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Home Improvement Company is Recognized as a Certified Green Roofer


ROCKVILLE, Md., October 25, 2011 – American Custom Contractors is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Certified Green Roofer designation.  This prestigious award comes from GAF, the largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing. The GAF Certified Green Roofer program was designed in consultation with the US Green Building Council in order to recognize leading roofing companies for their commitment to sustainable business practices.

As part of the designation process, American Custom Contractors has participated in USGBC-approved training on the many important contributions the roofing system makes to a green home, including the advanced technology behind cool roofing; techniques for improving indoor air quality via proper attic ventilation; preparing a roof for solar energy; and asphalt shingle recycling.  Additionally, American Custom Contractors has made a commitment to running a sustainable jobsite and has agreed to participate in their local USGBC chapter to continue enhancing their knowledge of green building practices.

Few major building systems contribute to green building in as many ways as the roof does. A professionally installed asphalt shingle roof system can increase your home’s durability by controlling moisture, improving energy efficiency via cool roofing, providing a base for solar energy, and helping to improve indoor air quality and reduce the risk of ice dams via proper attic ventilation.  And at the end of its long service life, asphalt roofing is widely recycled into asphalt pavement, meaning that in many cases your old roof can become a new road.  

About GAF Materials Corporation

Now proudly celebrating its 125th year in the industry, GAF Materials Corporation has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and low-slope roofing systems, as well as composite decking, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. 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 also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 100,000 professionals. Visit to learn more about GAF products and sustainability efforts.

About American Custom Contractors

American Custom Contractors is a home improvement company that serves both residential and commercial customers in the Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia region. Available services include roofing, siding, windows and other exterior remodeling. Visit for more information.


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