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H&S Roofing Helps "Build a Roof Over Her Head" with Habitat for Humanity


Habitat’s newest homeowner selectee, Shawnta Lang, can now say she has a roof over her head. In itself, that would be great news. But something else sets this particular roof apart. It is the result of a national, regional and local partnership. H & S Roofing and GAF Materials Corporation partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County to provide roofing materials and professional installation for Lang’s new home, currently under construction. The installation and material donations are part of a national partnership between GAF and Habitat for Humanity International, to match roofing material donations from GAF with installation services donated by GAF Master Elite® and Certified™ Contractors in communities across the United States. The finished roof comes with a GAF warranty which Lang will receive at her home closing.

H & S Roofing is a one of those GAF Master Elite contractors. Their installation crew demonstrated what that means in professional skill. They got right to work on Thursday morning, October 8, and when they left that afternoon, the roof was completely installed.

In spite of delays with recent rains, thanks to the help of H & S Roofing, Lang should be able to celebrate the holidays in her new home.

h-s-roofing-and-gutter-company-habitat-for-humanity-1.jpgIn addition to local support, Habitat affiliates also receive help through its parent organization. A number of national corporations partner with Habitat International to provide an array of building materials, supplies and appliances through Habitat’s Gift in Kind programs. GAF is one of the major national suppliers. The regional connection with H & S Roofing Company was made through Lancaster’s Habitat board president, Chip Cox, who worked with Executive Director, Nita Brown, to initiate this program in Lancaster.

“We were thrilled to receive support from H & S,” Brown said. “They showed us their professional attitude, friendship and commitment to our mission, and we think the new roof is beautiful. It is a wonderful gift to us, our homeowner, and the community. We hope to continue this partnership in the future.”

H & S Roofing, a Charlotte-based company, has been in the roofing business across the region for 76 years. Dan Hood, Sales and Marketing Manager, coordinated the project. He said they have assisted other Habitat affiliates in the past, as well as other groups that provide affordable housing in the region. The reason, he said, is simple:

“We help because we believe that it is part of our being a good corporate citizen to give back to, and help, our community. Also, it’s just the right thing to do,” he said.