June 06, 2012 11:53 ET

Do You Have the "Homeliest Home" in the United States?

Enter the GAF Homeliest Home Contest to Win a Full Exterior Makeover Featuring a GAF Lifetime Roof and Windows, Patio Doors, Siding, Stone Veneer and Designer Accents From the Designed Exterior by Ply Gem; Winners to Appear on Fox & Friends

WAYNE, NJ--(Marketwire - Jun 6, 2012) - GAF, North America's largest roofing manufacturer, announced today the GAF Homeliest Home Contest, together with leading exterior building products manufacturer Ply Gem, starting on June 4, 2012. The contest is for all homeowners whose homes need repairs. Please submit photos and a story describing your situation and why your house is the "Homeliest Home" at by June 18, 2012.

A total of three winners will be selected from the categories of (a) if you or someone living with you suffers from an illness, (b) if you are or were recently in the military, or (c) if you suffered a weather related event.

"We are really pleased to offer this contest for military members, those whose homes have been affected by a natural weather disaster and those that are suffering from an illness. We know that many families are doing what they can day-to-day under very difficult circumstances and we wanted to offer this exterior makeover as help from our GAF team," said Alyssa Hall, Marketing Communications Manager at GAF. "We are proud to be contributing an American-made Lifetime Roofing System together with The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem to help homeowners who need it."

Winners will receive a full exterior home makeover including a GAF Lifetime Roofing System and The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem with windows, patio doors, siding, stone veneer and designer accents. In addition to receiving product, winners will also have the opportunity to help design their new exterior by selecting color schemes and materials on The Designed Exterior Studio visualizer at The total product prize package for each home is valued at up to $60,000 and winners will appear on Fox & Friends. All Rules and Restrictions can be found at the contest site,

"Ply Gem is honored to take part in giving three deserving homeowners beautifully updated home exteriors," said John Stephenson, vice president, corporate marketing of leading building products manufacturer, Ply Gem. "Application of The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem, combined with roofing from GAF, will completely transform the look, energy efficiency and maintenance level of the winning homes. We look forward to seeing the transformations and to giving virtually worry-free home exteriors to these three families."

About GAF:

Founded in 1886, GAF has become 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 for contractors, specifiers, and property owners alike. In 2011, GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles, and, in 2012, it introduced the GAF Lifetime Roofing System.

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

About The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem:

The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem is a complete exterior home solution from a single manufacturer -- including windows, siding, stone veneer, fence, rail, accessories and accents -- that helps customers realize the possibilities in designing the exterior of their homes. New, free tools, including The Designed Exterior Studio by Ply Gem visualizer and a Remodeling Field Guide, are available on and can be accessed and used on mobile devices and tablets.

Ply Gem, headquartered in Cary, N.C., is a leading manufacturer of exterior building products in North America. Ply Gem produces a comprehensive product line of vinyl siding, designer accents and skirting, vinyl fencing and vinyl and composite railing, stone veneer and vinyl windows and doors used in both new construction and home repair and remodeling in the United States and Western Canada. Ply Gem siding brands include Mastic Home Exteriors®, Variform®, NAPCO®, Ply Gem® Stone, Kroy®, Cellwood®, Georgia Pacific, DuraBuilt®, Richwood®, Leaf Relief®, Gutter Warrior and Monticello® Columns. Ply Gem also manufactures vinyl and aluminum soffit and siding accessories, aluminum trim coil, wood windows, aluminum windows, vinyl and aluminum-clad windows and steel and fiberglass doors. Ply Gem windows and patio door brands include Ply Gem® Windows, Mastic® Replacement Windows, Ply Gem® Canada and Great Lakes® Window. The company's brands are sold through short-line and two-step distributors, pro dealers, home improvement dealers and big box retailers. Ply Gem employs more than 4,300 people across North America. Visit for more information.

Contest Rules

No purchase necessary to enter or win. US residents only. Promotion runs June 4-18, 2012. See official rules at See official rules for eligibility requirements concerning entries, winner obligations, and home specification requirements. Sponsor is GAF, 1361 Alps Road, Wayne, NJ 07470.

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