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A Look into the Future: 2017 IBS/KBIS Product Intros

t the 2017 International Builder's Show and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, thousands of building professionals got a look at some of the latest products that will wind up in homes and buildings across the country.

Ply Gem Engineered Cedar Shake Roofing Selected as 2016 Architectural Record Product of the Year [Video]

Ply Gem Roofing Engineered Cedar Shake, which launched in early 2016, is a superior new product in the composite roofing category.

Ply Gem, Darius Rucker Team Up for Habitat For Humanity

The Ply Gem Home for Good project is a multi-year initiative that includes a donation of over $1 million of exterior building products and funds for Habitat for Humanity.

Winter home improvement projects that won't leave you cold

Often, when we think of home improvement projects we are drawn to the exterior of our homes – painting, siding, windows and landscaping. But, what can we do when the mercury drops and being outside, well, just hurts?



Coordinate Your Home's Style with Exterior Design

Designing the exterior look and feel of a home can be a daunting task. However, working with a company that can serve as a single source for all the necessary exterior elements, ranging from vinyl siding to trim, can help you create a beautiful, customized home exterior that is also energy efficient and easy to maintain.

Grappling with green building

For almost the last decade one of the big industry buzz words has been “green building.” What exactly that means to manufacturers, consumers and installers is something that I, as an industry professional, grapple with often.



How to Use Engineered Slate Roofing for Stylish Performance in a Green Home

Natural slate has been a favorite roofing material, but building with it is often a costly undertaking. Fortunately engineered slate provides a cost-effective and attractive alternative to natural slate. This white paper, sponsored by Ply Gem, explores some of the advantages that come from using engineered slate in your home project.



Transform Your Outdoor Living Space with Sustainable, Low Maintenance Fencing and Stone Veneer

When choosing products for the exterior of your home, it's always good to consider maintenance and durability as well as the beauty of what you choose. Stone veneers offer the beauty of natural stone with low maintenance requirements, and less environmental impact during manufacturing. This white paper explores some of the benefits of stone veneer.

Engineered cedar offers zero maintenance roofing

Experts says a real cedar roof should received a thorough cleaning every six to eight years, and should be cleared of leaves and debris every year. Nobody has time for that. Fortunately, there's a zero-maintenance alternative to traditional cedar roofing.

Shake up home design with engineered cedar

In addition to the style of the roof, another thing to keep in mind is the service life and maintenance of the roof. Today, there's an alternative that offers a sophisticated beauty with low to zero maintenance over the long life of the roof.



Build Your Home with a High-Performance Thermal Envelope for Improved Energy Efficiency and Comfort

With today's green building technology, it's easy to think that all it takes to achieve a high-performance home is to choose the right products. This white paper reveals the importance of the thermal envelope and how windows, cladding, and air sealing can work together to improve the performance of your home.

Habitat for Humanity kicks off building blitz week

In Wake County, North Carolina, Habitat for Humanity kicked off Home Builders Blitz Week, a component of the Home for Good project, a Ply Gem initiative to help build nearly 300 homes.

Engineered cedar shakes shake up roofing market

What looks like cedar, installs like asphalt, and is made primarily from recycled materials? It’s Ply Gem Roofing Engineered Cedar, new for 2016. The new roofing option is designed from hand-selected, milled cedar shingles, which are laser-engraved into molds. Made...

Engineered slate roofing is a cost effective option that offers durability and natural appearance

The roof of a home provides protection from moisture and can add valuable visual interest to a home.



Factors to Consider in Choosing Windows for Your Home

The windows in a home play crucial dual roles: architectural style and performance. There are numerous factors to consider when selecting a window for your new or remodeled home. This white paper provides an overview of the window options that homeowners should consider when choosing windows for their home.

Use stone veneer to instantly boost a home's curb appeal

Adding stone veneer to your home is an easy project that instantly boosts a home’s appearance and value.

Maintaining slate roofing

Historic slate roofing is beautiful and a well-maintained slate roof can last for many years. Here are some simple maintenance tips that can help a homeowner extend the life of their roof and keep it looking as beautiful as the...

The Home For Good™ Project

Ply Gem and country music superstar Alan Jackson will partner to build 300 new homes across the United States with Habitat for Humanity.



Remodel Your Home for Better Energy Efficiency and Comfort

Are you ready to make your home a better, greener place to live? You're not alone. According to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, Americans spend $125 million a year on home renovation projects. This white paper, sponsored by Ply Gem, explores some of the smart steps homeowners can take to update their homes.

Budget-friendly, attractive options for your home's siding

Replacing the siding of a home can vastly increase the curb appeal and thermal seal of a home, but finding attractive options that are budget-friendly can be daunting.

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