WAYNE, N.J. — GAF has announced that Frank Thompson of Sweetwater Builders Inc. located in Cranberry, Pa., is the winner of its $13,545 giveaway held at the 2014 International Builders Show in Las Vegas. All builders attending the show were eligible to be scanned at the GAF booth for entry into the contest.

Why $13,545? A recent survey of the National Association of Realtors®, Realtor® appraisers estimated that GAF Timberline® Lifetime Shingles can increase a home’s value by an average of 5 percent compared to a roof using basic three-tab shingles. With the average new home median price listed at $270,900 by the National Association of Home Builders as of November 2013, a 5 percent increase in home value from installing GAF Timberline Lifetime Shingles equates to $13,545.

“With up to 40 percent or more of the curb appeal dominated by the roof, upgrading to a TimberlineLifetime shingle is a great way for a builder to differentiate their homes while increasing the value of the property,” said Emily Videtto, executive director of shingles and new product development at GAF. 

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