“Our involvement with Habitat for Humanity is becoming a staple of our philanthropic contributions at Hilton & Hyland,” said Anna Sandro, Hilton & Hyland’s Business Development Director who arranged the collaboration. “Our passion for architecture lends itself well to Habitat, and our volunteers get hands on experience in the construction process. Observing a different stage of real estate development while helping those who need a hand up in the community is an awesome opportunity.”
Our Hilton & Hyland Helping Hands volunteers spent the day on the roof of a modest duplex currently under construction. They lined the the unfinished wooden roof with tar-paper and fastened the lining down with cap-nails. After this process, the team split up into groups to begin the arduous process of attaching composite-shingles to the roof using pneumatic nail-guns. Pre-applied tar strips would later heat in the sun and seal the roof in a water-resistant protective layer.
Committing to a full day under the hot sun paid off. By 3pm the crew had the majority of the roof done, and the home is now one step closer to being ready for it’s owner. The new resident will sleep soundly knowing that they have a reliable Hilton & Hyland-built roof over their head.