty NOTE: GAF will
supply the System Plus Ltd.
Warranty after the roof is
registered. Contractors do
not have to register this
Step 5
Receive Your Recognition
And Material Credit… After
receiving and validating your
job record, GAF will send you
a certificate; the Habitat For
Humanity logos are available
through the Certified Contractor
Zone. We will also send you a
material credit (within 2 months
of receipt of all required information) that you can redeem at a
GAF stocking distributor of
your choice.
Step 6Keep Supporting The
Program... As noted, membership in this program requires that
you install two new Habitat For
Humanity roofs, or one reroof/
tear-off, or two days of equal
labor per year.
Qualifying Projects:
Program. To complete eligibility
requirements, a second roof or labor
unit must be completed within 12
months of the registration of the first
project or labor donation.
Contractors can install roofing OR
contribute labor for other needed
projects designated by local Habitat
For Humanity affiliates. You need two
(2) total labor units to be eligible.
• Individual contractor’s eligibility term
begins and ends with the calendar
date of the registration of their first
project. The term is based on this date,
not an end-of-year calendar.
• New Construction... One (1) unit of
labor donation can be obtained when
installing roofing on newly constructed
homes. This would be 1 new roof
completely installed. (Note: the
average new home is 15 squares.)
If a contractor installs two new roofs
per year, they will be eligible.
• R eroofing... Two (2) units of labor
donation can be obtained when a
complete tear-off and replacement is
completed. If a contractor completes
one reroofing project per year, they
will be eligible. Note: GAF does not
support roofing over existing roofing,
and therefore will not support labor
or material donations in this manner.
Only one unit of labor can be
obtained for a reroofing job that
does not include tear-off.
Roofing Project
• All GAF Habitat For Humanity
Community Contractor Program
installations must use GAF Shingles
and Accessories from the GAF Lifetime
Roofing System.* GAF will provide
reimbursement for the following
products only (if you choose to install
other products, you may do so at your
own expense):
- E ligible Shingles – Timberline®
Natural Shadow®, Timberline HD®,
and Royal Sovereign® Shingles
on-Roofing Labor... When a new roof
is NOT needed locally, contractors
can choose to provide labor for other
needed projects designated by local
Habitat For Humanity affiliates. To
be eligible with non-roofing labor,
contractors need to supply 40 man
hours of labor to obtain 1 unit of
labor contribution. If a contractor
completes two days of non-roofing
labor as described above, they will
be eligible.
hen a roof needs repairs,
contractors only receive credit
if they donate 40 man hours of
labor, which equals 1 labor unit.
ontractor eligibility begins with
one project or one unit of labor
completed and registered with both
the local Habitat For Humanity
affiliate and GAF’s Certified Contractor
- Roof Deck Protection – Shingle-Mate®
Roof Deck Protection (preferred) or
any other GAF Roof Deck Protection
available through distribution
- L eak Barriers – WeatherWatch®
or StormGuard® Leak Barriers
(preferred) or any other GAF Leak
Barriers available through distribution
- Ventilation – Any Cobra® (preferred)
or Master Flow® Ventilation Product
installed at the ridge, to meet
local codes
- Ridge Cap Shingles – Ridglass®,
Seal-A-Ridge®, Z®Ridge, or
Timbertex® Ridge Cap Shingles
(all preferred), or any other GAF
Ridge Cap Shingle available
through distribution
- Starter Strip – Pro-Start® Eave/Rake
Starter Strips
• P articipating contractors are responsible for working with their local
Habitat For Humanity chapter in
determining who is responsible for
tear-offs, disposal, and other activities
required for a roofing installation.
AF is only responsible for providing
a material credit to contractors for GAF
roofing material for approved Habitat
For Humanity installations where the
contractor has donated labor and
expertise for installing a roof. GAF is
not responsible for any other expenses
incurred with respect of the installation.
