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King Quality donates roof for Habitat home in Riverhead

Long Island-based roofing, siding and window contractor King Quality donated and installed a roof for a new home being constructed by Habitat for Humanity of Long Island in Riverhead.

The project is the first Habitat build on Long Island using insulated concrete forms, a sustainable, noncombustible concrete building system designed to reduce upfront expenses and on-site construction time, while maximizing the structure’s durability and energy performance.

The roof donation is the latest charitable effort by King Quality Cares, the newly established philanthropic arm of King Quality, which aims to provide direct help, support and awareness for the important work being done by charities and community organizations across Long Island.

“Supporting Long Island organizations and their impactful community work is what King Quality Cares is all about,” King Quality CEO Jeff Brett said in a company statement. “We understand how important it is for families to have homes they love. That’s why we’re thrilled to team up with Habitat for Humanity of Long Island and do our part to help a hard-working family achieve the dream of homeownership.”

The donated roof incorporates the same seven-part roofing system used by King Quality in its standard roofing installations. King Quality, along with its manufacturers, GAF and Westlake Royal Siding, are donating the roofing and siding.

The new home under construction in Riverhead will be occupied by a future Habitat homeowner who will fulfill 300 hours of “sweat equity,” helping to build future homes for others in the program. They will also go through financial preparation classes and volunteer for community service. Each homeowner signs a 30-year mortgage with 2 percent interest with Habitat covering a second mortgage.

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