This Old House® and GAF Announce “Protecting the Protectors” Contest for First Responders
By: Date: September 14, 2021 Categories: Announce,House,Uncategorized

CONCORD, MA—May 3, 2021 This Old House is pleased to partner with GAF, North America’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer, to present “Protecting the Protectors” – an inspirational contest celebrating essential workers across the country who went above and beyond to protect others during this unprecedented time. Starting May 3rd, This Old House and GAF are inviting viewers and fans to help shine a spotlight on the essential workers who protect all of us – and one deserving winner will receive a brand-new roof!

Contest details:

  • Tell us what you or an essential worker you know have done to protect others during this unique time and why you or they could benefit from a new roof.
  • Submissions can be made between May 3- June 7 on
  • Grand prize winner will receive a new GAF roof and This Old House will capture the installation and share the winner’s story.
  • This Old House will also conduct weekly giveaways each Friday on This Old House’s Facebook page during the contest duration. Five winners will receive This Old House and GAF swag.
  • The grand prize winner will be announced in the summer.

“Every day first responders work tirelessly to serve their communities and that has become even more critical over the past year,” said Andy Hilton, Chief Communications Officer and Head of CSR, GAF. “We’re thrilled to partner with This Old House to give back to someone who is so deserving and truly embodies what it means to protect what matters most.”

GAF’s commitment to protect what matters most includes making a positive difference as neighbors and partners in the communities in which it operates. The company will provide a complete new roofing system which includes underlayment, accessories, and Timberline shingles—plus installation for the grand-prize winner of the “Protecting the Protectors” contest. For Official Rules, see here.

About This Old House

This Old House is a leading multi-platform home enthusiast brand, serving over 20 million consumers each month with trusted information and expert advice. This Old House connects with audiences through its Emmy award-winning television shows This Old House and Ask This Old House, its highly regarded This Old House magazine and its inspiration and information-driven digital properties, including, streaming app, free ad-supported channels, podcasts (Clearstory and Ask This Old House), social platforms, popular YouTube channel, and Insider subscription club. This Old House and Ask This Old House are presented on PBS by WETA Washington, DC. National underwriting for This Old House is provided by The Home Depot, GMC, Gorilla Glue, Marvin, HomeAdvisor, Schneider Electric, Kubota and Louisiana-Pacific Corporation. This Old House Ventures, LLC is a Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU) company.

About GAF

More homes and businesses in the U.S. are protected by a GAF roof than by any other product. We are the leading roofing manufacturer in North America, and as a Standard Industries company, GAF is part of the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the world. For 135 years, people have trusted GAF to protect what matters most in their daily lives.

Today, GAF has more than 3,700 employees working in over 26 communities across the U.S. GAF’s focus on Protecting What Matters Most includes an ongoing commitment to strengthening the communities where it operates by bringing together its time, talents and financial resources to work hand-in-hand with its employees, local leaders and non-profit organizations. The company’s proactive community engagement efforts focus on powering the potential of these shared communities. For more information about GAF, please visit

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