• All
projects are to be installed according to local codes and GAF’s Pro Field
Guide specifications. The installation
of Leak Barrier over the entire roof,
double felting, etc., are not required,
and GAF will not offer a material credit
for extra material costs of this kind.
ny and all roofing projects over
30 squares require preapproval
from GAF’s Certified Contractor
Program team. Call 888-532-5767,
option 3, for approval of projects
over 30 squares.
• Purchase,
delivery, and cost of all
non-GAF roofing materials, like drip
edge, nails, flashing, sealants, etc.,
are to be coordinated locally between
you and the Habitat For Humanity
affiliate. GAF will not offer a material
credit for these materials.
hank you for your interest
in the GAF Habitat For
Humanity Community
Contractor Program, and
for making a real difference
in your community.
*See GAF Shingle & Accessory Ltd. Warranty for complete
coverage and restrictions. The word “Lifetime” means as long
as the original individual owner(s) of a single-family detached
residence [or the second owner(s) in certain circumstances]
owns the property where the shingles and accessories are
installed. For owners/structures not meeting the above criteria,
Lifetime coverage is not applicable. Lifetime ltd. warranty on
accessories requires the use of at least three qualifying GAF
accessories and the use of Lifetime Shingles.
ounded more than 37 years
ago by Millard and Linda Fuller,
the concept that grew into Habitat
For Humanity International was born
at Koinonia Farm, a small, interracial
Christian community outside of
Americus, Georgia. The Fullers
first visited Koinonia in 1965 after
having recently left a successful
business and an affluent lifestyle
in Montgomery, Alabama, to begin
a new life of Christian service.
It was at Koinonia that the Fullers
met Clarence Jordan and, together,
they came up with the idea of the
Fund for Humanity. In 1968, the
Koinonia community began work to
build homes and sell them to families
in need at no profit and no interest,
which would be the foundation for
Habitat For Humanity.
In 1976, after the Fullers traveled
to Africa to test the principles of
Partnership Housing and the Fund
for Humanity, they returned to
Americus, Georgia, and formed
Habitat For Humanity.
In 1984, former U.S. President
Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn
Carter, took their first Habitat work
trip, the Jimmy Carter Work Project,
to New York City. Their personal
involvement in Habitat’s ministry
brought the organization national
visibility and sparked interest in
Habitat’s work across the nation.
As a result, Habitat experienced a
dramatic increase in the number of
new affiliates around the country.
In 1991, Habitat’s 10,000th house
was built in Atlanta, Georgia, and
Habitat’s first all-women-built house
was completed in Charlotte, North
Carolina. A Habitat affiliate in
Winnipeg, Canada, opened the first
Habitat ReStore outlet, which sells
quality used and surplus building
materials donated from outside
companies and organizations,
and the first international campus
chapter was chartered at the
University of Technology in Lae,
Papua, New Guinea.
In 1996, Habitat dedicated its
50,000th house worldwide in
Pensacola, Florida, while the
50,001st house was celebrated
in Mexico City. Habitat also
began building in its 50th nation –
Romania. Just one year later,
Habitat’s 60,000th house was
dedicated in Dallas, Texas.
By 2004, Habitat organizations in
more than 100 countries had built
50,000 houses in the U.S. and more
than 150,000 around the world.
In 2005, in Knoxville, Tennessee,
Habitat celebrated the construction
of its 200,000th house, providing
safe and decent shelter for one
million people since its founding
in 1976. Several months later,
Habitat launched Operation Home
Delivery to help provide assistance
and rebuild along the U.S. Gulf
Coast in the aftermath of hurricanes
Katrina and Rita.
On November 13, 2008, Habitat
For Humanity raised the walls on its
300,000th house in Collier County,
Florida; the next day, work began
on the 300,001st house in Zacapa,
Today, Habitat For Humanity has
more than 1,500 local affiliates in
the United States and more than 70
national organizations around the
world. Together, they have helped to
build or repair more than 800,000
houses and serve more than 4 million
people worldwide.
Source: Habitat.org
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