Exterior Remodeling Company Gives Back by Protecting Those Who Protect Our Community

roof for heroes


Coastal Windows & Exteriors

236 Cabot Street

Beverly, MA 01915

Email: SVanderbilt@MyCoastalWindows.Com

Phone: 978-578-0090


BEVERLY, MA — Coastal Windows & Exteriors, a woman-owned local and family-owned exterior remodeling company, is proud to announce the launch of their Roof For Heroes program. The initiative of this program is to provide five free roofs to local essential workers who are at the front lines of the Coronavirus pandemic. Installed by Coastal Windows & Exteriors, the nominees receive a GAF full roofing system for their homes at no cost. Numerous partners of the program also donate home upgrades to improve curb appeal as well as their quality of life such as GAF, StonyBrook Water, Lucia Lighting, Heritage Wholesalers and Revise Energy.


“Many people are working from home and have the time to focus on house projects but healthcare, first responders, grocery store clerks—they are on the front lines working tirelessly for us so that is why we wanted to give back and take care of them.”, says Stephanie Vanderbilt, owner of Coastal Windows & Exteriors.    


Audrey Normand is the first official awardee for the Roof for Heroes program. A licensed registered nurse in Massachusetts, she is employed at Northshore Education Consortium. Her forever home is currently being upgraded by partner Habitat For Humanity.


Normand cares for children with complex medical needs, living the experience with her son who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at age four. After two years of treatment, her son is now cancer-free.


“I definitely heard a few cheers from the [Habitat for Humanity] crew when they heard the roof would be donated by Coastal Windows & Exteriors as a part of the Roofs For Heroes program,” says Normand. “[A roof] truly symbolizes providing a home and a ‘roof over the heads’ of my family,” she explains. “Everything that I do, the work that I put in, is for my boys. This will mean that we never have to worry about the safety and security of our roof. I felt as if I won the lottery! I am excited and blown away by how beautiful and energy efficient the roof will be!”


Stephanie Vanderbilt, owner of Coastal Windows & Exteriors states, “I feel very blessed to be able to give back to Audrey and her sons to give them that peace of mind with a lifetime GAF roofing system while she cares for her students with complex medical needs as well as her family.  Our mission is to provide comfort and safety with a gift of a free roof to those who work on the front lines during this COVID-19 pandemic. We need to protect those who protect us and a roof is a promise of protection, security and stability.  It’s time to give back and let our essential heroes count on us.”


“Habitat for Humanity-North Shore is thankful for the support of Coastal Windows & Exteriors and GAF’s Roof For Heroes program. They have stepped up and donated a GAF roofing system for our Wenham duplex.  With the support from companies like Coastal Windows & Exteriors we are able to build affordable homes here on the North Shore. Coastal has been supporting our affiliate for the last 8 years.  When Stephanie asked if we had any current projects with a first responder, I gave an enthusiastic YES! Coastal jumped right on it and here is the proof, right here at 40 Hull St in Wenham for all to see, Coastal you are our Hero! Thank you and GAF for your continued support of Habitat For Humanity on the North Shore.”, Don Preston, executive director Habitat For Humanity- North Shore.


Coastal Windows & Exteriors is seeking four other essential worker nominees. For eligibility, nominees must be employed as an essential worker (healthcare, first responder, grocery store worker, police or firefighter.), own a home in Essex County, MA, and must be in the 80% median income or lower for their town to qualify. For a complete list of qualifications, please visit the nominee submission at https://mycoastalwindows.com/roof-heroes


The awardee will receive a free GAF Timberline HDZ asphalt roof. Labor and materials are supplied by Coastal Windows & Exteriors with installation completion expected by the end of autumn, weather permitting. All nominee submissions must be received by September 21, 2020, for consideration.





Established in 2011, Coastal Windows & Exteriors is a local women-owned, family run and operated exterior remodeling company. Committed to providing homeowners with an exceptional and educational experience through exterior remodeling, Coastal Windows & Exteriors is recognized for numerous accolades including Remodeling Magazine’s Top 100 Remodelers, Qualified Remodeler’s Top 100 Customer Satisfaction Leaders, and Window & Door Magazine Dealer of the Year.  The company offers quality GAF roofing products along with energy efficient replacement windows, vinyl siding, and entry doors.