Coastal Windows & Exteriors donates new roof to Rowley veteran

Date: November 6, 2023


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As the holiday season approaches, Coastal Windows & Exteriors of Beverly, in partnership with GAF, is donating a new roof to a Rowley veteran, Bill Kelly, on Wednesday Nov. 8. This is the fourth roof installation project under the company’s Roofs for Heroes initiative.
Kelly, is a retired U.S. Coast Guard veteran.
Living with an old roof comes with a myriad of potential problems, including leaks, mold growth, energy loss, and ice dams in the winter. Original to the building, Kelly’s roof was in dire need of replacement to protect him from the upcoming cold weather.
For a warm home and energy efficiency, Coastal Windows & Exteriors (CWE) is providing a new roof and labor at no cost to Kelly. Engineered with America’s No. 1 shingle, this roofing system prevents leaks, shields from moisture infiltration, and reduces attic heat and ice dam formation. Ice dams are a particular problem this time of year in New England.
The weight of ice dams can easily pull the gutter system off the roof, putting Kelly’s home at serious risk.
Kelly was thrilled to receive the news of his winter ready roof installation.
“The old roof was original to the building and desperately needed to go,” he said. “When CWE … told me I had been selected, I was speechless—a rare thing for anyone who knows me.””
“This is a fabulous and very practical way for a local company to turn good intentions into tangible actions and make a huge difference in a veteran’s life,” he continued.  “I understand they have donated several roofs to veterans around Essex County. And for that, I am grateful as well.”
The No. 1 woman-owned exterior remodeling company in New England by Inc., named by Inc. 5000 and Qualified Remodeler, recently won the Best of the North Shore (BONS) Home Awards in the Build category. CWE also proudly ranks as Inc.’s  No. 2 exterior remodeling company in Massachusetts as well as the #1 women-led replacement company in the state.
Other rankings include Qualified Remodeler’s No. 3 overall in Massachusetts and No. 6 in New England. Coastal Windows & Windows additionally made the No. 2 spot Top Satisfaction Leader, also from Qualified Remodeler. Roofs for Heroes helps fulfill the empathetic vision of protecting those who protect our country.
Supporting veterans is a strong community mission for Stephanie Vanderbilt, owner of Coastal Windows & Exteriors.
“As our nation struggles to afford housing, heat, food on the table and a roof over one’s head, we started our Roof For Heroes program with the mission: you protect our country, we protect your home,” Vanderbilt said. “Especially with the forecasted cold and snowy winter ahead, protecting people’s homes is our way of saying thank you to those who serve and have served.”
As for GAF, Roofs for Heroes closely aligns with GAF’s Community Matters initiative, which is focused on making a positive difference as neighbors and partners in the community by leveraging roofing expertise, resources, and products to help build resilient communities.
Alexander Tilkens, Commander at DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Chapter 84 Salem, also showed gratitude for this empathetic initiative.
“Recognizing the invaluable contributions and sacrifices of our veterans, it is paramount that we, as a community, rally together to serve those who have served us,” Tilkens said. “The significance of supporting our veterans extends far beyond mere words of appreciation. It requires action and a steadfast commitment to ensuring their well-being after they have served. Creating programs like the Roof for Heroes initiative, Coastal Windows & Exteriors demonstrates a profound understanding of the transformative power that volunteer service can have on the lives of our veterans. Serving our veterans is not only an act of gratitude; it is an expression of unity, compassion, and the enduring values that define our community.”
In 2022, CWE won the North Shore Chamber’s Minuteman Service Award, due to their selfless dedication and outstanding leadership to the nation on behalf of active-duty military and veterans.
In addition to Roofs for Heroes, Coastal Windows & Exteriors offers GAF’s Roofs for Troops $750 rebate for all military when they install a GAF roofing system, plus UP TO 20% off roofing, siding, windows and doors OR 0% financing and $0 payments until 2025, subject to approval. Please contact Coastal Windows & Exteriors for information about this offer for U.S. military veterans.